I am looking to make the Daisy sweater for my friend's baby, due in February. I'm thinking of making it in a neutral color, then adding the embellishments later after the baby is born once the sex is known.
I'm in Canada, and I don't get free knitpicks shipping, but I want to splurge a little bit (it is splurging when you add shipping to Canada ) because she is a dear friend and I don't want to just go with what I can find at Michael's.
The yarn asked for in the pattern is a 100% mercenized cotton. The gauge is 20sts/4" on a size 7 needle.
What knitpicks yarn would be suitable for this project?? Something machine washable and really soft. I was looking at 'Shine'. Do you think that would be suitable?
Also, Kelly dear (or anyone else who has the color cards), what do you think would be a good gender-neutral color for the main color of the sweater, if I do go with 'Shine'?? What about 'Sand', 'Cream', or I was even thinking 'River'. Even though it's blue, even if it's a girl once I added the daisy embellishments it would still be really cute and girly.
Anyways, any help is greatly appreciated!