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How to pre-treat almost any knittingfabric
« on: April 08, 2016, 07:55:29 AM »
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Prewashing fabric before you sew is something I think a lot of us learned the hard way. There is absolutely nothing more devastating in sewing then spending hours and hours on something you love only to have it shrink beyond wearability after one use. Ugh.
That is where prewashing comes in. The idea is very simple. Most fabrics change in some way after you wash them. Many are prone to shrinkage, while others might just change in drape and feel. Some change a lot, some hardly at all.
The trick is to make sure these changes happen before you’ve done your sewing, to eliminate (or at least minimize) any unhappy surprises.
My rule of thumb for prewashing is simple: Whatever method I plan to use to clean the final garment is how I will prewash the fabric. The same goes for any linings or interfacings. Here are my tips for treating a few common types of fabric:
KNIT/KNITTING
A method by which thread or yarn may be turned into cloth. Knitting consists of loops called stitches pulled through each other. The active stitches are held on a needle until another loop can be passed through them.
Knitting may be done by hand or by machine. Different yarns and knitting needles may be used to achieve different end products by giving the final piece a different colour, texture, weight, or integrity.
Using needles of varying sharpness and thickness as well as different varieties of yarn adds to the effect. Knitted items especially hand or lose knit are most volatile to shrinkage and distorting. Less agitation and less heat are best for care; therefore handwash and air dry in shape. Wash according to fabric content.
LAMBSWOOL
The hide of a sheep, also called lambskin or sheepskin. Lambswool is used to produce sheepskin leather products and soft, wool-lined clothing or coverings, including gloves, hats,
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