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De-piller for knitwear?

(11 Posts)
HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch Sun 23-Nov-14 19:59:13

My knitwear is so bobbly, it's embarrassing. I bought a comb thing from white stuff, but it isn't making any difference. Can anyone recommend me one please? Are the battery ones better?

msfreud Sun 23-Nov-14 20:03:17

I use the comb type and they are great, as well as much more gentle than the battery ones. How are you using it?

HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch Sun 23-Nov-14 20:08:48

I am laying the jumper flat, holding it taut with one hand, and combing with the other hand. Fluff is coming off, but soft fluff, not the bits that are making the jumpers look so tatty.

nipersvest Sun 23-Nov-14 20:38:38

try a velcro hair roller

Greengardenpixie Sun 23-Nov-14 20:57:40

I used a comb and it made holes!!! Beware!! It was a comb i got from amazon. The reviews were good. I didnt even realised i had made holes until i looked at it closely.

AtlanticDrift Sun 23-Nov-14 21:01:01

I use a mens razor blade blush There is a knack to it but I'm very picky about looking after my clothes and it really does defuzz them well. (Just the cheap disposable ones)

CambridgeBlue Sun 23-Nov-14 21:13:38

I find the little battery operated one from Lakeland pretty good but you have to be careful not to go too close or it will make a hole.

BlackHeadedGull Sun 23-Nov-14 21:36:23

It seems very expensive for what it is but the Alessi bobble shaver that looks like a penguin - search "Alessi bobble shaver" on Amazon - is really good. It's much better than the cheaper ones that I've had previously, which often seemed to make holes in the fabric.

thenightsky Sun 23-Nov-14 21:39:27

I use a cheap disposable razor. Just stroke it over the bobbly bits gently in one direction, like raking leaves off a lawn.

HeyMacWey Sun 23-Nov-14 21:39:33

I use dh's clippers. They work a treat.

WellTidy Mon 24-Nov-14 09:31:32

BlackHeadedGull that may go on my amazon wish list for Christmas!

I really don't want to make holes. I am the person who will make holes, if there are holes to be made.

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