Looking for a not "Kitchen Cotton" yarn recommendation.
My daughter (7 years old) learned to knit a couple of weekends ago, at the Detroit MakerFaire
-- we spent quite a lot of time in the needlecrafte area -- and she has been casting on, knitting, and frogging repeatedly ever since. I think she doesn't know what to make.
(I tried to teach her myself a while back, but it did not work out. I can tutor math; knitting not so much.
It crossed my mind yesterday that a dishcloth would be a good project for her to finish -- she can only do the knit stitch, but I think I'd like to try her on the common "Grandmother's Favorite" diagonal washcloth -- the yarn over and k2tog might make it more interesting and maybe she'll stop unraveling her work.
What would be a good yarn to give her? The ball she is using is a wool blend and I'm thinking for a dishcloth (or even a washcloth that she could use herself) a cotton blend would be better. I don't think she would enjoy using my kitchen cotton (Bernat Handicrafter) but I am unfamiliar with most of the other cottons (and blends) that are available.
I've heard KnitPicks' Dishie is good, but I would prefer to not order it online. I have three or four LYS's near me, so I have a lot of options and resources for getting it without going online. Of course, KnitPicks shipping is fairly reasonable, so I could easily go that route; I just don't seem capable of ordering less than $50 at a time from them.
Anyway, are there other cotton yarns can you recommend to me to try for her? I want something that comes in a worsted weight -- I just bought her a set of Lion Brand needles
, size 10, for kids and she will want to use them. (They have little lion heads on the ends. They are plastic and shorter than the metal needles she got at the Faire.)