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rebecca 12-11-2006 12:18 PM

Acrylic help please
:muah: hello all, miss u bunches :muah:
I am knitting Daisy 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:

Cherinec5 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 is really nice and comes in lots of colors.

Bernat Softee Baby is super soft, too.

Chel 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!

suzeeq 12-11-2006 12:51 PM

Caron has a Simply Soft Baby yarn too, in pastel colors.


gardenmommy 12-11-2006 12:56 PM

Dreambaby DK Solids

Dreambaby DK Prints

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

rebecca 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.

five_six 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?

zkimom 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!


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