The best way to de-fuzz your winter knits
By Alterations Needed
A few years ago, I picked up a few honeycomb sweaters from J.Crew. Then I proceeded to shrink them. All was fine and dandy until a few more washings later when these crazy things began to shed...bad. I blame that stupid angora. Pulling these things over my head begins a day long battle of wiping little fuzzies off my face, out of my eyes, and out of my mouth; not to mention what they do to anything worn layered over or underneath. Click through the slideshow to learn more about two solutions and see which one is better below!
Sweater Stone Findings
1) The large size makes a quicker job of de-fuzzing a knit.
2) The porous nature of the stone does a good job catching loose hairs and fuzz.
1) Messy! Dust from the stone sheds as it's stroked across a knit, leaving a bunch of tiny black sand-like particles behind.
2) Feels a little heavy duty. I'd be super careful using this on loose or delicate knits.
Sweater Comb Findings
1) The small size makes a more careful and precise job of de-fuzzing a knit.
2) The wire mesh does a good job catching loose hairs and fuzz.
1) The small de-fuzzing surface area gets clogged quickly, so it takes longer to cover an entire knit due to having to clean it so often.
I found myself preferring the sweater stone for this particular job just due to it's sheer size. The larger surface area made a quicker job of getting through the entire sweater. What I finally ended up doing was going over an area with the sweater stone first, and then going over the same area quickly again with the sweater comb. As for which I prefer...I'd say it depends on the job. Heavy duty de-fuzzing jobs on tight, heavy knits may be better with the sweater stone (as long you don't mind the messy sandy bits it leaves behind). Lighter jobs and delicate knits are probably best off with the sweater comb.
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