I’m a beginning knitter and I have a new neice (5 months old) that I want to knit some stuff for.
I see all these “baby” yarns, but the colors just seem so ordinary to me! I am loving all the brilliant colors and combos of some of the new wilder yarns, but I’m also gathering that “baby” yarns have certian properties that make them especially suitable for kid stuff - washablity, softness, etc.
I guess my question is - can I use other kinds of yarn for baby stuff? What should I avoid? What would be fine?
I was also thinking that maybe I could take one of those boring pastel baby yarns and do a double strand thing with some fun fur or eyelashy stuff to give it some personality and texture. What do you guys think?