What Kind of Yarn For Keepsake Baby Afghan?

trudymomJuly 15, 2007

What would be your favorite brand and type of yarn for baby afghans that may not be given to the baby for several years?

Thank you!!

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profsusan

I guess one question is how many years? I've used the Bernat Baby Coordinates and Softee Baby but never saved them longer than 2 years before giving them as a gift. Don't know what yarn my mom used to use but I have the white christening blanket from my son (he's 31) that still looks great. I know it was a simple white sport weight; don't know the brand. Blankets I gave years ago are now being used for their children and I didn't use anything special back then (over 25-30 years) mostly Red Heart which would now be Super Saver or Sport. So I suggest whatever you want but put the finished project in a zip lock bag. Of course with the label so washing directions are not forgotten.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2007 at 2:06PM
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sheilajoyce_gw

I like Caron Simply Soft. Any acrylic yarn will last a long time.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2007 at 10:52PM
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trudymom

Thank you for your replies. As for "how many years?" I'm thinking something that could be passed down if they wanted to. I just didn't know if there was a certain yarn or yarn fabric that held up better than others.

Thank you!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2007 at 12:05PM
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threejsmom

Any acrylic is almost indestructible but most may not be fire-retardant if that's a concern. If wool allergies are not a problem, I'd use a soft superwash merino like Dale. If it is, I've used Blue Sky's organic cotton, which seems to please contemporary parents. I usually shop the sales and stash these staples.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2007 at 3:03PM
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cv844

I like the caron simply soft also. When washed it is so soft.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2007 at 3:36AM
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