Hi there I want to make my 20 month old Nephew a blanket for Christmas, but I want it to be something he can keep and will still be somewhat useful in years to come. I also want it to be something he (and his parents) will use, rather than a keepsake to keep in a drawer.
But, I can’t use wool or any animal fiber. I want it to be soft and squishy, but don’t know really how other fibers hold up to hard wear. Would synthetics like really soft acrylics or nylon work better for ease of throwing in the machine, or will they fall apart after a year? I’d love to use natural yarns, like bamboo or cotton, but I don’t know if they’ll harden or come apart over the years. Anyone know? Argh!