Whaddya mean no?!
Care tags prevent your precious hand-knitted gifts from inadvertently being felted in the wash (gasp!) or stretched to gigantic proportions while wet (the horror!) or ironed to the point of melting. (faints)
No handknit deserves a horrible ending. You didn’t spend hours knitting and purling and heroically rescuing dropped stitches so that your gifted handknit would meet its end in a washing machine. No ma’am!
Don’t let that beautiful yarn and your hard work go to waste. Include a care tag on all your gifted handknits.
Most people who aren’t knitters (ie. the majority of people) don’t know how to care for handknit items. In a rush, they’ll likely throw them in the wash.
If your yarn is a superwash wool, acrylic or linen, then awesome! No harm, no foul. If the yarn is wool, alpaca, silk, or any other animal fiber not made for the modern washing machine, then get ready for some tears, howls and gnashing of teeth.
So, this holiday season, make things easy on your friends and family by including a little care tag that explains how their new knitted something should be cared for. Be as simple or as explicit as you need to be.
Print these tags on card stock and cut on the dotted line. Then hole punch at the top and you’re ready to start gifting!
Do you like these tags? Do you find them useful? I’ve got a handful of other sketches, so if you’re into these gift tags, I’ll make more. Let me know in the comments!