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Old 04-21-2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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Toddler blanket yarn suggestions?
i'm looking for an inexpensive, soft, superwash wool that i can use to knit a blanket for my son. i just have no idea where i should look, what brands are best, and which i would get the most bang for my buck. knit picks? elann? cascade?
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:39 PM   #2
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I don't know of any inexpensive superwash but Plymouth Encore is inexpensive and washes up good.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:45 PM   #3
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i'm a fan of Red Heart Super Saver for toddler and kid blankets since they'll go from being on the bed, to the floor, to the "blankie", then become a cape and require multiple washings.

Afghans i've made for my sons when they were babies lasted a good 6-7 years before getting any holes (and then it was where i had tied off the yarn, not in the middle!)
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:21 AM   #4
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Well Knitpicks has a few if you want 100% wool.

Swish worsted

Swish DK

I have no experience with them and I've heard they pill, but that happens with even the best wools.

There are other good ones that are blends.

Plymouth Encore
Wool Ease

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