If you love yarns with vibrant colors that create visually stunning fabrics, you’ll love to knit or crochet Berroco Brio®! This super-bulky yarn works up quickly and comes in nine incredible colorways.
Berroco Brio is a blend of 49% wool, 48% acrylic, and 3% other—in this case, it means the strands of sparkly fiber that are interspersed throughout the ball of yarn. We recommend knitting the yarn on a size 15 needle, or using a size 16 crochet hook (10 mm for both of those tools). I made the mistake of grabbing the needles I had closest to me, which were size 10½ needles—so my swatch is a little wobbly! But it shows the important of making sure your finished fabric is what you want—the bulging sides are kind of cool, and could make an interesting feature in a project!
You can kind of see the sparkle effect in the top photo, but here’s a closer detail shot. This shows how the yarn is spun—a single spun strand that is overspun in some parts and underspun in others. In my swatch, the overspun sections (where the fabric pulls in) are the parts that have the sparkly fibers spun in, while the underspun sections are less dazzly—but look at the gorgeous colors!
My swatch was worked in shade #9495 Tango—the same color that was used in this week’s free pattern, Quinoa. This headband is easy to knit has a simple stitch pattern to show off this yarn to its best advantage. You can get two headbands out of one ball of Brio, so grab a couple of balls and knit up gifts for friends and family members on your holiday gifting list!
What would you knit or crochet with Berroco Brio?