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ya know i had a pair of booties that were floating around at the bottom of my bag for more than six months waiting to be sewn together. they were done with the malabrigo and i never noticed any pilling on them.
i generally wouldn't vouch for the safety of just about anything that spends time in a bag of mine cuz i throw everything in there (sodas, lunches, scissors, pretty much anything) and they came through with flying colors. that doesn't mean they WOULDN"T pill of course but they didn't through that abuse.
i also wouldn't consider WOTA to be soft at all and Amy's sweater got very pilly after being worn pretty briefly. :crying:
sooooooooo....i don't have an answer but there is what i know to be true :D
yeah the booties STILL aren't sewn together...but they aren't in the bag anymore either... :rofling:
I think that out-of-control 'pillerfication' is caused by yarn that's spun using shorter fibers--which makes it a lesser-quality yarn, which is probably why WOTA is so inexpensive. It's probably best used for felting. All wool will pill to some degree, especially early on. I believe it's the nature of the beast. Softer yarn is probably more prone to pilling where there is a lot of friction--almost like felting--under the arms or on the fore arms. Those can be shaved off.
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