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Topic: Garter or Stockinette for Patons Cha Cha Yarn Baby Afghan?  (Read 958 times)
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M Fox
« on: October 07, 2007 02:33:52 PM »

I want to make a baby afghan and have Patons' Cha Cha yarn in a deep purple and a multicolor (purple, blue, yellow).  I'm thinking of holding the two strands together, and doing it on size 10 needles (I usually knit pretty loose).  Which would be better  - garter stitch, or stockinette?  Garter would be much easier for me, but I need something that will be ok for a baby.  Or should I not use this yarn at all?  (although I did see some baby yarn that was very similar)
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007 03:31:23 PM »

Personally, I wouldn't use that yarn for a baby blanket. Cha Cha isn't machine washable. If it was me, I'd save that for something 'non-baby' and choose some other yarn, like Cotton Ease or Simply Soft for a baby blanket.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007 03:52:27 PM »

Duh, can you tell I've never had kids?  I see 'hand wash, dry flat' and think ok, but a new mom would rather toss it in the machine.
Well, that just means I'll have to find something else to do with the Cha Cha (don't have to twist my arm for that, I've already been drooling over the purple).
I've used Jiffy for blankets in the past, and have some in my stash, just have to figure out a pattern.

Thanks for your help!
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007 04:09:01 PM »

You're welcome Cheesy If you need a pattern, you could check knittingpatterncentral or the Lion Brand site. They have a lot of patterns on both sites  Grin
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Riki
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007 07:53:46 PM »

If you have any of EZ's patterns, I'm doing the square baby blanket now and it is really fun and unusual - and all in garter! I'm using scraps plus purchased yarn and it is turning out very unique (but not sure very beautiful or not!).
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2007 11:26:15 PM »

Well, I put the Cha Cha aside, and used the Jiffy with an easy crochet pattern I've done before.  So, nothing new, but i just finished it tonight.  Now it just needs a quick toss in the washer and dryer (thanks again, Leppardess!) and I'll box it up for the mom-to-be!

I think I'll make a sweater for myself with the Cha Cha, but I have a few other ideas in the works before I'll be able to get to it...I'm considering the current challenge...
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