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Old 04-11-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
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I have a friend whose first grandbaby will be born soon. I found a lovely feather and fan crib blanket pattern and have started knitting it in the suggested yarn, which is Cascade 220 Superwash.

I'm about a third way through, but now I'm questioning my choice of yarn. I've had a couple of people comment, at different times, that they didn't understand why I would knit a wool blanket for a baby who will be born in the summer.

Did I make a mistake? I thought superwash wool was supposed to be okay for baby projects, and that wool was okay for year-round use. Also the feather and fan pattern has 'holes' in it so it shouldn't be too terribly warm - at least I don't think so, but maybe I'm wrong!
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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Hmmmmmm, I'm thinking why wouldn't you knit a wool blanket? Especially, if it is a lacey pattern, they can use it all year anyway.....I don't think you made a mistake. Most people are just thrilled to death to have a hand knit blanket!
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Hmmmmmm, I'm thinking why wouldn't you knit a wool blanket? Especially, if it is a lacey pattern, they can use it all year anyway.....I don't think you made a mistake. Most people are just thrilled to death to have a hand knit blanket!
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:29 PM   #4
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The baby may be born in the summer, but a blanket can be used all year round. And newborns don't have a good temperature controller, so they do need to be kept warm, especially if the home has A/C. Ignore them, they're not thinking...
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Yeah, I think wool is year around. But even if they don't want to use it in the summer... fall and winter come right after summer. Hopefully people don't only buy/give your friend gifts that can only be used within the first couple months of the baby's life! lol Babies grow quickly, and months pass quickly, too... If they only buy her newborn-sized clothes, she'll be glad to have a wool blankie to wrap the baby in come fall
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its going to be a baby for at least a year, so all seasons i would say
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I have to agree - wool is the way to go...
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