I love a good quality sweater and have invested quite a bit into building my collection. I typically take them to the cleaners, but I worry about the harsh chemicals. I thought I’d give hand washing a try. Not only will this extend the longevity of the fabric, but also save money.
Fill a sink or tub with cool water and then add in some Woolite or another gentle detergent. Submerge the sweater into the water and swish around. Let it sit for 3o minutes and then rise with cold water.
Squeeze the sweater gently, but avoid wringing it out. A salad spinner will also work. Lay the sweater flat on a towel and roll it up to soak up access water. Unroll sweater and lay flat to dry. A mesh rack works best, allowing airflow beneath the sweater.
Use an inexpensive razor and gently glide it over the piling or use an electronic sweater shaver. I find that both methods work great.
Have a hole in your sweater? Repair it by following these instructions.
Where to Shop
If you’re looking to spruce up your sweater selection check out some of my favorite retailers.
Need some sweater inspiration? Get inspired with these past looks. (Click on the photo to be directed to the post).