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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
  • 1 Cream Backordered $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 Backordered $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 Backordered $6.49
  • 20 Plum In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 21 Red Purple In Stock 17 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 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 26 Periwinkle In Stock 18 skeins $6.49
  • 27 Royal In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 28 Navy In Stock 38 skeins $6.49
  • 29 Turquoise In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 30 Blue Ming In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 31 Dark Teal Backordered $6.49
  • 32 Lime In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 33 Olive In Stock 12 skeins $6.49
  • 34 Hunter In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 35 Forest In Stock 12 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 Backordered $6.49
  • 41 Light Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 42 Dark Gray Heather Backordered $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 Backordered $6.49
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Valley YarnsBerkshire
 
4.5

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (48)
  • Nice texture (47)
  • Knits quickly (45)
  • Soft (39)
  • Dyed evenly (32)

Cons

  • Sheds (8)
  • Snags (4)
  • Unravels (4)

Best Uses

  • Hats (34)
  • Sweaters (34)
  • Scarves (26)
  • Felting (23)
  • Gloves (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (42), Artist (12), Parent (10), Collector (8), Novice (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53), Yes (6)

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 70 customers

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5.0

great product

By novice felter

from Hailey, Idaho

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

    I used the Valley "Berkshire" yarn for felting, and I am very happy with the results. The yarn knits easily and felts nicely in the washing machine. The colors on the web site match the true colors of the yarn.

    Service and delivery comments:

    This happened both times I ordered from yarn.com: I received an order confirmation immediately after placing my order, but never got a shipping confirmation. I called customer service 3 (!) weeks after placing my order to inquire about my order. The customer service people were very friendly and helpful, but it would be so much easier if you would just send a shipping confirmation with a tracking number to your customers! Thank you.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great yarn!

    By fiber fanatic

    from Santa Fe

    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft
    • Weaves wonderfully

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Sweaters
      • Weaving projects

      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

      I have used the Berkshire for weaving for years. It is a nice weight, has great colors and is easy to use. My only complaint is that I run out and Webs is on the other side of the continent. I do order on line, however.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      would use this yarn again for a project

      By knitqueen

      from boston, ma

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blanket
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

        making a blanket that is made with 25 separate diamond-shaped patterns then has a beautiful border around after all attached - uses one skein for each diamond - yarn very easy to work with - very happy with it - will look gorgeous! love this yarn!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Cuddly fun!

        By Tina

        from King Of Prussia, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Excellent Lopy-like Loft
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft
        • Springy Knit
        • Works Up Quickly

        Cons

        • Not Enough Heather Choice

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

        I have knit several sweaters and accessories with Berkshire, and it's always like working with a cuddly stuffy - just so much fun. The product has great resilience (springy), and is well-suited for ribs and mock cables. The weight is perfectly between worsted and bulky. Wearing a sweater knit in Berkshire is like being wrapped all day in a favorite blanket! The colors are lovely, too. Plus, it never splits like some plied yarns do.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Another happy customer

        By cabinwood

        from oregon coast

        About Me Artist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Felting

          Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

          I have come to be a repeat customer many times over due to the quality of the yarn and the discount policy. Great colors too!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great find.

          By Maryl

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Firm Round Structure
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Pleased With Color
          • Used For Crochet Jacket

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

              I had a great deal of trouble finding a yarn the right color and sufficiently structured to show off a layer of crochet over a layer of crochet. After about 5 swatch tries with locally suggested (expensive) yarns, this one seems to have been the best choice by far.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wonderful soft quality, gorgeous colors!

              By nana of many

              from Mountains, So. California

              About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Next To Skin
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft
              • Stitch definition

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anything next to skin
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                My favorite sweater yarn! Super soft and perfect weight with excellent stitch definition!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I LOVE this yarn.

                By Tina "I live to knit" Hoffman

                from Lynnwood, WA

                About Me Enthusiast, Novice

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Plush
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Blanket
                  • Hats

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                  I have used Valley Yarns Berkshire in the past, for a last minute gift idea I had seen on the WEBS website. It was fun to work with then, and it knits up very quickly. I had downloaded a blanket pattern I liked to give as a wedding gift, without noticing that it was also Valley Yarns Berkshire. This is my current favorite yarn to work with. Not only does it knit up quickly due to the somewhat bulky weight of the yarn, but it is smooth and soft, and a joy to knit with. I like to say that Valley Yarns Berkshire is positively sumptuous.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great for winter socks!

                  By Coldweathergirl

                  from Alaska

                  About Me Parent

                  Pros

                  • Knits Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Felting
                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Socks

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                    A great bulky yarn for gloves and socks this winter! It knits up super fast, it splits a little here and there, but not enough to be annoying or stop me from using this yarn. The colors are deep and uniform- overall a great yarn!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Knits like a dream

                    By Knitwit200

                    from Monroe, LA

                    About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Great Stitch Definition
                    • Knits beautifully
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Twists Up

                    Best Uses

                    • Felting
                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                    I am making fingerless gloves. The Berkshire is great for this. It's sturdy and is super soft. It is a little fuzzy due to the alpaca. Has great stitch definition. I am doing cables and it really shows them beautifully.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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