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When Wijnants talks about “cooking” a knit in the washing machine, pictured here, he’s referring to felting them by washing them at various temperatures and for various lengths of time. It’s another way of manipulating their texture before he sends the final samples off to the producer. “When we know exactly what we want, we go to the producers and show them the samples and they try to make it again,” he says. “Sometimes it’s too flat, or they wash it too much and have to try again to achieve that freshness.”