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« on: February 08, 2008 08:21:31 PM »

Okay so I have a wild hair up my butt and I've decided to knit a christening gown for my daughter. We have that established. The problem is what kind of yarn do I use? Right now I'm debating between LionBrand's BabySoft (or something to that effect), and Debbie Bliss's Baby Cashmerino. I can't decide if I want to use an affordable yarn because she's only going to wear it once, or if I should just bite the bullet and get the more expensive yarn for that whole "heirloom" thing. It'll be an heirloom regardless, but maybe it'd hold up better with the "nicer" yarn... I dunno. What would you do?  Huh

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008 08:55:29 PM »

I would use nice quality yarn so that it lasts for a long time.

However, I would NOT recommend DB Baby Cashmerino. I just knit a small project with it, and it pills like crazy! It hasn't even been worn yet but looks bad already just from the pilling my hands caused while knitting it.

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008 08:59:23 PM »

I would use a nicer fiber.
Acrylic yarns don't hold up well for long periods of storage.
My mom kept my christening gown (crocheted for me by my grandmother) and it feels horrible now, when (according to mom) it used to be dreamy soft.
It feels like a sweaty pig...
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008 09:16:59 PM »

I'd say invest in some nice fiber, too.  It would make her christening more special, and she's only going to wear it once, so if there's no major accidents, it should be okay.  And I would love to make something to be passed down through the genrartions.

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