Probably one of the worst things that can happen to someone who to work with yarn: I’m allergic to wool.
Actually, I’m allergic to most animal fibers. Seems to be a family thing. Though, in my brother’s case it means reaaaally bad skin breakouts and in me, it’s just itch-o-rama.
Someone once told me that it’s not the fiber itself, but the substances used to treat it. At the time I was going into class and I didn’t follow up on the conversation.
So…I use mostly acrylics and cotton to work with.
Do any of you have a skin reaction to animal fibers and have found a way to work around them?
Do you have any recommendations on non-animal fiber yarns?