Wear & Care
WEAR AND CARe OF YOUR KNITWEAR
One of the benefits of knitwear is that it does not need to be washed as frequently as other clothing. It is imperative that when washed, it is done with the upmost care to get the most wear out of every piece and ensure its longevity.
Knitwear can easily be taken to a drycleaner for frequent maintenance, however it is also very much okay to take matters into your own hands when washing your knits by using a hand wash method:
- Fill a bucket or basin with warm water mixed with a gentle soap. Never use hot water. For best result use a specialized mild handwash detergent or woolmix. The basin should be large enough that you can rinse or swirl the garment.
- Submerge the garment and soak for 10-15 mins
- Carefully rinse the garment in warm water.
- Squeeze and press to remove as much water as possible, do not try to wring the water out by twisting or knotting the garment.
- Place the garment flat on a dry towel and let it air-dry away from direct sunlight.
- Never ever ever put your lovely knitwear in the dryer. It is enemy #1!
STORAGE and WEAR
It is recommended that ALL knitwear is stored folded on a shelf or in a drawer to keep the shape and maintain maximum longevity.
Knitwear does not like to spend much time on a hanger, especially a wire one. If you must hang your knitwear try to ensure that you use a specialized knitwear hanger with a soft and wide padded arm. These hangers will be okay for your lightweight and finer gauge knits but it is highly recommended that you avoid hanging any heavy knitwear, and especially items with sleeves as the hanger can effect the shaping in the shoulder.
Try to avoid too much contact with rough surfaces and remove any jewelry that may catch and pull threads on your knitwear when getting dressed or trying on knitted items in store.
A good trick is to spin decorative rings around on your fingers and then softly close your fists when pushing your arm through the knitted sleeves.
“Be kind to your knits.
Proper care will ensure many years of wear,
and is essential in the development
of a timeless wardrobe”