Have you seen Bernat Blanket yarnadvertised and would like an experts honest review before you buy? Talented crochet designer Kelly Groves is here to tell you everything about this fantastic chenille styled yarn.
Bernat Blanket is a luxurious, soft & snuggly yarn that comes in 15 irresistible shades, ranging from browns to pinks and purples to blues. Two of two colours happen to be Kelly's absolute favourites - light teal and misty green. It is 100% Polyester yarn that will make you want to give it a squeeze once you see it, trust me you won’t be disappointed!
Weight – 300g
Length – 220yrds, 201m
Yarn Weight – Super Chunky
Hook – 8mm
Fibre – 100% Polyester
Read through Kelly's yarn review:
What can you make?
Weighing in at 300g per ball these huge ‘super chunky’ balls of yarn have enough yarn in one ball to make a small project, like an amigurumi toy or a small cushion, but why not do as the name suggests and use this yarn to its maximum potential and make the warmest, squishiest blanket that you’ll ever make!
While we are on the subject of blankets, you may have noticed a picture on the yarn label of a blanket? Well, Yarnspirations have included the pictured blanket pattern on the reverse side of the yarn label. The outer label gives you all of the information you may need for that pattern, such as: if the blanket is crochet or knit, the difficulty level, how many balls of yarn you will need & lastly what size hook or needles you will need to make that pattern.
In my swatch I have sampled three different stitches, double crochet (single crochet – US), half treble crochet (half double crochet – US) & treble crochet (double crochet – US). You can see from my swatch the stitch definition is still very much visible on each stitch, this is one thing that can disappear with ‘fluffy’ yarns, meaning you often have to stick to very basic patterns and guess where your stitches will go. With this yarn you have the best of both worlds, a super fluffy yarn AND you can let your imagination run wild with the pattern as you can still see where your stitches need to go.
The other thing that I wanted to do, just as fast as work up a swatch was to ‘frog it’ (rip back the work that you’ve just done). The reason for this is, in my past experience with fluffy novelty yarns (in particular a chenille/velvet style yarn), they can be just awful to frog, meaning you have to practice first on a different yarn or just don’t make any mistakes! Now who can do that? We all make mistakes or change our mind, so I was thrilled to learn that this yarn can be frogged and still look as good as new, none of the yarn stripped, so you weren’t left with little gaps along the centre tread, it was perfect and re-useable! Yay!
A good indicator of what I think of this yarn, is that I can’t wait to make something soft and snuggly with it! It really is a gorgeous yarn with great characteristics, the thickness of the yarn means it works up quickly and the finished result is cuddly & luxurious.
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