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Did Amy say "hang your knits, don't fold them?"

This is opposite of what I've ever been told or done  myself.  

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Re: Did Amy say "hang your knits, don't fold them?"

I didn't hear her...but I hang most of my knits, always have, and never had a problem with it. I simply don't have the space to store so many folded items.

 

Same goes for flat drying---nowhere to do that, so I hang knits to dry.

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Re: Did Amy say "hang your knits, don't fold them?"

I don't fold my knits, I hang them because I don't have enough storage to fold everything.  Not a problem for me.  

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Re: Did Amy say "hang your knits, don't fold them?"

I only fold them when I am putting them away for the season. 

 

They never stay on the hanger long enough to get "humps."

 

I do fold the cardigans in half and let them hug the hanger

 

Is it true that one shouldn't hang sweaters from hangers? - Quora

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Re: Did Amy say "hang your knits, don't fold them?"


@Zhills wrote:

I only fold them when I am putting them away for the season. 

 

They never stay on the hanger long enough to get "humps."

 

I do fold the cardigans in half and let them hug the hanger

 

Is it true that one shouldn't hang sweaters from hangers? - Quora


Great tip!

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Re: Did Amy say "hang your knits, don't fold them?"

I hang mine on flocked hangers,  No problems with shoulder bumps.

 

 

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Re: Did Amy say "hang your knits, don't fold them?"


@ALRATIBA wrote:

I hang mine on flocked hangers,  No problems with shoulder bumps.

 

 


@ALRATIBA  I use those also but  prefer the padded hangers. They work great for me. I have some that's made of silk and they are padded. Got them years ago. Have to see if I can find some more. They take up a little more space in the closets but I am ok with that.

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Re: Did Amy say "hang your knits, don't fold them?"


@depglass wrote:

This is opposite of what I've ever been told or done  myself.  

 


Years ago my New York aunt folded hers and put them in her drawers or on the top shelf of her closet.

 

I did the same thing but then decided to hang mine so that I can see everything in the closet.

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Re: Did Amy say "hang your knits, don't fold them?"

@Sage04 

 

With the finer / thinner yarns from machine made knits ... those padded hangers are the best to use.  

 

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@Sage04 wrote:

@ALRATIBA wrote:

I hang mine on flocked hangers,  No problems with shoulder bumps.

 

 


@ALRATIBA  I use those also but  prefer the padded hangers. They work great for me. I have some that's made of silk and they are padded. Got them years ago. Have to see if I can find some more. They take up a little more space in the closets but I am ok with that.


 

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Re: Did Amy say "hang your knits, don't fold them?"

I fold my knits.  I once hung a sweater knit top and it grew several inches in length.