Bernat Yarns has many kinds of free patterns for all of its different yarns.
Using the exact Bernat yarns free patterns creates the best results. Apart from color and texture, the main difference between Bernat yarns is the price. High quality yarns carry a higher price tag than do synthetic yarns.
Bernat yarns vary in weight and thickness. There are two-ply, three-ply and four-ply yarns. Ply is the number of strands that have been woven together to form the final thickness and weight of the finished yarn.
When you buy Bernat yarns for a project, you should purchase exactly the amount you will need at that time, paying careful attention to the dye lot number that is on the yarn label. This way you can be sure that the colors and textures of your finished garment are exactly the same. Colors in stores can vary.
These subtle differences will affect the outcome of your project, unless of course, you are deliberately choosing these shades. If you don’t buy all of the Bernat yarn you might need at once, you may find that you are unable to find that dye lot number later when you need it either.
It is a good idea to keep the label from each skein of yarn until your knitting project is finished because it contains not only information about dye lots and color number but also has washing instructions. As well, there is often a pattern on the reverse side that you may wish to knit sometime in the future.
Lightweight Bernat yarns are best when knitting lacy shawls, infant and baby wear and fine socks or gloves knit on fine needles. It is best to choose smooth washable treated wool or yarn for these items. Medium weight Bernat yarns are better suited for adult sweaters, socks and scarves and for articles that will stand more rugged wear like mittens and gloves. Heavy or bulky Bernat yarns are great for making outdoor jackets or ski sweaters where you need a warmer, heavier fabric.
Wool Bernat yarn is very durable and wool sweaters offer warmth against winter’s chill. Some people prefer knitting with wool because of the quality of the finished project. Bernat cotton yarns are good for almost any garment that you wish to knit. Checkout the Bernat yarns free patterns on this site.