Acrylic is a man-made fiber that often resembles wool. Acrylic yarn is machine washable and easy care making it great for children's garments. Since Acrylic is hypo allergenic, it's a great wool knitting alternative for those with wool allergies.
Acrylic knitting yarns are soft, have elasticity, and shape retention. Many yarn manufacturers combine acrylic and wool fibers into a yarn blend, so the best of both fibers prevail.
Amazing acrylic knitting yarn and acrylic/blend yarns
You can buy acrylic and acrylic blend yarns right here at NobleKnits. Perfect for baby knitting projects is Peter Pan's colorful Pixie yarn. Knit something spectacular for yourself with color-blocking quick-knit Uptown Bulky Amplify from Universal Yarn. Treat your feet with machine washable Berroco Comfort Sock yarn in solid and self-patterning shades.