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Valley Yarns Berkshire

Valley Yarns Berkshire is a superbly soft wool and alpaca blend made of a single ply. Berkshire  works up to a substantial fabric with beautiful drape and a subtle halo, and outerwear knit in this heavy-worsted weight yarn will keep you warm and cozy. And Berkshire felts like a dream! In our signature colorways, Berkshire is your go-to yarn for garments and accessories, felted, knit and crocheted.  Made in Peru. 

Check out our Valley Yarns Berkshire Undyed 100 Gram Hanks!

Content:
85% Wool/15% Alpaca
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/141yds
Gauge:
4 sts = 1" on US 9
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$6.49 skein Discountable
  • 12 Orange In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 1 Cream Backordered $6.49
  • 7 Black In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 9 Chocolate In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 10 Gold In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 11 Pumpkin In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 13 Light Pink In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 14 Rose In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 15 Red Backordered $6.49
  • 16 Burgundy In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 17 Wine In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 18 Copper In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 19 Fuchsia Backordered $6.49
  • 20 Plum In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 21 Red Purple In Stock 18 skeins $6.49
  • 22 Amethyst In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 23 Eggplant In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 24 Light Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 25 Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 26 Periwinkle In Stock 18 skeins $6.49
  • 27 Royal In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 28 Navy In Stock 39 skeins $6.49
  • 29 Turquoise In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 30 Blue Ming In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 31 Dark Teal Backordered $6.49
  • 32 Lime In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 33 Olive In Stock 12 skeins $6.49
  • 34 Hunter In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 35 Forest In Stock 12 skeins $6.49
  • 36 Pale Lilac In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 37 Mistletoe In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 38 Stone Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 39 Coffee Bean In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 40 Colonial Blue Backordered $6.49
  • 41 Light Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 42 Dark Gray Heather Backordered $6.49
  • 43 Medium Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 44 Tan Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 45 Brown Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 46 Dark Brown Heather Backordered $6.49
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Valley YarnsBerkshire
 
4.5

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (52)
  • Nice texture (51)
  • Knits quickly (48)
  • Soft (43)
  • Dyed evenly (35)

Cons

  • Sheds (8)
  • Snags (4)
  • Unravels (4)

Best Uses

  • Hats (37)
  • Sweaters (36)
  • Scarves (29)
  • Felting (24)
  • Gloves (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (44), Artist (15), Parent (12), Collector (10), Novice (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (57), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful soft quality, gorgeous colors!

My favorite sweater yarn! Super soft and perfect weight with excellent stitch definition!

My favorite sweater yarn! Super soft and perfect weight with excellent stitch definition!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Weaving Project

Bought this yarn for weaving project (scarf). I would definitely not recommend this for weaving. It breaks constantly and sheds terribly. Wish I had not bought it.

Bought this yarn for weaving project (scarf). I would definitely not recommend this for weaving. It breaks constantly and sheds terribly. Wish I had not bought it.

Reviewed by 75 customers

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5.0

Perfect for Tunisian

By YarnHoarder15

from Texas

About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Afgan
    • Tunisian

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

    Love this yarn for a Tunisian afghan that I am creating from a book called Unexpected Afghans which WEBS sells. I am using 5 different colors for the starburst effect. It is working up into a beautifully heavy but draping afghan, perfect for the winter! Would also be great for using yarn to cover furniture or make rugs or other home accessories.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    I would not use this yarn again because

    By Jules

    from Colorado

    About Me Artist, Collector, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

        This yarn is very soft and I love the colors available, however it did have a strong vinegar smell to it. My guess is they use it to aid in the dyeing process.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Favorite yarn

        By Jenny3616

        from Salem MA

        About Me Enthusiast, Writerteachermom

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

          This is a great yarn to knit up hats (double up the strand) and fingerless gloves. Super soft and not itchy!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great to work with

          By Fiber Lady

          from Bellingham, Wa

          About Me Artist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

            Great service came in timely manner. Packed well Thanks

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Love This Yarn

            By Alicia Bell

            from Fayetteville, NC

            About Me Novice, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Will Be Very Warm Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

              I used this yarn on my Addi King size knitting machine. It didn't split, made nice even stitches, and is a very good yarn to use with both the Addi machines.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              great product

              By novice felter

              from Hailey, Idaho

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Felting

                Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                I used the Valley "Berkshire" yarn for felting, and I am very happy with the results. The yarn knits easily and felts nicely in the washing machine. The colors on the web site match the true colors of the yarn.

                Service and delivery comments:

                This happened both times I ordered from yarn.com: I received an order confirmation immediately after placing my order, but never got a shipping confirmation. I called customer service 3 (!) weeks after placing my order to inquire about my order. The customer service people were very friendly and helpful, but it would be so much easier if you would just send a shipping confirmation with a tracking number to your customers! Thank you.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great yarn!

                By fiber fanatic

                from Santa Fe

                About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Sweaters
                  • Weaving projects

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                  I have used the Berkshire for weaving for years. It is a nice weight, has great colors and is easy to use. My only complaint is that I run out and Webs is on the other side of the continent. I do order on line, however.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  would use this yarn again for a project

                  By knitqueen

                  from boston, ma

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Blanket
                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                    making a blanket that is made with 25 separate diamond-shaped patterns then has a beautiful border around after all attached - uses one skein for each diamond - yarn very easy to work with - very happy with it - will look gorgeous! love this yarn!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Cuddly fun!

                    By Tina

                    from King Of Prussia, PA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Excellent Lopy-like Loft
                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft
                    • Springy Knit
                    • Works Up Quickly

                    Cons

                    • Not Enough Heather Choice

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                    I have knit several sweaters and accessories with Berkshire, and it's always like working with a cuddly stuffy - just so much fun. The product has great resilience (springy), and is well-suited for ribs and mock cables. The weight is perfectly between worsted and bulky. Wearing a sweater knit in Berkshire is like being wrapped all day in a favorite blanket! The colors are lovely, too. Plus, it never splits like some plied yarns do.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Another happy customer

                    By cabinwood

                    from oregon coast

                    About Me Artist

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Felting

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                      I have come to be a repeat customer many times over due to the quality of the yarn and the discount policy. Great colors too!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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