I have this friend who has helped me a lot with my website and I innocently asked him if I could knit him anything as a thank you gift. I suggested a hat maybe and one to match for his infant son, a pair of socks,...you know, something normal. He writes back that he wants wristbands. I, jokingly, wrote him back asking if they were for working out, as he isn't the working out type at all. He replied that he does want them for ACTUAL sweating, not just for looking cool.
So, obviously I can't use wool (or can I?) and acrylic sounds icky for this. What can I use that will be springy and not sticky sweaty???
Late at night, when the family's all asleep,
you will find me counting stitches
instead of counting sheep!
I just made some washcloths with garter and I don't think that would give enough to go over the hand and be tight on the wrists, at least not my hands and wrists. Although I did go with a tighter gauge (#6).
They definitely keep their spring even when wet.
Petroleum based knitter, removing that nasty oil from the ground one skein at a time.
I second the Elann Esprit. I've been working with it for a while and with the elastic in it it's very stretchy and being 98% cotton would be very absorbent. I have also thrown the socks made with it in the wash with no problems, though I do air dry them instead of the dryer.
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