Washing your knitwear incorrectly can cause it to lose shape, shrink or bobble. Try to avoid washing your knitwear frequently, they usually don't need to be washed after every wear unless they have a stain. Often all they need is to be aired over night to freshen then up.
Knitwear always brings you an undeniable feeling of softness, comfort, and warmth. Washing knitwear correctly will multiply this feeling by helping you get even more wear out of each piece.
- Machine wash on a delicate 30 cycle.
- Wash with similar colours
- Do not bleach
- Look for a soap that is pH-neutral
- Do not wash with jeans or heavy items of clothing as this will damage your knit whilst in the cycle.
- Do not tumble dry
- Dry flat
- Iron on reverse if needs ironing
- Do not dry clean
TOP TIPS FOR YOUR KNITWEAR
1 | Pay attention to storage Never hang a wool or cashmere jumper on a hanger. This will make the fabric stretch over time, and misshape. Always fold instead.
2 | Don’t be afraid to shave your knitwear Bobbling is the result of two pieces of fabric rubbing together over time (under your arms) and can also occur with washing. Be sure to remove bobbles regularly. A good way to do this is with an electronic bobble remover, which acts in the same way as an electric razor, shaving off the bobble and leaving the surface of the fabric smooth.
3 | Comb your cashmere Use a cashmere comb to remove any bobbles before washing. You can even use a razor to gently go over the sweater and remove any bobbles
4 | Brush daily Invest in a soft clothes brush and rub down your knitwear regularly to remove hairs and excess lint.
5 | Wash cashmere When washing cashmere use a specialist cashmere wash, or baby shampoo. This helps to keep the fabric soft and avoid soap and water stains.
6 | Dry Flat After washing dry your sweater flat. Stretch it out slightly and weigh down the edges if necessary. This is to maintain the shape. Never twist or rub the cashmere. If you need to remove excess water scrunch the sweater into a ball and squish it between your hands.
7 | Rotate your knitwear Give your jumpers a few days between each wear, excess wear will cause it too lose shape.
8| Moth Attacks Store all your knitwear with cedar balls to minimize the risk of moth attacks. If you have found moth holes put your sweaters in the freezer for 48 hours. This will kill the moth eggs. After freezing wash the sweater.
9 | Don't leave it damp When storing your jumper , be sure that it is absolutely bone dry before putting it away. Even the slightest dampness will result in mould or mildew.