merino wool V-neck: hang or fold?

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  1. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    I typically put lightweight v-neck sweaters like this on a hanger, but I'm always afraid this will widen the neck... nonetheless, it feels kind of weird to fold them. Please someone tell me which to do and put me out of this terrible misery.
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    I typically put lightweight v-neck sweaters like this on a hanger, but I'm always afraid this will widen the neck... nonetheless, it feels kind of weird to fold them. Please someone tell me which to do and put me out of this terrible misery.

    Fold. Place on shelf. Iron night before wearing and lay over top of fat chair.
     
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    mack11211 Senior member

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    Hanging is bad for knits -- always. Just as drying in dryer on 'hot' is always bad for wool knits.

    Ironing before going to bed is a nice idea; reduces chance of early-morning burn injuries.
     
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    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Hanging can give sweaters what some people call, a 'third nipple.' You'll discover a projectile, toward the end of your shoulders. It's very difficult, to remove. Folding is best. I recommend a cedar chest, too. Great, great investment.
     
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    If for some reason (e.g., space) you must hang, then fold it over the rail part of a hanger (like pants) and don't hang by the shoulders like a shirt.

    I've never ironed a sweater. For wrinkles I use a portable hand steamer.
     
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    When hanging, take one of those rubber coated Non-slip hangers.
     
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    If for some reason (e.g., space) you must hang, then fold it over the rail part of a hanger (like pants) and don't hang by the shoulders like a shirt.

    I agree. This is the way my dry cleaner returns sweaters to me. When I dry clean at the end of the season and have no use for the sweater, I've lazily left them on the hanger without the plastic.
     
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    My personal rule of thumb: the softer and the lighter, fold. The coarser and the heavier, hang.
     

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