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Valley Yarns Amherst

What better yarn to name for Amherst (where WEBS started!) than a gorgeous 100% merino wool that brings us back to our roots? Valley Yarns Amherst is a worsted weight yarn that shows texture and stitch patterns beautifully and has a wide range of 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
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Valley YarnsAmherst
 
4.4

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (68)
  • Good weight (66)
  • Knits quickly (55)
  • Nice texture (53)
  • Dyed evenly (46)

Cons

  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (42)
  • Sweaters (42)
  • Scarves (35)
  • Gloves (21)
  • Felting (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (50), Artist (16), Parent (14), Novice (7), Collector (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (71), Yes (10)

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.

Reviewed by 87 customers

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5.0

Fit the bill

By Crism

from FL

About Me Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

    Used in knitted/felted item

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    1.0

    Lovely sweater for three wearings only

    By Granny June

    from Stillwater, MN

    About Me Knitter For 50 Years

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Soft And Easy To Knit
    • Very Nice Charcoal Color

    Cons

    • Pills Like Crazy

    Best Uses

    • Nothing

    Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

    I have been pleased with all other yarns I have purchased from WEBS, but this was a real disappointment. Perhaps other colors of Amherst don't pill like the charcoal, but I will not wear this sweater out in public. It started pilling almost immediately, and I am not rough on clothes.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Love this yarn, one color perfect one not quite as expected

    By Pilates knitter

    from El Dorado Hills, CA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Color Is Hard Online Love

    Best Uses

    • Lap Throw

    Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

    Love the yarn, softens as you knit. Ordered a teal, medium color and light pink, the pink is more Orsey than I wanted but the throw is going to be beautiful

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Amherst is more than a great college

    By Baby cakes by amy

    from Warren NJ

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

      Made hats and shawls from this and loved the texture and weight, not to heavy and yet warm

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Loving it so far

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      By Missy

      from St Joseph, MO

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Great Stitch Definition
      • Hand Wash
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft
      • Undyed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        I am knitting a sweater for myself. And I really love this yarn. It has real substance and weight.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Expectations Met

        By sevenhills

        from Newmarket, Ontario

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        What I viewed online and ordered, is what I got. Can't bet better than that. Delivery was prompt.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Nice wool in great colors

        By Inger

        from Albany, New York

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Afghan

          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

          I am almost finished knitting a multi-colored afghan with Amherst yarn for my niece's bridal shower. The stich definition is good and the color options are great. Time will tell how it washes.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Would buy this yarn again

          By LainieLou

          from St Paul, MN

          About Me Just Above A Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

            Ordered this yarn in a blue-green color called Balsam as a lower price alternative yarn for a Sweater Vest pattern. It is a beautifully even-dyed, soft yarn that knits up well.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            merino wool TOSH DK hat

            By Laurel of New Jersey

            from Berkeley Heights New Jerssey

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                This beautifully made hat can cover my ears and is a stylish boon to cold winter weather. I do love it. Crafted so beautifully in a vibrant blue.
                Thank you so much.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Super soft and great to work with!

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                By Michelle M.

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                  Purchased this yarn to knit the Shield sweater by Brooklyn Tweed for my boyfriend. It is glorious! Super soft and perfectly dyed. I purchased in Thistle. It is a cool grey - has some bluish undertones. Extremely pleased. Going to have to steal the sweater from time to time.

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                  • No

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