How do you wash your delicates? One of the questions we often get at the shop is what should one wash handcrafted yarn and fabric projects in to preserve their colors and fibers. We love Soak. It’s the answer to modern laundry care.
Are you like me, I used to frown after discovering the yarn label said I had to “hand wash” any project made from it. Who has time for that, right. Honestly, these hand washables don’t take up much extra time with Soak…
- You simply pour a cupful of Soak into a gallon of cool water. Make sure there’s enough room for the water to move around and cover the item.
- Soak it for 15 minutes (longer is okay), then gently squeeze out the water – there’s no need to rinse. Some color may bleed into the water, but don’t worry, this won’t harm your garment. (But it’s always a good idea to test for color-fastness before washing.)
- Roll the item in a dry towel and squeeze out moisture. Lay flat to dry.
Did you notice the instructions said there is “no need to rinse.” – Boom, no rinsing saves me time!
I’m not fond of rolling items in a dry towel as described above. I have found that if I toss it in the washing machine (drum, top load) and run a spin cycle, it removes more moisture than I can squeeze out in a rolled up towel, with less effort. I then lay flat to dry. In the end, this saves me a soaked towel that I need to dry.
Soak is ideal for raw fibers, spinning, dyeing – and for the entire fiber life-cycle. Use it to care for cashmere, wool, cotton and other delicate knits.
Try these fool-proof tips for taking care of your knitted items.
AND – Soak can be used for all your delicates: baby, swimwear, lingerie, quilts & more.