My favorite cousin is getting married and I'd love to spend the time and knit her a blanket for her bed. I know it will take me forever and I don't have a lot of money so I want to get a cheap but nice yarn. I'm not sure if I should bother getting wool as she is marrying a guy who already has little kids and I hear theyre not the cleanest. I'm also afraid she'll forget that it cant go in the washer if I make it from wool. So the question is do I use acrylic because its cheap and washable or a blend thats more expensive or something else?
Here's the thing I'm knitting:
I'm just going to make it bigger and into a blanket. Would acrylic hold stitch definition for the cables as well? I don;t want to knit this thing for a year and have it look like crap because of my yarn choice.