Several weeks ago I bought a new washer and dryer. I had had my others for about 25 years. When I was looking at the washers I knew that I did not want a front loader as I wanted to have the ability to open the door during the wash cycle. I ended up with a Maytag washing machine and yesterday used the hand wash cycle with crossed fingers on several of my husband's wool sweaters. Have to admit that I was pleased they came out clean and not felted. Previously I washed our wool sweaters in the machine by filling up the machine, letting the items soak, and then set the machine on spin. This time, I put the items in, added my wool wash, set the machine to hand wash and started it. Absolutely amazing!
I also finished up the Windschief and
Bandana Cowl and ran them through the washing machine. How nice not to worry.