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Sweater Pill Hacks: How To De-Fuzz Your Knitwear Once And For All

by Kate Taylor
Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

Sweater weather is a wonderful time of year if you love to be cozy. However, there is one thing that can throw a major wrench in your plans and your look — pilling.

Before we get into solutions, let’s take a look at why pilling happens in the first place. According to Today, fabrics with short fibers, like cotton, are more likely to pill than something with a long fiber, such as silk.

This is because the ends of short fibers stick out and easily become entangled with one another. Fabrics that aren’t tightly twisted together, like a sweater, are also highly prone to pilling.

Pilling happens to the best of us, and to the best sweaters, but that doesn’t make it any less unattractive. In order to combat this seasonal woe, we tried eight different hacks that are supposed to help remove sweater pill and leave your knitwear soft and smooth.

Many of the things we tried are the types of products you already have lying around the house. They include: a pumice stone, a razor, duct tape, a double-sided sponge, facial scissors, an eyebrow razor, a nail file and, finally, a fine-tooth comb.

Each item has at least one promising quality that’s led to DIY experts championing them as the ultimate anti-pilling weapon. Of course, some of the hacks faired a lot better than others in our test.

Check out the video below to see how you can kiss sweater pilling goodbye once and for all. Be sure to SHARE this video with anyone you know who loves sweaters!

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