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Old 01-06-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
fatoldladyinpjs
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For baby items, my favorite is Bernat Baby Sport. Bernat is high quality yarn that doesn't split. This acrylic holds up well in the washing machine. New mothers don't have the time to handwash baby items. Despite your careful instructions, they will most likely toss it into the washer. You wouldn't want it to shrink. The advantage of the Bernat Baby sport is that anything knit from it is lightweight. You're not going to want a worsted weight or higher as it's too heavy weight wise and will be too hot for the baby. Babies are indoors most of the time in winter, and it's just a quick trip from a warm house to a warmed car. Car heaters get hot, so you'll want something light for the baby to wear in the car seat.
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