All of our knitwear is hand-finished and carefully washed and pre-shrunk before we send it to you. We recommend that you follow these instructions carefully:
Historic Shetland knitwear drying in a Lerwick lane.
Image courtesy of Shetland Museum.
Dissolve mild soap flakes in lukewarm water and carefully wash the garment by gentle squeezing. Rinse thoroughly in water of the SAME temperature. A fabric conditioner may be added to the rinse water. Squeeze water out or give a short spin to remove excess water. You may like to roll the garment in a towel to remove more moisture. Ease into shape and dry on a flat surface. When drying keep away from direct heat and strong light. A light steam-iron will ensure your garment retains its original shape. If you prefer, your genuine Shetland knitwear may be taken to a reputable dry-cleaner.