So I’ve finally finished the hooded alpaca sweater from “Knitting with Balls”, only I made mine with Cascade Superwash…now I need to put the zipper in. I’ve read everything I can find about installing zippers, but I am wondering if I should be looking for a particular type of zipper (aluminum, plastic, nylon, brass). I need the get a zipper that’s about 29.5" long, and I want something sturdy that will stand up to active use.
Is there anything I should take into consideration regarding the weight of the zipper vs. weight of the yarn? Nylon/plastic zippers don’t seem to be very sturdy to me, but I’m afraid brass might be too heavy. Any suggestions would be appreciated.