I am planning on making a sweater out of sock yarn and could use some help in fiber selection. I just made a sweater from my son out of acrylic and I don't want to do that again. Acrylic tends to sag under its own weight, so I ended up ripping a lot out to shorten things. I will post more about that later.
This sweater is for me. I was wondering what you guys think. Living in Florida, a thin garment is the way to go, but I'm not sure if I should use wool or cotton. I know from knitting washcloths and blankets using cotton, sometimes the fabric isn't as controlled as I would like it to be, so I was thinking maybe a superwash merino wool. I would like to wear the sweater as a sweatshirt while doing my daily walking and hiking. I would only wear it in the winter as we have some days now and then where there is no sun and it's a bit cool.
What do you guys think? I want to make something that holds its shape but is lightweight but still sturdy.
Thanks in advance. I know you guys are always so helpful.