I recommend hand washing knitted items and laying it flat to dry. Please be aware that due to the nature of hand-dyeing, all skeins will not look the same. I do my best to depict the colour of the skein. However, some monitors may show colours differently. Acid dyes were used to dye the fiber tops and rinsed after the yarns have been dyed. There might be some slight bleeding after the first time washing it.