A Review: Berroco’s Yarn Tasting & What You Need To Know

Hello everyone! Tara here—

Have you ever wanted to test out a new yarn without wanting to commit to buying an entire skein online?

I have always loved going to my local craft stores and squeezing every skein and cake of yarn that I come across. Buying yarn in person is just so different to buying it online.

But, that’s not always possible and not just because there is so much more yarn online than what you can find in your local stores. Sometimes craft stores aren’t local, and sometime you just don’t have a choice—I think everyone appreciates online shopping more now after spending time quarantining because of COVID.

But you don’t always want to spend money on unfamiliar yarn, especially if you don’t know what it feels like.

Berroco has figured that out!

You can order a Yarn Tasting kit from your local yarn store, and Berroco will have it sent directly to your home. You can find more information here!

Currently, they have the Fall/Winter 2021 and Spring/Summer 2022 kits available and you can get them through the links above, but you’re definitely going to want to keep an eye out for their Fall/Winter 2022 kit, which is what I’m going to give you a sneak peek of today!

Berroco's Yarn Tasting Catalog Fall Winter 2022
Berroco’s Fall/Winter 2022 Catalog

Each kit comes with 6 mini balls of Berroco’s new yarn, a yarn tasting menu, a catalog that features pattern collections and photos of the different yarn colors they offer, a sticker, and a 50% off coupon!

Here’s a rundown of the mini balls the Fall/Winter 2022 kit comes with (which you can already find on their website here):

Mini Balls from Berroco's Yarn Tasting Samples
Mini Balls from Berroco’s Yarn Tasting

-Fika, a 100% Superwash Merino. This one is a handpainted DK weight yarn and definitely has the softness you would expect from a superwash merino. This one is versatile and can be used with a lot of different projects.

-Wizard, which is 85% Superwash Extrafine Merino and 15% Nylon. It’s a bulky variegated yarn with a chainette construction. This is the lightest of the yarns and the softest in my opinion.

-Dash is the only Super Bulky in the group. It’s 92% Extrafine Merino Wool and 8% Nylon and is also wonderfully soft. This one would be incredible for cold weather and winter projects.

-Vento, an incredibly soft blend that’s 50% Baby Alpaca, 40% Acrylic, and 10% Wool. This one is listed as a DK weight, but I think that could be because it has such a prominent halo. I think this one is probably second in softness to Wizard, and would make a stunning scarf.

-Renew, which is made with recycled and sustainable fibers. It’s a DK weight yarn that’s made up of 35% Viscose, 30% Wool, 30% Nylon, and 5% Cashmere. This one was softer than I was expecting it to be (the cashmere is probably to thank for that), and I think this one is definitely a yarn that you can use for a variety of projects.

-Lanas Light, a 100% Wool yarn that’s been blended from South American wools. This one is a sport weight and feels like a traditional wool. You can tell that it would make warm fabric for whatever project you use it on and this one has some really great yardage for the price.

These mini balls are so much fun to squish and they immediately make you start thinking of all of the incredible projects you can make with these full skeins of these yarns—the ultimate squishy, slouchy beanie made with Wizard and a gorgeous sweater made with Renew anyone?

Have you tried Berroco’s yarn?

– Tara Orchard, Editor of Crochet! Magazine


You can buy Berroco yarn at Annie’s Craft Store! 

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