Yarns & Garment Care

Balmoral’s yarns and garments are beautiful but they should be taken care of properly. This guide will show you how to look after garments and yarns from Balmoral knitwear.

We work in a wide variety of different yarns:-


  • A blend of soft Merino Wool and high quality Acrylic yarn resulting in a durable fabric with excellent stability and a very good handle.
  • The Teflon®-treatment not only resists stains and moisture but increases resistance to pilling.
  • Highly prestigious Teflon® branded swing ticket
  • OEKO-TEX® certified
  • Machine washable at 40°C
  • Stock Garments: We hold stock of V-neck Pullovers such as our very popular WAVN, aswell as heavier weight styles. Please see our range under the Corporatewear & Workwear or Schoolwear sections.
  • Bespoke: We also hold this yarn in a wide range of shades available for bespoke manufacture with a minimum order of only 24 for standard styles and delivery only 4-6 weeks.
  • We have access to a library of 3000 shades at our yarn spinner. Call us whenever you have a request for bespoke knitwear.
Stock WAVN 50% Wool 50% Acrylic V neck Pullover
Highly regarded Teflon Swing Ticket
Water droplets on Teflon-treated Wool-Acrylic knitted fabric
Swatch of 50% Wool/50% Acrylic stock shades
Hundreds of stock shades available from our spinners


  • High quality pill-resistant fabric perfect for a working or schoolwear environment.
  • Machine-washable at 40°C, Tumble-dryable on low heat
  • OEKO-TEX® certified
  • Stock Garments: We have V-necks, Crew Necks, Slipovers and Cardigans. Please see our range under the Corporatewear & Workwear or Schoolwear sections.
  • Bespoke: In addition to our 7 stock pullover colours we keep a very wide range of yarn shades in stock with a minimum order quantity of 24 in standard styles and a lead-time of only 4-6 weeks for stock shades.
  • We can also make jacquard knitwear usually for a minimum order of 48.
  • Ask us about any specific designs you may need.

Stock SAVN 100% Acrylic V neck Pullover
Jacquard knitwear
Yarn Shades available from our Spinner


  • Made to order by one of our European partners
  • Fully-fashioned 12 gauge
  • Lightweight 270gsm fabric
  • Contemporary styling
  • Soft handle
  • Machine washable at 40°C
  • OEKO-TEX® certified

Stock Garments: We have V-necks, Slipovers and Cardigans. Please see our range under the Corporatewear & Workwear or Schoolwear sections.
Bespoke: Made to order garments are generally a minimum of just 48 per style per colourway
in a wide range of spinners’ shades, or dyed to match. The lead time is approximately 6-8 weeks.

FFCAVN 50% Cotton 50% Acrylic pullover
Cotton Acrylic Yarn Shades available from our Spinner


  • High quality European spun yarn
  • Used for bespoke manufacture only
  • Total Easy Care: Machine washable at 40°C and tumble-dryable on low heat
  • Yarn shades held in-house: Black, Dark Navy & Cream.
  • Minimum order 24 for standard styles.
  • Spinner’s stock shades: French Navy, Red, Charcoal, Mid Grey, Light Grey, New Aster (Pink) & Deep Violet.
  • For other shades please ask.
Pure New Merino Wool Spinner Shades


  • There is growing demand for British Made Textiles. We use yarn that is not only spun in Britain, but comes from British Sheep in British Fields!  We are able to manufacture garments at our factory in Ayrshire, Scotland and have recently expanded our capacity with additional machinery.
  • British Wool is for suitable for 7 gauge garments such as our Heavyweight Norwegian Fisherman’s Knit Sweaters, and our Cable Pattern, such as the examples below.
  • 44 shades are available including natural undyed colours spun using the original colours of the British wool pure breeds. The yarn has a real-wool feel, not soft but a traditional wool sweater. For a soft wool, you should use our Merino yarns.
  • Please ask us for more information.
British Wool 7 gauge Cable Pattern
British Wool Norwegian Fisherman’s Knit Sweater
British Wool Yarn Shades


  • Practically impermeable to water, stains and even odours.
  • The Nanotech treatment is an ultra-fine coating on the fibres of the yarn that makes it virtually self-cleaning.
  • Highly water and stain-resistant
  • Pill-resistant
  • Soft handle
  • Machine washable at 40°C and Tumble Dryable
  • We hold stock of yarn for bespoke manufacturing in a range of shades including
  • Black, Cream, Natural, various Blues, Reds, Maroons and Browns.
Nanotech-treated knitwear, highly resistant to water and stains
Water droplets beading on Nanotech treated fabric
Stock yarn shades for Nanotech-treated Wool Nylon


    • An extremely hard-wearing yarn held in stock for bespoke manufacture.
    • Mainly used for high-end school uniform and workwear contracts.
    • We hold a wide range of yarn shades in stock ready for the bespoke manufacture of pullovers, cardigans, hats and scarves.
    • The minimum to manufacture in our stock yarn shades is 24, and we can manufacture Either our standard 10 gauge fabric or a heavier weight 7 gauge fabric
    • (often referred to as 4-ply or a heavier 6-ply).
    • Machine-washable at 40°C
    • Highly resistant to pilling.

Wool-Nylon knitwear for schools
Wool Nylon stock yarn shades
School pullover in 80% Wool 20% Nylon


  • We also have access to a wide range of specialist yarns including:-
  • Climayarn – regulates temperature and wicks moisture away keeping you dry and comfortable
  • Fire-retardant knitwear
  • Anti-static knitwear
  • Organic cotton knitwear (GOTS)
  • Organic wool knitwear (GOTS)
  • ‘Sanitized’ anti-bacterial and odour-resistant knitwear

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  • All of our Pure New Lambswool sweaters are made in Scotland from the finest mule spun Hinchliffe yarns.
  • 15 gauge fully fashioned with set-in sleeves.
  • Fabric weight is 320gsm
  • We offer both a standard fit and ladies fit in V-Neck and Crew Neck in a range of colours.
  • Total easy care – machine washable (wool cycle) at 40°C and tumble-tryable on cool.

Total Easy Care Wool
Woolmark logo
V-Neck Lambwool Sweater in Heliotrope Shade

How to Look After Garments

  • Balmoral Knitwear is known for producing high quality knitwear, which will last and look good over a long period. But any knitwear needs looking after. For most of our garments, the following instructions apply:
  • Machine washable at 40°C, wash inside out.
  • Short spin – do not wring.
  • Do not dry on a direct heat source like a radiator etc.
  • Consult care label before tumble drying.
  • Avoid abrasion and static which can cause pilling.
  • We recommend wool washing powders, DO NOT use biological powder.
  • DO NOT use fabric conditioner.
  • DO NOT iron. When dried at this garment will not require ironing. Doing so can cause glazing.
  • Fuzzing, pilling or bobbling will occur to a greater or lesser extent on any knitted garment, and
  • its appearance does not necessarily mean that there is a fault. It can be caused by loose bres
  • when the garment is new, and these should disappear over time. It can be caused by excessive
  • rubbing, eg from the strap of a bag or rucksack, and it can be caused by fabric conditioner or
  • excess heat.

So please look after your Balmoral Knitwear sweater or cardigan, and it will look after you!
This was a recent message through the website here:

“I am the proud possessor of several of your 50/50 wool/acrylic sweaters bought from you in the last century and still going strong. We would like to order some more.”