Hold the sweater by its shoulders to allow the water to drain from the sweater into the basin. Lavare un Maglione di Cotone.
Repeat with clean water until detergent is gone. After squeezing out water, lay the sweater on a white towel on a flat surface a white towel prevents dye transfer from towel to sweater. Gently roll the towel and sweater together to remove moisture, squeezing and pressing as you work.
Low-twist bath towel by Martha Stewart Collection at Macy's. Dry the sweater on a flat, moisture-resistant surface, preferably mesh, which lets air circulate. Keep it away from sun and heat. Coax the sweater back into its shape, squaring the shoulders, placing the sleeves parallel to the body, and squaring the hem. Stackable sweater drying racks from The Container Store.
When the sweater is dry, gently steam it on a hanger to remove wrinkles this is a great way to freshen up a sweater you haven't washed. Or lightly press with an iron on the wool or steam setting. Fold the sweater; place it in a drawer or on a shelf. Never store a sweater on a hanger.
Help cardigans keep their shape by buttoning them before washing. Restore a delicate sweater to the right size by measuring it from shoulder to shoulder, across the bottom, and outside of each arm before washing. Then block to those measurements after washing.
Remove pills with a fine-tooth comb or a pill remover. It could be cashmere, wool, flannel, cotton, or even a synthetic fiber, but chances are, one of your favorite sweaters will eventually pill.
Pilling occurs when groups of fibers break, tangle, and mat together, making the texture of the sweater rough and decidedly unattractive. But if pills do appear, you can try one of the following techniques to remove them:. Remove the little balls, one pill at a time, using a small pair of scissors or a razor blade, being careful not to damage the fabric by cutting too close to the surface.
Or, you can purchase a sweater comb or electric fabric shaver, then drag it across the fabric to remove the pills. Soak Fill a tub or sink with tepid water and a few drops of mild detergent, such as dishwashing liquid. Rinse Ball up the sweater gently, and squeeze out the water without wringing or stretching. The tags on most cashmere sweaters suggest that they should either be dry cleaned or washed by hand.
While these are the safest options, they are also inconvenient. A cashmere sweater can be washed in a machine without damage as long as the right cycle, temperature and detergent are used. To clean a cashmere sweater, the washing machine should be set to the most delicate cycle available.
On most machines, the cycle will be labeled "delicate.. Machines with a large number of cycles may offer choices such as silk, wool or lingerie. The delicate cycle will help prevent any stretching or excess wear on the cashmere sweater while it is being cleaned. If the machine offers a choice of spin cycle length, choose the shortest spin cycle available to minimize wear on the sweater. Hot water will shrink and damage cashmere. Choose cold water for washing a cashmere sweater in a washing machine.
Verify that the machine is set to use cold water both for the wash and rinse cycle so that the sweater is not subjected to hot water at any point while it is being cleaned. While tempting to use warm water if the sweater is especially soiled, even warm water can damage and shrink cashmere fibers. At no time should the water temperature be higher than 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Machine wash sweaters in extra-large mesh laundry bags to protect them from abrasion. If hand washing, remove excess moisture by rolling the sweater in a towel. Machine drying: If you do put your sweater in the dryer, dry on low heat and remove it when it's almost dry. This Is the Right Way to Machine Wash Your Sweaters. there's just one more tiny thing to tell you about before I set you on your merry sweater-washing way. Even with the best care, sweaters. You can hand wash or machine wash most cotton or cotton blend sweaters (but read the label on the shirt just to make sure). If you’re machine washing a cotton sweater, make sure to do it in cold water.