Caring for knitwear can seem a little tricky, but by following the below steps you will be able to improve the longevity of your knitwear and enjoy them for seasons to come.
Knitwear can be cleaned using a variety of methods from gentle machine washing on a woollen setting, to dry cleaning. However for best results and to prolong the life of your knit wear we recommend hand-washing your knitwear garments by following the below steps:
Dry Cleaning can be great to remove tough stains on knitwear however always refer to your care label first before taking your garment to your dry cleaner and avoid dry cleaning knitwear often as the chemicals used in dry cleaning can be harmful to knitwear fibres.
Machine Washing Knitwear
Knitwear can be cleaned using machine washing. Always refer to your care label before proceeding with machine washing. Some washing machines have a special setting for Woolens or Knits however always take care with your water temperature and spin cycle to ensure your knitted garments are not damaged by your machine. Knitwear should always be washed using ‘Woolen’ or mild detergent.
New Care Instructions
This garment has been made from luxurious yarn and pilling may occur. This is a natural characteristic of the yarn. Please use a pill removing device if required.
— Cold hand wash separately in wool detergent.
— Do not bleach, soak or rub.
— Reduced spin
— Dry flat in shade
— Easing back into original shape
— Do not tumble Dry
— Warm iron under protective cloth if needed
— Dry cleanable (P)
Pilling: Nique garments are made from luxurious yarn. During the first few wears, pilling or shedding may occur. Pilling or shedding is in fact a sign of quality. Pilling is essentially caused by friction and movement of the loose fibres close to the surface of a knitted garment. To reduce pilling, ensure that your knitted garment isn’t subjected to any long term rubbing/ friction against another garment or surface.
Garments made from natural fibres such as; Wool, Mohair, Angora and Cashmere require a little extra care and maintenance with a de-piller or wool comb to keep them looking optimal.
For best results, we recommend using your de-pilling comb on knitted garments laid on a flat surface. Ensure that your knitted garment is completely dry before de-pilling. Gently brush your garment taking care to only run the comb along the surface without pushing too hard into the knitted structure of the garments. Some pill balls will be removed easier than others. Repeat this process until all pill balls have been removed.
Snagging / Pulling
Knitted garments are prone to snagging and pulling as a result of the yarn being caught by jewellery or outer garment or bag hardware. If you notice a snag in your garment, do not cut the yarn to hide it. This will likely cause the yarn to unravel and leave behind a noticeable hole. Instead, pull the snag through to the reverse side of the garment. If the snag/ pull is still a loop carefully cut in half in order to find the two ends of yarn. Once you have the two ends of yarn gently tie the two ends to secure the knit and prevent any further damage. Take care not to pull the two ends too tight in order to tie the knot or you will notice a ‘ladder’ appear in the knit surface. One your knot is secure carefully trim the ends of the knot slightly (not too close to the knot) and hooray disaster averted!
Avoid hanging knitted garments. Both gravity and weight of the garment over time will cause the garment to stretch and distort from it’s original shape. We recommend folding all knitted garments.