Chic and Warm: Meurice's Guide To Knits
If you're living in any winter climate, especially one like New York City, chunky scarves and big sweaters are a fashion must. In this article, we outline the proper way to take care of your knits.
Knit's Popularity Today
With the growing trend of bulky, cozy sweaters, knitwear has maintained popularity among stylish hipsters and Instagram models alike. No longer are sweaters the ugly clothing choice that your mom made you wear as a kid. Great sweaters are not only seriously comfortable, but stylish in their own 'ugly' kind of way!
- Knits can be both wet and dry cleaned.
- This being said, a proper dry cleaning is the safest way to extend the longevity and shape of the garment and is highly recommended.
- If you do want to try an at-home cleaning, most knitted fabrics can still be wet cleaned successfully.
- Multi colored cottons and wool fabrics may bleed, so always clean in cold water.
To Hand Wash:
- Rayon and chenille fabrics are subject to distortion and should be cared for delicately.
- Place knitted fabric in a net bag and soak in cool water with a mild synthetic detergent.
- Agitate by hand, rinse thoroughly and extract lightly.
- Hang dry horizontally, so the sweater is not stretched out by the weight of the water
- Never hang by the shoulder on a hanger as distortion and stretching will occur.
- When storing your knits, avoid hangers. Keep them folded and tucked away safely!