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AuroraBora Tue 22-Nov-16 00:10:32

Any recommendations? Just found out an old school friend is pregnant and I'd like to crochet her a blanket. I don't have any good wool shops near me so I'll have to buy online.

I assume I want acrylic so it's washable?

Thanks! flowers

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Tue 22-Nov-16 00:15:43

I'm making a baby blanket using Sirdar Snuggly at the moment. It seems quite soft and comes in a good range of colours.

In the past I've also used Stylecraft Special.

GetMeOut Tue 22-Nov-16 12:11:04

Baby Cashmerino ( Rowan) is lovely if you want to push the boat out.....

GetMeOut Tue 22-Nov-16 12:14:48

Sorry - Debbie Bliss ( not Rowan ) and it is machine washable.

liz70 Tue 22-Nov-16 12:25:53

I hear good things about JC Brett Flutterby, though I ve no personal experience.

opinionatedfreak Tue 22-Nov-16 15:50:30

I'be used a lot of baby cashmerino it is pretty nice.
I loathe sirdar snuggly.
These days I mostly use Wollmeise DK for baby blankets - it is merino and goes in the washing machine on a low heat (eg30 degrees).

AuroraBora Wed 23-Nov-16 23:46:41

Ooh forgot I posted this!! Thanks all smile

Is sirdar snuggly the fleecey yarn? I have some of that and it's hard to use, though hides poor crochet well grin

I'll have a look at all the others, not sure if I'm going to push the boat out or not yet and go for cashmerino...

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Thu 24-Nov-16 12:04:22

No, my Sirdar Snuggly isn't fleecy at all. It's this one. It looks like the fleecy one is called Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake (quite a mouthful!)

The cashmere is lovely if you can afford to splurge a bit. The non-baby cashmerino is really soft too. I don't know if it's any cheaper.

I often don't use specific baby wools as the normal ones are usually quite soft, and I tend to prefer slightly bolder colours than are available in the baby ranges.

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