A Complete Guide to the Sweater Care Collection

The tools in our Sweater Care Collection work together to help protect your knits and keep them looking great for years to come. Each item is sold separately, allowing you to customize your own personal kit for sweater washing, wet blocking, and fine fiber care. We've written this comprehensive list to walk you through the details of each tool so you can build the perfect kit for your needs.

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Washing Bags

These eco-friendly nylon mesh cylinder bags keep your knitted and crocheted pieces, or any delicate washables, from stretching or snagging in the wash. The Small Sweater Care Washing Bag is the right size to wash accessories or small garments. The Large Sweater Care Washing Bag holds sweaters or other medium to large garments. 

Cocoknits is committed to avoiding and reducing plastic waste wherever possible, so the Sweater Care Washing Bag is woven of yarn made from recycled plastics.

How to Use:


  • Fine mesh bag is woven of yarn made from recycled plastic
  • Plastic zipper


  • Small Cylinder measures: 8” / 20 cm x 12" / 30 cm × 8" / 20 cm
  • Large Cylinder Measures 8" / 20 cm × 22" / 56 cm × 8" / 20 cm


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Super-Absorbent Towel

Our Super-Absorbent Towel speeds up the process of drying hand washables by absorbing excess water from your garment before air drying. Made from a lightweight felt-like cloth, it soaks up much more water than a regular bath towel. 

Packaged in a reusable linen drawstring bag to minimize packaging waste.

How to Use:

  • After soaking the garment and squeezing out excess water, spread the piece on the towel and roll from one end to the other, jelly roll style. Kneel or step barefoot on the rolled towel to remove as much moisture as possible. Unroll the towel and gently hang or lay item flat to air dry.


  • 85% cotton; 10% PET polyester; 5% Polyethalene


  • 39” / 1 m x 63” / 1.6 m


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Pop-up Dryer

The Sweater Care Pop-up Dryer will help air-dry hand washables more quickly by allowing increased airflow above and below your garment.

How to Use:


  • Mesh woven of yarn made from recycled plastics


  • Opened: 28" / 71 cm × 34" / 86 cm
  • Folded: 11" / 28 cm diameter


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Sweater Care Brush

The Sweater Care Brush allows you to refresh and rejuvenate your textiles so they look their best and last for years. Not only does it depill and fluff up mohair and alpaca, it removes lint and other fibers from clothing and household fabrics.

How to Use:


  • Body made from sustainable bamboo
  • Natural boar bristles
  • Cotton twill handle


  • 5" / 12.75 cm x 2.5" / 6.5 cm x 1.25“ / 3 cm


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Fuzz Off Comb + Refills

Many depill tools remove sweater pills by scraping them off, which removes more fiber than necessary and can abrade your knits. Unsatisfied with this, Julie set out to create something new. Our Fuzz Off Comb is more gentle, efficient, and precise than typical tools, while being safe and easy to use. 

The metal comb is actually a sharp razor blade surrounded by a protective metal "cage." The blade underneath easily slices away sweater pills while the cage protects your knits, skin, or any other surface from being cut. The compact size makes it easy to take on-the-go (when folded, it fits in our Accessory Roll and Project Wallet).

Because Cocoknits is committed to avoiding plastic wherever possible, the handle is manufactured from PLA - a 100% biodegradable plant fiber - and the metal combs are replaceable and recyclable.

If your Fuzz Off Comb has broken, please email us at knit@cocoknits.com and we will work with you to get a replacement or store credit. 

How to Use:


  • Fuzz Off Comb made of 100% biodegradable plant-based PLA.
  • Refills made of recyclable 100% steel. 3 per pack.


  • Folded: 4.875" / 12.5 cm X 1" / 2.5 cm X .375" / 1 cm
  • Unfolded: 8.875"  / 22.5 cm X 1" / 2.5 cm X .375" / 1 cm
  • Refills: 2.25" / 5.75 cm X .5" / 1.25 cm


Fuzz Off Comb and Refills sold separately.

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Emery Boards

Our new Emery Boards are a colorful pack of six. The perfect little file to keep in a project bag, Accessory Roll, or Project Wallet - because there is nothing worse than a nail snagging your yarn. This small but mighty tool can be helpful in a variety of ways.

How to Use:

  • File nails while knitting or crocheting to prevent snags
  • Sharpen or smooth bamboo and wooden needles and hooks
  • Smooth your Leather Cords
  • Remove small pills from delicate fiber yarns
  • Sharpen the tip of your note-taking pencil
  • 5 Ways to Use Your Emery Board


  • Individual emery board: 3.125" / 8 cm x .625" / 1.5 cm
  • Pack of 6: 4" / 10 cm x 3.5" / 9 cm


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Check Your Gauge Cloth

Each square on this gingham cotton cloth measures 1" / 2.5 cm. Lay it under your knitted item during wet blocking to to get straight edges and perfect measurements! The thread is tested for colorfastness and pre-treated before the fabric is woven to prevent stretching, shrinking, or distortion.

How to Use:

  • Lay the cloth under or over your hand-knits while blocking. Count the squares horizontally and vertically to ensure correct measurements of your project.
  • Protect knits while steaming by placing the cloth between hand-knits and steamer or iron.


  • 100% cotton


  • 48" / 122 cm X 48" / 122 cm


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T-pins are an essential part of precise blocking. Our T-pins are stainless steel – which means they won’t rust when they get wet during blocking. Each tin contains 40 T-pins.

How to Use:

  • Lay your damp garment on foam blocking tiles, carefully and gently massage into the shape you want. Stick as many T-pins as you feel necessary into points, edges, etc so that the garment does not budge during drying.
  • Use them for sewing projects!


  • 100% stainless steel


  • T-pins: 1.5" / 3.75 cm
  • Round tin: 2.5" / 5 cm diameter


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Knitter's Block

This kit includes the essential materials you'll need to block your knits: 18 foam block tiles, 40 T-pins, and a Check Your Gauge Cloth. All conveniently packed into a jute tote for easy storage and transport. The heat-resistant tiles are made of formamide-free and formaldehyde-free EVA foam covered in a very low, lightly barbed pile which gently grips your knitting without pilling or leaving fibers. Tiles hold pins firmly in place, are suitable for use on any surface since moisture won’t seep through, and can be interlocked and assembled in a variety of sizes.

How to Use:


  • 18 interlocking, fiber-topped EVA foam tiles
  • 40 stainless steel T-Pins
  • 1 cotton Check your Gauge Cloth
  • A sturdy jute bag to contain the kit


  • Tiles: 12" / 30.5 cm X 12" 30.5 cm 
  • Tote: 15" / 38 cm × 12" / 31 cm × 5" / 13 cm


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Jute Tote

This sturdy jute tote bag, with strong handles and small outer pockets on each narrow side, is perfect for corralling all of the Sweater Care Collection tools (sold separately). Jute is a natural fiber that is 100% recyclable and biodegradable. It’s the ideal size for a sweater quantity of yarn, veggies from the Farmer’s Market, or any time you need a reusable shopping bag.

How to Use:

  • Store the components of the Sweater Care Collection
  • Take on shopping trips to your Local Yarn Store or anywhere
  • Hold big projects
  • Store large crafting tools


  • Jute body
  • Cotton handles and binding 


  • 15" / 38 cm × 12" / 31 cm × 5" / 13 cm


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A stop motion gif of Sweater Care tools loading into a jute tote

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