Giveaway--two must-haves for knitwear: the Gleener and Eucalan

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I have a great giveaway this week that includes my two much-loved must-have products for knitwear care: the Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover and Eucalan Delicate Wash.  I couldn't live without these two products and highly recommend both.



I first discovered the Gleener ultimate fuzz remover a few years ago when I was searching for the BEST pill remover for my hand knits.  I had purchased so many useless pill remover gizmos over the years and found that they either simply left the pills behind, and/or left my fabric ratty and ruined. This is the only pill remover that actually works--and it works quickly and easily--and it leaves your fabric in beautiful shape! Now, a word on pills: Pills are common and even the finest fibers will pill. Pilling occurs when the everyday friction of wearing a garment causes the shorter fibers to loosen and join together to form a tiny ball. Expect the first few wearings of a new sweater to get pills, especially under the arms and at the cuffs.  As soon as these shorter fibers are gone, your sweater will pill less and less. Pills are easily removed with a few swipes of the Gleener.






I discovered Eucalan when my local yarn store owner assured me that I'd love it. She was right!  I was absolutely intrigued by the "no rinse" promise and it's absolutely true.  With only gentle hand agitation and no rinsing, my sweaters come out spotlessly clean with a fresh scent, and a little goes a long way.


I wash and groom my knits as necessary, but I always wash, de-pill and repair each sweater before I pack them away for the season.  I just finished that Herculean task of putting away my winter knits and replaced them with my summer sweaters.  To be honest, this takes me a few weeks as I have so many sweaters, but I feel great when it's behind me because I know that only clean sweaters await me next fall.  If I spend my time on knitting and my money on fine yarn I feel like I owe it to myself. But the biggest reason I take such good care of my garments is this: even a little grime or body oil attracts //shudder// moths.  It's true.

How I hand wash my hand-knits:  Add Eucalan to a tub filled with room temperature water.  Soak garment for 15 minutes, then squeeze and agitate garment gently with your hands for a few minutes. Cup garment in both hands and lift from tub, (no need to rinse!) then gently squeeze out excess water. Lay flat on a heavy absorbent cotton towel and roll them together to remove even more water.  Do not twist or ring.  On a new towel, pat your garment to shape and dry out of the sun.  When dry, use the Gleener to remove any pills and to revive bloom to fabric if necessary.

If your local yarn store doesn't carry Eucalan or the Gleener, ask for them!  Also, in the US, you can find both products at Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond and many other popular stores. Search for Eucalan retailers here and Gleener retailers here.

Now for the giveaway! Two will win! I'll pick two commenters, one from my blog and one from Facebook. Each will receive a Gleener On The Go and a gift bag of full-wash size pods of Eucalan in each of their lovely fragrances. You can comment in both forums.  When leaving a comment here on the blog, please add your Ravelry name (preferred) or email address. This is open to my international readers too. I'll come back next week to announce the winners.  Good luck!

To enter the giveaway, follow the Knitionary blog, then leave a comment here.
Important: Leave your RAV name or email address!

For a second chance to win, head over to the Knitionary Facebook page
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When the weather is fine my shady patio is the perfect spot to dry my sweaters.  This time of year I practically have an assembly line going, doing 4 at a time on most days!







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60 comments

  1. Thank you for the chance to win all of these great products.

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  2. Great products. Thanks for the reviews. Rav:whidbeyjeannie

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  3. What a great giveaway
    jlb01@verizon.net

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  4. Eucalan is the best! Can never have enough gadgets, especially a defuzzer! Rav: laminitagirl

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  5. Ooh I could so use these! All my chunky knits pill like crazy after washing. Have you tried Eucalan in the washing machine..?
    Rav name is IamSnowfox ;)

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  6. Wow, what an awesome giveaway! I've been wanting to try out the Gleener...and I already use Eucalan!

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  8. Cool stuff...love Eucalan!
    REV: kchawki90

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  9. Love both these products. Would love to win. Thanks. R
    Rav: GailMen

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  10. When I clicked on the "Buy" button, then United States, my state (Wyoming) was not even listed. So, I would love to win because there are no stores near me that carry this product and I have heard wonderful reviews. Rav name: runflyski

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  11. As I mentioned on facebook I have really been wanting a gleener. I've been using a scissors and would like to change this bad habit! I love Eucalan, but have only ever used the original scent. You have the best giveaways, my fingers are crossed! I'm Ginni on Rav, as you know! :)

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  12. Would love to win the gleener...lots of handknits that need attention AND can never have too much Eucalan, the only way to keep handknits fresh!
    Lynda F.

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  13. Hi Kristen, How do you store your sweaters? I put mine in a plastic tub (probably not the best thing). What about cedar? Would love a gleener!

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    1. I have my mother's cedar "hope" chest from the 40s. I store my out-of-seasons sweaters in it. It sits at the foot of my bed, and to be honest, I used to think it was such a silly, old-fashioned piece of furniture but now I treasure it beyond words.

