When the weather outside gets frightful, it’s time to bust out the sweaters. With these tips, you’ll learn to keep your sweaters smooth, with less fuzzing and pilling. From cable knits to cardigans, learning to properly care for your sweaters will ensure you stay toasty, season after season.
Before you wash your sweater...
Before you go and throw any sweater in the washer, read the label to make sure it’s washer safe. Keep sweaters separated from rougher, heavier fabrics like denim. Turn them inside out, button any and all buttons, and zip up any zippers.
Use Downy® for a better sweater.
Be sure to use a gentle detergent, like Tide® to clean your sweater. Add Downy Fabric Conditioner to help protect sweaters from damage. And use the gentlest wash cycle.
Dry it the right way.
If your sweater is dryer safe, toss it in and use the lowest heat setting possible. If the dryer isn’t an option, then lay your sweater out flat to air dry. With these simple instructions, you can keep all of your sweaters soft, smelling great, and protected from pilling and fuzz.
Avoid stretching and fading.
The conditioning power of Downy also helps prevent stretching and fading, so your sweaters will stay looking newer, longer.
Next, learn more about sweaters pilling and fuzzing.
How to Keep Your Sweaters from Pilling