Yarn Review: Patons Bohemian

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Earlier today I mentioned that I used Patons Bohemian Yarn Yarn Review: Patons Bohemian as the border of my Large Granny Blanket and loved it. So, of course, I should do a full yarn review of it, right? Off we go!

The Basics of Patons Bohemian Yarn

Patons Bohemian yarn is a super bulky yarn. It is made from 81% polyester and 19% acrylic. That means that it’s machine washable as well as machine dryable. One ball of Patons Bohemian totals 68 yards of yarn.

Patons Bohemian Yarn Colorway

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The colorway that I got for this yarn is called Indigo Indulgence. It’s a brown and blue mixture. According to the Patons website, this is one of six different color options for Patons Bohemian. 2 others are mixed colors like this one and then there are solid colors (plum, green and cream).

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The Feel of Patons Bohemian Yarn

The way that this yarn feels is the entire reason that I bought this yarn. I almost never go to big box stores but I went to a Michael’s when I was visiting my family in Tucson at the beginning of the summer. We went to go buy enough yarn for a granny square blanket that my mom, sister and I were making together while I was there. (We ended up getting Caron Simply Soft for that blanket.) I was wandering in the aisles and touching all of the yarn and I just couldn’t let this yarn go because of the way that it feels. It’s super crazy soft and the bulkiness just makes it really plush. Working with this yarn feels like petting a long-haired cat. Wonderful. In fact, this may actually be the best-feeling yarn I’ve used, which is a big statement for me.

How I Am Using Patons Bohemian Yarn

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This is a row of Patons Bohemian Yarn done in triple crochet with a G hook

I used Patons Bohemian Yarn as the border to my large granny square blanket. The border was done in a combination of single crochet and triple crochet. The stitches are not well defined so the result is fuzzy goodness in varying heights depending on the stitch. This was what I was looking for and I achieved it in part by using a G hook instead of the recommended L hook for this bulky yarn. I really love the plush three-dimensional effect and would definitely use this as a blanket border again. I still have one and a half balls left but I’m not sure how I’m going to use them. I’m thinking that the super soft plushness of the yarn might make for a great winter cowl. We’ll see!

CONCLUSION: This yarn does have some limitations to its use since it’s a super bulky yarn that’s kind of “furry”. That said, I think it’s a wonderful yarn with a great feel to it and I’d certainly use it again. The fact that it’s affordable makes it even better!

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