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« on: February 06, 2007 09:27:45 AM »

my dh is rough on his clothes, and i was wondering if i knit him a hat with cashmere (for vday) if it would it pill with frequent wearing? therefore would the cashmere be a waste?
here's the write up on the yarn :
 
This beautifully hand dyed 6-ply Mongolian cashmere yarn is 100% luxury from Jade Sapphire. A delight to knit, cashmere yarn will keep you warm from head to toe.

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007 01:09:30 PM »

cashmere isn't a very strong fiber, so it does tend to pill.  I wouldn't use it for something that's going to be worn all the time, unless it needs to be soft (ie a skin irritant issue). 
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007 02:40:26 PM »

thanks i didnt know that - i'll go with aspen from ggh instead
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2007 05:09:54 PM »

Yup - the general rule of thumb is the softer the yarn, the more likely that it will pill. Most soft yarns have a short staple length, meaning that individual fibres can work their way out and form pills. There are exceptions, of course (can't think of any right now, typical), but that's the science behind it.
Personally, I'd save the cashmere for a scarf, anyways. IMO, Unless he has a shaved head, or is really, really sensitive, a hat doesn't have enough skin contact to warrant the cost of the luxury.
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