A dear cousin of mine is recently married and preggers (due in the summer, they didn't dilly-dally much~)
I would like to knit some things for the baby, including diaper covers. (It will also be a learning experience for me working in the round.) I have not had any problems finding patterns for them, but I do have questions about the yarn:
1) I have searched on here, and it seems pretty clear that I need to use wool yarn that still has lanolin for it to do its job. Do some of you have recomendations for brands? And is it easy to find pastels in that type of yarn?
2) Obviously soft is important since it will be next to a baby's skin, and I have seen a couple mentions of people using Malabrigo for these. I'm certainly not opposed to using nice yarn for the baby, but isn't that pretty nice stuff for somethingthat's going to get peed on and fairly quickly outgrown? I doubt the kid will hang onto soakers for sentimental value like maybe a blanket.
3) How thick should I go on the yarn? Is single stranding worsted weight ok, or do I need to go thicker for them to have enough body to do their job?
Thanks for any help, I am really looking forward to tackling this project, though given my inexperience, I think it is very necessary for me to budget lots of time