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Best Yarn to Use for Babies?

My daughter is pregnant and I want to knit for baby. Is superwash the way to go?

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Washable for sure I think, but I knit a ton of baby sweaters in cotton too, or blends.

I really like Knitpick’s shine sport–it’s soft but durable, machine washable, knits up beautifully.
https://www.knitpicks.com/yarn/shine-sport-yarn/c/5420122

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I’m a big fan of Rowan Handknit Cotton and Rowan Cotton Cashmere. (It sounds fancy but it washes up really nicely and feels so soft!)

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thank you!

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Decide what blanket you want to knit…where do they live…when is the baby due…you can really choose anything. Silk/cotton makes a fabulous summer weight, silk/alpaca makes for a perfect stroller blanket for San Francisco…no one has ever complained that the blanket was too lovely. I just share the care instructions.

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I really like Brown Sheep Co.'s Cotton Fleece, a mix of wool and cotton that is machine washable and dryable and wears like iron, but once washed is soft and drapy.

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I love Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. I’ve knitted 8 baby blankets from her cable blanket pattern. It’s so soft!

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