How to make knitted acrylic soft enough for newborn skin?
March 2, 2012 8:32 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to make baby clothes knitted out of cheap, acrylic yarn softer? Should I even bother?
posted by brambory to clothing, beauty, & fashion (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Our neighbour has made a rather large number of baby items for the impending Baby Brambory - five or so sweaters, a couple of hats, socks and mittens. They are all knitted out of a very scratchy (to my hands at least) acrylic yarn.
Will they get any softer the more we wash them? Is there some special trick to getting acrylic yarn not to have that weird squeaky feeling?
And, relatedly, will Baby Brambory be comfortable in acrylic? I'm a big fan of natural fibres and everything I've made for him is either cotton or a very soft, baby-friendly wool for comfort and breathability. However, I accept that I might be a bit of a yarn snob about this. So, am I being a bit 'precious firstborn' to cringe at the thought of putting one of these lovingly hand-knitted caps on his head?