You don't need to be expecting to enjoy a good baby yarn. Perhaps you're making for a new friend or family member who is on their way, but you can also just enjoy this range for the lovely soft yarns that they are. These specially created baby yarns are usually double knit (also known as light worsted, or DK) weight yarns or finer. They work up on needles or hooks from 3.5mm to 4mm (US 4 - 7) and are very versatile. They can be used to make anything from blankets, comforters, toys, booties, rompers and much more.
Baby yarns have one other special feature, they is usually very easy-care as they are expected to go in the washing machine often! They're very soft for little hands and feet that will enjoy the gentle tactile feel of them. They are also spun rather than roving to ensure they don't release any loose fibres if a curious little one tries to taste the mittens or booties you made them (usually a sign of appreciation).
We love the subtle colourways of Cygnet Kiddies Kaleidoscope DK, which has a marble effect variegation inspired by the old sweets we still love. This one is fantastic for making baby blankets and toys as the gorgeous colour changes have an amazing effect even on plain or simple stitch patterns. We especially love the Yorkshire Mix for its rainbow of beautiful colours, and Love Hearts with its muted mix of blues, purples and dark pinks.