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I’m pretty sure most of us have at least one knit blanket in our homes. They’re cozy, they’re soft, and they make a great addition to any home. However, like any other piece of fabric, they need to be cared for properly in order to last. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps necessary to care for your knit throw blanket and keep it looking its best for years to come. From washing to dry-cleaning, everything you need to know is included. So read on and enjoy your new knit blanket!
Materials You’ll Need
Materials You’ll Need:
-Bathtub or large sink
-Rag or microfiber towel
-Iron and ironing board
If you have a knit throw blanket that has been stored in the dryer, it is important to wash it before using it. Machine-washing a knitted item on delicate will cause the stitches to loosen and the fabric will become less durable over time. If your throw blanket is woven, simply handwashing it is sufficient.
To machine wash a knit blanket: Remove all of the clothing from the item before beginning to wash it. Place the blanket onto a flat surface and unfold it. Fill a bucket with enough water to cover the blanket completely, turn on the machine, and place the bucket inside of the machine’s tub. Select gentle cycle and allow to laundered according to manufacturer’s instructions. Once completed, place the items into a mesh bag to avoid tangling and dry in direct sunlight or on low heat. If desired,machine-ironing can be done after washing by placing an iron onto an ironing board covered in felt pads, then placing the entire piece over top of it so that no areas of fabric stick out from beneath.
How to Wash a Knit Throw Blanket
Washing a knit throw blanket is much like washing any other piece of clothing- you need to take care of the fabric and avoid ruining it. To wash a knit blanket, fill the washer with enough water to cover the fabric and add a small amount of detergent. Turn on the machine and wait until the water begins to warm up before adding the blanket. Make sure to agitate the blanket while it’s in the machine to help break up any lint or fibers. If your blanket has a liner, remove it before washing. You can also dry your knit blanket on low heat if you’d like.
How Often to Wash a Knit Throw Blanket
Washing a knit throw blanket is a relatively easy task that can be completed on a regular basis. To wash a knit blanket, put it in the washing machine on the gentle cycle and add one cup of white vinegar. Let the blanket soak for 30 minutes and then spin it around in the washer until it is completely dry.
Tips for Cleaning a Knit Throw Blanket
1. Wash your throw blanket in the washing machine on cold with a mild detergent.
2. Tumble dry on low heat or hang to dry.
3. If it begins to fade in color, treat it with a gentle enzyme cleaner and water mixture before laundering again.
Washing a knit throw blanket can be a little tricky, but with a little instruction, it shouldn’t be too hard to get your Blanket looking and feeling like new again. Here are the basic steps: 1. Check the care label on your blanket to see if it needs dry-cleaning or steaming first. If so, follow those instructions. 2. Fill an appropriate size basin with cool water and add 1 cup of mild soap or detergent. Soak the Blanket for 30 minutes, then wash in warm water using a gentle cycle. Be sure to rinse well and hang to dry.