How to wash knitwear

Wool has temperature-regulating and self-cleaning properties, is breathable and doesn’t absorb odors, so you won’t need to wash your knitwear very often. Most of the time, it will actually be enough to simply air out your woollen clothes by gently shaking them or laying them flat on a chair overnight.

If you find your knitwear does require some cleaning, wash it by hand using cold water and eco-friendly wool laundry detergent. It’s important to avoid harsh detergents and bleach, as those can damage the delicate material. Try not to rub and scrub your knitwear, as it can cause surface wear; instead, let the garment soak for up to 10 minutes before thoroughly rinsing it with clean water.

Note: you may find websites stating that you can machine wash knitwear, or that it depends on the exact type of fibre. However, to play it safe and protect the delicate knitted surface, it’s best to simply hand wash it.