Fisherman Out of Ireland - Knitwear Collection

Taking care of your knitwear

All our knitwear has been hand-crafted with the intention that you’ll delight in putting it on – and struggle to take off. However, we do realize that taking proper care of your knitwear is not only essential for longevity but also keeps it looking as good as new.

With that in mind we have put together some simple guidelines so that you can enjoy your knitwear for many seasons to come.  




Pilling is the formation of fuzzy balls on the outer surface of your garment and usually occurs over a period of time. It’s a simple by-product of friction but thankfully removing this is very easy. We recommend using a sweater stone or disposable razor to remove the fuzz, then simply brush off.


Your knitwear should be dry-cleaned or hand-washed. When hand-washing your knitwear use cold water with a small amount of gentle, biodegradable soap. It’s important that you do not wring, rub or twist your knitwear when hand-washing as this can cause pilling and stretching. Do not use a washing machine.

Tip: Wash your knitwear inside out to protect the outer surface. 


Folding & Storing

Your knitwear should be neatly folded and stored in a drawer or on a shelf. Avoid using hangers for your knitwear as this will result in stretching and possibly misshape the shoulders. If you plan to store your knitwear away for the summer months we recommend that you store it in a cotton or linen bag to avoid mildew.

Tip: Store your knitwear with a lavender sachet to keep it smelling lovely and the moths away


The most important thing to remember when it comes to drying knitwear is to never use a tumble dryer. When washed, your knitwear should be placed on a flat surface or a layer of towels to air-dry as this helps to maintain the size and shape of the garment. If your garment does need reshaping this is the best stage to do that. Try to avoid hanging your knitwear or laying it on radiators as this will cause stretching.

Tip: Before lying flat roll your knitwear in a towel and gently press to remove excess water.