Knitted Crocheted Product Care

I often get queries on how to wash, dry and care for hand knitted / crocheted products or other woolens. Here’s what I do:

  1. Wash Dark colors separately. Most acrylics dont bleed, but cottons may do.
  2. Always use a laundry bagpillow cover in case you dont have a laundry bag.
  3. Always use cold water.
  4. Wash on the gentle / delicate cycle (or wool cycle or hand wash cycle, if your washer features these settings).
  5. Use gentle detergents like Ezee or Genteel
  6. Use Fabric Conditioner like Comfort
  7. Never Wring Out or Tumble Dry. Instead, press or squeeze out as much water as you can. Then, roll garment in a dry towel to remove excess moisture.
  8. Never use the Heat Dry option – To avoid shrinking or burning, don’t put delicate clothing in the dryer.
  9. To avoid stretching, don’t hang dry. Instead, lay wool items flat to dry on a fresh towel or mesh rack in a spot that doesn’t receive direct sunlight. Carefully adjust the shape of the garment to ensure it is evenly stretched as it dries.
  10. When ironing a wool sweater, use the coolest setting and lay a thin cloth on top of the garment.

    Hope this helps 🙂