Friday, May 28, 2010

New Product Review: Berroco Remix Yarn

Our new fall Berroco yarns are now online but they won't be here until next week. There are 5 of them, and they're all awesome! You ask... how can we be excited about fall yarns when we've just finished a stretch of 90-degree days? Well, when the yarns are this great and the patterns are beyond fabulous, it makes it a lot easier to forget the weather and start thinking fall! I took a ball of Berroco Remix home last night (perhaps my favorite new yarn of the bunch!) and swatched it. I'm-in-love-I'm-in-love-I'm-in-love! It's made of 100% recycled fibers... nylon, cotton, acrylic, silk and linen. Plan to see a number of "re-cycled" yarns this fall- as just about every one of my sales reps has shown me one in their line.

This yarn is beyond soft. It's supposed to be 4.25 stitches to the inch on an 8 US, but I got just over 4.5 in my swatch. This means that in addition to all the beautiful patterns that were made specifically for this yarn (
Berroco Book #303 Remix) I can use any of the patterns that were made for Blackstone Tweed, which includes Book #288 and several in the new Berroco Book #298!

I love Abi:and Rafik:from Book #303. And I've always wanted to make Nuss from Book #288, so I've got to narrow it down, for sure.

And the fact that it's soft, tweedy (another hot thing for fall) and works with so many great Berroco patterns isn't all... It's got wonderful yardage (216yards!!) for just $10.

Oh... and it's machine washable!

1 comment:

*Michelle* said...

I recently bought my first Berroco pattern booklet-- #303. I fell in love with the little girl pieces! I'm excited to try the yarn. It looks beautiful.