It is entirely personal preference whether wool is washed before knitting with it.
Some may prefer to wash wool if it has been purchased second-hand. This can help to remove any old smells, although the process may need to be repeated.
For certain yarns, a pre-wash before completing your project may prevent shrinkage when washing afterwards.
How to care for your wool
Ensure that you follow the washing instructions on the label that comes with the yarn. This may be dry clean or hand wash only. Be sure to follow the instructions correctly, to avoid wool damage or shrinkage.
Remove all paper labels and packaging before washing, to ensure that they don’t become soggy.
Wash skeins inside a breathable mesh bag to keep them looking their best. This prevents tangling and the over-agitation of the fibres, which could in turn ruin the finish of the wool.
Ensure that the water is neither too hot nor too cold, as this could damage the fibres.
If you are looking for a simpler craft than traditional knitting, macrame may be the perfect choice. A ready-made macrame kit is a great way to sample the wonderful craft and there is no need to prewash cord.
A macrame kit comes with everything needed to start and complete a beautiful project, including cord, pattern, and a handy how-to guide. There is a macrame kit suitable for all skill levels from beginner to expert, and with them you can create a multitude of projects such as blankets, scarves, toys, and home accessories. For more information and project inspiration, visit a specialist site such as https://www.woolcouturecompany.com.
Ensure that you treat your wool and yarn with the tender love and care it requires by following the correct steps. Your wool and completed wool projects will thank you for it, by providing you with beautiful, quality, finished projects that will stand the test of time.