How to Take Care of Your Stunning Garment Made of Debbie Bliss Knitting Wool

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Published: 17th December 2009
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The Debbie Bliss line of knitting wool includes the yarns Alpaca Silk, a very soft Alpaca yarn with silk as beautiful as the Cashmerino Super Chunky, Cashmerino Aran and the Baby Cashmerino, which is well known for knitting baby outfits or adult sweaters. Alpaca Silk DK and Cashmerino Astrakhan is the newest edition to the Debbie Bliss knitting wool.



The beautiful characteristics of garments made of these Debbie Bliss knitting wool: its stretchable, softness and resiliency needs extra care. Generally, wools fine quality is ironically its minus factors too. Why? Because of the elasticity of wools, it is the weakest of all fibers, thus it is likely to shrink. Wools have crimps and scales that cling to garments. Crimps are filled with air that keeps it warm on winter and cool on summer; whilst the scales make it bulky. It is these crimps and scales that make it elastic; but once these crimps and scales lose the air between them, they will start to cling together, and alas your garment will shrink! Unfortunately it is never possible to stretch shrunken wool once the fibers have already bonded together. And so the best thing to do is to learn how to recycle shrunk wool or know how to take care of it so that it will not shrink.



Taking care of a wool



It is easy to take care of wool. Here are some helpful tips to take care of your stunning garments made of Debbie Bliss knitting wool.



• First, you should know its basic characteristics and strictly follow the washing instructions indicated in its label. The label will let you know if it is washable or not. The label will tell you if it needs only dry cleaning or if it can be hand-washed. And know also if it has been treated to avoid shrinking, or not at all. The label will let you know if it has been felted or not because if felted, it would not become stretchy. Although most Debbie Bliss knitting wool is machine washable.



• You turn your Silky Wool garment inside-out before you wash it to protect its delicate fiber from shrinking. I.e. Debbie Bliss fez Yarn which is super soft Debbie Bliss knitting wool made from extra fine merino and camel.



• Clean your garment regularly and carefully. A wool garment can easily gather dirt and soak up a lot of liquid; with perspiration it weakens and easily smells. Some wool garments need dry cleaning and often it will need careful hand washing.



• Always use mild detergents in lukewarm water. Avoid using household bleach containing sodium hypochlorite.



• Add a teaspoon of vinegar to your last rinse to revitalize the wool and silk. It will rinse beautifully and will dry into perfect shape again and restore its soft, fuzzy, cohesive fabric.



• Never twist or wring a wet wool garment because a wet wool garment looses a quarter of its strength. Just squeeze it gently to remove some amount of water and let it dry naturally. One technique if you want to remove more water is to roll it up and squeeze it in a towel.



Debbie Bliss knitting wool is known for its quality and stunning designs. Debbie Bliss is a famous designer of fashion knitted garments popular and well credited for over the world. Thus, give your garments made of Debbie Bliss knitting wool your extra care.



If you want to learn more about Debbie Bliss knitting wools , its types and classifications visit: http://www.knitsinthecity.co.uk

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