View Full Version : Toddler blanket yarn suggestions?

04-21-2008, 08:09 PM
i'm looking for an inexpensive, soft, superwash wool that i can use to knit a blanket for my son. i just have no idea where i should look, what brands are best, and which i would get the most bang for my buck. knit picks? elann? cascade?
any suggestions will be greatly appreciated! :)

04-21-2008, 08:39 PM
I don't know of any inexpensive superwash but Plymouth Encore is inexpensive and washes up good.

04-21-2008, 08:45 PM
i'm a fan of Red Heart Super Saver for toddler and kid blankets since they'll go from being on the bed, to the floor, to the "blankie", then become a cape and require multiple washings.

Afghans i've made for my sons when they were babies lasted a good 6-7 years before getting any holes (and then it was where i had tied off the yarn, not in the middle!)

Jan in CA
04-22-2008, 01:21 AM
Well Knitpicks has a few if you want 100% wool.

Swish worsted (http://knitpicks.com/Swish+Worsted+Yarn_YD5420153.html)
Swish DK (http://knitpicks.com/Swish+DK+Yarn_YD5420168.html)

I have no experience with them and I've heard they pill, but that happens with even the best wools.

There are other good ones that are blends.

Plymouth Encore (http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/1628/?gclid=CIPcvIT27ZICFQqWggoddB1-4g)
Wool Ease (http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2875&PRODID=prd23046)