One of our greatest pet peeves about knitwear is that eventually it's bound to become itchy. You know! When you've worn your favourite knitted jumper so often and it gets to a point where it becomes so itchy it's uncomfortable. Such a waste of a great sweater! Luckily we have the solution. Use these tips pre-emptively and your knitwear will always be itch-free.
Tip 1: Fluff
The worst culpritts when it comes to itchy knitwear are all the little balls of fluff that start to form on your jumpers, luckily these fluffs are easily removed from your knitwear. The only thing you need is a sharp razorblade, et voila, you're ready for a fluff and itch-free existence!
Tip 2: Vinegar
Add a couple of drops of vinegar to a bucket or basin of cold water, turn your knit inside out and add it to the water/vinegar mixture. Leave to soak for about 15 mins, rinse thoroughly, and your knitwear is good as new!
Tip 3: Conditioner
Put your knitwear down on a towel and moisten it a little, then massage the conditioner in well. The conditioner leaves a kind of wax layer on your knitwear. Leave to dry for about 30 mins, and then rinse it really well. Finally, leave to airdry for optimum results.
Tip 4: Freezer
Put your knitwear in a plastic bag and pop it in the freezer overnight. The freezing will help to relax the fibres and make them far less prickly. Take the plastic bag out of the freezer after one night and leave your knitwear to thaw. Warning, don't be too hasty when it comes to unfolding your knit when it comes out of the freezer, because you could end up breaking the fibres in your knitwear.
Et voilà itch-free knitwear!