Caring For Your Knit Jumper 101
There’s nothing like a snug knit to assist you in braving the inevitable cool winter air that waits outside. However, these cherished knit garments do require a bit of extra love and care so that you can get as much life out of them as possible. See our advice below on the best ways to wear, store, wash and care for your knit.
WEAR WITH CARE
WASH WITH DELICACY
Unfortunately, washing is where the most damage can occur to knitwear if done incorrectly. First thing you should know, which may seem counterintuitive, is that knitwear should not be washed after every wear. Obviously, if it is visibly dirty or smells, it should be washed, but it is actually better for knitted garments if they are washed as infrequently as possible.
- Turn inside out to wash
- Always wash in cold water
- Use a wool wash liquid, particularly if dealing with premium knitwear,
as the chemicals in regular laundry detergent can be too harsh
- Gently toss the knit in the soapy water
- Leave to soak for 5-10 minutes
- Hold over the water and gently squeeze to rinse, but DO NOT wring or
twist the garment as this will stretch and misshape it
- To help absorb excess water, lay your garment flatly on a clean, dry towel and roll from top to bottom and press gently
- Dry flat, otherwise your knit can be badly stretched and misshapen due to the extra weight of the water
- Do not tumble dry as this can damage the fabric and shrink the garment
Click below on our latest A/W20 knit jumpers currently available to keep you warm this winter!
True Beauty Knit Jumper Burnt Rose
True Beauty Knit Jumper Black