Do you hang your sweaters up on a hanger?

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  1. miran

    miran Senior member

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    Do any of you store your sweaters (cotton, merino or cashmere) by hanging on a hanger?

    Is it actually bad for the sweater stretching it out, or that just nonsense?
     


  2. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    I don't hang mine. I was always told that sweaters will stretch if you hang them.
     


  3. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Never hang a medium or heavy weight sweater as it will stretch. A thin cashmere sweater particularily a cardigan can be hung but use only a wide shouldered hanger. As a thin sweater is much lighter in weight, it may be ok but this is still not recommended. Better not to get tinto bad habits in the first place.
     
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  4. Blackhood

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    I don't hang mine. Even when I worked in a shop you could see dimples forming in the shoulders after a few days,. My sweaters get used once a fortnight at best so folding preserves their shape better,
     


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    fold or gently roll - don't hang - never never never.
     


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  7. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    I never hang sweaters. They always get folded and put away. Hanging would cause dimples on the shoulders.
     


  8. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    i either fold or hang them off-shoulder (e.g. fold along vertical line, slap arms over, hang length wise)

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    IF its a lighter sweater i can safely hang them by the shoulder, but drape the arms back across the upper (sloping) bars to minimize the drag
     


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    in regards to wool sweaters i hear people folding them with tiissue paper/ what does the tissue paper do?
     


  10. miran

    miran Senior member

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    Makes sense...thank you everybody. I'm wiser for it now :)
     


  11. kellgy

    kellgy Senior member

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    +1 Great Idea.

    I still fold and store them in the closet since this method affords more clothing space.
     


  12. Bowtiedlad93

    Bowtiedlad93 Senior member

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    I usualy just fold mine and keep them in a drawer, I do not want to strech them by hanging them.
     


  13. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    I fold :slayer:
     


  14. Imhoff

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    +1
    I also employee this fold-and-hang method. Sweaters still retain shape.
     


  15. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I've made the mistake of hanging sweaters before. Fortunately, they were cotton and regained their shape upon washing. Now, I would never hang, except by the method just posted in here. That said, I'm still gonna be folding- the shelves in my closet are optimized for such, and that stack of colors is just pretty. And it also gives you a great idea of the character of the sweater you grab, rather than having to shuffle hangars around.
     


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