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Wool Dog Sweater Care Instructions

Wool sweaters are wardrobe staples for autumn and winter months and 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.

Your wool dog sweater can be safely washed in a washing machine if it is made of superwash merino.

  • Turn it inside out and use a laundry bag.
  • Add a wool detergent, preferably a Woolmark-approved detergent like Soak, which will not degrade the fibers if not thoroughly rinsed.
  • 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.

You may also hand wash your treasured custom knit dog sweater. I always hand wash all of my hand knits to maintain their beauty.

  • Fill a small tub with clean, lukewarm water.
  • Add a wool detergent, preferably a Woolmark-approved detergent like Soak, which will not degrade the fibers if not thoroughly rinsed.
  • Gently place your wool dog sweater in the tub to ensure it’s saturated; soak for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly in lukewarm water.

How to dry your handmade wool dog sweater:

  • Roll in a towel to blot and absorb excess water.
  • Unroll the towel gently remove the handmade dog sweater.
  • Reshape the sweater or original size.
  • Dry flat out of direct sunlight or in the shade. NEVER HANG your wool dog jumper, as it will stretch the garment.

The care of the custom knit wool dog sweater applies to all of Sugarboy's luxury handnits.

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