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Come and tell me how you keep your jumpers from looking shabby after 2 wears?
because I seem to trash mine after a couple of wears - they look so bobbled and manky. This is irritating as some of them are new and relatively pricey - mint velvet, French connection etc. doesn't seem to matter what I spend, the under arms and sides look dreadful after no time at all. It's not the washing, just the wearing that wrecks them.
How do you keep your knitwear looking ok? I realise this is very much a first world issue but it drives me mad. tips gratefully received
I'm not surprised your knitwear looks manky if you buy it from French Connection! They have special wool that bobbles on contact with humans! I get most of my jumpers from Gap, Jigsaw, and Next and they are all good quality.
Ok - I have extensively researched(!) and ordered a Philips fabric shaver from eBay after reading reviews on Amazon. We will see.
I do agree about French connection quality - I often have to breach my no acrylic content rule but my new jumper is so nice. Just bobbly in places. I have several pure cashmere jumpers and they're a nightmare too. I don't know what I do to them. Maybe I swing my arms excessively when I walk.
Things with linen and cotton in tend to last the best but it's finding them.
So far I've had most success with jumpers that have a high percentage of cotton in the mix. The less wool the better. I find wool too warm anyway. I'm doing well if a jumper lasts the entire season. The worst for bobbling was from white stuff.
I ordered a really good, heavy-duty fabric shaver - I think in the end it came from Korea or something as the instructions were in Korean. But easy enough to work out. Expensive - like £30. But really does work, and my old jumpers look much newer again. I used to have those little £5 sweater shavers that did almost nothing. But this was worth the money.