Today, from Tricot Evel, we want to make a series of recommendations for your knitwear. Surely you already know that the point requires a series of more exhaustive care than the rest of the textiles. Surely more than once you have left the washing machine a jersey with two sizes less … Although each matter has its specialty, yes it is true that there are a number of generalities that we can follow when dealing with washing, Drying and ironing of our jerseys, jackets and T-shirts.
To begin with, it is important to note that any knitted garment containing a percentage of non-synthetic material contains living materials that are vulnerable to the use and treatment that is given to it. They can be materials of animal origin, such as the usual wool, cashmere or silk; Or plant materials such as cotton or flax.
Starting with washing, the washing machine is never recommended for knitwear, but since it can not be avoided most of the times we recommend that you never exceed 30º 40º degrees so that the fibers and the size of your sweater are not affected.
Our experience with the dryer is not good, as long as you do not want to shrink your garment a couple of sizes. The knit garment is always resentful with the dryer.
So how do we dry it? The alternative is outdoors and always flat, never hanging, because doing so can deform.
Regarding the iron, our recommendation is to avoid it if possible. If you want to use it, it should never be used with high temperatures above 120º, unless you treat with a 100% cotton or linen, which will not be resented.
Finally we want to emphasize some details and “curiosities” of knitwear. The famous balls that we all hate in our jerseys and jackets are inevitable, especially in the case of people who wear bags or briefcases that they carry over their shoulders. It must be taken into account that the formation of pellets or wool on the fabric is synonymous with garment made with natural materials, since if it does not form any of this it is a synthetic garment. The better your sweater is and the more you wear it, the more it will come out, so we recommend you get a handy wig remover.