I'm going to begin a baby blanket which calls for 80% prima cotton/20% merino wool. I'm not very good w/ substituting and would like to order from the knitpicks site. They have a couple of options which are all 5 sts = 1 ", the same gauge as in my projects. The choices are from 2 different 100% peruvian wool or a blend yarn which is 55% Super Fine Alpaca, 23% Silk, 22% Merino Wool. I'm concerned the wool might be a bit itchy for baby, but do you think the peruvian is softer?
This is also a learning question, to see if anyone can offer some good guides or resources for substituting yarn.
Thanks as always for the wonderful advice! Oh & I'm about ready to felt my backpack - I'll post pic's when its all done, before & after felting. :D
~ Jen ~