Addressing Stretching and Warping in Knitwear

2023-04-18 10:32:40 Jiaxing Jingrui Apparel Co., Ltd. Viewd 264

Knitwear is one of the most commonly used garments in winter, but with constant wear and washing, they can stretch or warp. This not only affects their appearance, but also reduces their warmth. Here are some ways to deal with stretching or warping on knitwear.

Causes of stretching or distortion on knitwear

Before proceeding, we need to understand the reasons why knitwear may suffer from stretching or distortion. Common causes include incorrect washing, over-wearing or hanging, and improper use.

How to prevent stretching or distortion of knitwear

The best solution is to take steps to prevent knitwear from stretching or distorting. First, follow proper washing practices, hand wash or use the gentle mode of the washing machine, and use a special wool detergent. Also, instead of hanging your knitwear to dry, you should lay it flat to dry. In addition, avoid over-wearing and it is best to change to other clothing every day or two.

Dealing with knitwear that has stretched or become distorted

If you have already noticed stretching or distortion of your knitwear, you can take the following steps to repair them:

1. Use hand-wash hydrogen peroxide to fix the stretching problem: Mix warm water with hydrogen peroxide and soak the knitted shirt in the water for ten minutes. Then gently squeeze dry, then lay the knitted shirt flat to dry.

2. Try using a steam iron to solve the distortion problem: Gently iron the knitted shirt on a steam iron, but do not touch the surface of the fabric to avoid causing damage. This will restore the knitwear to its original shape.

3. Pull them back into shape: You can sew some loose threads at the stretched or distorted spots and pull them tight to bring them back to their original shape. Then lay the knitted shirt flat to dry.

How to take care of knitwear properly

In addition to the above methods, proper care can also help you prevent stretching or distortion of your knitwear. Firstly, do not put your knitwear into the dryer; secondly, avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight; and finally, store it folded and in a ventilated and dry place.


No matter how well you care for your knitwear, they may stretch or become distorted. Use the above methods to deal with problems that have occurred and take steps to prevent future occurrences. This will keep your knitwear looking as good as new, while also extending its life and improving its comfort.