The ball band attached to the yarn will provide you with general instructions for the care of the product you make. You can also find washing and care details in the product descriptions on the product pages throughout the website.
In addition to this here are some extra tips from Garnstudio to help you keep your garments/projects in good condition.
General Yarn Care Tips
- Wash garments using plenty of water, and if possible, separately. Never let the garment soak.
- Wash dark colours separately. Dark colours often contain an excess of dye, so it's important to make sure the garment is rinsed until the water is clear, to avoid the excess dye affecting other colours in the garment.
- Only use detergents that are made specifically for washing wool and other fine fibers, or a PH-neutral, dye free detergent.
- Always shape the garment, and lay it flat to dry. Never dry the garment in direct sunlight.
- Never put heavy dripping wet clothes to dry. Avoid drying garments on a surface that absorbs moisture, such as terry towels. In both cases, the garment can be discolored or lose its natural elasticity.
- Please note that garments knitted with special "heavy" techniques can grow in use or in the wash.
Alpaca, mohair, silk and untreated wool:
- Hand wash 30ºC (cold).
- Dissolve detergent completely before adding the garment.
- Move garment gently, don’t rub!
Cotton, linen and mixed qualities:
- Always machine wash at 40ºC or 60ºC depending on the instructions on the label. If washed at a wrong/lower temperature, colours may run. If this happens, wash again at the right temperature, i.e. according to the label. It is very important to adhere to the right temperature.
- Don’t use too much fabric conditioner.
- Use washing programs with plenty of rinsing time.
- Cotton has the tendency to shrink in the wash, so make sure you measure the garment before washing, in order to shape it correctly after the wash.
- Don’t tumble dry.
Merino and other Superwash treated wool:
- Superwash treated wool should be washed in machine, using the wool / gentle cycle program.
- Don’t use fabric conditioner.
Wool and silk:
- In general, unless a yarn is Superwash treated, we discourage the use of washing machine, since even the wool program can make garments lose their shape and in the worst cases lead to shrinking. Qualities that include silk could also lose colour.
- Spin garments lightly in a pillowcase, or roll them into a towel and press out the moisture.
- Never use a dryer for wool, the garment will shrink!
- Unevenness in the garment will even out after wash or light steam ironing.
- Remember to never put pressure o the garment neither in wet or dry conditions. Never steam iron on parts that are knitted in structures like cables. Never use iron or put press on Silk.
- When steaming, use preferably a steam iron, or a regular iron and a damp cloth placed between the iron and garment. Note! The garment should never be press directly!
- Always keep the yarn labels – they are your warranty! In order for us to deal with any complaints in an orderly manner, we need the labels as well as the knitted garment.
- Rinse thoroughly.