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To obtain the best possible brightness, we suggest, before you start the production, you make a sample of 10x10 cm or better still 20x20 cm and test-wash following this simple procedure. We also suggest you knit loosely, as the yarn tends to swell, so count stitches and measure precisely the sample before and after washing. This way you can easily assess the yield, develop sizing and therefore determine consumption. Also you will be able to verify the feel of the yarn and the type of processing employed. That is, tighter knitting will be less soft and more resistant to pilling, while the opposite is true when knitting with looser stitches:
Premise. Sometimes it may be necessary to evaporate the sample and the leader before or after washing. To evaporate it intends to move the iron releasing the vapor on the sample and / or the leader WITHOUT placing the iron on the sample / leader, before or after washing.
- Machine wash at 30° for 7 minutes with very little mild detergent
- Rinse in the washing machine
- Machine wash at 30° for 7 minutes with very little fabric softener and 1/4 measuring cup of white wine vinegar
- Centrifuge at 1000 rpm for 5 minutes
- Dry flat without exposing to direct sunlight
This washing procedure is valid whether sample, sweater and the yarn itself.
This washing procedure should be performed only the first time, then it is advisable to wash the clothes by hand by following this procedure:
If you want your Cashmere pullover to keep warm and soft, please follow these instructions:
Put your pullover to soak in lukewarm water and use just a little bit of detergent or shampoo. In case the pullover has stripes or bright colours, add a little bit of white vinegar.
Leave your pullover to soak for a short time, 10-15 minutes maximum.
Never rub it. Always handle with care.
Patiently rinse your pullover with a lot of lukewarm water and more than once until water runs clear.
Never wring. Eliminate water from your garment pressing it gently.
Wrap it in a towel to eliminate excess water.
Spread out your garment on a horizontal surface. Do not expose your garment to direct sunlight. Dry at room temperature and never put it on a radiator.
Iron with powerful steam jet. Never press with iron.
A little suggestion: wash your Cashmere garment often, since in this way fibres will find new vigour and your garment will always look as new.
1 - If you work this yarn with knitting machine it is advisable to knit using at least 2 feeders ( thread - gudes )
2 - On this yarn, knitter should expert a 4% waste due to yarn structure and dyeing process.
3 - It is absolutely necessary to do a washing and ironing test on a sample garment each lot, to verefy shrinkage values and colours fastness - before proceeding with prodution (for knitting machine). In the handwork is essential to make adequate washing and ironing tests on a sample before processing.
4 - If yarn is knitted after more than two weeks from delivery, it is advisable to rewax it in order to achieve a smooth "run" throgh the needles and a more homogeneous result.
5 - Whenever yarn is used for STRIPES in constrasting colours, Hircus Filati will disclaim any responsability if such imformation was not given on time.
Handcrafter yarn of original desing.
This means that the colours and fullness may vary considerably between one lot and another. This effect is to be considered an intrinsic feature of the yarn, and therefore is not sudject to claims.