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Care Guide - Merino Wool

If you love knitwear, you probably have some pieces made of merino wool in your wardrobe. Merino wool is a type of wool that comes from merino sheep, which are known for their fine and soft fleece. Merino wool is prized for its warmth, breathability, moisture-wicking, and odor-resistant properties. It's also very durable and easy to care for, if you follow some simple tips.

merino sheep

In this blog post, I will share with you how to take care of your knitwear made of merino wool, so you can enjoy them for a long time and keep them looking great.

  1. Wash your merino wool knitwear gently and infrequently. Merino wool is naturally antibacterial and stain-resistant, so you don't need to wash it as often as other fabrics. In fact, washing it too often can damage the fibers and make them lose their shape and softness. A good rule of thumb is to wash your merino wool knitwear every 3-4 wears, or when it's visibly dirty or smelly. When you do wash it, use a gentle cycle with cold water a a mild detergent designed for wool. Avoid using bleach, fabric softener, or harsh chmicals that can harm the woo.

  2. Dry your merino wool knitwear flat and away from direct heat. Merino wool is very sensitive to heat and can shrink or felt if exposed to high temperatures. That's why you should never tumble dry your merino wool knitwear, or use a hot iron on it. Instead, lay it flat on a towel or a drying rack, and let it air dry naturally. Make sure to reshape it while it's still damp, and avoid stretching or twisting it . Also, keep it away from direct sunlight or radiators, which can fade or damage the wool.

  3. Store your merino wool knitwear properly and protect it from pests. Merino wool is a natural fiber that can attract moths and other insects that can eat holes in your knitwear. To prevent this, store your merino wool knitwear in a cool, dry, and dark place, such as a drawer or a closet. You can also use cedar blocks, lavender sachetsm or mothballs to repel the pests. Another tip is to fold your knitwear neatly and avoid hanging it on hangersm which can cause stretching or sagging,

  4. Repair your merino wool knitwear if needed and enjoy it for years. Merino wool is a very resillient fabric that can last for a long time if you take good care of it. However, accidents can happen, and you might end up with a snap, a hole, or a tear in your knitwea. Don't worry, you can still ifx it and make it look as good as new. You can either use a needle and thread to mend the damage, or use a special tool called darning egg to weave new fibers in to the hole. You can also take you knitwear to a professionsal tailor or dry cleaner who can repeaaair it afor you.

merino cardigan

Merino wool is one of the best materilas for knitwear, as it ofers comfort, warm style, and durability. By following these tips on how to take care of your knitwear made of merino wool, you can esure and keep their beauty and quality..



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