Tuesday, March 5, 2013

How to Hang a Sweater

I know you have had this problem: It's a little chilly outside, so you go to grab a little knit sweater you have hanging in the closet.  It will be perfect; it will complete your outfit.  There it no other sweater that will look as good as that one does.  And then.  You put the sweater on, look at yourself in the mirror, and there they are.  Shoulder nipples.  The hanger stretched out a tiny little space on each shoulder, that makes two little pointy pieces of fabric on each shoulder, and you can't wear that sweater!  It looks ridiculous!

This is why I had all of my sweaters and long-sleeved knit shirts folded and taking up valuable drawer space.  Until I discovered the proper way to hang sweaters:

Fold the sweater in half, lengthwise.  The sleeves should be laying on top of each other.

Place a hanger so that the hook is in the armpit of the sweater, and the long side is next to the neck of the sweater.

Fold the sleeves up along the line of the hanger...

...then do the same with the torso of the sweater.  

Now the hanger is wearing the sweater like a scarf :)

This way of hanging the sweater distributes the weight of a heavier knit, and keeps the hanger away from the INSIDE of the shoulders of the sweater, and hence, helps you avoid the dreaded shoulder nipples.



  1. Genius indeed!!! Did you make that little technique up yourself or did Martha teach you??? Whatever!!! Perfect solution to a problem I've had for years.

  2. Aren't you a smart one! Love this idea.

  3. Thanks for the tip! I hate those sweater nips.
    aunt nesi