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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 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 47 Capri - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 48 Parakeet - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 49 Hyacinth - New! In Stock 50+ 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 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 15 Red In Stock 50+ skeins $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 In Stock 50+ skeins $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 27 skeins $6.49
  • 26 Periwinkle In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 27 Royal In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 28 Navy In Stock 50+ 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 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 34 Hunter In Stock 50+ 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
 
4.5

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (56)
  • Nice texture (55)
  • Knits quickly (52)
  • Soft (47)
  • Dyed evenly (36)

Cons

  • Sheds (9)
  • Unravels (5)
  • Snags (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (40)
  • Hats (39)
  • Scarves (30)
  • Felting (27)
  • Gloves (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (49), Artist (17), Parent (12), Collector (10), Novice (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (63), Yes (8)

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 82 customers

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3.0

Affordable

By ELLE! Certified Master Knitter

from Southeastern VA

About Me Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight

Cons

  • Unravels

Best Uses

  • Felting
  • Sweaters

Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

Very affordable, but not what I expected... Tends to split easily. Colors good.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

great chunky yarn at a great price!

By knittewrmidwife

from Welland, Canada

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Value
  • Knits Quickly
  • Soft

Cons

  • Occasional Thick N' Thin
  • Sheds

Best Uses

  • Blankets
  • Heavier Garments
  • Warm Accessories

Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

I recently discovered this yarn last fall when I needed a chunky soft yarn at a good price. I have made a sweater for my teenage son, and a beautiful baby blanket using a combination of Berkshire and Noro Kuryeon. I am currently in the process of making a full size afghan with Berkshire as I liked it so much. The yarn sheds a bit, but is lovely, squishy, soft.

Service and delivery comments:

My delivery was fantastic! Much faster than I expected, especially given it was during Webs' spring sale. Their customer service has always been wonderful. They contacted me before shipping my order to advise me they no longer had the same dyelot as my previous order of this yarn, and I appreciated that.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Perfect for outerwear

By rockiesfan

from Lexington, KY

About Me Designer, Enthusiast, Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creates A Dense Fabric
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Splits Common For 1-ply

Best Uses

  • Outerwear
  • Sweaters

Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

I was looking for an aran-weight yarn to create a thick, wind-proof outer garment. After trying several other yarns--none of which produced a dense enough fabric--I found this. It's exactly what I needed, and not only does it look great, but it's incredibly soft and a joy to work with. (It also didn't break the bank. Always a plus.)

Because it's single-ply, you do have to make sure you're not splitting your stitches, but that's to be expected.

I would definitely recommend this for anyone wanting to knit something soft and WARM.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

good value

By Amy

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

      I thought this yarn was a good value. Nice soft feel.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Very happy with this yarn

      By KB

      from New York

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

        This yarn knits into a firm yet soft fabric with very good stitch definition on # 9 needles. The alpaca may help to keep enough twist in the single ply. The colors were accurate on my monitor, the colors I received were bright and vibrant. The yardage is generous. It would work very well with a lopi-type design, raglan sweater. It looks like it would felt very well. I highly recommend this yarn-would buy again.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Service/delivery excellent.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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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

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                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!

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                        • No

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