Fiber Content: 100% Premium Acrylic
Weight: Worsted Weight
Knitting Gauge: 4.5 - 5 sts = 1" on #7 - 8 needles (4.5mm-5mm)
Crochet Gauge: 11–14 sc = 4'' on I - K hooks (5.5 mm-6.5 mm)
Yards: 218
Grams: 100
Put Up: ball
Care: Machine Washable/Tumble Dry Low

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Brava Worsted Yarn

$1.50 - $2.99 100g / ball


Versatility meets affordability; Brava is a 100% acrylic yarn that will keep up with all of life’s adventures! Brava Worsted is a hard-wearing medium weight yarn that works wonders for projects where durability and easy-care is a must. With so much flexibility and a wonderful range of bright and vibrant colors, you will find endless possibilities for Brava Worsted. Make hats and scarves to show support for your favorite sports team, gift baby blankets and garments that new parents are sure to love, or simply use Brava Worsted for your charity projects. Retail: $2.99
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4 out of 5 stars

Love the feel, much softer than Red Heart premium acrylic. Bought 6 colours, and one blue (sky) was off-colour from the website picture.

4 out of 5 stars

I received a shipment with Brava from both Turkey and China, and I didn't think the Chinese yarn was of different quality than the yarn from Turkey. The colors are all spot-on and vivid, and in my opinion the Chinese yarn feels a bit softer. I'm pleased with the purchase and look forward to making all of my Christmas gifts with this yarn.

3 out of 5 stars

Brava is a nice yarn, but I was expecting more from all the glowing reviews. If the only other acrylic you've used is Red Heart SuperSaver, then Brava will feel amazing to you. But, if you've used any other acrylic from Bernat, Caron, or even Red Heart Soft, you'll see that Brava is pretty much the same, but costs about a dollar less, which is a plus (compared to the same size skeins). And I know what you're thinking, but the ball I got was listed as "Made in Turkey" I good yarn, and I recommend it - but it's not spun of unicorn hair or anything, like the other reviewers make it sound.

5 out of 5 stars

I love Brava, although have only used the product produced in Turkey. you can call customer service with an item number and they can tell you the country of origin. They still have products from Turkey in stock. Kudos to customer service!

2 out of 5 stars

This is my first order with KnitPicks. I was very satisified with the speed of my order. I ordered 10 balls of 3 colors of Brava. The Charcoal color was darker than I thought, but wasn't too upset about it because it was still a great color. But after I got thru the first ball, I realized that...there wasnt MUCH yard per ball. I was still okay with the quality at this point until I got to the end of the second ball, and there was several KNOTS in the ball, so alot of yard was wasted. When I got to the third ball, same thing. When I switched colors, I noticed a difference from the first. Then I looked at the wrapping. *Made in Turkey. The other ones, Made in China. There is A DIFFERENCE! I would not recommend the made in china. I am actually going to order other yard thats NOT Brava. My blanket turned out great, but the yarn wasn't always easy to work with. I gave the rating a fair rating and not poor, because my blanket still came out looking great

3 out of 5 stars

I hate to say it but I have to agree with other reviewers about the difference between the Made in Turkey and Made in China colors in Brava. At first I wondered if it was a color issue - some colors just feel different than others. Then I looked at the labels. The Made in Turkey product is soft and thick. The Made in China product is thinner, coarse and, to borrow a phrase from another reviewer - plasticky. This is a real problem when you are working a project with multiple colors as the texture and weight differences between the two is absolutely noticeable. What a pity. Though I have a large yarn stash from craft stores, I have recently begun purchasing all yarn for custom orders from KP. I don't see any advantage in that now with this Made in China issue. The Chinese millled yarn is not even soft enough to merit use in baby blankets. What a disappointment.

5 out of 5 stars

I just received two skeins of the Brava acrylic yarn in worsted weight. The yarn is very soft. I rolled both skeins into a ball, and there were no knots in this yarn. Excellent, soft yarn, a real value for the price!

5 out of 5 stars

I have knitted with Brava Worsted and I love this yarn a lot. It's my go to yarn weather it's from China or Turkey. I don't feel the difference between the china and turkey. It's a great yarn and I love it!

