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LizzyM
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Posted - 06/27/2012 :  7:29:52 PM  Show Profile Send LizzyM a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I found these beautiful blankets on Pinterest, but I am not sure what type of yarn to use and what size of needles. Any ideas? I am allergic to even small amounts of wool, so the yarn has to be wool free.

[Picture of blankets][http://pinterest.com/pin/156992736980635768/]

Thank you so much for your help!!

LJ
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Posted - 06/28/2012 :  05:20:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit LJ's Homepage Send LJ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My best guess would be very chunky yarn on US #35 needles or even #50 to get a very loose stitch. Maybe a cotton? Cotton knit loose would stretch/relax.

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jtamsn
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Posted - 06/28/2012 :  07:48:34 AM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
To my eye, I agree with the very chunky ....kind of like Lion brand Thick and Quick and a very big needle.
judy
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anderknit
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Posted - 06/28/2012 :  3:22:05 PM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The problem with using a cotton yarn is that a blanket that large would end up being extremely heavy. I was thinking of something along the lines of Berroco Comfort or another blend.

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