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4.5

Berroco Vintage

Berroco Vintage will quickly become your go-to yarn for any project. Available in a beautiful selection of solids and heathers, this worsted weight, machine washable yarn is perfect for anything you can dream up.  Made in Peru.

Content:
50% Acrylic/40% Wool/10% Nylon
Care:
Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/217yds
Gauge:
4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7-8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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BerrocoVintage
 
4.5

(based on 183 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (117)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (133)
  • Nice texture (132)
  • Good weight (123)
  • Machine washable (112)
  • Dyed evenly (96)

Cons

  • Unravels (14)
  • Sheds (6)
  • Stretches (6)
  • Snags (4)
  • Splits (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (109)
  • Scarves (87)
  • Hats (82)
  • Gloves (46)
  • Socks (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (115), Parent (38), Artist (31), Collector (7), Novice (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (142), Yes (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Absolutely LOVE this yarn..

This yarn is so beautiful and soft to the touch. Prior to the first project that I made with the Berroco Vintage, (a blanket for my Mom for Christmas using Tide Pool and...Read complete review

This yarn is so beautiful and soft to the touch. Prior to the first project that I made with the Berroco Vintage, (a blanket for my Mom for Christmas using Tide Pool and Breezeway) I had been using yarn from a craft store, but I don't think I'll ever go back. It knits up quickly, and the stitch definition is beautiful. I was pleasantly surprised at how soft it was when it knitted up, and while I used it to make a blanket, as previously noted, I will also be using the remaining yarn to make a pair of mittens for myself. It was also discountable, so this beautiful yarn was comparable in cost to the yarn I was buying in craft stores.

The one thing I would say negatively about the yarn was that in some cases there was less yardage in the Tide Pool color than the Breezeway, but not enough of a difference that it affected the project that I was making.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beautiful in the skein, but then...

This yarn and I did not get along. Usually I don't mind yarn other people call too splitty, but while I was making increases, or even knitting straight, Vintage split and I had...Read complete review

This yarn and I did not get along. Usually I don't mind yarn other people call too splitty, but while I was making increases, or even knitting straight, Vintage split and I had to carefully watch every stitch. I went through every type of needle I had to try to make this yarn happy.

Reviewed by 183 customers

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5.0

Easy!

By karen

from Butler, TN

About Me Artist, Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Vintage:

    So easy and wonderful to work up! I only regret I don't have a wheelbarrow load in many colors!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    I love this yarn

    By Ingrid the KNITWIT

    from Somers,NY

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Berroco Vintage:

      I recommend this yarn to all the knitters in my knitting group. I knitted afghans and crochet shawls for charity

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nice to Work With

      By Con

      from Pennsylvlania

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Vintage:

        I am in the process of making a patterned sweater for my adult daughter. The yarn is a pleasure to work with and the color (Butter Cream) shows the stitching nicely,

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Will use it again!

        By Grandma

        from Calabash NC

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Some
        • Unravels

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Vintage:

        Newborn cocoons and hats, newborn and child sweaters

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I love Vintage yarn

        By suetravel

        from Jersey City, NJ

        About Me Enthusiast, Lifetime Knitter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Afghans
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Vintage:

        I'm creating the Norah Gaughan Vintage Afghan using 5 different colors with 20 squares, each with a different pattern. The yarn works up beautifully and I'm hoping the afghan will become an heirloom for my daughter.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great Go-To yarn

        By Knitting Carol

        from Waxhaw, NC

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Baby Blankets Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Vintage:

          Great yarn to use for items which you would expect to wash. Also a cost effective choice for gifts or projects which are especially challenging, since you don't have a huge investment if you decide to put the project on the shelf for a while.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good value on sale

          By florestine

          from Bend, OR

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Stretches
          • Unravels

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Vintage:

          I am using this yarn to make an afghan. It doesn't frog well as the plies tend to separate and twist making it a pain to reassemble. The yarn has no luster and isn't lively but does have some spring when knitted. It's a decent workhorse yarn but I wouldn't pay full price for it. The color range is excellent however.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          What a dream to work with

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          By Mel

          from hagerstown, MD

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Work With
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Up Evenly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Vintage:

            I had never knitted with this yarn before and bought it to make a sweater for my father-in-law for a Christmas sweater. He has a lot of allergies and I was worried about the texture and shedding. This was a good decision for what I was looking for. Color was as pictured, softer than expected, and slides right through my fingers. I would buy this product again for sure!!!!!

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            5.0

            My favorite go-to yarn for washables

            By DeborahKnits

            from Cicero, NY

            About Me Enthusiast, Master Knitter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Afghans
              • Blankets
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Berroco Vintage:

              This is a great worsted weight yarn. It is machine washable so makes it ideal for items for youngsters and babies. The last purchase of this yarn was for a 7-year-old girl's afghan. The stitch definition made this yarn ideal for the reverse stockinette castle pattern.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Love this yarn

              By EO

              from Hillsborough,NJ

              About Me Enthusiast, Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Berroco Vintage:

                I love to use this yarn. It knits up beautifully and is very soft and comfortable to wear.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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