3 out of 5 stars

The Brava yarn I received was made in Turkey. My knitting circle made squares to put together for a Project Linus blanket. The yarn was soft and very even, everyone enjoyed working with it. We all used #8 bamboo needles. After washing and drying at the laundromat, the finished blanket became incredibly soft -- and limp. Acrylic does change after washing, but I was surprised at how limp it became. Could be because I went to the laundromat. Aside from knitting circle, I'm a connoiseur of acrylic yarns because 99% of what I make is donated to charity, and the items always have to be of allergy-free materials. I was excited to use Knit Picks Brava and would have spent the extra money on the small skeins, but I'll stick to my regular companies. I did invest in the "Tea Rose" color, made in Turkey, for myself, but otherwise I'll continue to use acrylic yarn from other companies because of the limpness after washing. btw, Knit Picks and Crafts America can certainly find acrylic yarns at a reasonable price not made in China.

5 out of 5 stars

I made my Mom a throw with Brava Worsted, and she loved it. It was really soft & a beautiful color - hunter. I used around 6 skeins and don't remember any knots. Also, with the leftover skein, I'm now knitting a hat. After reading the comments, I looked at my label and realized it said, Made in Turkey. I guess I got lucky!

5 out of 5 stars

I, too, am disappointed in the quality of the new Brava, manufactured in China. This was my favorite acrylic. I had to order some additional yarn to finish an afghan in progress. I'll have to use it for the colors (which are slightly different too, but OK since I'm using several colors and no solid blocks of color), but it is not the high quality soft acrylic that it was when made in Turkey. I would be a long time customer if you would bring back the old Brava. If not, I can find better acrylic at my local craft store, not as good as the old Brava, but better than the new Brava.

1 out of 5 stars

Yikes! What happened to my lovely Brava? I love this yarn, but my most recent order was totally different. The yarn that I just received (Made in China) felt plasticky and squeaky, not the perfect, soft yarn I'm used to! I don't think I'll be buying any more unless I can be sure it was made in Turkey like my old Brava!

4 out of 5 stars

I'm so happy with the shipment I received yesterday from KnitPicks. The colors are beautiful and most of the yarn feels amazing and works up so easily and wonderfully. I'm crocheting a granny stripe afghan and on starting my latest stripe, I noticed exactly what everyone is talking about. One yarn doesn't feel like the others - it's sticky, it splits, and it's a hassle to work with. It's from China, surprise, surprise. I'll come back to KnitPicks again and again if I can have some indication of which are from China and which are from Turkey. Still happy, but cautious.

5 out of 5 stars

Love the yarn I ordered but now I am worried about ordering more that it may not be the same quality as before :( Very sad to read the reviews that have come out lately.

4 out of 5 stars

For an acrylic yarn, this is really nice - soft with good body. I've used it a number of times, but whoa - the skein I'm working with right now had FIVE knots in it! Totally unacceptable... Hopefully the second skein will be better...

4 out of 5 stars

I really love the Brava yarn, with one exception. The colors that are made in China have a distinctly different texture and are more difficult to work with than the colors made in Turkey. I agree with the reviewer who as if she would be willing to pay a bit more to keep the Turkish made yarn. It would also be fantastic if the full range of colors came in all 3 weights.

4 out of 5 stars

I completely agree with the reviews mentioning the difference in quality between the yarn from Turkey and the yarn from China. I don't know the reason behind the change in manufacturer but I would certainly pay more to get the Turkish yarn. I couldn't figure out why the Brava was so good for one hat and the very next wasn't as wonderful - it split and didn't have quite the same softness and luster - then I noticed they were manufactured in two different countries. It is still a nice value yarn, just not as spectacular as before.

4 out of 5 stars

I ordered some yarn to finish a sweater and was disappointed at the change in quality. My first batch of yarn was beautifully soft and fluffy while the new skeins were thinner and almost sticky to knit with. I hope either they revert back to ordering from Turkey or at least warn which colors are from China and which are from Turkey. Not only do I not want to knit with the colors from China but I also don't want to be mixing the great Turkey colors with the lower quality China ones.

5 out of 5 stars

This definitely my favorite. Just starting to make beanies for cancer patients. I think this will be very comfortable!! Thank you!

3 out of 5 stars

I really like this yarn and would have loved to use it as a basic. It is apparent that since the yarn comes from China the quality has dropped. I ordered 4 colours and 3 of the 4 still came from turkey and the yarn was a true worsted and worked up beautifully with a 6mm crochet hook . The 4th colour which was black and made in china....the yarn split...I had to go to a 5.5 and probably could have gone down to a 5.....I hope they keep the yarn coming from Turkey.

4 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. Love it. Never knew how soft acrylic could be until this! I use this yarn for everything I make... since we have pets, washability is a huge must-have. Have made a bunch of baby blankets, and full size blankets. Will be making scarves come summer (in prep. for fall!) My only reason for not giving it excellent is that the colours are constantly sold out. White... it is a basic colour that should ALWAYS be in stock. Yet I can't get it until June? That a little ridiculous.

