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Knitabit
02-22-2007, 09:17 PM
Hi, All.

I'm knitting baby booties for the first time and will probably attempt a hoodie or something as well (baby due in the fall, so I have plenty of time to practice).

I'm wondering if there is a yarn etiquette for baby stuff. I am working with acrylic now, but thought perhaps I should use cotton or something natural for the actual gift. Yes no?

Input appreciated!

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knitqueen
02-22-2007, 09:18 PM
I don't know if it really matters that much - what matters most to me, as a mother of small children, is machine washable!! Definitely a must.

Cristy
02-22-2007, 09:49 PM
I agree that machine washable is best but I LOVE cotton baby items--if you choose the right yarn--it's sooooo soft and touchable!

If you choose acrylic--just make sure it's a soft acrylic like Caron Simply Soft!

Jan in CA
02-22-2007, 10:13 PM
As long as it's soft and washable it doesn't matter IMO.

Cottons.. Bernat Cottontots (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$33UHWPYAACBI2P4SY5NBIHR50 LD3OEPO?CATID=82240&PRODID=87593&source=search), KP Shine (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_list.aspx?searchType=KeyWord&page=1&pagesize=10&newWeek=6&keywords=shine&titleName=shine&numberShown=1), etc..

Acrylics.. Caron Simply soft (http://www.joann.com/search/search_results.jhtml;$sessionid$33UHWPYAACBI2P4SY5 NBIHR50LD3OEPO?CATID=3&keywords=simply+soft&_requestid=136848), Bernat Softee baby (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$33UHWPYAACBI2P4SY5NBIHR50 LD3OEPO?CATID=10057&PRODID=47164&source=search)

miccisue
02-23-2007, 09:13 AM
Hi, All.

I'm knitting baby booties for the first time and will probably attempt a hoodie or something as well (baby due in the fall, so I have plenty of time to practice).

I'm wondering if there is a yarn etiquette for baby stuff. I am working with acrylic now, but thought perhaps I should use cotton or something natural for the actual gift. Yes no?

Input appreciated!

:P
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Having not worked with cotton, will the item shrink? Can it be machine washed and dried? Those would be my main concerns. I personally like to use soft acrylic because of the ease of care.