A First Impression of Berroco Comfort Yarn – Review
Berroco Comfort is my first foray into the world of the LYS (local yarn shop). I wanted to try out this yarn and found that a close by yarn shop carried it, so away we went. I have since figured out there are a few places to order Berroco Comfort yarn online, but I do like being able to stop in and see the colors for myself.
After making a few blankets with it, I’m sharing my review. Here I am reviewing the worsted weight of Berroco comfort.
What you get:
Berroco Comfort is 50% nylon and 50% acrylic. Full retail, this yarn goes for $7.50/skein for 210 yards. I don’t have enough experience with Nylon/Acrylic to know if this is pricey or not. Feel free to share you opinion!
I really enjoy the range of colors. There are nice bright, bold colors and then subtle ones that can be mixed and matched. Here’s a color combo I used for a blanket using Berroco Comfort yarn:
This blanket was made using the Soft Crochet Chevron Blanket Pattern from Crochet Hooks You.
Moving away from subtle colors: here is another blanket I made using Berroco Comfort in bolder colors
How it works up and feels:
I do like the feel of this yarn and have been making mostly baby blankets with it. It feels closer to natural fibers, and my hands don’t scream out “acrylic!” when I work with it. It is cool to the touch and soft.
This yarn can be splitty, but not all the time. It seems the first several skeins I worked through were very splitty, but others were not. The skeins that were splitty were enough to be annoying. I do love my Susan Bates crochet hooks, though as the shape of the hook minimizes issues with splittiness while working with it. However, if a little loop gets pulled out after crocheting it, it is very noticeable. Washing it does seem to relax any small snags like this, though.
It frogs well, as it seems to look and feel the same after being reworked and hasn’t pilled
I personally did not have an issue with joins. In about 9, 10 skeins, I only came across 2 knots.
It’s ok. Here I was using a 5 mm (H) hook, the recommended crochet hook for this yarn. I worked up a swatch of cables and shells to judge if I would ever use Berroco Comfort yarn for a project that would really benefit from a yarn with excellent stitch definition. It’s not what I would pick for a pattern calling for cables, but I don’t think soft yarns are the best for that anyway.
How does it block and wash up:
When asking for help on Ravelry on how to block this yarn, I was told just wash and dry it, that this will relax and set the yarn. Very light steam blocking is ok if needed. I can attest that this yarn is easy to “kill”, so if you need to fix something only a very light steaming with the iron hovering above it (never touching) is ok. The recommended washing instructions are to wash gentle cycle warm and tumble dry low.
It’s very soft and squishy after a washing.
Now here is where I don’t know if I am being too picky: after washing there is some fuzziness. I don’t know how much is considered normal. It didn’t pill after washing, just some fuzz. I don’t think that it is too much of an issue, but if I was gifting it or selling I will either not wash first or try a few times to see how it behaves.
Overall, I like this yarn. I would use it again and would like to stock up on it when I find a deal. The colors are really appealing and spark my imagination and it is pleasant to the touch. It is a keeper as a go-to yarn.
Do you use Berroco Comfort? How do you like it?