Baby-weight tank top not pilling after vigorous hand-wash
The purple and peach tank top I made was recently washed in the sink, rinsed under my bathtub tap, and hung over a plastic hanger to dry. I'm wearing it now and it's not pilling or out of shape. And it's still soft as ever.
My hypothesis at this point for the "cashmerino=pilling" thing is that it applies to the aran weight ("regular" weight) yarn mainly--all the blogs I found complaining about it only mentioned the regular weight. So at this point I have no desire to play with the regular weight at all.
I'm very curious about this Azkaban Aztrakhan thing, though. Looks floofy.