I’m an “advanced beginner” knitter and brand-new to this forum, and hoping to get a little yarn advice! I just found out I’m getting my first niece or nephew. I have a pattern for a big, cozy baby blanket from the first Stitch & Bitch book I’ve made before, but last time made it out of acrylic (Lion Jiffy) because it was so much cheaper. I think I can spend a little more on this one! The pattern is mostly stockinette stitch with seed stitch border, knit with two strands of yarn throughout. I’m looking for something…
- not terribly expensive (this blanket takes a lot of yarn!)
- easy to care for (I’m thinking the last thing my sister-in-law will want to do is hand wash a baby blanket)
- comes in non-pastel-y colors
Am I dreaming? Thank you so much for any advice! I live in Nashville and know of two yarn shops around (plus Michael’s and JoAnn), but could order online as well.