We will introduce how to care for, wash, and store your knitwear so that you can wear it beautifully next year.
About washing knitwear
Things to prepare before washing knitwear
Check the washing picture displayFirst, check the washing instructions for knitwear.
If this picture is displayed, home cleaning is prohibited.
If you can wash it at home, have it cleaned at home, but if you can't, have it cleaned at a dry cleaners.
Check for color fadingBefore washing, try applying a mild detergent to an inconspicuous area.
After 5 minutes, gently press down with a white towel and if it gets colored, consult a dry cleaner as the color may fade.
When washing knitwear by hand
preparationFill a basin or bucket with lukewarm water, add fashion detergent, and stir well.
wash knitsPlace the knit in a wash basin with detergent and gently press until the hot water penetrates the knit.
The basic way to wash knitwear is to press it.
Be sure to press and wash the back side as well.
As you repeatedly press and wash, dirt will gradually come to the surface.
If there is noticeable dirtIf there are food stains, cosmetic stains, or stains on noticeable areas such as the collar or cuffs, be sure to remove them beforehand.
①Make stain removal detergentIn a separate container (such as a small bucket), pour 200ml of hot water at around 40℃, add 20g of Rinenna per spoonful, and stir thoroughly.
②Remove dirtOnce the stain removal detergent is prepared, it is time to remove the stain.
A toothbrush comes into play here.
Use your toothbrush to gently tap the stained area to remove dirt.
Scrubbing is definitely not allowed as it will damage the knit! Once the local stains are no longer noticeable, gently press and wash the knit again.
Rinse detergentRinse in several batches.
Once you have discarded the detergent water, rinse with lukewarm water 2 to 3 times.
If you add new warm water, the knit will float, so let it sink gently.
Once it sinks, let go and let the knit float up, then let it sink again.
Gently rinse by moving the knit up and down while pressing and rinsing.
Do not squeeze or rub.
dehydrateAfter rinsing and removing the detergent, place the knitted fabric between bath towels and roll it up like a sushi roll to drain the water.
hang knits to dryPlease dry flat immediately after washing.
We recommend using a clothesline!
Please be sure to dry it in the shade as it may discolor due to sun exposure.
It's a hassle to fold knits! There are many people who say so.
This drying method will prevent the knit from losing its shape.
It's best to leave it on a hanger! Please try it if you are interested.
Plus alpha care
Finish with ironOnce dry, hold the iron about 5cm away from the fabric and apply steam to make it fluffier.
If the item loses its shape after washing, you can use this steam to restore the item's shape.
Please be sure to use the iron away from knitwear.
Check on PIRA channelRinenna's official YouTube channel provides detailed instructions on how to wash knitwear.
Please use the video as a reference when washing your clothes.
We recommend that you check the laundry tools you use♪ PIRA cannel | [Laundry] Tutorial No. 03 How to wash knitwear without making mistakes
When washing knitwear in a washing machineWe recommend hand-washing knitwear, but if you must wash it in a washing machine, please refer to this.
Remove dirt beforehandWhen washing knitwear in a washing machine, it's the same as washing by hand, so make sure to remove any stains first.
put in laundry netTurn your knitwear inside out and place it in a foldable laundry bag.
For items with buttons, such as cardigans, please tighten the buttons before folding them and placing them in the net.
To avoid friction during washing, it is important to keep the sweater from moving inside the knit as much as possible.
Therefore, it is important to wash the item in a net that is slightly smaller than the folded knit.
Also, choose one with a fine mesh that won't damage delicate materials.
Dry and fashionable coursesPlease wash in gentle water such as dry or fashionable cycle.
Dehydration is easy to damage, so please do it in the shortest possible time.
Dehydration in a washing machine takes less than 1 minuteCheck the dehydration time for the dry and stylish wear courses. If it takes less than 1 minute, you should be fine, but if it takes longer than that, wrap it in a bath towel and wrap it around it to remove the moisture.
After that, just like washing by hand, adjust the shape and dry it in the shade.
How to care for knitwear
Care for knitwear
Even if you like it, wear it about once a week.Knitwear tends to pill before you know it.
To wear it beautifully, you want to prevent pilling as much as possible.
The main cause of pilling is friction.
Pills on the arms are mainly caused by friction when wearing clothes, pilling around the waist is caused by bags rubbing, and other pilling is caused by washing, and it is very difficult to prevent pilling.
Therefore, if you wear it once and then let it rest for a few days, pilling will be suppressed and you can wear it for a long time.
If worn continuously, the fibers will wear out and pilling will occur.
After taking it off, hang it on a hanger to remove moisture.After you take it off, first hang it on a hanger to remove moisture.
To prevent the hanger from losing its shape, we recommend using hangers with thicker shoulders.
If you leave it hanging, the knit will stretch, so once the moisture is removed, fold it up and store it.
brushBy brushing, you can loosen the tangled fibers and prevent pilling.
In addition, grooming your dog's coat removes dust and dirt, which helps prevent odors and insects.
After wearing it, gently brush it along the grain of the fabric.
We recommend brushes with natural bristles such as horse hair.
If you find a stain, wipe it immediatelyIf you find any stains, wipe them off with a tightly wrung towel.
Apply a towel or tissue from the back side and tap the knit to remove the stain.
Be careful not to scrub too hard as it will damage the knit.
If hairballs appear
Use a pill remover to remove pilling from knitwearIf you have a pill remover, please read the instruction manual and use it properly.
Use it gently on a flat surface.
Be careful not to use it incorrectly as it may not only damage the knit but also leave holes in it.
Cut out the hairballs with scissorsSeparate the pill from the part where the fibers are tangled.
Be careful not to cut the threads or fabric around the pill with small scissors (such as eyebrow scissors).
If you remove too much pilling, the knit fabric will be damaged.
Storage methodWhen changing clothes and storing them until the next season, you need to protect your knitwear from insects and moisture.
If you wrap it in plastic, the inside will get stuffy and cause mold and odor.
Place the desiccant at the bottom and the insect repellent at the top.Moisture tends to move downwards, so it is most effective to place the desiccant at the bottom.
Conversely, insect repellent ingredients are heavier than air and sink from top to bottom.
Placing the insect repellent on top of your clothing will spread the insect repellent throughout, so place it on top.
You want to wear your favorite knitwear beautifully next year.
Take care of yourself and change your clothes!