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Good Quality DK yarn for baby/toddler knits

annieeg

Good Quality DK yarn for baby/toddler knits
« on: December 28, 2019, 14:35:42 PM »
Can anyone recommend good quality DK yard for baby/toddler knits ?
(The Sirdar Snuggly is 55 nylon/45 acrylic and I found it a bit too synthetic... I'm also worried about how well it will wash and wear.)

Ann

Re: Good Quality DK yarn for baby/toddler knits
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2019, 11:25:53 AM »
I have these in the stash that I like:

Sugar Bush yarns - Bliss - it's a blend of wool, silk, and merino goat.

Bernat Softee Solids and Marls - 100% acrylic. I use this when knitting doll clothes and love it.

Loops and Threads Joy - another one I love to knit with

Loops and Thread Kai - have a ball and love the feel of it. Haven't knit it up yet

Paton's Astra - I used it to knit a doll's Hudson Bay sweater and it's okay but I have other yarns I like better.

Patons Classic Wool DK - used in doll clothes and it's fine.

Patons Bamboo Silk - a nice yarn but I'm not sure how well it will hold up.

All of the above are a 3 weight.
Stash Busting 2020
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Good Quality DK yarn for baby/toddler knits
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2019, 11:38:33 AM »
Apparently my grandson is only allowed to wear cotton as most things go in his mouth at the moment...  :S

I did buy some cotton yarn on cones for machine knitting, but haven't got around to using it yet.

Sorry, I don't know about hand knitting yarn  :P

Sheilago

Re: Good Quality DK yarn for baby/toddler knits
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2019, 21:22:05 PM »
I love Drops Merino extra fine. It’s 100% wool,machine washable at 40C and there are lots of colours. I usually buy it online and it’s not too expensive.

Celia

Re: Good Quality DK yarn for baby/toddler knits
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 08:19:50 AM »
Yes Drops merino extra fine is lovely and really is a good price for wool, I usually buy from https://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/   if you are looking for acrylic then I have use Marriner wools https://www.marrineryarns.com/.
Hope this helps

toileandtrouble

Re: Good Quality DK yarn for baby/toddler knits
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2019, 09:29:32 AM »
I buy it from there for the GSs jumpers and they wash and last really well.  Great choice of colours and really good customer service.

annieeg

Re: Good Quality DK yarn for baby/toddler knits
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2019, 14:30:14 PM »
Thanks to all for your valuable feedback on this post and I've saved the links to My Favourites ready for the next purchase of wool.
Happy New Year. :D