My DH has requested a blanket ( light) in red wool and I thought of him and KNOW he will forget and put it in the washer !! SO , it will need to be washable
What yarn have you tried in superwash that with care ( I would hand wash) still looks good and does not felt/pill like crazy
thanks for your input and suggestions
What do you mean by "light"? Do you have a gauge in mind? Budget? I am a big fan of superwash merinos. If you don't mind ordering online littleknits.com has great prices and they had some superwash wools. Moda Dea has a superwash wool available at Joann's. I made a sweater and have washed it quite a few times and it is holding up well. I think it came in a red.
If you like to try acrylic yarn and want a really soft yarn then I would try Caron Simply Soft. I have made a hat, scarf and am currently working on a kimono, not yet done, using the yarn and I have had no problem with it felting or anything else. My son likes black and all the above is black yarn except for the red dragon to go on the back of the kimono. So soft!!!
Caron Simply Soft sometimes pills, though. I've used Plymouth Encore and really like it. It has different weights too, so you can adjust the yarn weight to what you need. (I noticed that you said 'light.')