The paradox is unnerving. Until now.
Did you know that you could clean wool at home? Of course you didn't. Thats why you're here. Let me show you how.
Step 1: Soak
1 tbsp white vinegar
luke warm water. Take care to ensure the water is barely warm, no where near hot. This will do crazy things to the woolen fibers.
Submerge your sweater (or whatever other woolen article of clothing) into a tub filled with the water, dish soap, and white vinegar. Gently swish it around with your hand. Never wring! Let it stand for at least an hour.
Step 2: Wash
Once you're tired of swishing (really, it should take you only a couple of minutes) take out the sweater and ball it up in your hands, squeezing but not wringing. Never wring! Once it is no longer dripping water, we're ready to dry! This is the fun part. Relatively.
Step 3: Dry
I'm on a roll. Well, we're all about to be. Taking one edge of your towel, roll it all the way to the other end, rolling the sweater up as you go. Wool is delicate and needs to be handled in kind or the threads can get out of whack. Squeeze as you roll up. Repeat a couple of times, until the sweater is barely damp. If your towel doesn't seem to be absorbing any more water, grab another.
Step 4: Wear!
You're now ready to don your clean, freshly smelling sweater. And fear not of stains henceforth. You now are proficient in the art of wool-cleaning.