Washing your wool properly and enjoying it for a long time
Your wool socks and jumpers should be cuddly and comfortable to wear for as long as possible. If you pay attention to a few things when washing them, then woolen clothes that become felted or stretched, shrink or change colour will be a thing of the past.
How do you wash wool correctly?
Once you've decided which wool garments need a wash, turn them inside out and separate them into light and dark. Gentle washing is important, whether you wash your woolens in the washing machine or by hand. Gentle means cold rather than hot, at a maximum temperature of 30 °C, ideally using the wool cycle.
Friction and spin-drying should also be as gentle as possible. Only wash a quarter load and spin the woolen garments only briefly at a spin speed of 600 to 800 revolutions per minute. When you wash woolen clothes by hand, move them around gently, because vigorous rubbing or wringing will cause them to become felted more quickly.
What is the best way to dry wool?
Now that you've successfully washed your garments, make sure you don't make a mistake when drying them. The most important thing is: Wool garments should be dried lying flat so that they don't lose their shape or stretch. To do this, roll the woolen garments individually in a towel and gently squeeze out any excess water. Now place a dry towel on a clothes horse, carefully pull the item into shape and let it dry on the towel. You'll probably want to wear your freshly washed, soft and cuddly woolen garment as soon as possible! But you should give it time and definitely not put them on a radiator or in the sun to dry.