Knitwear Care Guide
1. Wash the knitwear separately from other items to keep wool hairs from sticking to other clothes.
2. Before washing, turn the item inside out.
3. Do not use detergents that contain bleach, additives, colored granules, alkali and their compounds. It is better to use special detergents for knitwear. Modern phosphate-free powders, shampoos and conditioners for washing wool and silk carefully handle the fibers, wrapping them in a thin protective layer. They help your knitwear items become more fluffy, less crumpled and easier to iron.
4. It is recommended to wash any knitwear by hand, gently squeezing. It is forbidden to rub knitted items in any case!
5. To avoid shedding and loss of elasticity of the knitwear, the water for soaking and washing should be the same temperature (not more than 30⁰ C), while the soaking time should be short (up to 30 minutes). Do not soak knitwear that contains yarn of several colors.
6. When machine washing, select the delicate mode.
7. Do not wring out your knitwear, but gently squeeze with your hands. Remove the remaining moisture by wrapping the knitted item in a towel.
8. Dry the product by spreading it on a flat surface away from the heat source and giving it the desired shape.
9. Iron the product only inside out with a warm iron, without stretching. It is best to use an iron with a steam generator function so that the platform does not touch the knitted fabric at all.
It is better to store the knitwear in a folded form, in not very dense stacks. Products stored on hangers are pulled out and deformed.
Delicate knitwear (silk, cashmere) and knitwear embroidered with beads are layered with paper for storage.
If you are preparing knitwear for seasonal storage, do not forget about moth repellents.
Wash and dry the knitwear well before storing it.
Occurrence of peeling on knitwear is inevitable due to the mechanical friction of the knitted fabric during wearing process. The easiest way to deal with peeling is to remember the damage from friction from belts, bags, hard inner elements of outerwear (sewn into the side seam composition tags) and other mechanical effects. The peeling should be removed with a special brush or peeling machine.
Never cut off loose loop! If the loop is small, it should be gently pulled out on the reverse side with a blunt needle. If the thread tightened the whole row, as well as in the case of more serious damage - the dropped loop, holes, etc. - specialist help is needed. We provide our clients with paid RITO knitwear repair services.