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Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light

Ultra Alpaca Light is the newest addition to our best selling Ultra Alpaca family. 23 favorite shades including the popular mélange heathers are now available in a finer gauge for knitters who prefer lacier and lighter weight knitting projects. Made in Peru.

Content:
50% Super Fine Alpaca/50% Peruvian Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/144yd
Gauge:
5.75 sts = 1" on US 5
Knitting Weight:
DK
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BerrocoUltra Alpaca Light
 
4.5

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (27)
  • Nice texture (27)
  • Dyed evenly (24)
  • Soft (23)
  • Knits quickly (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (23)
    • Hats (17)
    • Sweaters (17)
    • Gloves (12)
    • Socks (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (21), Artist (5), Collector (3), Parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (30)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A dream to knit with!

    I used this to make a Zelda Cloche. There were so many beautiful colors to choose from. I find myself seeking projects out that I can use this yarn for. The texture and...Read complete review

    I used this to make a Zelda Cloche. There were so many beautiful colors to choose from. I find myself seeking projects out that I can use this yarn for. The texture and drape and stitch definition were so perfect I didn't want my project to be finished!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Beautiful Yarn, but Shrinks Easily

    I made a hat and mittens with this yarn. These looked beautiful initially, but didn't wear very well. The mittens got very felted from just one session of cross-country skiing. The hat shrank...Read complete review

    I made a hat and mittens with this yarn. These looked beautiful initially, but didn't wear very well. The mittens got very felted from just one session of cross-country skiing. The hat shrank from being handwashed in cold water. Despite being slightly oversized initially, after just 2 washes it was too small to wear.

    Reviewed by 33 customers

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    5.0

    A wonderful yarn

    By Crafty Chick

    from N. Wilkesboro, NC

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

      Used this wonderful yarn to make a scarf. It is just a delight to work with. It is very forgiving and works up beautifully. I loved everything about it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Lovely color, nice drape

      By Rosie

      from Illinois

      About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Stretches

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

      Good price for yardage

      Service and delivery comments:

      Quick delivery

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      Beautiful Yarn, but Shrinks Easily

      By The Knitting Ninja

      from Calgary, AB

      About Me Enthusiast, Novice

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly

      Cons

      • Coarse

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

      I made a hat and mittens with this yarn. These looked beautiful initially, but didn't wear very well. The mittens got very felted from just one session of cross-country skiing. The hat shrank from being handwashed in cold water. Despite being slightly oversized initially, after just 2 washes it was too small to wear.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Best yarn for sweaters

      By cheech

      from st Paul Minnesota

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • I love working with this

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

        I use this for sweaters - great for Minnesota winters.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast and reliable delivery

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Alpaca Yarn

        By MinnesotaE

        from Minnesota

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

          I love alpaca and have used this yarn in a heavier weight so am confident I'll love it in this weight just as much. Color is a little darker than the online photo - more of a dark mulberry. Very rich and soft. Will make a great cowl.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Love this yarn.

          By bearay

          from Abbotsford, Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

            Good value

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Soft, great color, great warmth

            By Mitten Knitter

            from No. MI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

              Used for fingerless mitts with a leaf pattern. Fuzzy and soft but showed off the pattern just fine. The color Pea Soup was intense and beautifully appropriate with my leaves

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              • No

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              4.0

              Luscious, light, and warm

              By ThingTwo

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Socks

                Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

                Deep, lovely colors; great weight; terrific price. The color is always a surprise, somehow. Love the melange heathers best, and the very slight halo makes it especially nice for scarves, though I have used it with some success for socks.

                Service and delivery comments:

                As usual, great selection and fast delivery!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Just so so fine!

                By Ringy

                from New England,

                About Me Artist, Collector

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Sheds

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Scarves
                • Socks
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

                I love this yarn. I have made sweaters, hats, stuffed animals which I felted. Just terrific

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Very Pleased

                By Katy's Klassics

                from WI

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good price
                • Good Selection
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

                  I'll be back!

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                  • No

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