Take good care of your knitwear!
KAOS YARN is made from 100% certified organic fibres. The untreated fibres insulates well and leads moist away from your body, but absorbs very little smell. An easy and sustainable way of freshen up your knits is to hang it outside in the shadow, preferably in damp weather. Or you can hang in your bathroom during a shower. This is a very gentle treatment, making your knit last even longer.
A wash is a must for your new knits to get their final finished look. But afterwards you only need to wash if it has stains. You can wash your knits by hand or in your machine on wool programme with wool detergent. Test your machine by washing a knitted swatch first. Refrain from twisting the knit when wet - in stead you can gently squeeze it out or give it a spin in your washing mashine.
If you are washing multi colored knits with great color contrast, add a little vinegar to the water to avoin bleeding of the colors.
Last step is to gently stretch your knit into shape and put to dry flat on a towel, or pinned with needled on a foam pad to define the shape. This is particularly good for shawls with lace pattern or blankets.