This is my current project with the knitting needles. The yarn I’m using is Emu Coolspun and it’s a cool, cotton yarn, ideal for the summer. You have to be a little bit careful when washing cotton, otherwise it’s pretty perfect and very comfortable to wear.
All hand knitted garments made of natural fibres like wool, silk or cotton should be washed by hand ideally and dried flat. If you don’t do that then you’re asking for a failure. It’s as simple as that. The man-made fibres are fine for the washing machine and respond well at 30 degrees temperature. Some say 40 degrees. I pick and choose which ones I’m careful with and which ones I can be a bit more confident with.
The pattern I’m using is specially designed for the yarn I’ve got so there should be no problems there and it is knitting up rather well. I love the colour.