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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 39 skeins $6.49
  • 1 Cream In Stock 50+ skeins $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 39 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 50+ 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 Backordered $6.49
  • 27 Royal In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 28 Navy In Stock 4 skeins $6.49
  • 29 Turquoise In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 30 Blue Ming In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 31 Dark Teal In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 32 Lime In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 33 Olive In Stock 1 skein $6.49
  • 34 Hunter In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 35 Forest In Stock 7 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 In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 41 Light Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 42 Dark Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $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 In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
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Valley YarnsBerkshire
 
4.6

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (53)
  • Nice texture (52)
  • Knits quickly (49)
  • Soft (44)
  • Dyed evenly (35)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Hats (38)
  • Sweaters (37)
  • Scarves (30)
  • Felting (25)
  • Gloves (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (45), Artist (17), Parent (12), Collector (10), Novice (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (59), 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 77 customers

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5.0

Yarn feel and looks great

By Knitwit

from Oregon

About Me Artist, Avid knitter, Designer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

        This yarn is for a cardigan which Ii have designed and will knit up for myself. I very rarely knit for myself, but this yarn wants to stay with me.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Wonderful all around Yarn

        By Fiberholic

        from Northern Maine

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Fiberholic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Hats
          • Mittens
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

          Fast efficient shipping! I am really loving knitting with this yarn, the colors are great and it is felting up nicely!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          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

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            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

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                  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

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                    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!!

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                            • No

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