Machine washable wool > Knit-Col
This machine washable 100% wool is dyed to create a pattern as you knit it. It is a continual favorite among customers knitting for kids and newborns, but I have a pattern written for this yarn for a cowl, as shown below (the cowl pictured uses up ends of colors of another yarn, but it gives you an idea of the size and general colorful nature of using a yarn like this for a cowl). The cowl takes 2 sks.
I have several customers who have been knitting leg warmers with it, and some socks. But most use it for kids sweaters. This little hat pattern is free with a yarn purchase (it takes just 1 sk). And I just discovered this great dog sweater pattern using it!
.Recommended knit at 4 sts/inch on US 8-9 (tho' for the hat I knit it a tad tighter on a US 7). Price $9.99/sk. (137 yds/sk)