Everything I have ever bought that is made out of merino wool shrinks to the point of being unwearable, even when I follow the instructions thoroughly. I am so mad that I have to return my Halogen boyfriend cardigan, but this is ridiculous: I washed it just as instructed (hand wash, wring out excess water, reshape and lay flat to dry) and it is now about 10 sizes too small! Seriously, it looks like a child's cardigan. I don't think I'm ever going to buy merino wool again until and unless I figure out how to handle it. Why does this keep happening? If it can't be washed, why doesn't the label just say dry clean?