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  14. I'd love to pamper my knits with these two products! Rav amchart

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  15. Thank you for the great giveaway :D Rav name: Ohlalalaine

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  16. The gleener sounds wonderful! Ravelry: basketchicken

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  17. I would love this! I've always wondered if the gleaner was as good as advertised.
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

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  18. I have been doing a ton of research on wool washes recently and looking to sample. This would be perfect. Fingers crossed.

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  19. I love Eucalan and can never have too much. I've been thinking about getting a gleener.
    Rav: tuliplynn

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  20. Thank you for your wonderful reviews!

    Tktl on Ravelry

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  21. I should really follow your example and wash everything. It feels like a huge task, but I do want all my sweaters to hold up and smell lovely. I've never tried eucalan, but would love to!
    ilo on ravelry

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  22. Would like to try these things, all new for me. kris644 on ravelry

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  23. Love your blog--thanks for the giveaway! Carol, ceejay on Rav

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  24. I too have tried many pill removers ๐Ÿ˜ณ It would be great to at last have possession of one that works. Judyanngee on Ravelry Thank you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜.

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  25. I'm knitting the Breathing Space sweater and need both the Gleaner and the Euclean to care for it.
    sparky136 on Ravelry

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  26. Both great prizes, pcollingwood on Ravelry

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  27. I'd love to try the Gleaner as I have many hand knits that need attention. I already use and love Eucalan! lindarumsey on Ravelry

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  28. Thank you for offering such a great giveaway. My old pilling device is not working that well nowadays... wwild on Ravelry.

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  29. What a great giveaway! I'd love to win. AnneBeanVA on Ravelry.

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  30. Thank you for offering this give-away, Kristen. I love Eucalan, and have wanted to try the Gleener. Those pills have discouraged me from wearing some items and other products just don't seem to work the way I would like them to. I'm Venice1093 on Ravelry.

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  31. I think my life needs the Gleaner! Nice gifts...I would love to win. I am snaysner on Ravelry.

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  32. This is a wonderfully timed post. I have moved into an old house with my trove of fair isle knits and have already seen a moth fly by. I almost fainted. I've never afforded nice wool-wash products for my 'art' because I am a fool but realize that it would be so preferable to rinsing and rinsing. I recently ditched a favorite sweater because I could not cope with the pilling. Like you, I have tried 'depilling' but not found the right tool. I do appreciate your recommendations as will as your art and design sensibilities. :)) I am Ninnn on R. {I've never used the message feature, but now I will be looking forward to yours. heh heh}

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  33. I absolutely love Eucalan and would be excited to win that. I was unaware the had different fragrances. My Ravelry name is klcowan1

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  34. I've been thinking of a gleener lately and would love to try it. Thanks for the generous giveaway! Rav - pygmina

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  35. Thank you for this awesome giveaway. Gleener has been on my wish list and I would like to try Eucalan too. My Ravelry name is Browniemom.

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  36. I could use a Gleener on my knit items. Thanks for hosting the contest. knittingdancer on Raverly

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  37. I would love to get my hands on a Gleener. I'm going to put it on my wish list. I already love Eucalan.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  38. I LOVE the Gleener and would share this with my sister!
    Rav: caryleej

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  39. Hi there - I have tried a few pill removers as well, from the old school fabric shaver to a pumice stone that just shreds all fabric! I too have been eyeballing a gleaner! Thank you for the offer! nellsbells77 on Rav

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  40. Would love the chance to win one of these. I love using eucalan ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. debbiekerwin@gmail.com
      Hope I win!! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  41. I need, need the gleaner! I have been looking for a good way to depill some much loved sweaters! And you can never have enough Eucalan!
    greyowl60@yahoo.com

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  42. Hi Kristen, I have been following your blog for quite a while now. I love all that you do. Would love to win this prize as I haven't tried either product yet. My ravelry name is vcomba. Thankyou.....Valerie

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  43. Thank you for the giveaway and the blocking advice. Never tried wool wash. Ravelry name Moppyamanda

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  44. Kristen, Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway. Ravelry name is warbler01.

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  45. Love the recommendations! Ravelry name is Kiyo57. Many thanks!

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  46. Thanks for the opportunity to try these products.
    My Ravelry name is Suston

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  47. I would love to try these products! My RAV name is vertibo

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  48. I love Eucalan and would love to try the Gleener. Like you, I have tried lots of pill removers, but none have really been great. My Ravelry name is marthalou. Thanks!

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  49. This is a great give away. patsalada@comcast.net

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  50. Would love to win this great prize. I have an embroidery that I need to wash and need something very delicate. Rav Godiva.

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  51. Thank you so much for offering these :) I love working with wool, specifically felted knitting!

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  52. Two great ways to keep your hand knits looking their best: Rav: lifeandyarn

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  53. Pills are annoying (but inevitable) and this looks like the best way to get rid of them w/o harming our precious knits!

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  54. Sorry! forgot to leave my Rav ID: jamf (Josephine)

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