How to Clean a Knitted Shawl

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Cleaning a knitted shawl is something that you can do with a Q-tip and a few other key tools. Clean a knitted shawl with help from an experienced knitting professional in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, my name is Autumn Wintersgill. And today, we're going to talk about how to clean a knitted shawl. Here I have a shawl and it looks like it's in some need of serious cleaning. So, the first thing that we're going to do, is look for any stains that we have. For any kind of stain, I usually just use a little bit of mild detergent and some water, with a Q-tip and just go ahead and spot clean that. And I'm not going to put it in the washer and dryer after I'm done with that initial spot cleaning. Because that can cause it to felt, as we can see here. So, we don't want that to happen with our shawl, because of course, we know that wool sticks together. And after it's stuck, it's nearly impossible to get apart. So, we want to keep our shawl looking nice and pretty. The main way that I clean a shawl or any type of knitted garment that uses wool as the main material, is I use a gentle detergent like Soak. And I just gently dip it in a sink full or a bathtub full of water. And then, after that's done, I pat it dry in a towel and lay it flat to dry on a table, just like this. So, after you have this dried, away from sunlight and heat sources. You can fold it up and store it. And that's how you can keep your shawl safe and clean and keep it for many years.


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