Hello everyone. Another hot, humid day here in the Chicago area. It's 92F (33C) and very humid, a perfect time to think of knitting something warm and cozy for winter!
I have made a few items since I started knitting back in September and find that everything I make is itchy. I want to make some scarves and maybe a sweater vest if I get brave enough. I know that wool is a very nice yarn to use, but what kind is not itchy? I really like cotton yarn, but only use it for non-wearable items it seems...gotta love washcloths and such. Silk is a wonderful fabric and I enjoy working with it. I don't like the smell of it though when it gets wet. I've never tried cashmere because it's a bit pricy.
What fabrics are used for making clothing for babies and kids? I know that acrylics are durable and washable, as are some acrylic/wool blends, but the yarn snob in me doesn't want to give a gift made from acrylic. I have some acrylic things that were made from me and after a few years, they don't feel so soft and welcoming, unlike the folks who gave them to me, whom I adore.
Do any of you massively talented guys have any suggestions? I value all the advice I get on this site, so who better to turn to than Men Who Knit! :)