3 out of 5 stars

Used to absolutely love this yarn. However, it is now made in China rather than Turkey and the quality has really gone downhill in my opinion. Check out the Knitpick group on Ravelry who agree. Hope Knitpicks can get it from Turkey again or I will have to look elsewhere for an awesome acrylic.

5 out of 5 stars

I used Brava sport weight to make my grandson a knit-o-graph train sweater. The yarn didn't snarl on the bobbins, and it is nice and soft. I'm very satisfied, and he loves it.

5 out of 5 stars

WOW, I normally do not like acrylic yarn, I am hooked on this yarn. So far it has been a joy to work with, not rough and scratchy as some from my LYS are. Only down side is I wish the skeins were abit bigger say another 150 yards more per skein. I will be buying more.

5 out of 5 stars

Alas, this yarn is simply heavenly. When describing it to my yarn-loving friends, I usually say it's luxury yarn at Red Heart prices. Amazingly soft, wonderful to work with and patterns nicely. The variety of available colors is certainly a nice bonus as well.

5 out of 5 stars

I couldn't be happier with this yarn! Working on a baby blanket and it is so SO soft and cushy! The colors are great and I can't wait to finish this one and pick colors for my next one.

5 out of 5 stars

I agree with others that this is a very nice acrylic, very soft compared to other acrylics. I would like to see some variegated colorways.

4 out of 5 stars

I use acrylic yarn for amigurumi animals that I crochet all the time for family and friends. I've found some decent acrylic in the past that has been somewhat soft but this stuff is sublime. It produces the BEST amigurumi I have ever made. Soft, supple and I don't feel like the "aunt with the scratchy toys" any more. It's plush and springy and I'd love to make clothing out of this! Absolutely my go to yarn from now on, a definite staple in my stash. Will be replacing all of my other acrylics for this.

5 out of 5 stars

I've used this yarn for lots of projects and gifts. I don't have enough good things to say about it. It is a great value - lots of yarn for the money. I like that it is easy care so I don't have to be worried whoever I give it too will damage it. My favorite part is how soft, squishy and high quality it is -- it even has a nice stretch and loft to it. I recommend using a larger hook/needle size to get its full squishy and soft affect (I'm using a 6.5 mm / K hook at the moment). Lots of color choices and they keep adding more. I'm constantly disappointed by craft store acrylic yarn (scratchy, stiff, heavy etc.). This is nothing like that. I'm a fiber junky and can be picky about my yarn but I can honestly say that I truly enjoy crocheting with this yarn. It has a nice sheen and drape. Definitely stock up, you'll keep going back to it for gifts and other projects. (Good for crocheters as crochet projects can use lots and lots more yarn than knitted items)

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn! I searched and searched for several colors within the same line and found them in Brava. the yarn is very nice to work with and I love it! I use the sport weight to make baby hats they come out very soft, wash well and my customers are very pleased!!!!

5 out of 5 stars

great yarn for a great price! i've ordered this three times now in 4 different colors. I ordered the black, dove heather and cobblestone heather all in worsted weight for a cardigan. They are all very pretty colors and dont look at all acrylic. i had to reorder a few balls for the cardigan and everything was great. my last order was the wine color in bulky weight. it makes me so sad. i guess the color makes it look plasticy? it looks very acrylic. i'm 4 balls in to my 14 and so far ive come across a melted spot ?( i dont know how that happened? ) in 2 balls. the melted spot is around half a foot long and messes up around 3 inches on other side with awkward pulling. the other 2 ive spun into center pull balls look fine and i hope my other 10 do too. i think as long as you stick with dark colors or the worsted weight everything will be fine :)

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this yarn. Seriously, I love it. It is hands down the best acrylic that I have tried. It is super soft and very springy, has lovely stitch definition, and comes in lots of gorgeous colors. When you wash and dry it, it comes out even softer than it went in. I've used it for sweaters, blankets, accessories, and other projects. It is not scratchy nor squeaky like many of the "big box" acrylics can be. It is definitely my go-to acrylic yarn. Knit Picks--I love that you're expanding the colors that you offer! I echo another reviewers request: it would be so wonderful if the color choices could just keep expanding! I would buy this for everything!

5 out of 5 stars

I made two Roseberry coats, and the recipients couldn't believe that I'd used acrylic. I've avoided acrylics because they just felt and looked cheap, but the only thing about Brava that's cheap is its price!

5 out of 5 stars

I normally avoid acrylic yarns, as all others are rough and scratchy. But, I needed to make a baby blanket for my new nephew, which means it needs to be easy care. I decided to give Brava a chance, and am so glad I did. I love the feel of this yarn, and it knits up so nicely. This will be my new go to for the projects that require easy care yarns.

