Bernat Blanket is a cozy and soft yarn that’s perfect for blankets but it’s perfect for other projects.
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I do love yarn from Yarnspirations as they have so many to choose from in all yarn weights and fibers. The last, and first, Yarn 101 that I did was from Yarnspirations and it was about Caron Cakes, but this time around I want to talk about Bernat Blanket. Have you used this yarn before?
I’ll admit that I was intimidated at first to use this yarn because it was not the type of yarn that was used to but I took the “plunge” and just went for it because it is sooooo soft. As the name suggests, it’s great for blankets. But, it should not be limited to be used only for blankets.
Bernat Blanket has almost 30 different colorways for you to choose from and you can check out all of the colorways on their website here. From the picture at the top of this post, these are the four colors that I own at the time I write this post. These are only solid colors but they also have striped yarns as well. It doesn’t have a dye lot number so you don’t have to pay extra attention when buying the same color of this yarn. There will not be any deviation of color.
Yarn weight and length
Bernat Blanket weigh 10.5 ounces (300 grams) and approximately 220 yards (201 meters) in length. It is considered a super bulky yarn it does give you a generous amount of yarn given its bulkiness.
Hook Size/Needle Size
If you are knitting, it is recommended to use the U.S. 11/8mm knitting needle. You would have 8 stitches by 13 rows in a 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm) gauge.
If you are crocheting, it is recommended to use the L/8mm crochet hook. You would have 7 single crochet by 8 rows in a 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm) gauge.
Bernat Blanket is 100% polyester which is a synthetic polymer. It is soft, light, stretchable, breathable, resilient, and wrinkle resistant. It also doesn’t absorb moisture so it is great for winter-type projects and blankets. Not so great for summer-type projects. Since it is resilient, it is long lasting and can withstand the normal wear and tear of everyday life.
While Bernat Blanket machine washable, it is best to wash your projects in cool water and using the delicate setting. You can also place it the dryer but in low heat and using the delicate setting. Yarnspirations also recommends that finished projects using Bernat Blanket that they are not dry cleaned, use bleach, nor ironed.
I have a pattern that will be posted up soon where I used this yarn. But, I am thinking about other types of projects to use this yarn. Since it is great for wintery projects and has a cozy feel to it, I was also thinking about using Bernat Blanket for hats and scarves. What do you think?
Have you used Bernat Blanket before? Are there any particular colorways that you like? If you haven’t used them before, are you thinking about it?