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Inkmama
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Posted - 12/09/2005 :  08:29:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Inkmama's Homepage Send Inkmama a Private Message
...I'm finding it pills! Has anyone found this with with Cash Iroha and if so, what did you do? Shave it?

Barbara

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booglass
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Posted - 12/09/2005 :  10:44:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit booglass's Homepage Send booglass a Private Message
I have not used this Noro yarn yet but it is good to know.

bonnie

P.S. Sorry I couldn't actually answer your question.

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http://www.booglass.typepad.com
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RoseM
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Posted - 12/09/2005 :  11:06:58 AM  Show Profile Send RoseM a Private Message
I was using it for a small bag (one of the Noro books) and found it was 'fuzzing' quite a bit. It's so soft that it probably will pill. Anyways - didn't like how the bag was turning out so frogged it. Now have 4 skeins waiting for something else - probably a scarf.
Many people have used it for the Hourglass Sweater. Google the knitalong and see if there are comments re the pilling.
RoseM
p.s. re shaving - go gently if you're using one of the battery operated sweater shavers. Used one too heavy handedly on a delicate wool . . .
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Inkmama
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Posted - 12/09/2005 :  12:19:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Inkmama's Homepage Send Inkmama a Private Message
I was involved in the knitalong, RoseM, and didn't notice any comments about pilling. But I'll go back and ask...
Thanks,
Barbara

Writing blog: http://penonfire.blogspot.com

Knitting blog: http://knittingonfire.blogspot.com
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diana.enky
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Posted - 12/10/2005 :  10:26:03 PM  Show Profile Send diana.enky a Private Message
I made the hourglass sweater in Cash Iroha and have worn it lots with no pilling at all. Perhaps you got a bad batch ... I haven't heard of anyone else having the same problem with it - sorry

Diana

2005 stats: 3 WIP, 18 FO, 2 Frogged
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RoseM
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Canada
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Posted - 12/11/2005 :  11:38:25 AM  Show Profile Send RoseM a Private Message
I was thinking more about this . . . sometimes we use the wrong word . . . could it be that what you are seeing is 'blooming' or 'fuzzing'? I've found that often happens with looser spun delicate fibre yarns - and that was what was happening with my Cash Iroha. To me pilling is little bally things that come up in spots that get more friction than others. Not saying you don't know what pilling is . . . just a suggestion.
RoseM
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Inkmama
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Posted - 12/11/2005 :  1:59:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Inkmama's Homepage Send Inkmama a Private Message
Well, you know, RoseM, you may be right. It's not just happening where there is friction. (It's okay--I don't know what pilling is! ; }

So....what do you do about it?

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Knitting blog: http://knittingonfire.blogspot.com
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Carie
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Posted - 12/12/2005 :  1:10:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carie's Homepage Send Carie a Private Message
I ***think*** a yarn pills or fuzzes or whatever when the fibers of the yarn are short and pull apart from the spun yarn easily. At least, that's how it was explained to me. Why a yarn will do one or the other, I have no idea.

My name is Carie and I'm a yarnaholic.

(***hi carie***)
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counterculture
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Posted - 12/15/2005 :  07:10:57 AM  Show Profile Send counterculture a Private Message
I have some Cash Iroha..well, not a finished product. But I believe that it has some cashmere in it and I have read that this soft fiber tends to pill. Might explain your situation.

If I smoked as much as I knit, I'd have lung cancer...luckily, I don't smoke;)
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