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« on: August 14, 2011 02:06:53 AM »

My friend has a little one on the way and I want to make something for baby! Are there any yarns better for baby (hats, blankets) stuff than normal?

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 I would however, like to learn to knit.
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011 05:18:48 AM »

Washables, every time.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011 12:54:38 AM »

I was wondering the same...
I noticed that my local store has a special section for baby yarns. They seem to be softer then the others, but the color selection seems to focus on pastels only ^^.
I personally would be careful to check what kind of dye and other chemicals are used in the yarn.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011 01:09:47 AM »

some brands do baby yarns in bright and bold colours too, you just have to really search for it i find, but baby yarns are fantastic, soft, warm and machine washable

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011 08:37:36 AM »

I used a very cheap, washable yarn for my daughter's blanket and just washed the heck out of it before she got here. I used actual baby yarn for the little hats and booties I made her (which were a blast! Making baby things is so ridiculously fun!!!!) but I used variegated yarn so there would be a bit more interest. Also, I made sure to use really bright, contrasting colors. Babies have terrible eyesight, so contrast is what they see better than anything else. Actually, a black and white blanket with a pink of blue ribbon would be absolutely adorable, and would probably follow them into adult life (wouldn't that make an adorable throw later?).

Of course, if I'm making something for allergy prone people, I have a tendency to go with bamboo. It hasn't really been a problem yet, though. 
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