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Berroco Peruvia

Berroco Peruvia is a long-time favorite yarn at WEBS. This gorgeous yarn has an incredible selection of colors -- we have a weakness for beautiful heathers. Besides being lovely, it's a great value too!  Made in Peru.

Content:
100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/174yds
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 10
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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BerrocoPeruvia
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (14)
  • Knits quickly (12)
  • Dyed evenly (11)
  • Soft (10)
  • Nice texture (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (9)
    • Felting (8)
    • Scarves (8)
    • Sweaters (7)
    • Gloves (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (16)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lovely Heavy-Worsted Single Ply

    I've made a cardigan with this yarn, and it's one of my favorites for everyday wear. Even after nine months of frequent use, the fabric has held up beautifully with minimal pilling. ...Read complete review

    I've made a cardigan with this yarn, and it's one of my favorites for everyday wear. Even after nine months of frequent use, the fabric has held up beautifully with minimal pilling. And, of course, it's a great value for the price. I'm definitely looking forward to getting more for a future project.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointed

    I bought this yarn based on the great reviews, sale price, and beautiful color. I'm making a vest with it and have been disappointed with its tendency to stick to itself and the...Read complete review

    I bought this yarn based on the great reviews, sale price, and beautiful color. I'm making a vest with it and have been disappointed with its tendency to stick to itself and the resulting difficulty in ripping out rows to make corrections. It behaves like mohair! I imagine that it would be great for felting (but not what I had in mind). It may be that, once I'm finished, it will make a lovely garment. It's just a little frustrating to work with.

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    5.0

    An old favorite in rich colors!

    By Ibet

    from Epsom, New Hampshire

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • No Breakage
    • No knots
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Hand Wash Only

    Best Uses

    • Afghan
    • Afghans
    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

    Peruvia is a wonderful workhorse yarn I return to - often. Right now, I am working on an afghan of aran patterns where I want some squishyness as well as nice drape. The stitch definition is good, gauge is easily maintained, and the yarn is soothing to knit with. I am delighted this yarn was on sale! As always, WEBS rocks!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Peruvia is a favorite!

    By Ams

    from Central Pennsylvania

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    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

      I've used Peruvia before to make a blanket and just loved it! This time, I am making a hat and enjoying working with it again. I would definitely recommend this yarn.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Bulky, but not!

      By MKL

      from Virginia

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

        I don't care for bulky yarn and hardly ever use it. This is an Aran-weight and isn't plied, so I was expecting a lot of bulk in the finished product. I made my husband a pullover and really got the best of both worlds--it knit up super-fast, and yet the fabric was smooth and conformed well to his shape. It really is perfect for warm sweaters without a lot of bulk. There are tons of colors so I'll be buying it again.

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        3.0

        Disappointed

        By Tree Bird

        from Northampton, MA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly

        Cons

        • Coarse
        • Hard To Fix
        • Snags
        • Sticks To Itself

        Best Uses

        • Felting

        Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

        I bought this yarn based on the great reviews, sale price, and beautiful color. I'm making a vest with it and have been disappointed with its tendency to stick to itself and the resulting difficulty in ripping out rows to make corrections. It behaves like mohair! I imagine that it would be great for felting (but not what I had in mind). It may be that, once I'm finished, it will make a lovely garment. It's just a little frustrating to work with.

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        • No

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        4.0

        rich colors, knits quickly

        By Dr. K

        from Binghamton, NY

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        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly

        Cons

        • Sheds

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Scarves

        Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

        It seems like it will make some nice slippers to be felted. currently I am making a linen stitch scarf for my husband very pretty stitch definition.

        Service and delivery comments:

        good service as per usual!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Peruvia is outstanding yarn!

        By woodwoman

        from Orono, ME

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        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves

          Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

          I have knit several pairs of wonderful fingerless gloves -- for my farmer grandsons, who have apple trees to prune in the coldest part of winter. Never mind texting -- this yarn keeps fingers warm while working! Great yarn -- knits up beautifully.

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          4.0

          great color with a hint of heather

          By Nana18

          from Athens Georgia

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          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

            the color is beautiful

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            4.0

            Nice!

            By Deb

            from Maryland

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            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Knits Quickly

            Cons

            • Sheds

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Hats

            Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

            I made the Livingston Stole with the red. Fun to knit with; however, I think this yarn is best used for felted items.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I would buy more.

            By Mildred Schlosky

            from Swarthmore, PA

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            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Hats

              Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

              Excellent value. Made a beret with Peruvia and it felted up by hand in only 10 minutes, exactly what I intended.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Peruvia

              By Granny Grumps

              from The Villages, Florida

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

                I recently started a sweater in Peruvia.This yarn feels wonderfully soft and gives great stitch definition. As always, Webs shipped the yarn very quickly and everything was exactly what I ordered. I ordered this yarn in two more colors. Love ordering from Webs.

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