HOW TO CARE FOR KNITWEAR AND TREAT PILLING

Sat Jun 15, 2019 | styledbyjadeweb

How to get more wear out of your knitwear…

As Stylists we are always getting asked on how to care for our garments correctly and knitwear is definitely high on that list.
The team at SBJ, have shared their tip & tricks on making sure you knitwear is kept in perfect condition.

Caring for your knitwear correctly can lead to improved longevity of your garments. Knitwear can be very delicate and can be cleaned using a variety of methods. We recommend always reading the care instructions on the garment before proceeding to wash your garment.

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Hand washing your Knitwear:

• Wash your garment inside out to protect the outer surface
• Hand wash in cold water using a gentle detergent
• Soak for 10 minutes
• Rinse thoroughly
• Get rid of the excess water
• Roll your knitwear into a towel and gently press to absorb the excess water
• Using a fresh towel, lay your knit flat to dry
• Do not tumble Dry
• Use warm iron under protective cloth if needed.

Machine washing your Knitwear:

Knitwear displaying the Woolmark Machine Washable label can be safely machine washed on the wool setting in your washing machine.

• Wash your garment inside out to protect the outer surface
• Use the wool setting on your machine
• Set machine setting to cold wash
• After washing, gently shake, reshape and lay flat to dry
• Do not tumble Dry
• Warm iron under protective cloth if needed.

Dry Cleaning your Knitwear:

Dry Cleaning can be great to remove tough stains on your knitwear but always check your care label before taking your garment to the dry cleaners. We advise you to avoid dry cleaning them because it exposes your garment to harsh chemicals which in the long run can be harmful to the delicate fibres.

How to treat pilling:

Pilling is the formation of fuzzy balls on the surface of your garment. It is caused by rubbing during wear or constant contact with rough surfaces. The most common areas of pilling on your knitwear is on the elbows, armpits, sleeves and belly.

You can remove pills by hand one pill at a time, use a sweater comb or an electric fabric shaver. This should be done very gently to ensure no damage is done to the garment.

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Storage:

Avoid hanging knitted garments. Both gravity and the weight of the garment will cause it to stretch and distort its original shape. So we recommend always folding your knitted garments.

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