The yarns used in the book were all chunky wools or combos of wool and something. Wool has two issues for me: one, I think it can be hard on baby skin; two, I'm mildly allergic to wool, and it can really make me crazy if it is running over my fingers for an extended period of time.
The author also suggested cotton as an option, and that it makes a nice option for a beach towel as well. Works for me! Chunky cottons are not easy to find - I knew I would likely have to double it - and JoAnn didn't have much in the way of pleasant cotton yarns. I use Sugar and Cream for washcloths, but I wanted something softer.
Google to the rescue! I typed in chunky cotton yarns and found www.yarn.com and this lovely yarn on sale. It's Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted in green tea heather. It's very soft, and very slightly fuzzy and feels really good.
|Nature Spun Nordic Blue wool fingering yarn; bamboo needles in 0 and 2 sizes. For some reason fingering weight wool doesn't cause me as many allergy problems.|
|Scribbles by me at age 4 or 5 :)|
Now back to the fun but tedious trade shirts from the previous post. And if you are a knitter without a local yarn shopping option, check out yarn.com. They have a great selection, and some good sales.
Thanks for reading,