i am currently knitting a ladybug-themed sweater for my friend’s baby, improvising on a basic hodded sweater pattern from lion brand. my plan is to knit two icords and attach them to the hood to make antannae. someone had suggested to me that i put pipe cleaners inside the icords so that the antannae stick up, but i am afraid that the metal inside the pipe cleaners could poke through the knitting and injure either the baby or someone holding the baby. (i don’t want to be responsible for someone’s eye getting poked out!)
has anyone here made something similar before? what did you use to keep the “antannae” rigid? i don’t really want them to stick straight up - i liked the idea of pipe cleaners, because they could be bent in all kinds of cute shapes. any ideas for an alternative?