How to make your knitwear last longer

Our knitwear is a comfortable and cozy wardrobe staple, but it needs special care to ensure it lasts for years to come. Here are some tips on how to wash, dry, handle, and store your knitwear to keep it at its best.

Washing Your Knitwear

Always read the care label before washing your knitwear. If the label recommends hand washing, fill a basin with cool water and add a small amount of mild detergent. Gently swish the garment in the water, then rinse thoroughly with cool water. Avoid wringing or twisting the fabric, as this can cause it to stretch or lose shape.

If the care label allows for machine washing, select a delicate cycle with a temperature of 0 degrees Celsius. Use a mild detergent and avoid overloading the washing machine to prevent stretching or tearing of the knitwear.

Drying Your Knitwear

After washing, remove excess water by gently pressing the garment between two towels. Lay the knitwear flat on a clean, dry towel, and reshape it to its original size and shape. Avoid hanging your knitwear to dry, as this can stretch the fibers. Instead, lay it flat on a drying rack or clean towel, away from direct sunlight or heat sources.

Handling Your Knitwear

When handling your knitwear, be gentle to avoid stretching or damaging the fibers. Fold the knitwear neatly instead of hanging it, as hanging can cause it to stretch out of shape. Always store your knitwear clean and dry, away from moisture and direct sunlight.

Taking Care of Pilling

Pilling, or the formation of small balls of fiber on the surface of the knitwear, is a natural occurrence. To remove pilling, use a peeling comb, razor, or Philips razor. Be gentle when removing pilling to avoid damaging the fibers.

Storing Your Knitwear

During the winter season, store your knitwear in extra cloth bags to protect it from dust and moisture. Before storing your knitwear, make sure it's clean and completely dry to avoid musty smells and mildew. Store your knitwear in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources.

Preventing Moth Damage

To avoid moth damage, store your knitwear in an airtight container or bag. You can also put your knitwear in the freezer for a few hours to kill any moth eggs or larvae that may be present.

In conclusion, proper care and maintenance can help extend the life of your knitwear. By following these tips, you can keep your knitwear in excellent condition for years to come.

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