The mews around where I live are the absolute cutest.
They portray quintessential London and one of my ultimate dwelling
dreams is to be an inhabitant of one. They’re secluded little corners
with little homes each with its own personality. And so a little meander
around my borough is something I absolutely love doing. Though with
the peak of winter upon us, it’s actually very brisk again in London.
So here’s a little scenic walk plus some sweater care tips from me to
you that I religiously practice every mid-winter…
By wearing and cleaning sweaters, they will inevitably pill.
To remove the pills, lay the sweater flat and slice the pills
with a simple razor or use a Gleener.
Wash every four wears unless you’re exposed to dirt, smoke
or have been sweating. Fill a sink of bucket with cool water,
add an appropriate amount of Woolite delicate detergent and soak for about
30 minutes. Then gently twist the sweater to remove excess water and lay
flat on a drying rack or towel to dry.
It’s best not to hang your sweaters as the hanger can
stretch the shoulders or pierce the fabric. Folding and
keeping the sweater in a drawer will help preserve the shape.
Wet the areas that have shrunk with a spray bottle and run
the sweater in a dryer on high heat.
Come spring, be sure to clean your sweaters, fold them once
completely dry, then store in a breathable storage bag.
Vacuum-sealed bags can cause moisture and mildew.
photographed by Sara Lejon exclusively for chevrons & éclairs
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