We all want our wool to look nice. I know I do. Knitted and crochet wool diaper covers, pants, and shorties have a tendency, overtime, to fuzz and (what we call) “pill”. Basically, this means that the wool will become fuzzy and small pilly balls will form. So, when you’d like to take the little one out in wool, or if you’re ready to put your wool up for sale, these pills aren’t as appealing as nice and pretty wool.
Does this mean that your wool is no longer usable and will never look nice again? NO!
There are a couple of tools you can use to make your wool look nice again!
The most obvious choice would be an electric wool shaver. These are easy and quick to use and are pretty cheap! You can get them, usually with free shipping, on Amazon.
Remington Battery Operated Fabric Shaver - $7.95 – Free Prime Shipping or Eligible for FREE SuperSaver Shipping
This one is battery operated, and all you do is turn it on and lightly rub the shaver over the area that’s fuzzy! Your wool will look nice and pretty when you’re done!
D-Fuzz-It DFuzzIt Sweater & Fabric Comb - (Currently) $3.48 – Free Shipping
This is one of my personal favorite kind of shavers. No frills. No battery replacement. It does, however, take a little more elbow grease and a little longer to defuzz than the electric shavers, but it lasts forever, and it works great. You just rub the wool until the fuzz comes off. I only had to use ONE the entire time Hawk was in wool!
For quick sweater shavers from around the house:
Pumice Stone – You can also use a regular pumice stone much like you can the fabric comb type of shaver. You just rub it over your wool to get the fuzz off. This doesn’t work AS great, but it will work in a pinch!
Regular Razor – You can actually use the same razor you shave your legs with (or same type of razor, that is), but you have to be VERY CAREFUL not to nick the yarn. This isn’t the best way to shave wool, so I’d only recommend it if you have no other option and are in need of getting rid of the fuzz without being able to wait on shipping or a trip to the store! PLEASE DO THIS SLOWLY so that you do not cut the wool yarn. Run the razor lightly over the wool. Lightly.