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« on: January 19, 2004 12:48:50 PM »

I am planning on knitting the baby blanket in Stitch 'N' Bitch for my new niece.  I really can't afford the yarn in the pattern, and I also want to use something more washable.  The gauge of the yarn in question is 7 sts per inch on US 3 needles.  I don't know what kind of yarn to substitute. If you could help me, it would be super-awesome!

xoxo Kaelee
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2004 01:39:55 PM »

I was thinking about doing that blanket as well!  I've never knitted something so large on needles so small before, though... I was afraid it'd take me forever.  Plus I wish the book had a photo of the whole blanket laid out, instead of wrapped around the baby (cute as that was).

If I were you, I'd go to your Local Yarn Shop with the pattern and see what they recommend as a cheaper/easier to care for substitute. I think there's some good cotton/wool blends that would be soft and washable, but I'm not sure about the prices.

Good luck!  
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2004 03:15:37 PM »

I saw that pattern in the book....it's really cool. I'd recomend that you get a cotton or acrylic blend....cheap, easy to knit with, and washable. Sounds like what you're looking for.
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