Okay, i want to knit some for the winter so i can stay warm and hoop with them on. I'm think any acrylic yarn will be bad cause my hoop may slide on it. What about wool? I've never knitted with cotton or hemp blend yarns. What's the least slick?
And...any pattern suggestions? I'm on Ravelry too (lilgamoma).
I would definitely use wool! If you are looking for inexpensive then I'd go with patons merino or cascade 220. They have just enough texture to them that your hoop wouldn't slide off. I'd stay away from smooth/single ply yarns (like malabrigo) and from yarns that have some slickness about them like tencel, silk, bamboo & many cottons
I saw those...but I wasn't sure how the ribbon part may affect hooping. But I really do like them. :) I know how you feel about the tiny DPNs too, lol. But I ended up dying some wool yarn & found a simple fingerless glove pattern I'm just going to extend down.
Cute patterns :D gonna add both to my "to do" list.
I'd defiantly recommend wool or another nice natural fiber (I'm rather fond of alpaca myself), i love making small accessories like this, they are super fast to knit up, and don't take up too much yarn so you can splash out on a small amount of the good stuff.