Caring for your knitwear
I don't know about you guys, but I love my knit garments and accessories! Especially when it has been handmade. And sometimes quality goods needs a little extra care!
On this page you will find helpful information all about how I personally take care of my handmade goods and garments. Hand-washing your clothing is a sustainable way to live and I always recommend hand-washing and air drying anything you acquire that is handmade or made with a high-quality fiber or fabric.
If you have purchased any of my winter garments (i.e. hats, cowls, mittens), I recommend spot washing with an all natural soap.
All of my pieces that are made with a cotton fiber can be washed on a delicate setting. I always recommend laying flat to dry.
Below I have included a step-by-step process of how I hand-wash my garments. You can refer to this for any clothing or items that need a good cleaning.
Step by Step:
Fill a basin with cold water. Add a small capful of Fabric Soap and agitate the water to mix. (I absolutely love “The Laundress”. They have a wonderful line of soap for specific fibers. I have also heard wonderful reviews about “Wool Soap” by Twig and Horn. Do some research to find what soap would work best for you.)
Gently swish around your fabric and then let it soak for about 5-10 minutes. For Wool, let it soak for 20-30 minutes. ALWAYS avoid wringing or twisting the fabric. This could cause it to stretch.
Very gently squeeze out the water and set your item to the side on a dry towel. Drain the basin, rinse and refill with cold water.
Put your item back into the basin with cold water and gently swish your fabric around until you feel that most of the soap is gone. Gently squeeze out excess water again, without twisting or wringing.
Put your item onto a dry towel and gently pat your item to soak up the rest of the water. Then move your item to a flat surface, shape it how you want it, and allow it to naturally air dry.