Yarn Care

You can always find specific washing instructions for each yarn type in the labels and in each online shade card (under the Care tab).

Find below some extra tips for the most popular yarn fibers, which will help you keep your garments in good condition.

General Yarn Care Tips

  • Wash garments using plenty of water, and if possible, separately. Never let the garment soak.
  • Wash dark colours separately. Dark colours often contain an excess of dye, so it's important to make sure the garment is rinsed until the water is clear, to avoid the excess dye affecting other colours in the garment.
  • Only use detergents that are made specifically for washing wool and other fine fibers, or a PH-neutral, dye free detergent.
  • Always shape the garment, and lay it flat to dry. Never dry the garment in direct sunlight.
  • Never put heavy dripping wet clothes to dry. Avoid drying garments on a surface that absorbs moisture, such as terry towels. In both cases, the garment can be discolored or lose its natural elasticity.
  • Please note that garments knitted with special "heavy" techniques can grow in use or in the wash.

Alpaca, mohair, silk and untreated wool:

  • Hand wash 30C (cold).
  • Dissolve detergent completely before adding the garment.
  • Move garment gently, dont rub!
  • Rinse thoroughly.

Cotton, linen and mixed qualities:

  • Always machine wash at 40C or 60C depending on the instructions on the label. If washed at a wrong/lower temperature, colours may run. If this happens, wash again at the right temperature, i.e. according to the label. It is very important to adhere to the right temperature.
  • Dont use too much fabric conditioner.
  • Use washing programs with plenty of rinsing time.
  • Cotton has the tendency to shrink in the wash, so make sure you measure the garment before washing, in order to shape it correctly after the wash.
  • Dont tumble dry.

Merino and other Superwash treated wool:

  • Superwash treated wool should be washed in machine, using the wool / gentle cycle program.
  • Dont use fabric conditioner.

Wool and silk:

  • In general, unless a yarn is Superwash treated, we discourage the use of washing machine, since even the wool program can make garments lose their shape and in the worst cases lead to shrinking. Qualities that include silk could also lose colour.
  • Spin garments lightly in a pillowcase, or roll them into a towel and press out the moisture.
  • Never use a dryer for wool, the garment will shrink!
  • Unevenness in the garment will even out after wash or light steam ironing.
  • Remember to never put pressure o the garment neither in wet or dry conditions. Never steam iron on parts that are knitted in structures like cables. Never use iron or put press on Silk.
  • When steaming, use preferably a steam iron, or a regular iron and a damp cloth placed between the iron and garment. Note! The garment should never be press directly!

Always keep the yarn labels they are your warranty! In order for us to deal with any complaints in an orderly manner, we need the labels as well as the knitted garment.


Comparative Care Table

DROPS ♥ You #8 C 100% Cotton Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dry Flat
DROPS ♥ You #7 A 100% Cotton Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dry Flat
DROPS ♥ You #6 A 100% Cotton Machine wash 60C / Dry Flat
DROPS ♥ You #5 C 100% Cotton Machine wash 60C. Dry Flat
DROPS Air C 70% Alpaca, 23% Polyamide, 7% Wool Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Alaska C 100% Wool Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Alpaca A 100% Alpaca Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Alpaca Boucl C 80% Alpaca, 15% Wool, 5% Polyamide Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Andes E 65% Wool, 35% Alpaca Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Baby Merino A 100% Wool Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dont use fabric softener / Dry Flat
DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk A 70% Alpaca, 30% Silk Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Belle B 53% Cotton, 33% Viscose, 14% Linen Machine wash on gentle cycle 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Big Delight C 100% Wool Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Big Merino C 100% Wool Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dont use fabric softener / Dry Flat
DROPS Bomull-Lin C 53% Cotton, 47% Linen Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dry Flat
DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk C 77% Alpaca, 23% Silk Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Cloud E 72% Alpaca, 21% Polyamide, 7% Wool Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Cotton Light B 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dry Flat
DROPS Cotton Merino B 50% Wool, 50% Cotton Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dont use fabric softener / Dry Flat
DROPS Cotton Viscose A 54% Cotton, 46% Viscose Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dry Flat
DROPS Delight A 75% Wool, 25% Polyamide Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dont use fabric softener / Dry Flat
DROPS Eskimo E 100% Wool Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Fabel A 75% Wool, 25% Polyamide Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dont use fabric softener / Dry Flat
DROPS Flora A 65% Wool, 35% Alpaca Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Glitter 60% Cupro, 40% Metal Hand Wash, max 30C
DROPS Karisma B 100% Wool Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dont use fabric softener / Dry Flat
DROPS Kid-Silk A 75% Mohair, 25% Silk Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Lace A 70% Alpaca, 30% Silk Hand Wash, max 30C / Stretch to right measurements and Dry Flat
DROPS Lima B 65% Wool, 35% Alpaca Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Melody D 71% Alpaca, 25% Wool, 4% Polyamide Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Merino Extra Fine B 100% Wool Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dont use fabric softener / Dry Flat
DROPS Muskat B 100% Cotton Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dry Flat
DROPS Nepal C 65% Wool, 35% Alpaca Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Nord A 45% Alpaca, 30% Polyamide, 25% Wool Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Paris C 100% Cotton Machine wash 60C / Dry Flat
DROPS Polaris F 100% Wool Hand Wash, max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Puna B 100% Alpaca Hand Wash, cold max 30C / Dry Flat
DROPS Safran A 100% Cotton Machine wash on gentle cycle 40C / Dry Flat