5 out of 5 stars

I am a yarn snob. I usually don't like acrylic. However, this BRAVA is terrific! It has a good feel, drape, and is generally a joy to work with. I have made several baby sweaters, hats, and blankets, and a teddy bear with a dress and a blanket purse to carry her in. I love this yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

Bravo for Brava! It is the best acrylic yarn on the market today -- bar none! Knitpicks, I hope you will expand the color line to make it like the old-style worsted yarns of decades past, where every color in a range was available . . . much like your fingering weight worsted line is today. Because Brava worsted will be the go-to choice for all of my color work afghans hence forth . . . and I believe it will be a first-choice yarn for other color afghan users in the future. You just can't go wrong with this yarn -- all we need is a HUMONGOUS color range! THANKS!

5 out of 5 stars

I just got this yarn in the mail so haven't knitted it yet but it seems very nice for an acrylic. I ordered way to much I realized so as well as a kids sweater I will be doing mittens, hat slippers etc.

4 out of 5 stars

Oops - I just read the description of Blush, which states that it is very close to a baby pink. Don't know how I missed that one, and expected it to be appropriate for an older woman. It will make a darn cute baby blanket, as soon as someone has a baby girl!

4 out of 5 stars

I bought a big box of this yarn because my church just started a Prayer Shawl Ministry. I bought Freesia, Blush, Tidepool and Umber Heather. The Freesia and Umber Heather look like they do in the photos, but the Blush is definitely Little Girl Pink. I can't use it for an older woman. The Tidepool is actually Teal. It's not a bad color; it just doesn't look the way it does in the photo. There are a few quality control issues with the yarn. Some of the skeins are fine, but some many of the skeins are made up of shorter lengths of yarn - when I pulled out the center to find the end, I found 4 of them. In one skein, I found a few strands that were 18 inches each. But I'm almost done with my first shawl, and it looks lovely so far. The standard K3P3 prayer shawl stitch didn't look nice enough in this yarn, so I used a basketweave. I ordered 5 skeins per shawl, and it looks like that will be right. I'm going to order another batch, and I will write another review if I find any more issues.

5 out of 5 stars

The BEST acrylic yarn! Beautiful colors, great value, and so very soft and nice to work with. I don't like using acrylic very often, but when the occasion comes along THIS is the one I use. This acrylic is even nicer than the softest of the brands that you usually find at craft stores.

5 out of 5 stars

I hate acrylic yarn, but I love Brava. Last winter's projects in Brava included a cardigan for auntie and a sweater for a small medium dog. Brava is soft before washing and incredibly soft after. It's springy, holds its shape well and boy is it dense! Expect this to be bulkier than Wool of the Andes or Swish and really warm. This is definitely my go-to yarn for projects where affordability, easy care and sensitive skin are top priorities.

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot say enough nice things about this yarn. It's very soft, springy, wears well, inexpensive, fantastic colors, just lovely! Compared to many other "leading brands" of acrylic which can be scratchy, almost squeaky, and very cheap feeling, this is anything but! What a nice find! I'm in love.

5 out of 5 stars

This yearn is beautiful! But, the coupon codes don't work. I couldn't get the free skein because it said the code wasn't good. Too bad! The yarn is wonderful to work with, soft and the colors are gorgeous

5 out of 5 stars

For a 100% acrylic yarn, this is fantastically soft. It has a good stretch to it, too.

5 out of 5 stars

There is cream and white. You just have to click on "view all 38 colors."

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this because it was easy care and I wanted my baby items to be washable. I was surprised at how nice and soft this yarn is. It's also a great value. It's just an all-around great yarn. I would highly recommend it.

5 out of 5 stars

I chose brava to make a big warm shawl for my aunt, I was a little skeptical at first because I've never liked acrylic yarn, but this was different. I was very pleasantly surprised by how soft it is and my aunt loves how it feels when she wraps up in it. I will definitely buy this yarn again for projects where I need a lot of yarn for not much money.

4 out of 5 stars

I love brava for all my amigurumi crochet projects but what the heck happened to the white?!?! I just ordered one a few months ago and I'm already out I need MORE!!! Bring white back please :(

5 out of 5 stars

This is a great cheap acrylic, soft and nice to work with. However, I'm extremely annoyed that you seem to have stopped carrying the cream colorway. I now have a sweater with no sleeves and no way to finish it. Yes it's my own fault for not getting enough but why would you keep all the crazy colors above and yet stop carrying something as basic as cream?