The soft, fuzzy feel of an angora sweater is a luxurious way to keep warm. The fibres are gently woven into wool that unfortunately has a tendency to shed all over anything dark. Part of the sweater's appeal is the soft fibres, but you can keep them from getting fuzzy hairs all over by simply freezing your angora items. If you are looking for a more permanent solution, a sweater trimmer will remove some of the fuzziness.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Large plastic bag
- Fabric shaver (optional)
Wash the garment. Gently hand wash the angora item according to the instructions with a detergent specific to wool. Lay flat to dry. Angora should only be washed by hand and using wool wash. Woolite contains bleaching agents that will discolour the yarn.
Freeze the angora item. Carefully fold the angora item and place it in a large plastic bag. Put the bag in the freezer with nothing above it. You don't want your sweater to be crushed by frozen meat or frozen vegetables.
Wear the garment as usual. Remove the sweater after at least an hour, but preferably after three to 24 hours, and wear. Place the sweater back in the plastic bag and return it to the freezer when the day is through.
Remove some of the fuzziness of the sweater permanently by gently going over the surface of the sweater with a sweater trimmer. It will cut the fibres shorter and remove pilling. Pay special attention to the under arm area since the brushing of your arms against the side of your body can cause more pilling than other parts of the garment.
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