Berroco Weekend DK - Lilac (2967)
  • Fiber Content: 75% Acrylic/25% Peruvian Cotton
  • Weight: DK
  • Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1" on US 6; 4.25 sc = 1" on US G-6
  • Weight/Yardage: 100g/268yds
  • Country Of Origin: Peru

Berroco Weekend DK

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Berroco Weekend DK is a finer gauge cousin of the popular Weekend yarn. Weekend DK is the same soft blend of acrylic and cotton, in fun, bright colors with a little shine. You'll love the drape and coolness of garments knit and crocheted in Weekend DK, as well as its stitch memory. Made in Peru. 

Berroco Weekend DK - Blood Orange (2947)
(2947) Blood Orange
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Clothesline (2926)
(2926) Clothesline
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Cornsilk (2910)
(2910) Cornsilk
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Cottage (2983)
(2983) Cottage
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Daisy (2900)
(2900) Daisy
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Dark Denim (2976)
(2976) Dark Denim
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Garnet (2961)
(2961) Garnet
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Iris (2975)
(2975) Iris
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Lilac (2967)
(2967) Lilac
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Mallard (2953)
(2953) Mallard
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Navy (2952)
(2952) Navy
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Orangesicle (2978)
(2978) Orangesicle
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Pansy (2986)
(2986) Pansy
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Pebble (2904)
(2904) Pebble
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Pitch Black (2934)
(2934) Pitch Black
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Seedling (2981)
(2981) Seedling
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Starry Night (2944)
(2944) Starry Night
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Swimming Hole (2956)
(2956) Swimming Hole
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Taffy (2925)
(2925) Taffy
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Taupe (2949)
(2949) Taupe
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Tea Rose (2911)
(2911) Tea Rose
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Tomatillo (2923)
(2923) Tomatillo
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Turquoise (2966)
(2966) Turquoise
$6.50
Berroco Weekend DK - Vanilla (2902)
(2902) Vanilla
$6.50

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6.5Weekend DK
 
4.6

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The perfect workhorse yarn

Weekend is the only yarn I use when I knit gifts for anyone in my brother's family. They love the things I knit, but they are hopeless with laundry. This stuff is the...Read complete review

Weekend is the only yarn I use when I knit gifts for anyone in my brother's family. They love the things I knit, but they are hopeless with laundry. This stuff is the most machine-washable yarn I have ever met. In addition to my upcoming nephew's "baby trousseau", I have knit a sweater for myself and can attest to its softness. The range of colors can't be beat. It has a lovely smooth texture and doesn't feel like a cheap acrylic blend. And SO affordable!

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Weekend's Anemic Cousin

When they say "finer gauge" they're not kidding. I'd call this sport weight, or maybe even fingering. Do NOT try to use this as a substitute for actual DK...Read complete review

When they say "finer gauge" they're not kidding. I'd call this sport weight, or maybe even fingering. Do NOT try to use this as a substitute for actual DK yarn.

If you're looking for this yarn to make Melissa Leapman's Wear Everywhere Cardigan from the 29 Feb 16 issue of Crochet World, be aware that the colorway called for, #2975 Iris, is NOT the hot pink color shown in all the photos. This Iris is more of a pinky purple. I don't know whether they actually used another color for the model piece, or rather this is a lighting or processing issue, but either way, it's not that color.

Also, it comes in hanks. [sigh] I really hate winding balls. Why does any big yarn company sell hanks? I get it with tiny little one-person dying operations, but the big companies can ball or skein our yarn for us. If they don't, it's because they choose not to. Minus a star for that.

All that said, this is a decent yarn. It's strong and smooth, doesn't split very easily, and it's decent to work with. It's not as plasticky as 100% acrylic tends to be; if you want something with the wear and washability of acrylic but with more of a natural feel to it, this could work.

I probably won't buy this again -- my mom asked me to make her this cardigan, using the called-for yarn -- but I'm not disappointed with it, and once I was done winding balls, I didn't find it annoying or frustrating to work with, aside from the fact that I like working with DK and this is NOT DK.

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5.0

I have used this yarn before

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from Mechanicville, NY

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Comments about 6.50 Weekend DK:

Sweater

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

I would buy again

By 

from Neptune ,nj

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Comments about 6.50 Weekend DK:

Very nice yarn

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5.0

I would use this yarn often.

By 

from Julian, CA

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Pros

  • Nice yarn, easy to work with.

Cons

  • It comes in a skein that has to be wound.

