I read the same thing…that Woolite is not good for natural fibers.
I use UNICORN fiber wash and UNICORN fiber rinse. It deep cleans, refreshes, and conditions natural fibres with a hint of lavendar.
Here is the [COLOR=blue]LINK[/COLOR] to their website.
- Restores luster and softness without matting or tangling.
- Removes all contaminants and embedded dirt in raw fibre yet is gentle enough to pamper everyday wear and fine delicate knitwear.
- Elimnates odors and is non-yellowing
- Fibre-shielding formula reduces the “itch factor”.
- No phosphates, enzymes, fillers, bleaching or stripping agents.
I can vouch for it! I could not believe how much “mountain dust” was knitted into my (Malabrigo) Irish Hiking Scarf! My wash water visibly looked dirty! I was shocked! I knit the scarf in 3 days…so it was not laying around for months collecting its own dust…but the mountain was so windy, my knitting got blown off into the dirt several times, and dusty gusts blew onto me and my knitting, too! The dust matched the color of the scarf…so it did not look dirty to the eye! Phew. [I]It was dirty! [/I]
Just 3 squirts in 2 qts lukewarm water (wash and rinse processs the same) in the sink…swish gently…soak 5 minutes…squeeze out excess water…roll
up in clean bath towels…press down on towel bundle…unroll…then lay scarf out to dry.
PS: The [COLOR=darkorchid][B]‘hint of lavendar’[/B][/COLOR] is [I]just a hint.[/I] Not strong, but nice.