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Old 02-13-2011, 10:07 PM   #11
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OT--I'm on my 3rd Wool-Ease hat. Does it hand-wash without pilling? And I'm not happy about growth. I've fitted them to my head so perfectly, not counting the one on the left.
I always machine wash/dry that kind of yarn so I don't know about pilling.

Not sure what size you're making, but hats can be a little smaller than your head because knitting stretches. I rarely cast on more than 80 with worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:17 PM   #12
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I know. I used 78 stitches, but the pattern called for #8 needles, with ribbing all the way up.

So does it pill in a washing machine?
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You can use whatever size needles you want. If it's too large you can try going down a size unless you knit really tightly.

Pilling usually occurs in areas of wear..like the arms of sweaters and under the arms. If you wear it at work and lean against a desk or where your purse rubs... A hat really wouldn't get much touching or wear so it won't pill as much. I haven't noticed any pilling on things I've knit, but I often wash small things in a laundry bag so maybe that helps? Obviously wash it on delicate with things that won't catch in the fabric or rub on it like towels or jeans.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:57 AM   #14
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Thanks. I know now about substituting needles, but I just started knitting 2 months ago after a 35-year hiatus. I'm educating myself very fast with the web, quite a difference from the way I learned in the '70's.

That's interesting. I've always though pilling was a sign of cheap yarn in a garment, and I know Lion is an economy brand.
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Malabrigo is one of the most expensive yarns and it pills if you look crosseyed at it. Soft yarns, rather than cheap ones, pill more easily because they're not as tightly twisted as others, which is what makes them soft. So you have a tradeoff - a (possible) small amount of pilling vs being soft to the skin.
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