Yams specifically for babies are treated to be soften and made to withstand frequent machine washing and tumble drying. Suitable yarns are baby and fingering (2ply) in 100 per cent wool for white lacy heirloom shawls, sport (4ply) nylon/acrylic mix in traditional blue and pink, fashion worsted (DK) nylon/acrylic mix with a pearlized thread or 100 per cent wool in soft colours for cosy sweaters and bootees.
nylon/acrylic mix with pearlized thread
nylon/acrylic mix in traditional pink fingering (2ply) wool worsted (DK) and sport (4ply) wools
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