The way of care of knitted products in many respects is predetermined by structure of a knitted cloth. The word “Jersey” is French and translated into Russian means “knitting”, “knit”. Indeed, in contrast to the fabric, which is a parallel weave, the basis of knitted fabric are interconnected loops. Quality of Jersey depends on quality of a thread from which the knitted cloth is made, on quality of twisting of a thread (the threads are better twisted, the more smooth the knitted cloth turns out) and on density of knitting (the more densely loops adjoin to each other, the more qualitative the cloth turns out).
The quality of the knitted fabric depends, in turn, the elasticity of the product (the ability to restore and retain the original shape during wear), hygiene (hygroscopicity, breathability, electrification), wear resistance. There is an easy way to test a knitted product for wear resistance. Lightly RUB the product with your nail. If this area of the product appeared a little fleecy (fluff) this product will not serve you for a long time and it is better to refuse to buy it. However, if You want the thing you like to please You for as long as possible, just finding a good store selling quality knitwear is not enough.
It is necessary to know how to properly care for knitwear. Since the business model chosen by Red Lion, involves not only the sale of finished products, but also the development of models of the product, the production of products, red Lion specialists know everything about quality knitwear and how to properly care for it. Red Lion quality control specialist Daria Mezenkova shares information on how to properly care for knitwear.
And so, rule #1 – rule warm water
Knitted product is better to wash by hand. Water for washing must be warm, in no case not hot. Wash knitwear with a special powder for delicate fabrics. Moreover, before you lower the product into the water, the washing powder should be thoroughly diluted in water. Pour the powder over the product is prohibited, as it is possible to provoke the washout of paints from the part of the product on which the concentrated, undiluted powder fell. Rinse the product should also be in warm water.
As shedding products in the wash process, natural fans of the “grandma’s” recipes can be advised rinse to add water, a little vinegar. Those who wish to take advantage of the results of scientific and technological progress in the chemical industry, we recommend using a special powder with a color-preserving effect when washing. If you think that without soaking You can not do, remember, soak the Jersey can not be for a long time. Soaking time should not exceed 30 minutes. Soak the knitwear in the warm water.
Rule 2. Spin without fanaticism
If You remember what structure the knitted fabric has, it becomes clear that it is not necessary to twist the product when spinning in order to squeeze out every last drop. It is enough to press slightly. Since the products from Red Lion have very high rates of elasticity, it is possible to dry these products in a convenient conventional way-hang on a rope. While most knitwear should be dried, spread out horizontally.
Rule 3. Iron correctly
You can iron only completely dry product. To avoid unnecessary untidy Shine, which, as a rule, leave all the irons on the surface of the product (it’s not as an iron or product, and in the same structure of the knitted fabric), iron is only from the inside out. This same rule necessarily fulfill and for knitted products with pattern. When Ironing, the iron should not be too hot. However, if you have a vertical steamer, you can iron the product from the front side, touching its surface only with steam.
Rule 4. Pick up accessories
Store knitwear from Red Lion better rolled up. However, if desired, you can briefly hang on hangers. To the product as long as I can have served You, be careful what You wear it. If the belt, bag, other accessories have constant friction on the Jersey, cling to it, pellets and untidy villi can not be avoided. The reason for everything is again the looped structure of the knitted fabric. Sometimes pellets and villi for some unknown reason appear and concentrate on the same place (for example, on the right side). This often happens if You wear a knitted product under a jacket, raincoat, other outerwear. Carefully review whether all the tags and labels are cut off on the lining of the outer clothing and carefully treat the cut place. Often the cause of unclear whence came the pellets and villi is exactly what labels outerwear cling to the Jersey. If all same pellets appeared, not tear out their manually, code for this a special typewriter.
Now You know all about the rules of care for knitwear. It’s time to reinforce the knowledge of practice, and should start with the choice of products. Pleasant you impressions from our works and long socks!