Even the best yarns wear down with frequent use and machine washing until now. Even before it is spun the fiber is treated to resist pilling. When pills do form due to frequent use and washing, no need to pick them off. Just throw the item in the washer and the pills disappear. It is super soft, has great stitch definition, and comes in an extensive palette of solids, multi-colors, heathers and marls. Weight Category: 4. Content: 100% acrylic. Putup: 3.5oz/100g, 185yd/170m (solids), 3oz/85g, 153yd/140m (prints), 3oz/85g, 157yd/144m (moulines). Gauge: 18sx26r = 4in/10cm on size US8/5mm knitting needles. Suggested crochet hook size: H-8/5mm. Dyelotted: we try but are not always able to match dyelots. Care: machine wash and dry. Comes in a variety of colors. Each sold separately. Imported.