Best Uses

    Comments about 6.50 Weekend DK:

    I've made two sweaters from this yarn, and I've purchased more of this yarn for another sweater. It's a very nice yarn for wearable garments. It's soft and it looks classy, and can be worn year round.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Enjoyed using

    By 

    from Niskayuna,NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • worked up nicely for soft garment

    Cons

    • Tangled whilewinding

    Best Uses

    • I am making a Little Liza Jane jumper for baby.

    Comments about 6.50 Weekend DK:

    It went on sale right after I bought it. I bought 4 skeins and used 1 and a half. Would be nice for a shawlette too or a summer T

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Weekend's Anemic Cousin

    By 

    from Seattle

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about 6.50 Weekend DK:

    When they say "finer gauge" they're not kidding. I'd call this sport weight, or maybe even fingering. Do NOT try to use this as a substitute for actual DK yarn.

    If you're looking for this yarn to make Melissa Leapman's Wear Everywhere Cardigan from the 29 Feb 16 issue of Crochet World, be aware that the colorway called for, #2975 Iris, is NOT the hot pink color shown in all the photos. This Iris is more of a pinky purple. I don't know whether they actually used another color for the model piece, or rather this is a lighting or processing issue, but either way, it's not that color.

    Also, it comes in hanks. [sigh] I really hate winding balls. Why does any big yarn company sell hanks? I get it with tiny little one-person dying operations, but the big companies can ball or skein our yarn for us. If they don't, it's because they choose not to. Minus a star for that.

    All that said, this is a decent yarn. It's strong and smooth, doesn't split very easily, and it's decent to work with. It's not as plasticky as 100% acrylic tends to be; if you want something with the wear and washability of acrylic but with more of a natural feel to it, this could work.

    I probably won't buy this again -- my mom asked me to make her this cardigan, using the called-for yarn -- but I'm not disappointed with it, and once I was done winding balls, I didn't find it annoying or frustrating to work with, aside from the fact that I like working with DK and this is NOT DK.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Berroco Weekend DK

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    from Brooklyn,NY

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    Pros

    • A Beautiful Soft Blanket
    • And Weft The Result Was
    • I Used This Yarn For Warp

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 6.50 Weekend DK:

        using a 12 dent reed on a 4 harness loom was a perfect set-up for the yarns.

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        4.0

        Love the depth of color in this yarn!

        By 

        from Bloomington, IN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gorgeous Color
        • Nice Drape
        • Smooth Feeling

        Cons

        • Easy To Split
        • Occasional Knots

        Best Uses

        • Garments Like Sweaters

        Comments about 6.50 Weekend DK:

        I love the color and feel of this yarn. It is a pleasure to knit with, and it has a nice drape and sheen, not stiff at all. I am using it on a mock wrap sweater, and so far it is perfect.

        One skein of the seven that I ordered had a few knots, and the strands were not evenly spun, but only for a small section. Also, it is a 4-ply, and very easy to split the plies if you are not careful; although it is easy to see the mistake and correct.

        I would definitely use this yarn again, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good deep color, sheen and drape.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        One if my favorite "go-to" yarns

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        from Lake Wales, FL

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        Pros

        • Generous Yardage
        • Great For Crocheted Items
        • Lightweight But Sturdy
        • Nice Range Of Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Openwork Fashion Items

          Comments about 6.50 Weekend DK:

          I use this yarn quite a bit for crocheted beach cover-ups and openwork tunics. Also summer hats for kids. I live in Florida, most big chain stores carry too much wintry heavy yarn. So thanks Berrocco for making Weekend dk .

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Nice cotton yarn

          By 

          from Ohio

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Even Stitch
          • Light Weight
          • Soft Hand

          Cons

          • Splitting Strands

          Best Uses

          • Children's Wear
          • Warm Weather Wear

          Comments about 6.50 Weekend DK:

          I'm making a vest for my 7 year old granddaughter. This is great yarn for children, especially for summer warm, or warm climates. The color is nice and bright (royal blue). My stitches look very nice and even. I like DK weekend cotton better than the regular weekend which seems to heavy in the garment I made from it.

          This yarn does have a tendency to split whiling knitting but not as bad as the regular weekend does.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful yarn!

          By 

          from Newton, KS

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          Pros

          • Beautiful color
          • Machine washable
          • Very easy to work with

          Cons

          • Had To Make My Own Balls

          Best Uses

            Comments about 6.50 Weekend DK:

            The color matched what I saw on my computer screen very well. The only con is having to spend the time converting hanks into balls before starting my project. The sweater I am making is turning out beautifully. I also appreciate that it is machine washable.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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