How to care for your knits

All of our pieces are hand-knitted with lots of love, so taking time to care for them with love will ensure the maximum longevity. There are a few simple guidelines to follow that will prolong the longevity of your knits and keep the fiber base layers in tip-top condition:

  • Wash like colors together (e.g separate lights and darks)
  • Wash at low temperature on a gentle machine cycle
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not hang dry; Lay flat to dry
  • When you can, dry outside out of direct sunlight
  • Do not wring to remove excess water
  • Use a mild detergent made for wool
  • Do not use bleach
  • Do not use fabric softener
  • Use a cool iron 

Other Care Tips

Pilling:

Pilling is caused when fibres in the yarn become agitated due to friction. It occurs when something is repeated rubbed against the fabric and it's a natural process that is inherent in wool. To reduce the risk, place the garments in a washing bag and use a gentle wash cycle. This will also help your garment to maintain its shape.

Shrinkage:

Shrinkage happens when the wool has been exposed to high temperatures. This is why we advise against tumble drying wool at all costs. Wool and wool blend garments should be machine washed at a low temperature, not exceeding 30°C (86°F), if possible on a specialized wool/hand wash cycle. 

Moth damage:

Moth caterpillars (larvae) eat the wool fibres causing holes to appear. This typically occurs when wool garments are stored away for extended periods. Before storing merino wool we suggest the garment is clean beforehand. 

How to store your knits

Always wash your knits before storing for long periods of time. Moths are more prone to occur on dirty wool. Store in an airtight container. Lavender or cedar are natural moth repellants.