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Old 05-06-2008, 09:42 PM   #1
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Cashmerino? Debbie Bliss Essential baby
I just purchased the "essential baby" debbie bliss Knitting book. My sister is having a baby and I'm hoping to be next.

All the patterns call for cashmerino. I looked it up and it's 8 dollars a ball. Is there a more economical alternative that wouldn't be yucky feeling. Anyone used other yarns on the patterns in that book?
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:52 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about alternatives, but Little Knits is having a sale on Cashmerino. The baby cashmerino is $4.39 for certain colorways.

http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=577
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Ohhh.. good find!
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I made a set if twins sweaters and hats out of baby cashmerino. They were lovely and the mom says they wear them all the time.

I made an adult sweater out of the chunkier cashmerino, and it pilled horriby after I washed it. I managed to shave most of the pills, but I'm just so disappointed with it that I may do it in a different yarn since it's for my neice.

There are some lovely, inexpensive baby yarns out there. A lot of them contain nylon and the all feel really soft.
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