Dealing with pilling

February 27, 2013

When you have a new piece of quality knitwear you undoubtably have to deal with some pilling, especially in places where there is friction.  Generally alpaca is known for pilling less than both sheep´s wool and cashmere. Here is how I deal with it.

grandpa sweater pilling

 

 

I bought a sweater-stone at my local yarn shop and just brush it over the garment in the same direction as the stitches. It is best if you hold the garment a little stretched while doing this.

sweater stone

 

After seven minutes my son´s sweater looked like this. All done.

no pilling