Easy Tips to Make Your Knit Sweater Look Fresh

Follow these easy tips to make your knit sweater look fresh even after many wears. The iconic Aran knit jumper for women.

Knit Sweater for women

Wool-knit sweaters are those garments that every woman should have in her collection. They’re warm, comfortable, and chic. They are everything you could ever dream of having in a jumper.

Actress Grace Kelly wearing an Aran Knit Sweater

These pieces make the go-to top for every occasion. Whether you decide to wear them layered over a shirt on a cold winter day. Or throw them over a long silk dress on a date night.
Perfection however comes with a price. There are a few things you need to keep in mind when taking care of a knit sweater. So that they won’t show any signs of wear or tear over the years. 

How to Keep your Knit Jumper Looking Fresh

In this article, we’ll discuss how to take care of Irish women’s sweaters that are made of 100% merino wool. Thanks to their traditional Aran patterns they are the best and most popular cable-knit garments available on the market. If you don’t own one already, take a look at Gaelsong’s collection of women’s Irish sweaters.

knit sweater
Irish Aran Knit Sweater

This online store offers not only excellent wool jumpers, but also a clear guide on how to take care of them. Let’s dive into the guide of tips and tricks that you need to learn to ensure the longevity of your wool sweaters. 

How to Make your Knit Sweater Look Fresh

  1. Wash by Hand 

    Your merino wool sweater might be tough against the cold, but it is surprisingly delicate when it comes to washing. We know that it must be tempting to throw it into the washing machine with the rest of your laundry, but avoid doing that if you don’t want it to shrink  and become the perfect garment for your dog or three year old niece. Instead, wash it gently by hand in lukewarm water with a mild detergent. Remember to never rub or twist the fabric, as it can damage the fine fibers and lead to stretching. Instead, carefully press it, lay it on a flat towel, and roll it up to remove the excess water. 

  2. Don’t Iron

    Merino wool has a remarkable ability to bounce back from wrinkles on its own, so keep in mind to never use the iron even if you feel like the sweater doesn’t look ‘perfect’ after the wash. However, in case you really want to help it come to its original form and design, use steam. If you don’t have a steamer, you can hang your sweater in the bathroom while you take a hot shower, and this will safely remove any wrinkles without damaging the wool. 

  3. Avoid Direct Sunlight

    Sunlight is one of the greatest enemies of wool knitwear, and you need to make sure that your sweater is dried and stored correctly. Direct sunlight can decolor the garment and cause the breakdown of the fabrics, which is why it is recommended to dry your sweater in a well-aired space instead of just exposing it to the sun rays. When it comes to storing, use a breathable cotton bag to keep the piece of knitwear protected and remember to fold it instead of hanging it in the closet so that it won’t lose its original fit.

  4. Rotate

    Lastly, no matter how great your merino wool sweater is, it also needs a break every now and then, so give it time to rest and recover from wear by rotating it with other pullovers and tops. This rotation method will prevent excessive stretching and help maintain the sweater’s shape. Additionally, it allows any moisture absorbed during wear to evaporate, keeping your merino fresh and odor-free so that you won’t need to wash it frequently.

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