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SRU2004
« on: June 12, 2005 02:16:26 PM »

I have been looking for something affordable, yet nice to use to make the Big Bad Baby Blanket for my future niece or nephew.  I like the colors and price of the Knitpicks Shine yarn, but I don't know if it would be appropriate for this project.  Anyone know? 
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2005 07:13:01 AM »

The KnitPicks Shine looks lovely, and it's machine washable so that's definitely a plus for a baby blanket. The other thing to look for is how soft the yarn is, because babies have more sensitive skin.

Find out what gauge the recommended yarn is for the BBBB and compare it to the Shine, but if they're slightly different it might not matter too much - you might just have to cast on a different number of stitches and knit more or fewer rows to get the size you want. But because it's not a garment, a slight difference in gauge isn't a problem.

I used a yarn slightly thicker than the Shine for my BBBB, cast on the same as the pattern, and knitted until the blanket looked square-ish. It's a pretty forgiving pattern Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2005 12:19:32 PM »

 I would definitely reccommend the Shine yarn it is sooo soft and not expensive... i am using it now to knit a camisole and love love love it!! it knits up very well.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2005 01:12:18 PM »

Thanks for your responses.  One more question though...do you think I need to knit using 2 strands together like the Koigu pattern calls for?
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2005 06:14:39 PM »

I am planning to knit the BBB for a nephew or niece to arrive in Dec.  Would love to see people's results.  I've been trying to knit something with shine!  Good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2005 03:02:58 PM »

I'm using shine right now and it works up at a very similar gauge to Koigu.  I would recommend holding two strands together and see how the gauge comes out.  It should be pretty close, but with the BBBB, gauge isn't as important as it would be for a sweater.
Good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2005 02:36:46 PM »

Shine is my yarn God! I love it so much.  The "grass" colour is gorgeous, and I'm using it now to make a camisole from Vintage Knits.  I think any baby would be in heaven wrapped up in "Shine"
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2005 07:34:52 PM »

shine rocks. i just got some with my birthday yarn money. i knit up a swatch, and yeah, i have to agree that it would be awesome for the bbbb. swatch it first. and if you can't get the right gague, just knit till you get something squarish. the pattern seems more like guidelines. Cheesy
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