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Knitwear is delicate by nature – that’s just one of the things that makes it beautiful. It also means that extra care needs to be taken when wearing and washing your POL knit.

 

Before putting it on

 

We recommend removing jewellery and accessories that may catch and pull the knit before wear.

 

How to wash

 

You should always refer to the care instructions for the best way to care for any specific piece of knitwear, but here are a few tips we’ve put together to help you get the best from your knits.

 

We do not recommend using a woolwash on your knits, which we know seems counter intuitive, but trust us! Woolwashes can contain strong chemicals and bleaching agents, causing the dye in your knitwear to run. Opt for a gentle detergent instead.

 

Always giving your knitwear a hand wash in a gentle detergent will help to retain its colour and softness. Try washing your knits in a gentle hair conditioner – the natural fibres will soak it up to leave your garment feeling super soft and fabulous.

 

At POL HQ, we like to gently roll our knits up in a clean towel before drip drying, to draw out any excess moisture. Gently reshape your knit while wet, and always allow your knitwear to drip dry laid flat in shade – on top of a drying rack or washing line is ideal.

 

Storage

 

Knits should not be hung for long periods of time. We recommend neatly folding your knitwear for storage.

 

Some information on pilling

 

Pilling will occur in any knit containing natural fibres – such as cotton, merino wool or mohair. But we promise, it’s not the end of the world (or your knit)!

 

Pilling occurs when shorter fibres in the knit become separate and ball on the surface of the garment, usually through friction (i.e. you may notice pilling where your handbag strap sits or under the arms). Pilling can also be aggravated when your knit is worn under a jacket with a fleece lining.

 

So, now we all know the best way to prevent pilling is to sit completely still while wearing your knitwear. But that’s not very fun, is it? The best way to minimise pilling is to hand wash your knits, and we recommend using a pilling comb to remove any balling following washing and drying. Try using a gentle hair conditioner when you handwash, or some customers prefer to have their knits dry cleaned and air after each wear to minimise laundering.

 

Each knit produced by POL is lovingly designed and crafted. Delivering your knit in perfect condition is up to us; please remember that what happens after that is up to you. We hope you love your knitwear as much as we do.

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