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Wool Dog Sweater Care Instructions for Custom Handknit Dog Sweaters

January 21, 2020

Wool Dog Sweater Care Instructions

Learn how to wash your dog’s wool sweater by following these care instructions. 

Are you wondering how to care for your dog’s wool sweater? The following wool dog sweater care instructions will protect your dog’s wool sweater for years to come. 

Wool sweaters are wardrobe staples for autumn and winter months. Merino wool is one of the most versatile and resilient fibers.  Other fibers have yet to mimic its natural benefits of renewable, soft next to the skin, and biodegradable.

Taking care of your dog’s wool sweater is the only way to ensure it will last for years to come. Your wool dog sweater can be safely washed in a washing machine if it is made of superwash merino.

Wool Dog Sweater Care Instructions

How to Wash Your Dog’s Sweater In The Washer

  1. Turn the sweater inside out and use a laundry bag.
  2.  Add a wool detergent, preferably a Woolmark-approved detergent like Soak, which will not degrade the fibers if not thoroughly rinsed.
  3.  Set your machine cycle to the wool setting.  If your machine does not have one, use the cold water wash and/or the delicate cycle.
How To Handwash Your Dog’s Sweater

If you have the time, hand washing is the preferred washing option for your treasured custom knit dog sweater.

I always hand wash all of my hand knits to maintain their beauty. Here are the steps to take for hand washing your dog’s sweater.

  1.  Fill a small tub with clean, lukewarm water. 
  2. Add a wool detergent, preferably a Woolmark-approved detergent like Soak, which will not degrade the fibers if not thoroughly rinsed.
  3. Gently place your wool dog sweater in the tub to ensure it’s saturated; soak for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse thoroughly in lukewarm water.
How to Dry Your Handmade Wool Dog Sweater
  1.  Roll in a towel to blot and absorb excess water.
  2.  Unroll the towel gently remove the handmade dog sweater. 
  3.  Reshape the sweater or original size.
  4.  Dry flat out of direct sunlight or in the shade.  NEVER HANG your wool dog jumper, as it will stretch the garment.

I hope the tips provided in the Wool Dog Sweater Care Instructions are helpful. Whether you choose to wash your dog’s sweater in the washing machine or hand wash it in the sink, following the care directions will ensure your dog can enjoy their custom knit wool sweater for many seasons to come. 

If you find yourself with questions, or can't find the care card sent with every custom dog sweater, check out our Wool Dog Sweater Care Instructions page.  Alternatively, do not hesitate to contact me with questions at

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