Have you knitted with boucle before? I don't really care for it that much ( partly b/c I knitted it to death when I started
) but I
bernat cotton tots~ they are machine washable/dryable cotton...it comes in bocoos of solids and it has some nice varigates.. I really like it ~ but it is a straight yarn and not a novelty yarn (which i think may reduce the chances of it shedding in the washer/dryer ) and its available at Hobby Lobby~!
Just my opinion~