View Full Version : Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere substitution?

07-12-2007, 11:57 AM
I would really like to knit up the Peapod Baby Set (http://interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/web_projects/sum_06/Pea_Pod_Baby_Set.pdf) for a friend of mine who's expecting her first child. The pattern calls for Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere (http://www.debbieblissonline.com/yarn/cash_cotton.htm) (85% cotton & 15% cashmere) and I'm wondering if I could get any recommendations on other yarns that might work well.

The gauge is listed as 22 sts & 30 rows = 4"in St st

I've seen that this particular yarn is discontinued and is still priced around $8 per ball. I'm also concerned about the wear and tear factor since this will be for a baby. I read this (http://knittersreview.com/article_yarn.asp?article=/review/product/030807_a.asp) review and I think I'd like something that doesn't pill or surface blur.

Anything baby-friendly that could possibly be machine washable and work well with this adorable pattern?

EDIT: I just found some Moda Dea Baby Talk (http://www.modadea.com/babytalk.htm) at AC Moore and I think it might work. Has anyone used this before?

07-12-2007, 05:10 PM
The Moda Dea yarn is very good for baby things, as long as it has the right stitch definition for the lace pattern.

When I made that set I used KnitPicks Shine Worsted.

07-13-2007, 08:58 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. If I use the Knit Picks yarn it will be more than half the cost for the entire set. Thanks again!