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Old 07-21-2006, 01:12 AM   #1
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Pilling and Superwash?
Does anybody know if "superwash" merino wool has a tendency to pill like regular merino wool does? I've never knitted with superwash wool, but I'm tempted to try it, especially if it means no pilling!
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:55 AM   #2
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I made a sweater with Debbie Bliss Merino, which is a superwash. I've worn it a few times and haven't noticed any pilling. I will say, though, that it stretched quite a bit when I wet it to block it, so from now on I'll wash my swatches, for sure.

I also made a sweater with a superwash 'regular' wool and haven't noticed much pilling there, either.
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