Any suggestions as to the type of wool I should be looking for to knit/crochet a diaper cover for ds? I have no knowledge of the different kinds of wools and I've never actually knit a cover. Oh, and I'm on a budget . . . TIA!!
I've used Brown Sheep yarn's "Lamb's Pride" single ply worsted and another 2 ply superwash wool yarn by the same company. 3 months into using my soakers, the 2-ply "superwash" seems like it has lost a lot of luster and pills quite a bit. If I were doing it again, I would not (and will not) use this yarn. The single-ply worsted has retained its charm, however.
For my next project, I am going to use a merino wool/alpaca blend. It is so much softer and durable. Llamajamas uses a yarn like this and it wears so well and is so beautiful.
I prefer to knit in worsted weight for soakers and longies because it goes faster. I have no patience for size 3 needles right now.
Paton's classic merino from micheal's is cheap. Can also find it at Lewiscraft and if you are a member, you can use your 40% off coupon. BUt is pills badly (but so soft, I don;t particularly care). Also, I find you have to lanolinize it twice the first time to make is really work, as it is very processed.