I need yarn purchasing advice.
Long story short, in the country where I now live, yarn choices are limited and expensive, but shipping (even bulk) is even worse. I’ve managed to find one bulk company that has reasonable shipping, so they’re really my only option. Unfortunately, that means my yarn options are limited.
I’m knitting for a baby (mine) due in May and we live in a tropical climate, so cool fiber is a must. I usually go for wool, but for a baby who pees, poops, and spits up, it must be superwash/nonfelting, which isn’t an option from my supplier. My next choice is cotton or plant blends. Last is acrylic, due to its heat.
My only options are a 60% cotton 40% acrylic baby yarn or a 100% cotton regular yarn. I know the baby yarn will be soft, but I’m concerned that with the high acrylic content, it might be too hot for a tropical summer. With the cotton, I’m concerned that it might not be soft enough. I know cotton gets softer with repeated washing, but I also know fabrics tend to be stiff and scratchy when air-dried, and we don’t have a dryer.
Getting a sample to test the feel is not an option.