The first one I ordered did not suggest hand washing but the next two I ordered came with washing instructions. Have not needed to wash yet but I plan on washing them on in a mesh bag on gentle cycle then drying them on a drying rack and I think they should not get misshaped. Really like this sweater, it is light weigth and simple design.
I normally wear an extra large but I got a large and it fits perfectly the fabric is very soft.
The fabric that is on its own quite soft. The sweater is soft, comfy and with a wider (hence more open) weave, cool enough for a warm summer day.
Love red , soft and comfortable, goes with jeans , size is good