Sweaters are one of the most essential clothes in any wardrobe and like all clothes; you need to understand how to properly care for them if you intend to keep them for a long time.
Sweaters are made of different materials, the commonest of which is wool. It has always been a general rule that anything made of wool should be taken to the dry cleaners because of the delicacy with which the material needs to be handled. So when it comes to your woolen sweater, it should be no different. Take it to the dry cleaner to have it cleaned. This will not only be convenient but will also save you the pain of worrying about the safety of your favorite cardigan.
Though you could opt to dry clean your sweater which is convenient. Modern technology has also made it possible for you to clean your sweaters yourself. If your modern washing machine has a cycle of wool or hand wash, you are good to go. Throw that sweater in and have it cleaned. However, before starting the cycle, it is always advisable to remove stains and douse at the armpits of the sweater so as to ensure that you get a thorough wash. If your machine has a hand wash option, there is no need to worry because it will be as gentle on your sweater as your hands would be.
Look at the tag
Your sweater manufacturer knows what is best for it and this is why they took the time to put the tag on its inside. The inside of the tag should guide you as to how best to handle your sweater’s cleaning needs. Some tags will simply have the don’ts of washing your sweater, while others will try to be detailed.