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arcticmouse
« on: May 11, 2009 08:55:23 PM »

i have a lot of red heart yarn.  the scratchy kind.
if i make a baby blanket from it, and wash it a couple of times, do you think it will get soft enough for a baby?  i dont really know that much about babies, but i need to make three baby blankets this month.  folks have apparently been getting busy in the recession!
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009 10:09:15 PM »

It's not like the baby won't have other clothes on right? Yes, it will soften when washed and dried, and be just fine.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009 06:15:59 AM »

My gram used to crochet afghans all the time out of either Red Heart, or something that feels suspiciously like Red Heart.  Every grandkid in our family has at least one, and they were (and are) much loved.  Babies are sturdier than most folks give them credit for.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009 11:30:31 AM »

If worse comes to worse, you can always line the back of the blanket with some cotten fabric material--I've seen some projects like that before. Just another idea.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009 09:28:36 PM »

I don't think it should be too much of a problem. From experience, though, I would use a slightly larger needle than normal (say a US9 instead of an 8 ) and a softer textured pattern.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2009 06:49:55 AM »

I'd say even go up to a size 10 needle. Yarns knit on larger sizes will be softer; when knit with the size on the label (which is really there only to categorize the yarn weight) they're often very stiff and rough.
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2009 11:05:23 AM »

awesome! thank you guys so much! i dont know that much about babies, and how soft they need things and if they wear clothes or not (jk, ive seen babies wearing clothes!).

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