I haven't knitted in decades, and can't remember if the items I made thirty years ago pilled.

Hubs Greg had an Aran cable jumper that his Mum made 40 years ago - and it hasn't pilled at all! Another his Mum made a little later pilled.

I see some handmade knitwear in client's wardrobes that have pilled. Some have not. Same unpredictability so far.

Are you a knitter and does the knitwear you make pill?

Thanks! I'm very curious