Episode 379: A Sweater-care Discussion

Spring is coming soon, which is the perfect time of year to think about getting your sweaters ready for the end of sweater weather. To dive into sweater care and maintenance, Lee and Stacey are joined by producer Andi and coworks Jen and Regan to discuss how we care for garments. 

Plus, Lee and Stacey chat about their current knitting projects and the movies they watched while working on them.

Mentioned in this Episode

Hawthorne DK yarn

Deep Winter Hat pattern

Lee’s movie theater sweater project (Ravelry link)

Lee’s Letterboxd

Lee’s movie theater tee project (Ravelry project)

Samia yarn

Lee’s improvised orange cabled cardigan project (Ravelry link)

Waterville Cardigan pattern

Homestead Cables collection

Swish Bulky yarn

Lee’s Soup Swap with recipe

Stacey’s oldest sweater (Ravelry link)

Lee’s UK/Ireland trip sweater

Jen’s Foxtrot Cardigan (Ravelry link)

Wool washes

Wash basins


Gleener Fabric Shaver & Lint Brush

Lint Shaver

March is for Mending 2023 podcast episode

Eucalan wool wash

Soak wool wash

Mini soak packets

Kookaburra wool wash

Regan’s knits on Instagram

Time Stamps

00:03 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast!

00:18 Lee and Stacey share what they’re been up to.

15:10 Andi, Jen, and Regan join Lee and Stacey for a discussion on sweater care!

18:55 The group discusses their normal sweater wash routine and pet hair managment (or lack of it).

31:00 How does everyone block their older knits after washing?

35:50 The next topic is end-of-season sweater storage!

39:27 Maintenance routines get discussed

48:46 What does everyone do with their handknits that are at the ends of their life, despite good maintenance?

54:45 Our final question is what are the essential tools for sweater care for new sweater knitters?

60:11 Credits


  1. Denise / March 17, 2024 / Reply

    Where can I find info about Knit Picks events such as knit in public day? Thank you, Denise

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