One of my favourite pieces of clothing to wear during the winter are knitted jumpers, but if you don’t look after then they can look worn very quickly. Over the years I have learns a few simple tricks that help keep your knitwear looking perfect year after year.
Knitwear can become very bobble and get little thread pulls but there is an easy solution. I recently came across knit combs and I wish I had found them years ago. You basically comb your jumper and it takes off all the bobbles leaving a fresh-looking knitted jumper bellow. I purchased mine of amazon and it’s brilliant! A tool everyone needs in their wardrobe.
Wash on a wool wash
I now wash all my knitwear on a wool wash, even if they are not made from wool. I find the wool wash cycle is really gentle, with a lower spin, ensuring your knitwear keeps their shape. Use non-bio washing detergent and then lay them flat in the airing cupboard to dry. It takes a bit longer then your normal washing but means you don’t get overstretched jumper, which I hate.
Be careful of velcro
This is something I never use to think about, but if velcro gets attached to your knitwear it’s game over. I only have one coat that has velcro, so I now stay clear of it when I’m wearing knitwear. Just not worth the heartache!
This is very simple but buy high-quality knitwear. This is a step I am working towards, but moving away from fast fashion comes with a higher price point. If you can’t afford to invest in knitwear then look at buying second hand/vintage pieces. Curate & Rotate is an amazing Instagram account who sells stunning vintage pieces at a great price.
There are just a few simple ways to look after your knitwear, that really does make a world of difference to the longevity of your wardrobe. Do you have any other tips?