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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
$12.00 hank Discountable
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BerrocoUltra Alpaca
 
4.8

(based on 139 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (107)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (107)
  • Nice texture (104)
  • Good weight (102)
  • Dyed evenly (79)
  • Knits quickly (68)

Cons

  • Sheds (7)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (87)
  • Hats (78)
  • Scarves (74)
  • Gloves (47)
  • Socks (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (86), Artist (29), Parent (16), Collector (8), Novice (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (117), Yes (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My all time favourite yarn!

This has become my "go to" yarn. I've used it for everything from fair isle mittens, to hats, scarves, and sweaters. It is beautifully soft, with a lovely halo. ...Read complete review

This has become my "go to" yarn. I've used it for everything from fair isle mittens, to hats, scarves, and sweaters. It is beautifully soft, with a lovely halo. The weight is more like a DK than worsted and seems to work best for me when using size 4.5mm needles. Currently working on a cardigan for me and I'm loving it. It's not just about the finished garment, but the joy of knitting each stitch.

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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.

Reviewed by 139 customers

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4.0

Suggly!

By Jane

from finger Lakes, NY

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

    I made a shawl with this yarn and it came out beautifully. Nice and warm and looks great!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Beautiful yarn!

    By Jen

    from Glendale, az

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

      I'm using this yarn to knit a sweater for my husband. So I like the yarn very much.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      a favorite work horse yarn

      By wheatfield walker

      from eastern washington

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

        have used this yarn for many years. Lovely to work with, lovely to wear. Easy maintenance

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        My favorite go-to yarn!

        By GritKnitz

        from Seattle, washington

        About Me Avid knitter, Process Knitter, Project Knitter, Yarn Snob

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Rich Colors
        • Comes In 4 Weights
        • Great Value For Luxury
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • No Cons-- A Perfect Yarn

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters Cowls Gloves

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

        I adore this yarn, and have used it in all weights. It is a good value for a very luxurious yarn. The colors have complexity and there is a great selection of current shades.
        It is smooth on the needles, and I love the process of knitting with it as well as the resulting garment. I look forward to how it gets even more beautiful when it is soaked and blocked! The colors are to die for ( no pun Intended!)
        I highly recommend it for sweaters and scarves and gloves.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Classic, one of my favorites

        By shutterhoney

        from NJ

        About Me Artist, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

          I purchased a sweater quantity of this to make my husband's christmas sweater. It is one of my favorite yarns to work with and the garments hold up well. He loves his sweater and I think will want more made with ultra alpaca. Recently I also made a hat for my son out of the leftovers and a pair of mittens for a teacher. All were received well!

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          • No

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          3.0

          Feels like wool worsted

          By Arlene

          from Cape Cod Ma

          About Me Avid knitter

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

              Anticipated softness was the reason for purchasing this 50/50 wool, alpaca yarn. It is a lovely yarn but I was disappointed that it did not feel softer. If I didn't know the fiber content I would think it was a nice wool worsted. Next time I'll purchase 100% alpaca.

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              • No

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              5.0

              My go-to yarn!

              By Nikki H

              from Cleveland, OH

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                This is my go-to yarn for anything requiring worsted weight. The colors are always rich and beautiful, and the resulting fabric is always strong but soft with a nice halo of alpaca fiber. Also each skein has a generous amount of yarn, and they go a long way.

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                • No

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                4.0

                A Beautiful Blend

                By Sandi

                from Andover, MN

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                  I used this lovely yarn for Veste Everest by Veronik Avery. It's a pleasure to work with and the cables show nicely.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  wonderful stuff

                  By Jill

                  from upstate New York

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice stitch definition
                  • Nice Texture

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                    I knitted a shawlette for the first time and do NOT use circular needles. Was amazed that this wool was so forgiving of being crunched on 14" straight needles. Very relieved, too.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Feels wonderful, so soft and knits up beautifully.

                    By knit crazy

                    from Canaan, NH

                    About Me Retired Nana

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                      using it to make a sweater. Found an error and had to rip out 8 rows. Yarn was easy to rip out, and never split. I'm also impressed that there were no knots in the 2 skeins I've used so far. Nothing makes me as angry as spending money on good yarn and finding knots.

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                      • No

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