Care guide for the Heavy Rib

October 11, 2022

It keeps you warm when it's cold out, here are a few care tips to return the favour.

When to (not) wash it?

The Heavy Rib is made from 700g of pure Merino Wool. As you may know, wool is a natural fibre with tiny scales and anti-bacterial and self-cleaning properties. That means you shouldn’t have to wash it that often, just let it breathe in a well-ventilated place after each wear and that should keep things shipshape.

How to wash it?

If you do decide the time has come to give it a good wash—once or twice a year sounds about right to us—here’s how to go about it:

- Hand wash: in cold or lukewarm water with a drop of wool detergent. However tempting it may be don’t wring it too hard by hand, as you might damage the fibres.

- Machine wash: Use a delicate wool setting at a maximum temperature of 30°C, and if possible pop it in a laundry net.

How to dry it?

The Heavy Rib is a seriously robust bit of knitwear, but whatever you do, don’t bung it in the tumble dryer. It’ll never be the same again. We suggest you opt for the al fresco drying technique: lay it down flat, away from direct sunlight. Don’t hang it up, 700g of wet Merino wool is more than heavy enough to get a stretch going.

What else ?

That’s pretty much it, but if ironing is your thing, and you can’t resist having a go at your new jumper, you can give the Heavy Rib a few gentle passes on a low setting (max 110°C)

So there you have it. If we've missed something, or you have any more questions about keeping your Heavy Knit happy, just hit us up in the comment section below or write to us here:

We'll be back in touch in a couple of weeks to see how you're getting on.

Until then,

The Asphalte Team:

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