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Dangles
02-13-2007, 06:09 PM
Yarn for a baby blanket ... besides the typical acrylic. But is still machine washable. I'm thinking something more natural.

brendajos
02-13-2007, 06:11 PM
Dale Baby Ull (http://www.woolworks.com/Knitting/Yarn/Size%201%20SprFn/DaleBabyUll/BabyUll.html) is lovely I think (though I get it at my LYS... don't know anything about the one I linked...just had the best picture the quickest :teehee:)

CarmenIbanez
02-13-2007, 06:58 PM
Caron Simply Soft. Nice sheen, good color selection, very soft and machine washable.

CarmenIbanez
02-13-2007, 06:58 PM
Oops, I didn't read your post well enough. You said BESIDES regular acrylic. Sorry!

Dangles
02-13-2007, 08:15 PM
CarmenIbanez, that's ok.

SandraEllen
02-13-2007, 08:22 PM
I really like KP's Swish Superwash (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420153/yarn_display). you can even get the "dye your own" (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420148/yarn_display) version for slightly less $

Dangles
02-13-2007, 10:02 PM
Thanks for the tips so far everyone.

humblestumble
02-14-2007, 01:48 AM
Hmm, maybe a soft cotton? I can't think of a specific brand, but cotton seems to get softer as it's washed. :shrug: I usually use typical baby acrylics from Paton, Bernat and Lion Brand.

Cristy
02-14-2007, 02:30 AM
Blue Sky Alpaca makes an organic cotton that, IMHO is to die for!!! I made a baby sweater from it and it was awesome! The only problem is that it's going to cost you a bit more to do it out of something other than basic acrylic...but if price isn't an option...go squeeze that BSA organic cotton--you won't be sorry!!!

Mama Bear
02-14-2007, 02:37 PM
Love using organic cotton for babies!

Baby Ull is lovely.

For a more reasonable price, if you aren't stuck on traditional colors, you could do a Debbie Bliss superwash Merino in Fuschia or Dark Green and get 10 skeins for $24 from littleknits.com It's soft and machine washable, but I haven't washed it yet myself, so I can't say if it pills or not. Anyone know?

Mama Bear

Dangles
02-14-2007, 05:06 PM
Hmm I guess I should check my LYS for baby Ull. Who makes the organic cotton? What would Jo Ann's have?

Dangles
02-15-2007, 05:44 AM
Since I am up in Vancouver area can anyone enlighten me? I usually make trips south ever couple of weeks or so.

SandraEllen
02-15-2007, 11:44 AM
I think Cristy said that Blue Sky Alpaca makes an organic cotton that she likes.

not from JoAnn. sorry.

Brrlracinbt
02-15-2007, 01:33 PM
I like cotton. Very durable and machine washable!

Dangles
02-15-2007, 05:52 PM
I think Cristy said that Blue Sky Alpaca makes an organic cotton that she likes.

not from JoAnn. sorry.

That's ok. I can check my LYS up here then.