When it comes to laundering your merino jumper, it seems obvious but always read the care label. Most Sunspel merino can be machine washed on a cool setting but this can vary between styles so check first.
Regardless of whether you are machine or hand washing your knitwear, turn it inside out and use cool water (30 degrees) and a mild detergent. One that is Woolmark recommended (look for the Woolmark symbol on the bottle) is preferable and avoid using Bio detergents at all costs because they contain enzymes that can be harsh on wool. It’s not necessary to use softener but if you prefer to, only use a small amount as it can cause the fabric to pill and bobbly jumpers are almost as irritating as moth-eaten ones.
After washing, immediately lay your jumper flat on a light coloured towel. Re-shape – removing as many creases and folds as possible – and leave to dry.
You shouldn’t need to iron your Sunspel merino but if stubborn crumples do occur, use the wool setting and gently steam or try lightly spraying the garment with water before pressing as this encourages creases to lift. Avoid applying pressure as this can cause the wool to become shiny.
If pilling does occur, simply remove by hand or invest in a sweater comb from any good haberdashery. Take care to remove pills gently to avoid stretching or making holes.