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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
$4.49 ball Discountable
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Valley YarnsAmherst
 
4.5

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (68)
  • Good weight (65)
  • Knits quickly (54)
  • Nice texture (52)
  • Dyed evenly (46)

Cons

  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (41)
  • Sweaters (41)
  • Scarves (34)
  • Gloves (21)
  • Felting (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (49), Artist (16), Parent (14), Novice (7), Collector (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69), 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 85 customers

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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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              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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                5.0

                Soft, even, and consistent for great price!

                By Amanda

                from Cleveland, Ohio

                About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                  I used this yarn to make a simple stockinette scarf so I wanted a yarn that would be soft and drape well. I chose Amherst because it was available in the exact colors I needed but was more than impressed by the quality when I received it. I found no flaws in the 11 skeins I purchased. The yarn was very even, the hand was soft but sturdy (it did not stretch out during washing and blocking), and the colors are beautiful. A great staple merino at a great price!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Lovely, soft, perfect for sweaters

                  By Elizabeth

                  from Marblehead

                  About Me Enthusiast, Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                    I am knitting a simple cardigan and am getting lots of compliments on the color (sweet pea) and the feel (so soft!).

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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