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4.8

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 106 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (84)
  • Nice texture (80)
  • Good weight (75)
  • Dyed evenly (58)
  • Knits quickly (50)

Cons

  • Sheds (7)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (63)
  • Hats (59)
  • Scarves (56)
  • Gloves (37)
  • Socks (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (66), Artist (19), Parent (11), Collector (6), Novice (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (87), Yes (9)

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.

Reviewed by 106 customers

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4.0

Nice yarn

By Christy has a New Heart

from Texas

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Stitch Definition

Best Uses

  • Hats

Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

Nice for an inexpensive hat. I managed to get three hats out if two skeins. I think the alpaca halo makes the hats seem a bit feminine, but my nephews don't seem to mind.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

My all time favourite yarn!

By PennyLane

from Nova Scotia, Canada

About Me Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Sheds

Best Uses

  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

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.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Beautiful product

By sailingsandi

from Greensboro, VT

About Me Artist, Avid knitter, Enthusiast, Grand parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

      I use this product in a multi-colored modular sweater, it is ultra soft, the colors are clear and bright, a delight to knit, the finished product is beautiful.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Lovely knit; colors vary in weight

      By Joan the Third

      from L.A., CA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Fix
      • Hides Mistakes

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

        I used this for a gorgeous hat & scarf set. Yarn is lovely to knit with, not at all splitty, with a enjoyable loft. Hides unevenness in stitching well, and looks "finished" as you knit each row.

        The only minuses is that it's not machine-washable (which matters to me for gifting purposes–to make it easy on the receiver), and that the weight feels very different from color to color. I got the solid black and the heathery charcoal, and the black was much more puffy than the thin-by-comparison charcoal. Also the charcoal strand is much messier and hides stitch detail in a way the black absolutely does not.

        I LOVE the finished combo, and they get noticed and commented on often.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Very nice yarn.

        By Lori

        from West Lafayette, Indiana

        About Me Enthusiast, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Lighter Than Worsted

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

        It seems a little light for worsted, but it is a very nice yarn to work with.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        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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