Merino lambswool knits should always
be hand washed. Soak your knit for ten
minutes before rinsing thoroughly in
lukewarm water, and then cold water.
Always opt for an approved, mild wool
detergent and follow the directions on
the care label.
Wet wool stretches easily, so lay your
hand-washed knit on a clean towel, and
gently roll it up to draw the water out.
Unfurl, reshape your knit and let it dry
on a new towel away from sun and heat
to bring it back to its natural softness.
Machine washed knitwear should be
shaken, reshaped and laid flat to dry.
Knits should be gently folded and kept
flat in drawers or on a shelf. Never store
a knit on a hanger.
When packing up winter woollens at the
end of the season, make sure they are
freshly washed before being placed in
an airtight container.
Wool can lose its shape if incorrectly
washed or stored. To recover the shape
of a knit, place inside out in warm water
with a small amount of detergent.
Soak for 15 minutes then drain, gently
pressing the water out of the garment.
Arrange the knit flat on a towel and
allow to air dry.
Always turn knits inside out when
washing and avoid excessive use of
fabric softeners that can encourage
fibres to pill.
Treating your garment immediately can
help prevent staining. Dab the area with
a solvent-based stain remover like a dry
cleaning fluid or eucalyptus oil, applying
small amounts at a time and working
inwards to avoid spreading.
Rinse the treated area with cold
water, then hand wash the knit using a
gentle detergent, and dry.