View Full Version : Bernat Cashmere from Michaels

12-09-2007, 09:05 PM
I'm certainly no pro, but I was at Michaels and bought some Bernat cashmere in brown. I was naive and thought only my yarn store had great yarn and Michaels had granny yarn.

Anyways, I've knitted one fetching fingerless glove in it and I have to say I loved working with it. It's so soft, didn't separate, etc...

Definite thumbs up from me. Here's what it is online, but I got in the store.


12-09-2007, 10:38 PM
Bernat has been trying to upscale their yarn a bit without it costing a fortune and adding more natural fibers. I think they've done well.

12-09-2007, 10:46 PM
If I ever get the strength to moderate my addiction to Bernat's Softee Chunky, I'd love to give the cashmere a try! :cool:

12-10-2007, 01:25 AM
The first ten or so things that I made were made with bernat Satin which I really enjoy working with.

Jan in CA
12-10-2007, 01:58 AM
It's only 5% cashmere, but it's incredibly soft!

12-10-2007, 05:57 PM
I'm currently working on a sweater (only have one and a half sleeves to go!) made with the Charcoal color. Just curious, but what size needle did you use? I had to go up to a #10 despite the "worsted" claims. The fabric was like cardboard with any smaller size needle and I think I knit a bit looser than the average knitter. This suprised me as I usually have to go down a size or so from the yarn ball band recomendation. Oh well, it will just be done all that much quicker, won't it?

12-10-2007, 08:16 PM
I'm halfway through a scarf for the Hub, using that yarn. I love it! It's very soft and it's lovely to work with. I'm using 5mm (US 8) metal needles and it's working well. I really like this yarn a lot. samm

Pat in Ca
12-11-2007, 01:57 PM
I have been looking at that bernat cashmere yarn... the charcoal color is MUCH DIFFERENT than the other colors.. it was not as soft and seemed thicker to me.. I have not knit with this yarn yet, but the charcoal color had a completely different feel to me.. I really liked the color tho and bought one to try..

12-11-2007, 04:36 PM
Bernat does make nice yarn.. I just got some of their soy blend thumbs up on that one too.

12-17-2007, 06:32 PM
OK. I finished my sweater out of Bernat Cashmere and got a chance to wear it the next night out to dinner. This sweater is sooo comfortable, I didn't want to take it off! Really really soft, not one bit scratchy and moderately warm. I know it's mostly acrylic and I usually shy away from using acrylic in sweaters as they feel itchy on me. Not this stuff. If Michaels runs this on sale again any time soon, I'll have a hard time not picking it up in every color they have.

12-18-2007, 01:04 AM
I like the bamboo too :)