Reviews

Berocco Boboli

Berroco Boboli: a Persian carpet in a skein of yarn Color shown: #5310 Crumpets Boboli is a rich mélange of colors in a lightly twisted, somewhat thick & thin yarn style. It glides through the fingers softly and produces a visual feast for the eyes. Because of the richly varied color changes that occur in each stitch, simple and basic patterns will work best to showcase this gem. The yarn immediately appeals in its skeined state and continues to delight as you stitch with it. Visions of solid fabrics punctuated by ridges or bobbles led to the sample swatch stitch combo. My hunch was right. “Boboli” responded by working up easily in basic single crochet with textured ribbing and cluster stitches enriching the colorplay in the fabric. Upon first sight of this bundle of beauty, I thought it would be a yarn to work on a larger hook than size 8(H)US/5 mm, so it was a pleasant surprise to find that it crocheted perfectly with this recommendation. Envision projects such as comfortable cozy cowls, scarves, hats, shrugs, arm or leg warmers in “Boboli.” It could work up into a stunning fall-into-winter shawl. The Persian carpet effect is evident no matter how this yarn is viewed: in the hank, on the swift, in the wound “cake”, and in the fabric created. Whatever project you choose, the end result is sure to be noticed! Rating: Highly recommended for its rich color interest and stitching ease. Content/Care: 42% wool, 35% acrylic, 23% viscose. 206 yds/190 m per 100 g ball. Suggested gauge: 3.75 single crochet = 1” on size 8(H)/5 mm hook. Hand wash in cool water.

 

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