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Spinrite Bernat Soft Boucle Yarn, Natural
- Perfect for afghans and cozy sweaters
- 97-percent acrylic, 3-percent polyester
- Multi-colored special effect knits and crochets beautifully
- Needle size 8 or hook size H-8
- Machine wash, tumble dry
This ultra-light soft yarn is perfect for afghans and cozy sweaters with an extensive and beautiful shade range. Multi-colored special effect knits and crochets into a beautiful fabric. Weight category: 5; 97-Percent Acrylic/3-Percent Polyester. 5oz/140g; 255yd/233m. Gauge: Knit: 15st x 22r = 4in/10cm on size 8/5mm needles; Crochet: 15st x 22r = 4in/10cm on size H8/5mm hook. Care: machine wash; tumble dry; do not bleach; do not iron; do not dry clean. Imported.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The recommended crochet hook according to the label is size H. If you actually try to use a size H hook, you'll go mad. I ended up working a few rows with a K hook, which was doable, if not relaxing.
(I'm not a knitter so I can't say with any confidence that it would be similarly horrible for knitting projects, but I wouldn't hold my breath.)
I find it hilarious that the label calls this "soft" boucle. It's not soft. It's not even particularly soft in the skein, but once it's worked up, it's got an almost crunchy texture. Maybe washing improves that, but I'll never know since I'm writing this yarn off as a bad mistake.
It has a thick texture feel with a lot of lumps & bumps. That aside, if you enjoy creating unique projects using mixed textures & yarns as I do this is a great option. It is not as soft or thin as other boucles I have used. It has a much thicker texture which creates a very unique project. It is perfect for Fashion items such Hats, Scarfs, Purses, Backpacks etc. I have not found another yarn with this unique chunky texture (except other bernat brand boucle) so I often order it for projects...
HOWEVER it seems quite pricey on here. Buying it at other craft stores even online it is about 1/3 cheaper elsewhere.
(currently $8.69 on Amazon & $5.99 elsewhere)