One of my favorite yarns in the store is also one of the most economical! Crystal Palace's Merino 5 make excellent baby items, but it also is a great yarn for adult items as well. It wears incredibly well and washes like a dream. Knit on a needle size larger then the recommended US 7-8 like a US 9, it drapes beautifully. It also comes in a zillion colors. I just love this yarn! Also, in the spirit of watching our pennies...Crystal Palace has a great selection of FREE patterns!