What To Do With Bernat Roving Yarn
For those who enjoy Roving Yarn, Bernat Roving is one of the most economical choices on today’s market. I just looked up what Roving Yarn actually is. I know it’s a type of yarn but unsure what the meaning really is.
Roving is a thick yarn that has a small twist on the yarn. It is one strand, not several plies like typical yarn. Because it’s slightly twisted, the yarn doesn’t compact down into plies and remains bulky in look and feel. It gives the appearance of authentic yarn of ‘olden days’ which is desirable by a select group of crocheters and knitters.
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The yarn is made up of 80% Acrylic and 20% wool. Due to the low wool percentage, this yarn will not felt. The wool provides warmth in seasons when you need it most without blowing apart the bank account.
Yarnspirations also makes Patons Classic Wool Roving. The difference between Bernat Roving and Patons Classic Wool Roving is the material content. Patons Roving is 100% wool. Being 100% wool, it takes more sheep to make a 100% wool produce verses a 20% mix like the Bernat Roving version. That’s why there is a price difference between the two.
So whether it’s Bernat Roving or Patons Classic Wool Roving… you have options based on your budget.
Bernat Roving is a soft, thick, and easy to use single stranded yarn spun from a blend of wool and acrylic.
- Content: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
- Ball Size: 100g / 3.5 oz, 109 meters / 120 yards
- Care: Hand wash and dry flat
- Gauge: 5 – Bulky
- Knitting Gauge: 12 sts and 16 rows with a 6.5 mm (U.S. 10.5) knitting needle
- Crochet Gauge: 9 sc and 11 rows with a 6.5 mm (U.S. K/10.5) crochet hook
- Use for: Knit and crochet garments and accessories