Storing Knits for Summer

The weather is warming up in the US, so it’s time to put away the wooly winter sweaters to make room for warmer weather clothes. Here is my advice for safely storing your knits to keep moths (and other critters) away.

The sweater on the mannequin is my Woman’s Zippered Letterman’s Jacket, pattern + video tutorial.

The pattern for the sweater I’m wearing can be found here (not my design).

The nail polish I’m wearing is Julep color “Flora”.

9 comments on “Storing Knits for Summer

  1. Hello Staci,
    You talk about washing knitted items with a wool soap. Do you have any recommendations? I was told “Woolite” is harsh on clothing. Maybe that’s not true.

  2. Staci, Thanks again for the wonderful information and the way you take care of us. I have one comment on the “space bags” they also leave the odor of chlorine in your garments. I ruined several things which I was unable to recover.


  3. Staci, Is it okay to just leave a hand knit 100% wool sweater coat (Zasio) hanging up all year round after washing it or does it need to be put in a bag? Thanks for all your help.

  4. I have a related question: what is the best way to store yarn in the summer? I don’t have a cedar chest or box…my yarn lives in a small cupboard…and I’m concerned…thanks!

  5. Melissa – I suppose it depends on the yarn that you used, but I would never hang a hand knit sweater, because of the potential for stretching, especially at the shoulders. And I suppose it depends on whether you have moths and/or carpet beetles in your area, but I would never leave a wool sweater outside of an airtight container over the summer.

    S t a c i

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