- A medium-heavy worsted weight-- for working up quickly and ease of substitution
- Color-- I would like to use a yarn that's available in a variety of colors so I can easily do custom orders--but I especially want the yarn to have a great shade of light grey
- Availability and cost--I want a yarn that I can find easily either online or in my LYS and that is relatively inexpensive
- Wahsability--Here I am not sure and might need some input. I know hats don't need super frequent washing and are pretty easy to hand wash. But I am planning to make sizes baby-child eventually. I know that many parents are overwhelmed and will probably prefer to be able to just throw the hat in the washing machine.
I have had a yarn in mind for my elephant since I came up with the idea, Knit One, Crochet Too Cotonade in Stone. I had some my stash and it has a lovely texture that I thought would be nice for the elephant.
I have run into a major snag. It's been discontinued, and I have less in my stash that I originally thought. I also realized that while it's machine washable it has to be laid flat to dry.
I am thinking of switching to using Knitpicks Brava, mostly because it's inexpensive and easily available. I don't love acrylic though, and I would need to order me which means I won't be able to finish up a sample this week :(. I don't know, I have spent a lot of time and thought thinking about this and I am not sure what yarn to use. I guess I need some input. What yarn would you use?