Playing With Yarn

KnitPicks Brava Sport

Buy this yarn – HERE*


This is my first time using my KnitPicks* Brava yarn that I bought eons ago during an email sale promo – gotta love some discount stash enhancement!

I chose this palette for kind of a coral + sea glass vibe with navy added in to throw the whole thing off (in a good way).

For curious crafters, here are these colors (front to back in the photo above):

Marina, Cornflower, Tranquility, Fig, Mint, White, Seashell, Coral, Solstice Heather (the navy)

When I got this yarn I was pretty sure it would be like all the other acrylic yarns out there. But it’s so much smoother! If you’re looking for great stitch definition, be sure to use a smaller hook because this yarn is flooooppppy 🙂 It’s very loosey-goosey. But this means the hand is so creamy soft it’s a great trade off.

How does it compare to some DK brands?

L to R: Woolcraft New Fashion DK, Stylecraft Special DK*, Scheepjes Colour Crafter*, and KnitPicks Brava Sport*

Since it is sport weight, you can see it’s a touch thinner than the DK, but I would use them all together. That’s just me! I’m a huge fan of mixing brands because it adds to the artsy feel and greatly expands color palette possibilities.

Very soon I’ll be putting a link and photo here of what I make with this gorgeous yarn! In the meantime, check out these patterns from KnitPicks:

  • Hue Shift Afghan – 11 colors of Brava Sport come together to create this opulent piece – See more HERE*
  • Sideways Throw – what a sophisticated and clean stripe design! I love the colors too – Check it out HERE*

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