One of the many reasons we adore wool and wool apparel is that they are durable and have the potential to last a long and useful life. We think of knitwear as an investment when we think about it. Paying for this remarkable fiber’s meticulous service with adequate care and attention ensures that your woolen and knitwear lasts longer and looks as new as the new clothing you knit or add to your wardrobe over the years. Stay tuned for our best tips on how to maintain your favorite fall and winter hand-knitted socks and thigh-high socks looking like new every year!
- Read the Label
Read the label on your knitwear carefully. Care labels typically include detailed information on how to care for the item. From washing to drying to ironing, these labels are a lifesaver when it comes to knitting care e.g. thigh-high socks. If the care label is missing, refer to our Uniqshoppers website.
- Hand Wash rather than Machine Wash
Uniqshoppers hand-knitted socks like 100% pure yak woolen socks and thigh-high socks i.e. 100% pure wool Nordic woolen socks should be hand or machine washed on low heat. Washing your valuable knitwear at high temperatures risks shrinking due to a mix of heat, water, and agitation. It can also result in irreversible fiber damage, so keep it clean.
How to hand-wash your knitwear:
- Soak the garment for 2-3 hours in a bucket of cold water with a tiny bit of wool detergent.
- Scrub the lint gently to remove any apparent dirt or stains.
- Remove any excess soap and water.
- Set aside to dry
Avoid spilling food or beverages to keep your knitwear in better shape between wear and washing. Fortunately, wool is naturally resistant to soil; it absorbs moisture but quickly repels it. In the case of a spill on thigh-high socks or wool mittens, you’ll have plenty of time to dry before the stain develops. Simply pat the spot dry with a paper towel or cloth before wiping the rest of the area. Avoid rubbing or shaking the fabric to avoid weakening it. Wipe up leftovers as much as you can and scrub the area with a sponge and soapy water for food spills.
- Get rid of Moisture
Remove as much moisture as possible from your garments before drying them outside by wrapping them in a dry towel. Twisting your hand-knitted socks can harm the fibers and cause the garment to lose its shape. Then, to allow the moisture to drain faster, place it on a dry cloth.
The way you store your knitted items influences their service life and quality. Some fabrics should be stored differently than others. The fabrics must be properly stored. Cotton and Wool are best stored neatly folded. Everything else, even acrylic, can be stored hanging or folded.
Wool and cashmere fillings are a natural reaction that occurs when the very soft wool fibers brush against each other during wear, not a symptom of low quality. This is more likely with brushed items, and the beauty of natural fiber knitwear is that it can be removed by hand. A tug on the thread may develop during use as a result of snagging on jewelry or other things; this can be addressed by pulling the long thread to the rear of the garment and tying it into a knot. We advise you not to cut or pull any entangled cables. We want you to enjoy your hand-knitted socks and Thigh-high socks by Uniqshoppers for the following few seasons therefore we urge you to fix any holes online. Tangling is the process of replacing a fabric’s fibers with new threads after they have been lost due to tearing, burning, or fraying. Run the new thread in both vertical and horizontal directions to repair the hole using the darning technique.
Having hand-knitted apparel is unique. Properly caring for your knitwear will keep it in the finest condition possible. If you follow these simple guidelines, you will be able to enjoy our hand-knitted socks and Thigh-high socks for many years to come. We hope these instructions will assist you in properly maintaining your fabrics.