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Berroco Ultra Alpaca

Berroco Ultra Alpaca is a delightfully soft, reasonably priced alpaca & wool blend worsted weight yarn. Its heathered colors are a perfect complement to our own alpaca & wool blend: Valley Yarns StockbridgeMade in Peru.

Content:
50% Alpaca/50% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/215yds
Gauge:
5 sts = 1" on US 8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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BerrocoUltra Alpaca
 
4.8

(based on 101 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (80)
  • Nice texture (76)
  • Good weight (73)
  • Dyed evenly (55)
  • Knits quickly (48)

Cons

  • Sheds (6)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (61)
  • Hats (55)
  • Scarves (53)
  • Gloves (35)
  • Felting (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (61), Artist (18), Parent (10), Collector (6), Novice (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (83), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful and Soft Yarn

This yarn is very nice. It's soft and easy to knit with. And once it's blocked, it becomes super soft! My mistake was not knitting a gauge swatch before making a sweater...Read complete review

This yarn is very nice. It's soft and easy to knit with. And once it's blocked, it becomes super soft! My mistake was not knitting a gauge swatch before making a sweater (I know! I'm so bad!)and it grew a TON when it got wet. So, I tossed it in the dryer when it was still damp and let it go on low for about 20 min. That shrunk it back up to size and made it extremely soft and fluffy, but it did felt a little. Overall, I'd recommend this yarn, just make sure to do a swatch!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sheds really badly

Yes, it feels beautifully soft and it crochets up very nicely but the fo ends up looking like you spend your free time volunteering at the dog shelter.

I made gloves...Read complete review

Yes, it feels beautifully soft and it crochets up very nicely but the fo ends up looking like you spend your free time volunteering at the dog shelter.

I made gloves with this and for real, they look like I've been petting a heavily shedding cat. The more I wear them, the worse it gets.

I wouldn't buy it again. It's too bad when you really love the look and feel of a yarn only to have your fo look ratty at the end.

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5.0

Ultra Alpaca

By CJ

from Tulsa, Ok

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

      Will use this yarn to knit a balaclava for my nephew who is in the military.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Lovely!

      By Lizzie

      from Winston Salem, NC

      About Me Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

        I use this yarn for hats that I sell in my shop. It's so soft & easy to wear. Knits beautifully & the colors are always beautiful. Has a very nice drape & I loooove the texture the alpaca adds. Adds a little something to simple knits. The grapefruit mix is my favorite!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Mittens!

        By Jenni

        from Beaverton, OR

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves

          Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

          Works up GREAT! Made a pair of men's fingerless gloves with one skein, but I bought two just in case. Now I can make a hat to match! It's very soft, not as soft as 100% alpaca, but I would definitely purchase again for projects that need that extra strength (mittens, hats, etc).

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          lovely yarn for many uses

          By Crafty Grey Owl

          from Maryland

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

              This yarn is a pleasure to knit, producing a smooth, soft fabric. The colors are fabulous- deep and rich.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              I love his yarn !!!Berroco Ultra Alpaca

              By Knitting Enthusiast !

              from Buckley , Washington

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                Love this yarn I made fingerless mittens and they are wonderful!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Go to alpaca/wool worsted

                By kya's girl

                from Sullivan Co, NY

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Knit Instructor

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful fabric
                • Beautiful texture
                • Evenly spun
                • Excellent Color Range
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters
                • Sweaters Cowls Mitts

                Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                This yarn creates a beautiful fabric, it is evenly spun, no slubs or knots. Tons of yardage, great feel. Washes and blocks beautifully. I think its the best worsted weight wool/alpaca blend on the market.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                it was a good purchase

                By grammy

                from ankeny, iowa

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                    so soft and a joy to work with

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Love it!

                    By Barbhc86

                    from Worcester MA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Value
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                        Knitting a cozy cowl with this beautiful alpaca.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful color!

                        By pachisholm

                        from fort worth, texas

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Beautiful color
                        • Good Weight
                        • Knits Quickly
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gloves
                          • Hats
                          • Scarves
                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                          My husband choose a navy color for a sweater he wanted me to make. This yarn has strands of violet and aqua woven subtly into the navy which makes it so beautiful!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Value

                          By Beebs

                          from Silver Bay, MN

                          About Me Knitter

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Beautiful color
                          • Nice Texture
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gloves
                            • Hats
                            • Socks
                            • Sweaters

                            Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                            I like this yarn. It's a good value and is more soft than regular wool but feels sturdy and doesn't have the feminine look of regular alpaca. I'm using it to knit several pairs of mittens as gifts for the men in my family. The colors are really wonderful and rich. The yarn is nice to work with and I'm sure I will be using it for other products in the future.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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