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Valley Yarns Amherst

What better yarn to name for Amherst, the town WEBS started in, than a beautiful 100% merino wool worsted weight that brings us back to our roots? Valley Yarns Amherst shows texture and stitch patterns beautifully and has 15+ coordinating 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 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (38)
  • Good weight (35)
  • Knits quickly (29)
  • Nice texture (29)
  • Dyed evenly (26)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (25)
    • Sweaters (24)
    • Scarves (21)
    • Gloves (12)
    • Felting (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (27), Artist (11), Parent (7), Novice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (40), Yes (4)

    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.

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    1.0

    Lots of Knots and Joins

    By Karen

    from New Jersey

    Pros

    • Soft

    Cons

    • Breaks
    • Joins
    • Pilling
    • Snags

    Best Uses

      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

      I bought 20 skeins of this for a sweater, and every single skein had at least one break or join, usually more than one per skein. Had to rewind every skein before using to avoid an unpleasant surprise in the middle of a long row. Will never buy this again.

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      • No

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      5.0

      I would buy this yarn again and again

      By Ginette

      from Montréal, Québec, Canada

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        I love this yarn it is very soft and easy to knit. I made the Tri Rib Cowl and it came out gorgeous. The colors are a bit darker than pictures though. I will definitely buy some more.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Yarn for Fair Isle Knitting!

        By Kathy Doo The Crafter

        from Orange, MA.

        About Me Enthusiast, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Twists Up

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        I use this item in making Christmas Stockings for family & friends...Fair Isle pattern hence the traditional Christmas colors of Burgundy/Cream/Green-Pine - I love this yarn for that purpose

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast Delivery
        Packaged great arrived in great condition

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        This is lovely yarn

        By Lady CJ

        from Blythewood SC

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats

          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

          I ordered this to make Christmas balls, intarsia.. It's lovley, soft and a wonderful product and very economical. I will order this again for other products. It feels wonderful both on the skein and knitted.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I'd like Amherst in every color!

          By lillie

          from WA

          About Me Artist, Older Talented Fashion

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Soft
          • Soft Sturdy Even Class

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

            Beautifully dyed. Perfect for middle weight sweaters. Classic. Great color selection. If you are going to go to the trouble of knitting a whole sweater, use the best yarn: Amherst.

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            • No

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            5.0

            A new favorite

            By Erin

            from Baltimore, MD

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

              I am just finishing up my first project with Amherst - a striped vest - and it's already one of my new favorite yarns. Lovely colors, wonderful texture, and a great price.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Love working with this Regatta Blue .

              By Jenny

              from Green Valley AZ

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                I am knitting a man's scarf for a Christmas gift. It is working up beautifully ! It is a blue that matches his eyes exactly !

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love the yarn!

                By Don't have a nickname

                from New York, New York

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                  Very pleased with everything!

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lovely Yarn

                  By pennyg

                  from Pasadena, California

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Shows Cables Well
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                    I think Amherst will become my new workhorse yarn. It is very soft and not scratchy. I used it for a cowl neck cabled poncho (Noe Valley sweater) and love the way the cables pop and the cowl neck feels so good. Wonderful price for 100% merino!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Goes Beyond a Basic Yarn

                    By Long Time Knitter

                    from Pasadena, CA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Price

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Afghan Or Throw
                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                      I was looking for a sturdy yarn to knit a blanket with, which involves texture (different stitches and added flower and leaf motifs). This was my first time using this yarn so I made a few sample swatches for gauge and weight. I liked how they turned out..so I purchased more of this yarn. While not extremely soft, this yarn works perfectly for what I needed it for.

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