Caring for your Seasalt knitwear

Taking a little care of your knitwear pieces will keep them looking perfect, year after year.

We use quality yarns and beautiful stitches to craft knitwear that you’ll love to wear season after season. Follow our top tips to keep yours looking lovely for years to come.

To help wool or cashmere garments keep their shape, store them folded in a drawer rather than hanging them in your wardrobe. Hanging knitwear can cause them to stretch over time.

Some degree of bobbling or pilling is to be expected with natural yarns. As your knitwear is worn, the yarns can rub, which creates little balls of fluff. To remove any bobbles, we recommend using a lint shaver, or de-bobbler. Once you’ve removed the bobbles a few times, you should find your knitwear bobbles less. Turning your knitwear inside out to wash it may help reducing bobbling in the wash.

Different yarns may require slightly different care, so check our garment labels and follow the instructions carefully to keep your knitwear in the best condition. Natural yarns need less washing − often airing in a gentle breeze will be enough to freshen it up.

Stains, sweat or deodorant residue can damage the fibres of your knitwear, so it’s a good idea to wash your knitwear before you pack it away for summer. Make sure it’s completely dry and well aired before you store it, as even a little damp can cause mould to grow.

Gently re-shape your knitwear while damp, then let it dry on a flat surface, away from direct heat, which may shrink the fibres. When it’s dry, you can use an iron on a light steam setting to remove creases and flatten any stray fibres.

Moth holes are caused by moth larvae, rather than the moths themselves. To minimise the risk of moth holes in your favourite jumpers, store them with cedar balls, which contain natural oils that kill moth larvae. If you find moth holes in your knitwear, put it in a sealable plastic bag then pop it in the freezer for two weeks to kill the moth eggs.

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