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How to Fix a Stretched Knitted Wool Sweater

Q: A customer brought in a knitted wool sweater that had stretched in the waistband and was out of shape now. Is there any way to restore the sweater?

A: In most cases, this damage can be remedied. Place the sweater on the buck of the press, align the waistband so that it is straight, moisten slightly with bottom steam, push ribbing together with fingertips, and vacuum dry. You may need to repeat this more than once until the waistband is restored. Severely stretched knits will need to be reshaped a little at a time to avoid distortion of the waistband.

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 1/11/2016 12:38:29 PM
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