We all love knitwear for a feeling of comfort and we want our favorite things to delight us as long as possible, of course. Clothes, like people, needs time to recover. Therefore, one of the first rules of care for knitwear - to give them a rest.
On the hangers, knitwear gets stretched and deformed. Therefore, keep knitted items folded, but not in too thick piles. Delicate knitwear (silk, cashmere) and beaded items, fold for storage through paper. If you are preparing knitwear for seasonal storage, don’t forget about moth-proofing products. And all things should be clean, of course.
Knitwear can be do up with professional help, having handed in dry-cleaning items, as well as by yourself. If you wash by yourself, we recommend the simple 10 rules:
- Wash knitwear separately from other things so that the wool fibers will not migrate to other clothes.
- Do not use ordinary laundry detergent, especially with a whitening effect. Also, do not use detergents containing bio-additives, colored granules and caustic soda. In order for long and happy life of your knitwear, use special products for delicate washing. Modern non-phosphate powders, gels, liquids and conditioners for washing wool and silk gently handle the fibers, covering them with a thin protective layer. Things became more fluffy, less crumpling and ironing better.
- Wash knit by hands, gently squeezing. Any case It’s prohibited to rub knitted clothes!
- Turn the inside out clothes before washing.
- Soak knitwear at a temperature not exceeding 30 degrees and no more than half an hour to avoid stalling and loss of elasticity of fibers. Do not soak knitwear in which there is a yarn of several colors. Temperature of washing should be low too.
- In washing machine choose delicate mode.
- Do not unscrew the knitwear, but gently squeeze by hand. Remove the rest of the moisture by winding the knitwear in a terry towel.
- Dry product by spreading it on a flat surface away from the heat source and giving it the desired shape.
- Iron the product only from the inside out with a warm iron, without stretching. Better to use an iron with a steam generator function so that the platform will not touch the knitwear at all.
- Remove the pellets with a special brush or peeling machine. Their formation on knitwear is unavoidable and occurs due to the mechanical friction of the fleecy structure of the knitted fabric in the process of wearing. But the puff you should necessary to cut but pull it on the wrong side.