What natural fibers (i.e., NOT acrylic) would be washable, would not lint/pill, and is hypo-allergenic? I'm wanting to make a dog bed, but my little girl is SOOOOOO sensitive and is very allergic. She gets along marvellously with my old cat (residing with my best friend now), but in a bit of irony, she is clearly allergic to cats! Additionally, whenever I'm knitting with wool and she gets all snuggled in with me, her face gets red and poofy. :-(
I was thinking of camel yarn, but that pills like insanity (even though the lady at my LYS insists it pills but does not lint), and my girl would be more than happy to chew incessantly on pilling yarn. Basically, I want something soft, washable, non-lint/non-pill, and not wool.
That seems like it doesn't exist in natural fibers. I desperately do NOT want to use acrylic. I have become a fiber snob and HATE knitting with acrylic. The feel is so...bleh.
Also, it needs to be sturdy.
Am I looking at nothing other than cotton?