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  • SanchaL commented on Kiteman's instructable What is the point of ironing your clothes?12 months ago
    What is the point of ironing your clothes?

    I note that you tested a knitted textile. In knitting, the thread is continuously coiled around each itself, thus acting as a sort of internally-supported spring. In fact, you may have noted that knitted fabrics generally show less wrinkling than woven fabrics of similar fiber content, because they are, in fact, somewhat 'springy'. Even ferocious ironing will never be able to double a thread as tightly over on itself as it might in a woven textile.While the wrinkles in knitted cloth are almost always fugitive, and often vanish with mere wearing or at most the next wash, traces of wrinkles in woven cloth can often survive even through laundering and tumble-drying. I suggest repeating the test with a woven textile of similar thickness and fiber content - perhaps a pillowcase, either cott...see more » I note that you tested a knitted textile. In knitting, the thread is continuously coiled around each itself, thus acting as a sort of internally-supported spring. In fact, you may have noted that knitted fabrics generally show less wrinkling than woven fabrics of similar fiber content, because they are, in fact, somewhat 'springy'. Even ferocious ironing will never be able to double a thread as tightly over on itself as it might in a woven textile.While the wrinkles in knitted cloth are almost always fugitive, and often vanish with mere wearing or at most the next wash, traces of wrinkles in woven cloth can often survive even through laundering and tumble-drying. I suggest repeating the test with a woven textile of similar thickness and fiber content - perhaps a pillowcase, either cotton or cotton/poly blend depending on the content of the tested T-shirt, for closest comparison.

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