Love beautifully variegated yarns? Berroco Boboli Lace is a must-knit yarn for anyone who loves multi-colored yarn. This single-spun, slightly thick-and-thin yarn has great depths of color in both the variegated and semi-solid colorways and knits up lovely to boot!
Boboli Lace is listed as a sport weight yarn (not a laceweight). It’s the “kid sister” of the discontinued Berroco Boboli, which was a worsted weight yarn. Boboli Lace is made up of 42% wool, 35% acrylic, and 23% rayon. This blend of wool with synthetic fibers keeps the finished fabric nice and soft while adding strength, which many singles yarns lack (due the lack of plying). Singles yarns also tend to pill when worn, and while the wool content in Boboli Lace may still pill, the synthetic parts of the yarn will help it not pill too much.
Boboli Lace comes in 18 colors ranging from wildly bright and bold to more muted semi solids. I used color number 4393 Morning Glory, which has a range of beautiful blue shades mixed in with some lighter greens and heathery browns. We added 4 new variegated shades for spring and summer, so be sure to have a look at the new colors.
The finished fabric in stockinette has a tendency to curl (as stockinette will do) but a quick hit with the steam iron, along with pinning into place, and my swatch lays nice and flat to show off the depth of color variation. You can also see some of the thick-and-thin characteristics in the image below. The finished fabric doesn’t have large holes, as some thick-and-thin yarns can have, but it does make the fabric a bit more breathable and adds a little more visual interest.
We’ve got 17 patterns that use Boboli Lace, including Alys, Daisy Gertrude, and Dianthus. Boboli Lace can also be paired with another yarn, such as Berroco Ultra® Alpaca Fine. Pairing a yarn such as Boboli Lace with another yarn yields remarkable results too!