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|Knitting Tip- Tips on care|
Instructions for care
If you're unsure or the banderole explicitly recommends it, wash by hand. Here be sure to follow the following tips. Knitted garments should never be soaked. This makes the yarn tangled and felted. When hand-washing don't rub or press the garment too much. Don't ever brush it or wring it out. Use cold or slightly temperate water and rinse the garment several times with clear water.
If the yarn is machine-washable select a programme with
for delicates and a low revolution rate for the spinner. Only fill the
machine to two thirds of its capacity.
Knitted garments should not be wrung out. The excess water should just be lightly pressed out. Then lay the garment between two terry towels, roll them together and lightly press. Lay your garment then on a dry towel pull into shape and let it dry flat. Avoid direct sunlight, otherwise the colours will fade.
Most yarns cannot cope with a tumble dryer. If a dryer is explicitly allowed, then select the lowest temperature and programme.
Chlorination is not so common in Germany as in other countries, but sometimes we also use detergents with bleaching agents to remove stains from clothes. However, be careful such agents should only be used if the triangle isn't crossed out.
Some yarns cannot be washed at all. These have to be dry-cleaned.
With its high elasticity, wool as a natural fibre, can cope with creases and crumpling very well. Simply hang the knitted garment overnight outside or in the bathroom while you take a shower. The humidity ensures that the creases just disappear.
If you feel you must iron your knitted garment then use the lowest temperature - and only if it is explicitly allowed!
It's better just to steam your garment - don't touch it with the iron itself!
A Last Tip
If you're unsure how to treat a special stain (e.g. fat, ink, blood), ask in a good dry-cleaner's before you do anything.
Always keep an original banderole for each garment and write on it which garment is made from it. This way you can always check how to care for your favourite pullover.