A Complete Guide On How To Care For Your Knitted Garments

Washing

– Woolen knitted garments should be washed separately from other clothes and should not be presoaked
– While washing, it is desirable to use the special washing liquids intended for woolen and knitted products (that don’t contain bleaches)

Washing

 

Rinsing

– When rinsing the knit for the first time, water should be the same temperature, as while washing
– It is necessary to rinse carefully as the rest of washing liquid remaining in the product can spoil colour of the product while drying
– While rinsing the last time, it is necessary to add liquid that deletes static electricity

 

Drying

– The washed knit cannot be hung up and should be wringed out at first and wrapped in a towel to remove moisture
– The knitted woolen product should not be dried in immediate proximity from a radiator or under solar beams
– The dried up knit can be steamed at a distance of 10-15 sm. Never leave an iron on a knit

Drying

Pellets

– The formation of pellets is inevitable. You can remove it with a shaving machine tool without a sticky strip
– For this purpose, the product needs to be spread out on a rigid, smooth surface and shaved top-down

 

Storage

– The knitted garments should be stored together
– Use packages with special granules for smell and moisture absorption
– It is not recommended to hang up knitted products on hangers as they can get out of the shape

stored

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Pastel Pink Dress

Yarn: Vardhman Baby Soft Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 10
Quantity: 220 g

Front: Cast on 110 sts and start pointal pattern. Then in every 8th row decrease 1-1 sts from both sides till 15″.

Back: Knit same as front.

Sleeves: Cast on 90 sts knit pointal pattern for 2.5″. Knit another sleeve likewise collect all the sts of front back and sleeves and knit for 2.5″. Then knit 2×2 rib border. Then decrease 30-30 sts in every 6th row and knit for 4″ and cast off.

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Four Sleeve Styles You Cannot Miss This Winter!

Seamless Yoke
The seamless yoke style is the simplest sweater to knit in the round from the top down. These sweaters are unique in their lack of visible armhole shaping. Since the shoulders and armholes are not well defined, the yokes of these sweaters have a less tailored fit.

Sweater Design

Raglan
The next simplest style is the raglan. Sweaters with raglan shaping have distinctive “seams” between the front(s), back, and sleeves that form diagonal lines running from the neck edge to the base of the armholes. Beginning at the neck, the number of stitches on the front(s), back, and sleeves increase at regular intervals along these lines to give each section a triangular shape. Raglan sweaters fit nicely at the shoulders and lend themselves well to a close fit or waist shaping.

Sweater DesignModified Drop-Shoulder

For the modified drop-shoulder style, the sleeves join the yoke in “notches” that extend from the shoulders to the base of the armholes. Other than stitches cast on at the base of the armholes, there is no armhole shaping. Modified drop-shoulder (also called indented sleeve or square armhole) sweaters are characterized by a boxy shape and casual style. The sleeves are attached to the body along straight armhole edges. The resulting square shape provides a broad canvas on which it’s easy to incorporate texture patterns.

Modified drop shoulderSet-In Sleeve

Set-in sleeve styles have a classic tailored fit. The front(s) and back are worked separately to the desired armhole depth, with increases worked along the edges to tailor the shape of the armholes. Sweaters with set-in sleeves have tailored silhouettes and a timeless, classic quality. Because there is no excess fabric at the armholes, it gives a more refined look to even casual styles.

Sweater Design

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Couple Sweater Design

Yarn: Vardhman Zaima Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 7
Quantity: 615 g

Front: Cast on 114 sts and start 2×2 pattern. After 4.5″ exchange 2 cables of 32-32 sts at equal distance from centre. After 10″ exchange second
cable. After 20.5″ decrease 4-3-2-1 sts for armhole. Knit 10″ from below cable and exchange cables. After 6″, decrease centre sts in round shape for 3″. Keep 30-20 sts for shoulders.
Back: Knit same as front without cables.
Sleeves: Cast on 46 sts and start 2×2 pattern and then increase 1-1 sts from both sides in every 6th row till 23″ then decrease 2-2 sts for armhole sleeve likewise.
Neck: Pick neck sts & knit 2×2 border for 3″ and cast off.

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How to Read a Knitting Yarn Label?

Knitting yarn labels pack a lot of information and you’ll need to know what it all means especially if you’re following a hand knitting pattern. Hand knitting patterns will tell you what kind of yarn to buy for that knitting project.

But there are other reasons as well. For instance, you may want to substitute the yarn that is called for in a pattern. You may also want a certain thickness.  All this information is wrapped neatly around your little ball of knitting yarn.

Below is what yarn labels say and what to look for:

Yarn Name: The largest and the most prominent letters on the labels are the knitting yarn/company name.

Yarn nameYarn Weight: The actual weight of the knitting yarn when packed is always listed.

Yarn weightColour and Dye Lot Number: Always check to ensure the dye lot numbers are the same.  Even though the colour may look exact it could be off just a tiny bit. If you can buy enough yarn for what you need in your project that would be great. It may be hard to match it up if you run out.

Knitting colour and dye lot numberLaundry Care: The next set of boxes show you the laundry care symbols; how should you wash your garment, do you need to iron your garment, etc.

Yarn laundry care

Knitting Needle Sizes: This section, the knitting needle symbol section, on knitting yarn labels is the part that knitters need to take a look at. On Vardhman Knitting yarn label below it’s the third box from the top. It gives you important knitting information for such things as needle size and thickness. You can see in the center is a pair of criss-cross needles with the number 9,10 (this is the needle number) at the top and 3.75-3.25 mm (this is the needle thickness) below. This is the suggested knitting needle size you should knit this particular knitting yarn with.

Knitting needles Any “X” on any laundry symbol means “do not”.

Now that you know so much about your knitting yarn, get started already!

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