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Old 01-06-2012, 07:48 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs View Post
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.

I really liked the Bernat Baby Jacquards when machine knitting just for those reasons, but I have yet to work it by hand. I'd cry if someone threw my hand knit wool baby sweater into a washer & dryer!

That's why I was so happy to find Babe at my LYS for half off during their end of year yarn sale - bought a whole bag of their color #6, a gorgeous buttermilk color. And I won't have to worry about it going into the wash!
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