View Full Version : Favorite Baby Blanket Yarn

03-02-2007, 01:36 PM
I've never had need to knit any baby items, however the time has come. I'd like to make a blanket. What is your favorite baby blanket yarn? It can be solid or patterned, DK or thick and I'm not concerned with cost on this one...

Thanks in advance!

03-02-2007, 07:34 PM
I think the best way to choose a yarn would be to go to a store and feel the yarns. I love bernat baby yarns as well as red heart baby yarns. I never use any yarn that can't be washed and dried for babies cause new moms have enough to worry about.[/b]

03-03-2007, 09:33 PM
My boys (4,3,10mo) love when I make there hoddies, blankies, and stufties out of tlc yarns. They are very cuddle worthy and you get alot for your dollor.




Jan in CA
03-04-2007, 01:27 AM
I haven't made a baby blanket, but I've used both of these yarns and liked them.

I love Bernat Softee Baby and they also have Bernat Softee Chunky if you'd like to knit it up faster or have brighter colors. ;)

Softee Baby (http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=softeebaby&SPP=999)
Softee Chunky (http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=softeechunky&SPP=999)

I also love Caron Simply Soft and it comes in a lots of varieties.
Simply Soft Baby (http://www.caron.com/color_cards/cc_simplysoftbaby.html)
Brites (http://www.caron.com/color_cards/cc_brites.html)
Quick (http://www.caron.com/color_cards/cc_quick.html)
Tweed (http://www.caron.com/color_cards/cc_sstweed.html)

03-05-2007, 12:37 PM
Thanks so much for the suggestions! Oddly enough my LYS doesn't have a big selection of baby yarns. They have so much of everything else I'm surprised :??

I'm going to do this baby blanket http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babyafheart.htm

Jan in CA
03-05-2007, 02:48 PM
That's a pretty blanket! The yarns I suggested you can get at Michaels, Joanns, etc.

03-05-2007, 08:25 PM
I just wanted to say good luck! I started on my blanket the week after we found out. I am still working on it and he is due in a few weeks! It isn't hard, just boring (I think!)
Is this for your new addition or a friends? xxx

03-06-2007, 12:00 PM
I'ts for my best friend. It will be good practice for a future grandchild :)
Wow, you are close to your delivery! Better get those fingers moving :hug: :cheering:

03-06-2007, 12:09 PM

Thank you for posting the baby blanket pattern. I'm part of a group that knits/crochets baby blankets for our church and I'm always looking for new patterns. Each baby who is baptized gets a blanket.


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03-06-2007, 02:14 PM
I will second the Caron Simply Soft. I really enjoy using it when I make ANY baby items.

I am getting ready to start a baby blanket using this yarn for our new addition.

I am also working on one using Homespun. Its really soft and snuggly. But I am not sure how it will work with your pattern on your blanket pattern since its sorta fuzzy.