Keep your Crochet and Knit Items safe in the wash
In a perfect world all of our treasured handcrafted knit, crochet or sewn items would be gently and lovingly washed by hand. Laid to dry flat over a flat drying rack and then carefully placed back into our wardrobes.
Ahhhh…. enter the real world. With jobs, rushed scheduled and then throw in a few kids and the hand washing days might be a faint memory. Well, here is one way to help protect your clothing. Remember those hoisery bags we used to put our nylons and other unmentionables? Do people even still use those?
Well it turns out those bags are the perfect way to protect all of your handcrafted items. You work so hard and put so much time and love into creating all of your beautiful things to see them ruined in the wash. OK, I know we would all just LOVE to be able to hand wash but the reality is that most of us don’t have the time.
Enter the little hoisery bag to the rescue. Make sure you get a bag that has a zipper. I think those work best. Place your crochet items inside the bag (turn it inside out first- if possible). Now put your bag into your washing machine. I still recommend you set your washer to a delicate setting. Then take out your items and place to dry flat on either a towel or flat drying rack. Some acrylic yarns can be dried in the drying machine just be sure to set on a low temperature and remove promptly to avoid wrinkles and stretching.
This is especially great for people with young children or babies. It keeps your precious items safe.
I hope you try this tip. It has helped save many of my clothing items.