Knitwear is a wardrobe must in the colder months, and not only for practicality – you quite literally can’t beat a good knit! From polo necks and cardigans to cable knits and jumpers, the autumn/winter seasons present us with endless styling opportunities.
A staple on the autumn/winter runways each year, they lay the foundations for a well-dressed wardrobe. From how to keep your knitwear looking fresh to styling advice, we’re here to help!
#1 How should knitwear fit?
Because it comes in so many different styles there’s no simple answer to this question. Depending on personal preference some may prefer a more oversized fit rather than a tighter more snug fit. We would recommend sticking to your usual size or moving up one size if you want to layer over more than your t-shirt. As a general rule, your jumpers should finish just beyond your waistband for the perfect fit and shouldn’t be too snug that you find it hard to lift your arms above your head.
#2 Which fabrics can be washed?
Depending on the composition of your knitwear, you may need to wash it in a particular way, or maybe not at all. Here’s a quick and easy guide on which fabrics can be washed, as always check the label first!
Cashmere – No, most cashmere items will be dry clean only.
Mohair – Hand wash only. Putting mohair in the washing machine can cause your item to shrink.
Wool – Yes, use the wool setting on your machine or hand wash.
Viscose – can be washed in your washing machine, but we would recommend hand washing if you can.
Cotton – Yes , machine wash
Acrylic – Yes, machine wash