Our knits are fully fashioned and knit in small-batch. This means they are not cut and sewn from a pattern but rather knit to shape and size with finished edges and then assembled by linking. Given this technique, there are small size variations from batch to batch that are usually based upon the specific knitting machine settings which are beyond our control. In addition, sizing evolves from batch to batch based upon customer feedback.
Please refer to this shorts-specific measurement chart and view the color comps on this page and here in order to make informed size and color choices. Note that clearance/sale items are final-sale.
Made of 100% merino wool. Super soft, squishy and cozy.
All of our garments are knit with clean and safe wool:
Oeko-Tex certified -Deemed free of harmful substances according to global standards as determined by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology.
Handwash in warm/tepid water with wool wash OR machine wash on wool-cycle; this is different from the delicate cycle.
No bleach or whiteners. Remove excess water by rolling and pressing in a towel (may need to repeat with a 2nd dry towel) or use spin-only cycle in the machine.
Lay flat to air dry.
MW garments can be machine washed on handwash/wool cycle with wool wash and tumbled dry on low. A small bit of shrinkage will occur if you choose to tumble dry on low; similar to what you would experience with a new cotton garment.
Lanolize garments as desired to increase moisture and odor control.
Color Comparisons (some comps in product images too)
* Yooki garments are sent unwashed. It is normal for the knits to plump up and lose a small amount of size after the first wash (mostly in length). They will also feel even plusher and softer after a wash or two.
* Pilling/fuzzies are normal with new wool knits. With wear, the new wool will shed its loose fibers and result in a fuzzy look in areas with the most friction (knees & bum). The new look of knits can easily be restored with a fabric shaver. The shedding will slow significantly after a couple of shaves.
A Word of CAUTION/DISCLAIMER regarding multi-colored knits:
We at Yooki have performed our own testing for colorfastness on our multi-colored knits prior to selling and have experienced NO issues with color-bleed when washing as suggested (above). Note that everyone has a different water table and for whatever reason, certain water types may cause particular dye colors to bleed. For this reason, we cannot be responsible for the results due to each customer's unique water properties.
If you suspect your water is prone to color-bleeding issues or if you are unsure, test out soaking the garment on a small area before submerging the entire garment. We also recommend reducing the water temperature and soak time if you are unsure or worried. It's always best practice to remove as much water as possible before laying flat to dry to prevent bleeding and cut down drying time. Repeat rolling in a dry towel and standing on the roll 2-3 time with a dry towel each time OR use spin-only cycle in the machine. Using color-catching sheets during washing/soaking can also help reduce color-bleeding issues and there are also some other unproven tricks like adding a bit of vinegar to the wash water, however, we cannot officially advise on this procedure since we have not tested it.