I am putting away my sweaters, and if we have another cold front coming through I am planning to wrap a dawn comforter around myself. I need the space and sweaters take too much room in my closet.
As you know with natural fibers, cashmere and wool, folding is better than hanging. Sweaters keep their shape better and seams don’t come apart when they are folded. Even more so with hand knit sweaters. To keep sweaters in perfect condition you need a dry space with a good air circulation, that way any bugs interested in spending a nice warm summer in your closet, they won’t think twice about cozying up to your beautiful cashmere and wool sweaters.
I have a system that has worked for me for years, and every fall when I look forward to putting my sweaters back on a shelf in my closet, I am always happy to see find them in a great condition. To store them I use a 100% cotton, queen or king size pillow case, and before storing them I wash my sweaters in cold water, and completely dry them.
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To stay warm we reach for a warm scarf, a wrap, a shawl around our shoulders. Winter is more bearable with wool, cashmere, silk, since they work as an insulator keeping our body’s warmth, trapping and helping us feel naturally comfortable and cozy.
The best way to enjoy natural fibers is to wear a layer of silk or cotton as a first layer close to skin and create a barrier with wool, and cashmere sweaters. Most of us feel our skin irritated by having wool close to skin as we move around, but by adding a layer of a small scarf with a wool turtle neck or a long sleeve cotton shirt with a wool sweater we add a soft barrier, and some relief from the itchy skin. Layering is important during the cold season, it simply helps us to take layers off indoors, and helping our skin to breath, feeling refreshed.
I believe traveling with a shawl or a big scarf is a necessary traveling accessory. Keeping them close by, I can use them as a blanket or another layer to cover a questionable surface close to my skin. And if you are a parent, an absolute life saver, to help little ones to cuddle up with a soft layer and catch a quick nap.
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Wash wool or cashmere by hand in Luke warm water, and never expose them to direct heat.
Fill a tub with lukewarm water and a few drops of mild detergent, dishwashing liquid will work. Immerse the sweater, and swish gently, Soak for 10 minutes.
Never wring or stretch wool when wet. it can be pulled out of shape dry flat .
Cashmere can be washed safely in a lingerie bag in gentle cycle, but they’ll last longer if washed by hand. Again flat dry.
After squeezing out water, lay the sweater on a white towel. Roll the towel with the sweater together to remove moisture, squeezing and pressing as you roll.
To get rid off sweater pills,
Remove the little balls, one pill at a time, using a small pair of scissors or a razor blade. There really isn’t any easier way. But your sweaters will look as good as new.