Remember, when you bought that very expensive jersey and justified it by saying, "It's an investment piece! I'll wear it forever!" But after just a few months of wearing the same sweater, it may start to peel, have accumulated a ton of built-in cat hair, or simply smell like you're wearing it too often. We were all there.
But just because you knitting is in a soft condition, that doesn't mean you have to donate it yet. There are some tips and tricks you may want to try first. We took care of all the laundry and non-laundry for knitting, as well as some of the best tools to give you an extra helping hand. (But note: everyone has different opinions on the care of certain jersey fabrics, so always remember to check the care label first, as the directions may differ.)
For most materials
First, keep your jerseys off the hangers. Most jerseys must be folded to prevent stretching, hanging and shoulder angles. Always be gentle when wearing sweaters. No matter how expensive it was, your jersey will probably start piling up after a few threads. Love to take the pills with your fingers! There are so many tools out there (some of which are interconnected) that are specifically made for peel, such as electric clips, jumper stones and dust combs.
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Fortunately, wool does not need to be washed regularly, as it is a little red tape. Leave your woolen products in the air after wearing them and before putting them in your closet. The lanolin found in wool is antimicrobial and odor-eliminating, so it's actually more effective than wax to remove odors. Stain with cold water or treat it with a wool-specific shampoo. Wearing an underwear under your jerseys can extend the time between laundry. Although your care label can only say "dry cleaning", wool does not necessarily need to be cleaned dry, because the solvents used can make the material hard. Hand washing is the safest option. Use lukewarm water with a wool-specific detergent to wash by hand. Stir gently, then soak for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water until the water no longer soaps. Instead of using the dryer (which is likely to change your jersey to children's size) or extracting excess water, roll the jersey inside a towel. Lay flat to dry and form moist again when shrunk.
To wash the machine, turn your jersey out and place it inside a mesh bag. Choose a gentle cycle, lukewarm temperature and low orbital speed. Again use wool-specific detergent. Dry flat and form again in the same way as described above. Use a steamboat instead of an iron to release wrinkles – the steam will disinfect your wool at the same time.
Cashmere care is actually quite similar to wool care. Just like wool, you can wear cashmere several times before washing it, and then take it out for 24 hours before wearing it again. Wearing an undershirt can help, as well as using a dry wash spray to refresh the scent. While most people recommend dry cleaning cashmere, over time the hard solvents can break down the delicate fibers of the fabric. Because cashmere is such a delicate yarn, choose hand washing again.
Wash and gently wash in cool or lukewarm water with a cashmere-specific detergent. Rinse until the water no longer soaps. Avoid softener as cashmere becomes softer over time. Roll the sweater, just like wool, inside a towel instead of taking out excess water. Lay flat to dry and block the garment to the desired shape. Choose a steamer instead of an iron.
Cotton is a fairly easy to wash material and can be washed regularly. It is important to do this with similar colors, make sure you sort your laundry. Make sure your sweater is turned outwards to prevent the pills from appearing. Choose a soft cycle, light detergent and cold temperature. Because cotton easily wrinkles, put your garment in the dryer for a maximum of 10 minutes, then remove and lay flat to keep dry.
We all sometimes buy cheap synthetic jerseys – it contains acrylic, polyester, rayon, nylon and all that is man-made. Hand washing is usually the safest method for these pieces. Do this with a mild detergent and lukewarm water. Rinse with cool water and do not twist. Turn outside and place it inside a measuring bag and use a soft cycle at a low temperature and low turning speed. The plastic fibers are very susceptible to heat, and then skip the dryer and the iron. Fortunately, synthetic fabrics usually dry quickly, so just lay flat to dry. Use a re-spray to refresh between the laundry.
Click through the gallery below to see & # 39; some handy tools to keep your winter jerseys fresh.