View Full Version : Acrylic help please

12-11-2006, 12:18 PM
:muah: hello all, miss u bunches :muah:
I am knitting Daisy (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTdaisy.html) for an infant to wear home from hospital in Jan.
I've not done infant knitting, but i do know that I want this to be washable/dryable for mom. This pattern calls for Butterfly Super 10; 100% mercerized cotton. This yarn is said to be dk in some places and worsted in others...this doesn't concern me bc I believe that gauge will not be problem with either yarn wt.
My question to you....what would be the nicest/softest wash/dry acrylic for baby?
Again :muah: miss you all :muah:

12-11-2006, 12:32 PM
hi Rebecca, my faveorite is caron simply soft, it is really soft and has a nice shine to it also. you can also try bernat softee baby. i like both (but i like the feel and look of simply soft better and its cheaper )

Jan in CA
12-11-2006, 12:38 PM
Caron Simply Soft (http://www.caron.com/) is really nice and comes in lots of colors.

Bernat Softee Baby (http://www.bernat.com/product.php) is super soft, too.

12-11-2006, 12:46 PM
Those are the exact ones I was going to say so.... you already have it on good authority that I'm right! :flirt:

:roflhard: Sorry, couldn't help it!

12-11-2006, 12:51 PM
Caron has a Simply Soft Baby yarn too, in pastel colors.


12-11-2006, 12:56 PM
Dreambaby DK Solids (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=329)

Dreambaby DK Prints (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=2613)

are both machine wash, lay flat to dry, and the same gauge as the Butterfly.

12-12-2006, 12:09 AM
thanks everyone, i was actually thinking of the dreambaby solids, but she wants machine dry, too.
What is your thought of Encore and/or Encore DK, this is going to be for a cardi with a hood, well, you saw it in my 1st post, Daisy....will this be soft enough for a newborn hoody or no?!
thanks in advance.

12-12-2006, 12:20 AM
i find i use the Katia yarns a lot, esp for baby items, they are soft and durable, washable and wearable... I'll have a look through my stash for the proper names of them.

Not many people mention them here tho, do many people use these yarns out of curiosity?

12-12-2006, 07:30 AM
I have a bag of Katia Diana waiting to be made into a sweater. It's lovely stuff -- very soft.

I got mine from LittleKnits website.

Can't wait to have a minute to start using it!