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4.5

Berroco Borealis

Berroco Borealis is a super cozy, ultra cuddly yarn featuring sophisticated color combinations in a vivid multicolored palette. Acrylic and wool combine to eliminate the itch factor and boost softness. Multiple colors are twisted together with black accents into a single thick ply with a fuzzy sheen. In a bulky weight, Borealis knits up quickly into brilliant projects with color that recalls the Northern Lights. Made in Italy.

Content:
60% Acrylic/40% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/108yd
Gauge:
3 sts = 1" on US 11; 2.5 sc = 1" on 10.5(K) hook
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
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BerrocoBorealis
 
4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (16)
  • Nice texture (15)
  • Soft (13)
  • Good weight (11)
  • Hides mistakes (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (12)
    • Hats (9)
    • Sweaters (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8), Artist (4), Novice (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Sheds like a cat!

    This yarn is absolutely beautiful, and a pleasure to knit. My only complaint is the excessive shedding. I am knitting a shawl that I was planning to wear over black clothing, but the...Read complete review

    This yarn is absolutely beautiful, and a pleasure to knit. My only complaint is the excessive shedding. I am knitting a shawl that I was planning to wear over black clothing, but the yarn sheds so many little fuzzy hairs that anything I wear with it will end up looking like the cat slept on it.

    As lovely as this yarn is, I would never again use it to knit a garment that will be in contact with other clothing. Maybe a hat would be OK.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    stains ny hands

    bought the Grindvik color - black comes off on your hands. hope it rinses out.

    bought the Grindvik color - black comes off on your hands. hope it rinses out.

    Reviewed by 23 customers

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    5.0

    Great service, lively yarn!

    By T. Pesick

    from Sterling Heights, MI

    About Me Intermediate knitter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful colors

    Cons

    • Splits easily

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Borealis:

    This yarn was beautiful. I will use it again.

    Service and delivery comments:

    My order arrived quickly, correctly and in perfect condition. I will order from Webs again.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Fast and FLUFFY

    By Marcheline

    from NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Berroco Borealis:

        It would be helpful if the yarn color matched the photo on the web. I ordered a blue with greens in it (according to the photo) and got a very purple skein.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Wonderful Yarn

        By IowaLass

        from Moss Bluff, LA

        About Me Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Borealis:

          I am at the moment crocheting this yarn. It works up beautifully. I have not had the opportunity to wash it, but I am sure that it is a quality yarn and will be fine. I love the way it was dyed. It reminds me of batik fabric.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect!

          By WeirdSister1

          from Palouse area, Idaho

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Borealis:

            I had one skein and could not find more anywhere- except this site. It was a bit pricey (for me) but so worth finding exactly what I needed.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Outstanding.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Colors are beautiful

            By Sirenity

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Enthusiast, Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Knits Quickly
            • Pretty Colors
            • Warm

            Cons

            • Coarse
            • Twists Up

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Berroco Borealis:

            The yarn was a bit more wool-like than I expected, but that's really the only downside. The colors are pretty and it's easy to work with.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Reminds me of an Eric Carl book

            By JackietheGreat

            from Flint, MI

            About Me Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Berroco Borealis:

              I used this for a chunky quick knit vest. I love the color and the overall look of it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Wonderful Yarn

              By Wanda

              from Canada

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautifu To Knit With
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Smooth Thru My Fingers

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Berroco Borealis:

                It is such a joy to work with. The verigated yarn is gentle bringing a nice pattern to the project.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Sheds like a cat!

                By froggielorraine

                from Olympia, WA

                About Me Art quilter, Book binder, Collage artist

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Sheds

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Socks

                Comments about Berroco Borealis:

                This yarn is absolutely beautiful, and a pleasure to knit. My only complaint is the excessive shedding. I am knitting a shawl that I was planning to wear over black clothing, but the yarn sheds so many little fuzzy hairs that anything I wear with it will end up looking like the cat slept on it.

                As lovely as this yarn is, I would never again use it to knit a garment that will be in contact with other clothing. Maybe a hat would be OK.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful beyond belief!

                By Omwool

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Enthusiast, Happy Camper, Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Berroco Borealis:

                  This yarn is so beautiful I can't believe it! Better than pictured and
                  It feels soooo good! I'm using it for a quick fall cardigan; I had been looking forever for the right yarn. I am so glad that I did not settle for anything else! I won't tell you which color way I selected - I don't want anyone to look as cute as I do!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Terrific Yarn

                  By J the Knitter

                  from Denver, CO

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Berroco Borealis:

                      I'm using this yarn for the Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole by Kathleen Power Johnson and it's knitting up wonderfully. It's soft, easy to see the stitches and I have found it to be true to gauge as listed on the label.

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                      • No

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