I have been using Lamb's Pride Worsted for years. It is really great for stranded mittens if you don't mind a bit of fuzziness. Knit very tight 7 or 8 sts/inch you can machine wash it without worries. On the other hand, it felts fulls well if knit loosely and I have made many fulled hats with it and they are quite waterproof. The color selection is enormous and the quality is always top notch rarely a knot or other troubles.