I am on a quest to make my husband a scarf (and possibly hats and mittens) for our trip to Ireland in December.
A few months ago, I bought a lovely silk/merino/something else blend in a lovely blue, with some ivory for contrasting (I’ll be doing thin stripes a la the Harry Potter pattern I am currently making for my sister – I am digging the two-sided thing). Last night, while I was working on my sister’s scarf, he mentioned that the wool I’m using for that is a bit rough (I only agree because I am not a wool fan – it makes me itchy, and I tend to like the cotton stuff.) I had knit up a few rows of his scarf, and had him rub his neck with it a few times. The verdict? It’s “kinda rough”.
So, I am looking for suggestions for a new yarn. I’m guessing that he is as sensitive to wool as I am, so I’m thinking not that. This is a man that is VERY sensitive to tactile things (yes, K, even more so than I am!). He even wears his boxers inside out because he doesn’t like the tag and elastic feel. So, something beautiful, warm, and soft for my boy. Thoughts??