Sweater Comb


  • De-pill fine knits and sweaters
  • 4" x 2"
  • Two fine metal mesh screens on a cedar wood handle
  • Made in the USA

We love using this comb to de-pill our delicate knits and fine-gauge woolens while leaving our heavier knit items to the Sweater Stone. We like to have both tools on hand to use on sweaters, scarves, wool coats, and even pant legs. Two fine metal mesh screens on a cedar wood handle gently pick up stray pills while leaving renewed yarns behind. Simply glide in one direction over target areas.


Step 1

De-pill heavier knit and woolen items using the Sweater Stone.

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Step 2

Safely and effectively launder woolens using Wool & Cashmere Shampoo

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Step 3

Remove lint and rejuvenate yarns between wearings using the Wool & Cashmere Spray.

Did you know...

Reusable and long lasting, the Sweater Comb is made with a flexible screen that works well for de-pilling all fine-gauge wool, cashmere, merino, mohair, blends, and more.

Contrary to popular belief, pills are caused by wearing (rather than washing). When fibers loosen, they form little balls, which tend to appear on loosely woven woolens, knitted synthetics, and blends. These pills commonly occur in areas of friction, such as cuffs and where arms rub along sides.

We consider woolens to include fibers such as sheep’s wool, lamb’s wool, cashmere, merino, pashmina, angora, mohair, camelhair, and alpaca, as well as any wool blends and wool-like synthetics made to look like wool, such as acrylic.

Steaming is ideal for woolens. Sometimes woolens appear wrinkled after washing, but you cannot iron wool. Instead, steaming will release the wrinkles and fluff the yarns.

It’s always important to clean woolens before storing, as perfume, body products, body oil, food, and dirt can surface later and be much harder to get out. After washing, de-pill delicate knits and fine-gauge woolens with the Sweater Comb before packing in a breathable fabric such as The Laundress All-Purpose Storage Bag. Never store using plastic, cardboard, drawer liners, and contact paper, as they all attract bugs and encourage bug reproduction.

Always...
Lay your garment on a flat surface.
Work gently in one direction using short strokes.
De-pill prior to laundering.
Never...
Use on knotty yarns or fibers.

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