Basic Stitch Anti Pilling™ Yarn
Lion Brand® created Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling™ for all your favorite projects that see a lot of wear and tear. Even before it is spun into a premium 4-ply acrylic, the fiber is treated to resist pilling. And, 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.
I was hoping Basic Stitch/Skein Tones would be the same as the previous Basic Stitch, but it is not. This yarn was once a matte finish, but now it has a sheen and also squeaks when worked. I am returning it all, sadly.
The picture shows the old version in Ivory on the left and the new shiny version on the right.
Hello Mere - our apologies that this yarn won't work for your project! While Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling is very similar to the now-discontinued Basic Stitch Premium, they so have a different surface texture.
I have started working on a special C2C afghan, and the yellow and black will really make the main subjects stand out. This is really going to turn out fantastic! I love working with the anti pilling yarn, in previous projects, including my Warrior crowns for ill friends, it has an incredible effect!
I use this yarn often for those who can’t wear wool. It is so soft and warm and recently I found out how durable it is. I accidentally got stuck to a 6” piece of Velcro and I thought I damaged my shawl. I was able to pull off the Velcro, ease the stitches back in place and no one can see the difference.