If you love knitwear as much as we do, you know how important it is to keep your sweaters, cardigans, and scarves in perfect condition. Knitwear can last for years if you take good care of it, but it can also lose its shape, colour, and softness if you neglect it. That's why we want to share with you our 7 secrets to keep your knitwear in perfect condition.
Wash your knitwear by hand or on a gentle cycle
Knitwear is delicate and can easily get damaged by the agitation and friction of a regular washing machine cycle. To avoid stretching, shrinking, or pilling, wash your knitwear by hand or on a gentle cycle with cold water and mild detergent. Do not use bleach or fabric softener, as they can harm the fibers and colours of your knitwear.
Dry your knitwear flat or on a drying rack
Never put your knitwear in the dryer, as the heat can cause it to shrink or lose its shape. Instead, dry you knitwear flat on a towel or on a drying rack, away from direct sunlight or heat sources. Gently reshape your knitwear while it is still damp, and smooth out any wrinkles or creases.
Fold your knitwear neatly and store it in a cool, dry place
Do not hang your knitwear on hangers, as they can stretch out the shoulders and necklines of your sweaters and cardigans. Instead, fold your knitwear neatly and store it in a cool, dry place, such as a drawer or a shelf. You can also use cedar balls or lavender sachets to keep your knitwear fresh and moth free.
Brush your knitwear regularly with a lint roller or a comb
Knitwear can accumulate lint, dust, or hair over time, which can make it look dull or dirty. To keep your knitwear clean and shiny, brush it regularly with a lint roller or a sweater comb. This will remove any loose fibers or particles that may be stuck to your knitwear, and also help prevent pilling.
Repair any holes or snags ASAP
Knitwear is prone to getting holes or snags from wear and tear, especially in areas such as the elbows, cuffs, or seams. If you notice any holes or snags in your knitwear, do not ignore them or pull then out. Instead, repair them as soon as possible with a needle and thread that match the colour and texture of your knitwear. You can also use a crochet hook to pull the loose ends back into the fabric.
Refresh your knitwear with steam or a spritz of water.
Knitwear can lose its softness and bounce after being stored for a long time, or after being worn several times without washing. To refresh your knitwear and make it feel like new again, you can use steam or a spritz of water. Simply hang your knitwear on a hanger and steam it with an iron or a steamer, or spray it lightly with water and let it air dry. This will relax the fibers and restore the elasticity and fluffiness of your knitwear.
Treat your knitwear with love and care
Knitwear is not just clothing, it is an expression of your personality and style. Knitwear can also be an investment that lasts for years if you treat it with love and care. So don't be afraid to wear your knitwear often and enjoy its warmth and comfort. Just remember to follow our 7 secrets to keep your knitwear in perfect condition, and you will always have beautiful and cozy pieces in your wardrobe.