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Cocoknits – Sweater Care Kit
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When you spend a certain amount of time (and, let’s be honest, of money too) on a lovingly knitted sweater or cardigan, the least you can do is take care of it. That is why Cocoknits curated a Sweater Care Kit, a complete kit specifically thought to wash and dry your knitted sweaters, all tucked in a sturdy little bag.
Whether complete newbies or experienced, a lot of us knitters still have questions about the best way to take care of our finished projects. And to fear the consequences in case of a badly done round of laundry (ouch! Felting hurts!)
If the washing step is crucial, rinsing and drying are also important. Actually, there are two main factors that can cause felting: an abrupt change in the water temperature and agitation or friction. But thanks to this carefully curated package, you will have all you need to take good care of your favourite knitted sweaters.
In fact, concerning the washing step, Cocoknits has selected a no-rinse delicate wash. This way, the risk of felting due to a change of temperature between the actual washing and rinsing phases is completely forgotten! And as for taking out the water, the two super-absorbent towels that are included should help you a lot. Use the burrito technique* and you will easily squeeze out most of it. And that is how you eliminate the felting-by-friction risk! Once you are done with that, you just have to lay your sweater on the mesh dryer. There, you can let it dry completely, on a well ventilated and smooth surface.
This sweater care kit contains:
- two zippered mesh laundry bags: one small (20 cm x 30 cm x 20 cm) and one large (20 cm x 56 cm x 20 cm)
- a large super-absorbent towel (about 91 cm x 152 cm)
- a square super-absorbant towel, graduated in centimeters and inches (about 101 cm x 101 cm)
- a “pop up” mesh dryer (about 71 cm x 86 cm once open, 28 cm diameter folded)
- a bottle of 100 ml of Eucalan no rinse delicate wash, unscented (more information here)
- a jute bag (dimensions: 38 cm x 30 cm x 12 cm)
Note: Cocoknits has created a pdf that details the different steps for washing and drying your knitted clothes. You can find it here.
With Cocoknits’ Sweater Care Kit, you will put all the chances on your side when it comes to take care easily of your knitted sweaters and cardigans. This way you can keep them for a long time. You will of course be able to use the wash and towels to take care of your accessories. However, if you knit more pieces that need an energetic blocking, you might prefer some other tools. In this case, we recommend that you complete this kit with the brand’s Knitter’s Block. Or you can curate your very own kit by selecting what you need in our “Winding and Blocking” and “Wool Care” sections 😉
*The burrito technique is simple. First, you spread a towel. Secondly, you spread your wet sweater on this towel. Thirdly, you just roll up everything together and delicately press your “burrito” to expel the water. You can even dance on it if you are in a cheery mood that day!