How to dry merino wool
The second stage to keeping your merino in its absolute best condition is the drying process.
There are some drying methods that simply work better for your merino fibres than others do. For instance:
- Lightly spinning your merino dry
- Employing the use of a flat drying rack
- Rolling it in a towel to reduce excess moisture
If you’re hand washing your merino, reshape it whilst it’s still damp and dry it flat – as hanging it when heavy can stretch your garment and cause it to lose shape.
Try not to wring out your garment and steer clear of warmth or direct sunlight – as it can cause your merino to shrink. Also refrain from using:
- A dryer – heat can cause merino to shrink so you’re best to dry it on a flat rack
- Dry cleaning – definitely check the care instructions on your merino’s label
To iron or not to iron
Merino’s a fabric that rebounds back into shape with ease after being washed, so it may not need ironing. Laying your merino clothing out flat or draping it over the back of a chair can help creases to naturally disperse.
If you choose to iron, select either a cool or a wool setting and turn your garment inside-out. Make sure your merino is completely dry and use a pressing cloth as a protective shield.
Taking care of your merino should be a breeze, but check the care label, air it out daily after use and wash and dry when necessary according to the advice above.