I have been washing my cashmere pullovers and generally all my wool in my washing machine for more than twenty years without any problems (in fact I have a cashmere cardigan that is twenty years old and still going strong, with elbow patches of course..). Just make sure your washing machine has a wool program and use a wool/cashmere detergent like Woolite, half a dose..The washing machine is a much more safe method that hand washing as you have a precise control on water temperature and the amount of movement and spinning (the machine has a delicate spinning cycle just for wool that is much better on the wool fibers than wringing or spinning in a salad spinner..)
How To: Hand Wash a Cashmere Sweater
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There is an energy and water efficient dishwasher (mine, a big AEG, 12 dishes plus big pots'one consume just 10 litres of water for each cycle) for every kitchen, even the smallest one and installing them is a snap (it is all done by flexible tubes). What your mother in law is really buying you is an half an hour everyday, to be used (or wasted) as you wish: on yourself (a leisurely taken shower, reading a newspaper, yoga, a book..), your husband (a chat, a cuddle, a serious conversation, an unhurried phone call), your baby (more time for bathing, cuddling, breastfeeding, putting in bed...)..I am a mother of twins and believe me, with small children, the biggest luxury is time and appliances (a washer/dryer is a must) give you that...
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