Sweater Care 101
Sweater Care 101
Dec 06, 2019 LifeWear
A how-to guide on taking care of your knits so they last for years to come.
Stretching. Pilling. Shrinking. If you love your sweaters, these three words are bad news for your wardrobe. Sweater care is a kind of art--it takes patience and know-how! But it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some guidelines for how to make your sweaters keep their shape and softness for many seasons to come.



Wash Your Sweaters Less Often


Wear light layers under your sweaters to enable less frequent washing. If your sweater encounters dirt or odors such as smoke, into your laundry basket it goes. Otherwise, you should only wash your sweater after four or five wears.

Three Words: Wash By Hand


Cotton, wool, cashmere, and even synthetic-blend sweaters will last longer if you keep them out of the machine and wash them gently by hand.

Easy Does It


Hand wash your sweaters in cool or cold water with a light, sweater-friendly detergent and do not wring them dry. Gently squeeze the water out of the garments and lay them flat on a towel or mesh drying rack to dry. The gentler you are in the process, the better the sweater will keep its shape.

Pill Management


Try as we might to avoid them, pills are inevitable when it comes to sweaters! You can remove them by slicing carefully with a razor or a manual pill remover.

SHOP MEN'S SWEATERS

Wearing: EXTRA FINE MERINO TURTLENECK LONG-SLEEVE SWEATER

SHOP WOMEN'S SWEATERS

Wearing: CASHMERE TURTLENECK SWEATER