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Topic: Breastfeeding cover up--yarn/fiber/pattern suggestions?  (Read 3544 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2007 05:45:33 AM »

I'd use size 11 or so needles to make it a bit more breathable.
I'm a bit concerned that it says handwash for the yarn... Why in the world would cotton/acrylic blend be a handwash?

Love the pattern, not so sure about the yarn - it is beautiful but I'd question the ablity to make a bulky yarn light and breathable, maybe the 11s will do it or you could keep going up.

Washability - I'm sure many yarn companies do the same thing as clothing companies - better safe than sorry - just put hand wash or dry clean on everything then they don't have to worry about liability.  Also they might be worried about colorfastness. Since you will need to swatch anyway take Conley's advice and wash it.
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2007 04:55:18 PM »

Good swatching advice, guys!  I'll be knitting one up and tossing it through the wash this week.   Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2007 07:36:22 AM »

a friend of mine uses Clapotis as a nursing shawl. it's big enough to cover her and baby, it's beautiful, and the dropped stitch ladders provide ventillation for baby. and it's a quick knit (i made one in under a week).

i made one using elann.com's adara yarn which is a dk weight cotton/linen blend. i made it for the mild summers here in New England.

that might be an option for you.

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