Avoid placing a wet knitted scarf in the dryer, as this may cause it to shrink.

How to Dry a Wet Knitted Scarf

by Kimbry Parker

A knitted scarf may be made of a variety of materials from wool to acrylics. When the knitted material gets wet, improper drying can result in the shape of the scarf becoming deformed. Properly drying a wet knitted scarf will help to ensure the fabric and shape stay intact, and the scarf doesn’t shrink or become damaged.

Lay a thick bath towel on a flat surface. Lay the scarf out lengthwise on the towel so it’s flat. Use more than one bath towel if the scarf is longer than the length of the towel.

Blot the scarf with another towel to soak up the excess moisture. Then, roll the scarf up in the bath towel to gently squeeze out even more of the water. If the scarf is extremely wet, you may need to replace the bath towel and roll the scarf more than once to get out the water.

Lay the scarf flat to air-dry the rest of the way once the majority of the water is out. Use your hands to reshape the scarf, if necessary. Dry it on a flat surface away from direct sunlight to prevent fading. Avoid hanging the scarf over a chair or on a hook, as this can distort the original shape.

Items you will need

  • Thick bath towels

About the Author

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.

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