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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 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (17)
  • Nice texture (15)
  • Soft (13)
  • Good weight (11)
  • Hides mistakes (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (13)
    • Hats (10)
    • Sweaters (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (9), Artist (4), Novice (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16), 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 24 customers

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    5.0

    Berroco Borealis

    By Tina

    from Colorado Springs, Coloado

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Knits Quickly
    • Love This Yarn Very Nice

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Berroco Borealis:

      Made a sweater. Came out so nice. So soft too. Love this yarn.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      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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