So true! It does pill! It will felt quickly! One of my sweater pieces almost got a bit 'felty' on me, just from swishing it around in the (by hand) wash and rinse water just prior to blocking!
But, I do so love the feel of knitting it, and the feel of wearing it.
I knit Malabrigo sweaters that ARE NOT going to be everyday sweaters. Just wear it to church, come home and take it off!
So the cream color is just perfect for that!
I made some Malagrigo bed jackets last year, and I've worn them to pieces! Needless to say, they are pilly all over the place. They look pretty pathetic!
I placed an order from KnitPicks this week, and got that 'pill remover' thingy. I hope it helps me to clean up my sweaters!