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How to Care for Your Knitwear: Tips and Tricks from a Knitwear Factory

Updated: Jun 6

If you love knitwear as much as we do, you know how important it is to take good care of your precious garments. Knitwear can last for years if you treat it well, but it can also lose its shape, colour and softness if you treat it well, but it can also lose its shape, colour and softness if you neglect it. That's why we want to share with you some of our best tips and tricks for caring for your knitwear, straight from our knitwear factory!

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Wash Your Knitwear by Hand or on a Gentle Cycle

One of the most common mistakes people make with knitwear is washing it too harshly. Knitwear is delicate and needs gentle handling, especially when it comes to water and detergent. Washing your knitwear by hand is the safest option, as you can control the temperature, the amount of soap and the agitation. Use lukewarm water and a mild detergent, and gently squeeze the water out without twisting or wringing. If you prefer to use a washing machine, make sure you choose a gentle cycle and a low spin speed. You can also use a mesh bag to protect your knitwear from snagging or stretching.

Dry Your Knitwear Flat or on a Hanger

Another common mistake people make with knitwear is drying it incorrectly. Knitwear can easily lose its shape if you dry it on a radiator, a tumble dryer or a clothesline. The best way to dry your knitwear is to lay it flat on a towel or a drying rack, and reshape it gently while it's still damp. You can also use a hanger, but make sure you choose one that is padded or curved, and avoid hanging your knitwear by the shoulders on a metal or wooden hanger, as they can leave marks or cause stretching.

Store your Knitwear Folded or Rolled

The final tip we have for you is about storing your knitwear properly. Knitwear can get damaged by moths, dust or sunlight if you don't store it carefully. The best way to store your knitwear is to fold it or roll it and place it in a drawer, a closet or a storage box. You can also use cedar balls, lavender sachets or moth repellents to keep your knitwear fresh and safe from pests. Never store your knitwear in plastic bags, as they can trap moisture and cause mold or mildew.


We hope you found these tips and tricks helpful and that they will help you enjoy your knitwear for many seasons to come. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. And if you're looking for some new knitwear to add your collection, check out our website from for more amazing garments!



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