Have you used Brava Worsted yarn in a crochet or knit project in the past? Brava is not a new yarn to the fiber scene, but it is definitely a new favorite of mine. Read all about how Brava feels to the touch, the quality of the yarn, and the incredible value in this Brava Worsted Weight Yarn Review!
Brava Worsted Yarn
Brava Worsted is a yarn provided by Knit Picks and now by their sister site, WeCrochet, as well. In this review we’ll discuss everything you need and want to know about Brava Worsted. If I miss something, please leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer!
Brava Worsted is a 100% premium acrylic value yarn available online at Knit Picks and WeCrochet. As a brand ambassador for WeCrochet, I have had the chance to really dig my fingers in for this review.
What I love about Brava Worsted
The value! The value of this yarn is simply incredible. With 218 yards per skein, and a regular price of $1.99 (!!!) what’s not to love?! That figures out to about .009¢ per yard. When compared with a different worsted weight value yarn, say Red Heart Super Saver, that is $4.49 per 364 yard skein (or about 0.012¢ per yard) – well, the math speaks for itself. See a full price comparison chart below.
The feel of this yarn. As you can see in the photos, this yarn has a great sheen to it and is incredibly soft when compared to other worsted weight value yarns you may have already come into contact with. The vibrancy of the colors can not be overstated, and great stitch definition too!
The spongy-ness of this yarn. If you’ve been a fiber lover (of the yarn variety 😉 ) for any length of time, I’m assuming you’ve felt the majority of the acrylic yarn carried in big box stores, such as Impeccable by Loops and Threads (Michaels brand), Red Heart Super Saver (sold at most craft retailers and Walmart), Big Twist Value (Joann brand), I Love This Yarn (Hobby Lobby brand), Bernat Super Value (not sold locally near me, but I do know it is available in some markets), Vanna’s Choice (sold at most craft stores), and Caron One Pound (sold at Joann and Michaels, among others).
There is a definite difference between the feel of each of these yarns. So much so, that some can tell which yarn is which – even without a yarn label. (Please note that while each value yarn mentioned here has it’s own textures, price point, and value, I am by no means saying that any of these brands aren’t good brands, or that the yarn is sub-par. I am a firm believer that every yarn has a purpose and deserves love!)
My point here is that this yarn has a lovely squish factor, and is amazingly soft. As this yarn is only available online, if asked for a “feel” comparison to the other worsted yarn brands listed above, I would say that Brava Worsted feels most like I Love This Yarn.
What I don’t love
After working my way through ~20 of these skeins, I have found a few areas where joins were made. As this happens with virtually all yarn brands, I hesitate to add it to the list of things I don’t love, but it should be mentioned nonetheless. I simply cut out the join, and either create a Russian Join or weave in those ends upon project completion.
This yarn is only available online. I know, it makes me sad too. I like to feel (and to be honest, smell) my yarn before I buy it. Also, depending on your computer/screen settings, the colors may be slightly “off” from what they appear online. But then again, isn’t that to be expected when shopping for virtually anything online? On the flip side, through WeCrochet you get free shipping on $35+ orders (which, let’s be honest 😉 ) and the Brava Worsted goes on sale frequently – sometimes for as little as $1.19 per skein! CrAzY!!!
In short, there’s not a whole lot I don’t love about this yarn. If you’ve used it in the past, leave a comment and let me know how close my review is to your own thoughts!