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Yarn for "hot" countries

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wildswan16 Mon 14-Dec-20 12:27:18

I've always knitted, but always for warmth - Aran jumpers etc. Now I find that I need to knit for babies living where the temperature never drops below 25 with high humidity.

Apart from knitting toys, play blanket etc, what are the best yarns to use for little garments? Cotton, bamboo?

I know many of you have grandchildren abroad and would love your suggestions on what you have found best.

Doodledog Mon 14-Dec-20 13:00:45

Silk yarn might be a good idea. Silk is harvested and worn a lot in places like SE Asia, and would make lovely baby clothes (try Colourmart for supplies). Woollen yarns are likely to suffer from the humidity.

Mopsx4 Fri 01-Jan-21 09:10:03

You could try Merino wool as this is good for all temperatures. My nz family use merino clothing all year round and dil knits lots of children’s things with it.

LadyGracie Fri 01-Jan-21 09:53:38

Bamboo yarn is very light, nice to knit with and very soft to wear.

wildswan16 Tue 05-Jan-21 15:53:39

Thank you all for the suggestions. I have ordered some bamboo and some merino to see how they work out.

NotSpaghetti Tue 05-Jan-21 16:00:47

I'd love silk but it would probably need to be hand washed.

There are some lovely fine merinos about as suggested.
How lovely to be knitting for little ones.

nanna8 Sun 10-Jan-21 11:39:15

I live in a hot country and you would be surprised how cold we feel in our winter because you kind of adjust to the heat. Anything below 17c feels cold so I wouldn’t worry too much about ordinary wool.