Save money on knitted clothing by reading the content of the
fibers and washing it accordingly. If there is cotton or another natural fiber
in your knitted item, you may not want to put it in the dryer. Natural
fibers shrink. If there
are no natural fibers, you should be safe.
After you wash a knitted sweater, lay it on a towel to dry.
Knitted items should be stored flat to avoid stretching.
Knitted items are also more delicate than woven
clothing items. If you snag knits, they ravel. If that happens, you can
try to mend your item by putting an appliqué over it, or even a patch.
If the hole is just too large, and the yarn is of a heavier weight, think about
unraveling the yarn and recycling it.
some more frugal advice for knitted garments.
- If you want knitted garments
to last, they must be made from quality yarn.
- See through knit garments are
not frugal as the yarn will tear and the garment unravel.
- All knit garments are more
fragile than woven fabrics. When you wear knitted pants, they will stretch
and get baggy.
- Knitted garments work best for
sweaters and other items that don't received as much wear-and-tear.