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Posted 5/2/2013 by mishkismom in NSBR Board

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Posted: 5/2/2013 12:47:09 AM
I think I want to make a baby blanket for an upcoming shower. She is due late September so I have plenty of time. I just found out the main nursery color will be purple. I never loved purple so I have no idea what goes with purple. I like the idea do color block blankets so I need more than one color.
Any ideas?
Also, what is your favorite yarn for baby? Preferably not sock or fingering... I want to make a quick project! Sport or worsted.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 6:29:40 AM
I like light yellow but only with light purple. You could always do different shades of purple too.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 7:18:48 AM
I would do varying shades of purple, that way it's pretty much guaranteed to match.

Or, a nice thing I've seen that you may consider is a fleece blanket with a knitted/crocheted edge. It's less work for you, you can incorporate a neat patterned fleece, and there aren't a million holes in the blanket to let cold air in.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 9:24:52 AM
I would do shades of purple unless you know for a fact what accent colors she will be using.

I would use an acrylic worsted. Personally, I like Red Heart Super Saver. I know that is unacceptable in some circles, but I do. It is a little harsh to work with compared to the fancy yarns but once its done and washed it softens up beautifully and will withstand all the beating a baby blanket takes. It wears like iron and just gets softer and softer.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 10:25:33 AM
I'd use shades of purple and white. I really enjoy working with Bamboo yarn, but acrylic probably holds up better to washing.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 1:24:36 PM
Bernat Baby or Pound of Love are decent acrylics that are soft but wash well. I don't like Red Heart Super Saver because it is scratchy and bothers my hands to work it.

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Posted: 5/2/2013 1:48:05 PM
Thanks everyone. I just saw the register list and there are three crib sets in it. All shades of light dusty purple, green and a touch of brown on white. I really don't know how to work with those colors! It is pretty but so unlike what I like, ya know?
I would use the Red Heart but I have really dry hands. It pulls on my skin.
I think I need to go to Webs ( so I can see a lot of colors together. My local A.C.M. And stores like it have mostly pastels and brights. It is jarring to the eyes in there that's for sure! Lol

Keep the ideas coming! I really have no idea what to do beside go yarn shopping!

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