Just got my yarn in the mail and wow! Loving the colours! Very festive. I am not a pastel girl. Even though Bernat Baby Stretch is marketed as “baby yarn”, I truly do appreciate the brighter colours–not the typical “baby” colours (see for yourself here ). In fact, I’d dare say that Bernat Baby Stretch’s colours could easily be used in a pattern for older kids or adults (provided you achieved recommended gauge for said pattern).
The other thing I noticed about Bernat Baby Stretch is that it really does stretch! Curious to see if the added elastic will present some interesting challenges when it comes to the actual knitting. I’ll keep you posted. Nevertheless the “stretch” factor has got my brain going: form-fitting tops anyone? Hmmm, some possibilities . . . And what about the added nylon? I’m hoping to make toddler socks, but what about kid or adult socks? Or sock-slippers? Nylon will make the yarn more durable . . . oh the possibilities!
But I digress . . . I haven’t even mentioned my planned pattern. After perusing the Stretchy Set pattern book, I thought the toddler hat and socks would be perfect. They’re small projects that let me test the yarn and give me a nice gift set (hoping to send it a friend whose little girl is almost one).
Let the knitting begin!