Make it Last

We care about making your knitwear last year after year. We're glad you care too.

Here is everything you need to know about caring for your knitwear to maximise its lifetime. 


Wool is a superfibre that naturally resists stains and odours. Seriously! That's why we support a #NoWash approach to wool.

If you do need to freshen it up then try giving it a wee steam with an iron on a wool setting. This does wonders for the fibres.

Alternatively air it on the line outside and watch nature do its magic.

Save water, reduce detergents, protect the planet.

Care Instructions

If your knit does need a clean, then give it a hand wash in cool water. Remember to use wool detergent only! This will keep it soft and fluffy

Just pop your knit in a small basin or bowl of cool water, and swish about gently with a little wool detergent. Leave for 30 mins then drain the water and rinse out the detergent. Squeeze (never wring!) out the excess water and place onto a clean towel to dry.

Dry flat to avoid stretching and avoid direct sunlight to prevent natural bleaching. Don't worry if it does get a little misshapen - steam with an iron on a wool setting and watch it return to its former glory.

Wool can release water faster than most fibres so it won't take long to dry. If you do need to speed up the process, then roll up a towel with the knitwear inside and squeeze out as much water as possible. Then unroll and place on a dry, clean towel to fully dry.

DO NOT wash in the machine or use a tumble dryer. This can aggravate the fibres and cause your knitwear to shrink and felt.

natural moth repellent cedar wood disc - Woolkind


Moths love merino as much as we do 😟 which is why it's important to do what you can to keep them away. If it's summer and you're not using your woollies regularly, it's best to keep your knitwear in a sealed bag.

It's also a good idea to use essential oils as natural repellants. Cedar, lavender, mint, rosemary and lemon are just a few options. Add few drops to a scrap of fabric and fold or hang this inside or beside your woollies.

This will scare off the little critters naturally.

We also sell Woolkind Cedar Discs for an easy way to keep the moths away. They can be ordered alongside your order or bought separately.

Woolkind Cedar Discs


Sometimes you can find holes in your knitwear - whether from being snagged on something, or the moths having had a nibble!

If you suspect it was moths then it's best to pop it in a bag and put it in the freezer for 24 hours. This will get rid of any remaining critters.

Holes in knitwear can be fixed using various darning and mending techniques. Some are visible, some invisible, depending on your style. We've included a link below to the Ministry of Mending, which is a great resource for all your mending needs.

We’ll also include a little extra thread in your box with your custom garment so you have a perfect match for any minor repairs, but hopefully this won’t be needed for a long time.

Ministry of Mending
a piece of yellow knitted fabric with bobbles on the surface. a wool comb in birch wood is lying on the fabric.


"Bobbling" or "pilling' in knitwear refers to the formation of small, raised, and usually round clusters of fibre on the surface of a knitted garment. They are a result of the natural wear and friction that occurs when a fabric rubs against itself or other surfaces over time.

We use high quality merino wool in all our knitwear, so the long fibres help reduce bobbling from happening. However, if bobbles do occur, then the easiest thing is to either use a wool comb or a lint roller to remove them. It's important to do this gently, so you don't damage the rest of the garment.

Need more help?

If you need any more help in caring for your knitwear then please contact us and we will be more than happy to assist!

Make it last. Year after year.

Psst. There’s no 'itchy feeling' with Woolkind