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Pound of Love and Caron One Pound
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May 8, 2011 10:11:13   #
I do Use Pound of Love for baby afghans, but prefer even softer baby yarns for sweaters/hats/booties/mittens. One Pound is too course for my taste in anything touching newborn skin--but it's definitely just a personal preference.
May 8, 2011 10:44:56   #
I had to find out what "Pound of love" was... seems so simple when you have the resources to view a variety of yarns.. I have the local phamacy for my choices... just so you can get a idea.. they still have the red and green yarns that didn't sell at christmas time... also we have a small hand ful of yarn... all red heart.. all very course.. and heavy... then a few baby yarns.. period!! so I went on line and signed up with Lion brand yarn... they have over 3000 free patterns.. YAY!!! also I can buy beautiful yarn over the internet... another YAY!!!... plus another newsletter that deals with things I love... Thanks for bringing this up.. now I need to go over to Carons web site and see if they have the same great deals....
May 8, 2011 10:55:22   #
I use Pound of Love baby yarn all the time for afghans. It is soft and makes a nice size afghan for babies that i donate to the hospitals.
May 8, 2011 10:59:35   #
hildy3 (a regular here)
Gina..I like Sensations (@JoAnns) then Pound and Caron. My fave, also, is the diagonal and my first was Sensations Rainbow Classic brushed..yummiest, softest of all so far. I am doing one now in 10" stripes of lavender, pink, mint, yellow and blue..using Caron Baby Softee which I won't use again. It is silky and thin..perfect for Fl., but should have doubled it. Actually, this yarn would be nice with the Fun Fur.
The 'rainbow' went to a new Mommy (unknown) in the hospital, and it just occured to me this her first Mother's heart is full just thinking of it. Hildy
May 8, 2011 11:02:55   #
hildy3 (a regular here)
Hey Colorado..try Sensations at JoAnn's, especially the brushed...yummy! Hildy
May 8, 2011 11:41:45   #
I prefer Pound of Love it works well for knitting and crochet
May 8, 2011 12:15:21   #
julietinboots (a regular here)
ibsherry8016 wrote:
Personally, I use only Caron, Simply Soft for baby blankets! Nothing beats the softness in my opinion.

I agree with you on the simply soft. One of my favorite yarns for an afghan, baby or regular. The strands do split easily however, just have to be careful. It's not the only yarn that splits easily though. To my that is a sign of a softer yarn.
May 8, 2011 12:28:04   #
Sue H
Thanks, Joann! Another great idea for a baby blanket! How many skeins do you use? Is one plenty?? And how about needle size?
May 8, 2011 12:53:27   #
The Pound of Love is on sale at JoAnn's now. $2.50 off regular price at $5.99 instead of $8.99. Just wanted to let you know. :)

gina wrote:
Guess eventually will give them both a try. Will see which goes on sale first...

Thanks for your input. ~smiles~
May 8, 2011 13:04:35   #
Sorry meant 8.49.
jenny012760 wrote:
The Pound of Love is on sale at JoAnn's now. $2.50 off regular price at $5.99 instead of $8.99. Just wanted to let you know. :)

gina wrote:
Guess eventually will give them both a try. Will see which goes on sale first...

Thanks for your input. ~smiles~
May 8, 2011 13:39:57   #
I also knit the diognal b/blankets to give to charity. I use a lot of Pound of Love combined with Bernat Baby Cordinates. I knit with two strands of yarn. you could use Caron Simply soft as the 2nd yarn. This makes a nice soft b/blanket.

Caron One Pound is a very nice yarn but it is probably just a wee bit heavy for a b/blankets. I do use it a lot for afghans and slippers and hats.

I have found that the Red Hart is sometimes a bit stiff or hard but when it is washed and I use softner in the rinse it softens up.

I can't afford the expensive yarns for charity knitting. I try to buy most of my yarn when it is on sale.
May 8, 2011 15:19:40   #
I love Caron yarns! I don't know about baby knitting with it but I love the feel of it.
May 8, 2011 17:46:36   #
i just finished a baby blanket in blue caron and it came out nice. i am now making the sweater to match.
May 8, 2011 19:04:05   #
I love Caron One Pound because cheaper @ $5.00 per skeins when it on sale. I'm crocheting now a baby blanket and it very soft and not harsh on my finger. I'm doing the pattern from a dishcloth so far its look beautiful. I did not like the Pound of Love yarn mainly because couln't find the center pull and its was a mess to use the outside of the ball.
May 8, 2011 19:11:25   #
Dreamweaver (a regular here)
I use the Joann's for charity knitting, and anything else I can get my hands on, but I love the Caron Simply Soft (It does split easier - but is so soft and the color choices are vast). I also love their Spa (bamboo). Both of these will accept beads as well. (Not that babies can have beads, but the phone cases , etc. that I do with leftovers for my granddaughters and their friends have to sparkle!)
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