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Feb 28, 2012 14:59:50   #
watercolor artist
 
It's been 20 yrs since I knitted/crocheted baby blankets & layettes. Can you please advise me what is the best yarn to use? I was going to order Baby Cloud but the reviews on their site was not that favorable(piling etc.) What weight is good for the blankie other than what I just mentioned. Thank you in advance.
 
Feb 28, 2012 16:37:53   #
HandyFamily
 
I can't tell you what yarn to use, since I sell some baby yarn and I am biased. But please, do edit your post, leaving your mail like that is a really bad idea. Better say PM me or something, don't le it stay there - hackers, crackers, spammers, flooders and other ... things just wait for info like that...
Feb 28, 2012 21:00:23   #
watercolor artist
 
HandyFamily wrote:
I can't tell you what yarn to use, since I sell some baby yarn and I am biased. But please, do edit your post, leaving your mail like that is a really bad idea. Better say PM me or something, don't le it stay there - hackers, crackers, spammers, flooders and other ... things just wait for info like that...


thank you
Feb 28, 2012 21:08:10   #
BrattyPatty (a regular here)
 
A soft mercerized cotton is always nice for baby as well as acrylic yarns. I like Wendy and Peter Pan yarn as well as some of the Bernat baby yarns. I personally don't knit baby items with wool.
Feb 28, 2012 21:09:30   #
martyr (a regular here)
 
watercolor artist wrote:
It's been 20 yrs since I knitted/crocheted baby blankets & layettes. Can you please advise me what is the best yarn to use? I was going to order Baby Cloud but the reviews on their site was not that favorable(piling etc.) What weight is good for the blankie other than what I just mentioned. Thank you in advance. Bducky323@aol.com


I like a nice lightweight [DK or # 3 weight ] cotton or wool blend. They have the benefits of the natural yarn as well as the the lightness and washability of acrylic [ or whatever they use to blend. Knit Picks [ http://www.knitpicks.com ]has two very nice cotton blends - I particularly like the Shine sport weight - it's very soft, and the colors are bright. I used it to make a blanket for my great nephew and my grandson. Unfortunately this was before I started taking pictures!
Feb 28, 2012 21:12:50   #
zenknitter
 
Plymouth has some nice soft yarns. It's acrylic and wool. Very soft and washes nicely. It's only 25% wool so it is not scratchy. I have made several baby blankets for friends I work with and for my grandchildren. Everyone loves the blankets.
Sandi
 
Feb 28, 2012 21:13:57   #
watercolor artist
 
watercolor artist wrote:
It's been 20 yrs since I knitted/crocheted baby blankets & layettes. Can you please advise me what is the best yarn to use? I was going to order Baby Cloud but the reviews on their site was not that favorable(piling etc.) What weight is good for the blankie other than what I just mentioned. Thank you in advance.


I want to edit my email address but cant find a place to edit. anybody know how to edit post?
Feb 28, 2012 21:20:10   #
BrattyPatty (a regular here)
 
If you go back to your reply there should be an 'edit' button under it. Click on that, delete your email and then click on update. It should work. I just did it in another section of the forum
Feb 28, 2012 21:27:49   #
watercolor artist
 
martyr wrote:
watercolor artist wrote:
It's been 20 yrs since I knitted/crocheted baby blankets & layettes. Can you please advise me what is the best yarn to use? I was going to order Baby Cloud but the reviews on their site was not that favorable(piling etc.) What weight is good for the blankie other than what I just mentioned. Thank you in advance.


I like a nice lightweight [DK or # 3 weight ] cotton or wool blend. They have the benefits of the natural yarn as well as the the lightness and washability of acrylic [ or whatever they use to blend. Knit Picks [ http://www.knitpicks.com ]has two very nice cotton blends - I particularly like the Shine sport weight - it's very soft, and the colors are bright. I used it to make a blanket for my great nephew and my grandson. Unfortunately this was before I started taking pictures!
quote=watercolor artist It's been 20 yrs since I ... (show quote)
Feb 29, 2012 06:01:46   #
paljoey46 (a regular here)
 
I like to use Bernat Baby Sport or Lion Brand Pound O Love yarns. They are washer and dryer safe, don't pill or otherwise look old before their time.
Feb 29, 2012 06:36:01   #
HandyFamily
 
Don't use wool on babies. Besides everything else there is a not-to-be-dismissed possibility to make him/ her wool-allergic. Speaking from the point of view of a one who is. Better stick to the hypoallergenic fibers - cotton, silk / viscose, linen, acrylic.
 
Feb 29, 2012 08:59:05   #
Sedona
 
For baby blankets, I use alot of Bernat's CottonTots, Lion Brand Cotton Ease and organic cottons. they are all machine wash/dry and everyone I've given one to really has like it. I'm making on now out of Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton - but I'm not yet finished and have not washed/dried anything with I Love This Cotton. I always prewash my blankets to make sure they machine wash and dry before giving them to a mother with a new baby. I've also used Peaches N Cream & Sugar N Cream for a nice summer weight blanket. those are really liked by the mother, also (Once again I prewash it to make sure it's soft and nice before giving it away). Good luck and have fun knitting!
Feb 29, 2012 09:00:52   #
moke
 
I like bernet baby. I always end up going back to it.
Feb 29, 2012 09:22:01   #
dancesewquilt
 
I knit baby blankets with Caron Simply Soft. It's worsted weight & very soft. For sweaters I use Mary Maxim baby yarn, either fingering weight or a light sport weight.
Feb 29, 2012 10:29:46   #
dogorman53
 
I would make certain it is washable. Many of the organic yarns mediate the allergy issue. Also, I always include the label from the yarn just so the parents know all about it, especially for first time parents.

Have fun. There are some wonderful patterns for babies.
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