You can always find specific washing instructions for each type of yarn on the wrappers and on the online color charts (under Washing instructions tab).

In general, unless the Superwash yarn is treated, we always advise against washing wool and silk in the machine, because even a wool program can cause a garment to lose its shape or, worse, shrink. Qualities that contain silk can also lose their color.

Below are additional tips and good advice for the most popular types of yarn that can help you keep your knitted garments in good condition.

General washing instructions for yarns

Wash items in a generous amount of water and wash them separately if possible. Never soak the garments in the water.

Wash dark colors separately. Dark colors often contain a surplus of dye; it is therefore important to wash the garment separately and rinse it until the water is clear - this way you prevent any surplus dye from wasting on other colors.

Only use a detergent suitable for wool and other fine fibers or a detergent without bleach and with a neutral pH value.

Always bring the garment into shape and let it dry flat. It is important that a piece of clothing never dries directly in the sun.

Never let wet clothing dry while hanging. Avoid a surface that absorbs or retains moisture, such as towels. You then risk that the garment gives off color and loses its natural elasticity.

Note that garments with special "heavy" techniques (such as cables) can stretch when worn or in the wash if they are not knitted tight enough. Always make a test piece beforehand, wash the piece, let it dry completely and then measure whether the stitch ratio is correct. This is some extra work, but you will not be faced with any nasty surprises.

Alpaca, mohair, silk and untreated wool:

Hand wash 30ºC (lukewarm).

Allow the detergent to dissolve completely before adding the garment.

Carefully wash the garment in water, do not rub or wring!

Rinse thoroughly with clean lukewarm water (not cold).

Cotton, linen and mixed qualities:

Always wash in the machine at 40ºC or 60ºC depending on the instruction on the wrapper. If the garment is washed incorrectly or too cold / warm, the colors may run out. If this happens anyway, try to wash the garment again at the right temperature.

Do not use too much fabric softener.

Use a washing program with sufficient rinsing time.

Cotton can shrink during washing, so measure the item of clothing before washing in order to shape it properly.

Do not tumble dry.

Merino wool and other Superwash treated wool yarns:

Superwash treated wool can be washed in the washing machine on the wool wash program / delicate wash program (so do not wash with the regular colored wash!).

Do not use fabric softener.

Wool and silk:

In general, unless the Superwash yarn is treated, we always advise against washing wool and silk in the machine, because even a wool program can cause a garment to lose its shape or, worse, shrink. Qualities that contain silk can also lose their color.

Roll the garment in a towel and gently squeeze out the moisture - do not wring or squeeze. If you do wash in the machine, spin at a low speed and in a cushion cover.

Never dry wool in the tumble dryer, because clothing made of wool will shrink as a result!

Irregularities in the garment will usually disappear after washing or light steaming.

Remember never to put pressure on the garment, not when it is wet, nor when it is dry. Never use a steam iron on textured patterns, cables, etc. Never use an iron with steam on silk.

Steam very gently and gently with a damp cloth between the work and the iron. Pay attention! Never press the garment!

Are you unsure whether your yarn can be washed in the washing machine? Then work a test piece of a remainder of the yarn and use it to test how the yarn responds to washing, drying, ironing, and so on.

Always keep the wraps of the bulbs carefully - this is your guarantee! To handle your complaint correctly and carefully, we need the wrap with the color number and the dye bath number and the item of clothing (or a photo of it).