Care for your Knitwear
By following the guidelines, your knitwear will last you a really long time. Give it the love and care it deserves, and it will love you back.
When washing your knitwear, it’s important to handwash them, never machine wash as it can cause shrinkage. Lukewarm water is most suitable for wool as very hot or cold water may cause them to shrink.
Only use a small amount of detergent, too much can be difficult to rinse from your knitwear, which may leave them coarse. Try to wash one at a time to avoid any colour mixing.
Top Tip: You should never wring or scrub your wool knitwear as this can cause pilling and stretching.
The most important guideline to follow when it comes to drying your knitwear & wool sweaters is to never put it in a tumble dryer, as this will cause it to shrink. Dry it flat across a clothes rail or on a towel. It’s important not to hang your knitwear to dry as this will cause stretching.
Top Tip: If your knitwear needs to be reshaped, do this while it is still damp.
Storing your knitwear
The best way to store your knitwear is to fold them. If you are storing your knitwear for the summer, we recommend putting them in breathable bags to avoid any mildew.
Top Tip: If you are storing your knitwear away for the summer, put a sachet of lavender in with them, this will keep any little bugs away!
About Irelands Eye
Inspired by the windswept landscape of Ireland’s Eye – the tiny island off the Dublin coast. Irelands Eye make wool products that are supremely comfortable and unforgettably beautiful: a perfect blend of style and function.
Three generations of the same family and a devoted, talented crew of workers (many with a quarter century’s history with the company) all working to build a vibrant international knitwear brand. Over the past 40 years, Irelands Eye have combined a traditional Irish knitwear heritage with the very best of European design. Knitwear is in their blood. Before there was a brand, there was one man in a garage in Dublin, knitting wool sweaters to keep his family warm.
The story, the vision, and the mission remains the same as ever: to share a bit of warmth, a feeling of belonging, and a sense of possibility with the rest of the world.
Although the business has grown, they haven’t strayed far from that model over the years. You can see it in the hand-finishing of every single garment that produced.