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Valley Yarns Amherst

What better yarn to name for Amherst, the town WEBS started in, than a beautiful 100% merino wool worsted weight that brings us back to our roots? Valley Yarns Amherst shows texture and stitch patterns beautifully and has 15+ coordinating colors that are perfect for fair isle or intarsia.  Made in Peru.

Content:
100% Merino Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/109yds
Gauge:
4-4.5 sts = 1" on US 8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$4.49 ball Discountable
  • LAKE Backordered $4.49
  • BLACK In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • BALSAM In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • REGATTA Blue Backordered $4.49
  • BURGUNDY In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • CHOCOLATE In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • EGGPLANT In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • JUNGLE Green In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • LIGHTGREY Light Grey In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • NATURAL In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • NAVY In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • OLIVE In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • PERIWINKLE In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • POWDERPINK Powder Pink Backordered $4.49
  • REDPURPLE Red Purple In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • SOFTBROWN Soft Brown In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • SOFTGRAPE Soft Grape In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • SPICE In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • STONEBLUE Stone Blue In Stock 37 balls $4.49
  • SWEETPEA Sweet Pea In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • WILDROSE Wild Rose In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
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Valley YarnsAmherst
 
4.5

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (29)
  • Good weight (28)
  • Knits quickly (24)
  • Nice texture (22)
  • Dyed evenly (21)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (19)
    • Sweaters (17)
    • Scarves (16)
    • Gloves (9)
    • Felting (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (21), Artist (9), Parent (5), Novice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (31), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Just what I was looking for

    I bought this yarn to use as the background yarn for scandinavian design hats. I have a dog fur/wool mix yarn that I spin and dye which I use for the pattern/color...Read complete review

    I bought this yarn to use as the background yarn for scandinavian design hats. I have a dog fur/wool mix yarn that I spin and dye which I use for the pattern/color work in my hats and I was looking for a good, solid wool to use as the background and the inside of the cuff that would be nice against the head as my dog fur/wool yarn can be a bit rough. This was a perfect yarn for my purposes. The cuff is double knit so the amherst yarn is on the inside and my dog fur/wool mix is what shows on the outside.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Watch out on the gauge

    I agree that this yarn is very soft and pleasant to work with, but the only way your gauge will be as described is if you like a really really loose stitch. It cannot...Read complete review

    I agree that this yarn is very soft and pleasant to work with, but the only way your gauge will be as described is if you like a really really loose stitch. It cannot be used for the pattern I chose it for; I will have to find another with a smaller gauge, and then I won't have enough of the same dye lot.

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    5.0

    Goes Beyond a Basic Yarn

    By Long Time Knitter

    from Pasadena, CA

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Price

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Afghan Or Throw
      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

      I was looking for a sturdy yarn to knit a blanket with, which involves texture (different stitches and added flower and leaf motifs). This was my first time using this yarn so I made a few sample swatches for gauge and weight. I liked how they turned out..so I purchased more of this yarn. While not extremely soft, this yarn works perfectly for what I needed it for.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good basic yarn

      By M

      from Biddeford, Maine

      About Me Artist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Color
      • Dyed Evenly
      • Price
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        I am using this yarn for a sweater and the price was right. The Lake color is beautiful. In retrospect, it would have been better to use a yarn that hid some of the times where my tension may have been off. Also I found a few spots where the yarn weight was different. All in all, I am satisfied with this product for my project.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Love this yarn.

        By iffoundmake

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Artist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Color Variety
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Stretches

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        This is a good wool alternative to standard worsted weight acrylic. I decided to switch to wool for my ear warmers and scarves and this was a very good substitute--it's super soft and a good weight. The one issue I have (might be my computer monitor, not sure) is that the colors are pretty different than shown online. This hasn't happened w/ other purchases. For instance, the color "lake" looks like a lovely blue-green, but it's really just a light blue in person. I still love this yarn & that it offers many colors, but keep it in mind when purchasing.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice soft yarn

        By Diane

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

          I am making a men's sweater and it knits up nice.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Product!

          By Joan

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Enthusiastic knitter, Parent, Teacher

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good value
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Baby Hats

            Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

            Used Amherst to knit hats for a good friend's baby. Very happy with the results - beautiful colors that hold fast, soft, easy to work with, and a great value for your money. I will definitely purchase this product again.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Prompt delivery of all items ordered

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            • No

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            5.0

            Another great yarn

            By rizello

            from Folsom, CA

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

              I got this yarn to make hats and it has been a dream to knit with. I love the way it feels as I knit and it is so soft to wear on one's head. The colors are very nice, and I think this would be a great stash yarn.

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              5.0

              FABULOUS YARN GREAT VALUE

              By zenknit

              from Halifax Canada

              About Me Artist

              See all my reviews

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                  Knitting an old Vittadini pattern from 20 years ago takes a lot of yarn, lots of cables. This yarn is wonderful, color is even and it is a true joy to knit, needed 28 balls, but the weight is great. The price is really wonderful. Thanks WEBS

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Easy to knit and handle.

                  By knitaloha

                  from Hawaii

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                    I used this yarn to knit the "Embers" hat. Very easy to knit with this yarn, especially for changing colors.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    I appreciate the efficient and prompt response to orders from WEBs. Living in Hawaii, shipping is always an issue. I have received all my packages within a week of ordering.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Not bad for the price

                    By Cass

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight

                    Cons

                    • Coarse

                    Best Uses

                    • Felting
                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Socks

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                    Overall the yarn was nice. My only critique was that it was not quite as soft as I would expect for a 100% Merino product. If you don't need something super soft, it's a great low cost option.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Fabulous yarn!

                    By Sally Purls

                    from Seattle, Washington

                    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

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                        I love the afghans I knit up with this yarn. I enjoy working in lots of cables.....yarn very forgiving when
                        I have to correct a mistake. Knits up to gorgeous, soft afghans.

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