How to correctly wash your knitwear:
Wash gently in warm or cool water (never hot!) using a wool detergent.
Spin in the washing machine and dry flat.
Do not tumble dry.
For all our products we do recommend machine washing on a wool or delicate cycle over hand washing as this avoids the stretching/misshaping that can occur when agitating by hand in a tub.
The washing machine spin cycle also sheds most of the water as opposed to squeezing this out by hand which again can distort the shape of the item depending on the technique employed.
Some washing machines (this seems to be most prevalent in Europe) offer only a hot wash.
Under these circumstances, hand washing is preferable as hot water is the natural enemy of wool!