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Old 04-26-2008, 10:22 AM   #21
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Sirdar Snuggly or Wendy Peter Pan. Love them both... lovely for baby knitting.

Hayfield Sweetheart is also beautifully soft.
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:23 AM   #22
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:42 AM   #23
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I know what I don't like--Bernat Softee Chunky! I bought four skeins the other day just for charity squares. It felt nice in the store. My square is like plastic.
Did you use an appropriate needle size? They recommend a 10, but if you knit at all tight you could go even higher. If the needle is too small the result won't be soft and floppy like knitting should be.

I find these all really soft. These are worsted weight since that is probably what you need for squares.

Bernat Satin
Caron Simply Soft
Red Heart SOFT (not supersaver)
Vanna's Choice
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:50 AM   #24
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Oh, I used Vanna's Choice for a one-skein crochet scarf (the yarn was given to me as a gift) and it was extremely soft and nice! It was really, really good
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:25 PM   #25
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soft acrylic
Anyone ever tried Wendy Peter Pan baby yarn? That's very soft too.
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Plymouth Encore has nice colors. I think it might have a wee bit of wool in it though. But it is washable.
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Yes, do not knit Softee chunky on 10s. There was a swatch in the store and I thought it was so rough and stiff, having used 11s on it myself. A big world of difference.
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I really like Berrocco Comfort. It's priced moderately as well. I paid $5 and I think you get about 215 yards.
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I found two skeins of Simply Soft in my stash that I had gotten for practicing socks. I didn't like it for that but I'll use it for these squares and rectangles. I have been making one out of the I Love This Yarn! today when I've had time to sit still. I like it. I think that my favorites are that and Vanna's Choice as far as acrylic goes.
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Cyndi - are you doing HAP squares? I just started (but am using some Red Heart Supersaver that was in my stash. I am also making a baby blanket with the Caron - love it too! I made a baby sweater with the Vanna's Choice and found that great to work with as well. That's what I was thinking of using for HAP squares once I delplete the acrylic in my stash
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