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« on: March 22, 2007 08:50:51 PM »

My ex-boyfriend's little sister is having a baby and she invited me to her babyshower. I was thinking of creating a baby and mama gift basket and wanted to add washcloths for baby in there. Which type of cotton yarn would be best? (brand)
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007 09:42:16 PM »

I typically recommend plain ol' kitchen cotton (Lily Sugar 'n' cream, Walmart's Peaches 'n' Cream, Bernat Handicrafter Cotton...) for washclothes.  It is a lovely fiber.  But for baby clothes, I've LOVED Bernat Cottontots.  It knits up thick and soft, it's 100% cotton, so it's washable and absorbent, and it comes in both pastel and bright "baby" colors.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007 07:28:17 AM »

Knitpicks Shine Worsted is a really nice, soft cotton.  I would make baby washcloths for baby out of the shine, and maybe Sugar 'n Cream for mom's "tougher" skin. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007 07:45:50 AM »

Sugar and cream softens up after it's been washed and with more use.

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007 01:49:20 PM »

While I haven't used this, Knit Picks has a new yarn out called CotLin which is a Cotton-Linen blend.  This seems like it would be softer than the traditional kitchen cotton.  You can check it out at:

http://knitpicks.com/CotLin_YD5420162.html

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2007 05:32:11 AM »

I'm making a baby blanket out of Manos Del Uruguay's Cotton Stria and it is already very very soft. It comes in lots of great solid colors.

(I've been using the same Peaches N Cream and Sugar N Cream washcloths for about a year now, and I think they're still not soft enough for a baby.)
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2007 05:41:35 AM »

While I haven't used this, Knit Picks has a new yarn out called CotLin which is a Cotton-Linen blend.  This seems like it would be softer than the traditional kitchen cotton.  You can check it out at:

http://knitpicks.com/CotLin_YD5420162.html

Hope this helps!

I got a cotlin washcloth in the washcloth swap, and it's amazingly soft!
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007 08:20:40 AM »

I've used Paton's Grace (100% mercerized cotton) and I think it's just perfect for baby washcloths. They carry it at the Michael's close to my house, which is nice for last minute stuff. It's usually $3.99, but you can often track down 40% off coupons (they take Joann's coupons, too!).
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2007 09:09:43 AM »

i recently made a couple out of cottontots. I chose that rather than sugar n creme only because it was softer (that, and i didn't have to buy it b/c i had it on hand.) i am using sugar n creme though for a bib and burp rag (mason dixon pattern) for another shower coming up.
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2007 09:25:37 AM »

Another, even softer option would be a cotton chenille yarn, like the one from Crystal Palace (though others have similar yarns too.)
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