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ikkivan
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Posted - 04/01/2013 :  6:35:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wasn't sure whether to post this question here or under the yarn section, but figured this was as good a place as any ...

When I purchase ready-made items for babies (almost always of cotton and/or synthetics or blends), there is usually some tag or label stating that it meets "such and such regulations" to make it resistant to burning.

But, to my knowledge, this is not (yet) the case for synthetic hand-knitting yarns especially promoted for baby items. I try to keep up with the latest "yarn news" in several knitting magazines I read regularly, but can't remember seeing anything about this and I wonder why this has not been addressed by the makers of these yarns.

I have become quite strict about using 100% wool when I knit items for babies.

Does anyone know of synthetic yarns that have been treated to be flame-resistant? Maybe I just haven't heard about it? Would this involve chemicals in the yarn that I would not want to handle? But if that were the case, then I wouldn't want to put it on my grandbaby ...

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
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