Almost everyone has ever purchased a gorgeous knitted sweater that turned out to cause irritation to the skin as a result of the manufacturing materials.
To make such sweater soft, here's what to do;
First, turn the sweater inside out and then soak it in a basin full with cold water. On to this, add few tablespoons of white vinegar and allow it to soak for at least 15 minutes ensuring that all the fibres are thoroughly saturated.
Remove the sweater from the basin then gently massage a liberal amount of hair conditioner onto the fibres using your hands.
Ensure that you do not stretch them as this might not make the process effective. Allow the hair conditioner to sit on the sweater fibres for about half an hour before rinsing with cold water.
Gently squeeze to remove the excess water out of the sweater and ensure you are careful enough not to stretch the sweater out of shape. Lay it on a towel or hang it on a hang line to dry.
Lastly, you can place the sweater in a freezer overnight if you are able to. This prevents the shorter fibres from sticking out although they will not cause any itchiness.
Both the vinegar and conditioner helps in softening the fibres hence reducing any irritation once the sweater is worn.