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Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky

Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky is the companion to Berkshire. This bulkier version knits up quickly, it's super soft and wonderful to knit - not to mention fabulous for felting! Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky is available in a wide variety of colors at an incredible price.  Made in Peru.

Check out our Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky Undyed 100 Gram Hanks

Content:
85% Wool/15% Alpaca
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/108yds
Gauge:
3 sts = 1" on US 10
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
$6.49 skein Discountable
  • 42 Dark Gray Heather Backordered $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 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
  • 12 Orange 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 50+ 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
  • 35 Forest In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 36 Pale Lilac In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 37 Mistletoe Backordered $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 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 In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
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Valley YarnsBerkshire Bulky
 
4.4

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (102)
  • Nice texture (83)
  • Good weight (82)
  • Soft (74)
  • Dyed evenly (60)

Cons

  • Sheds (10)
  • Twists up (4)

Best Uses

  • Hats (56)
  • Scarves (51)
  • Sweaters (42)
  • Felting (23)
  • Gloves (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (62), Artist (29), Parent (17), Novice (11), Collector (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (89), Yes (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Soft and Easy

I'm knitting a multicolor, temperature scarf for a friend who just got her meteorology degree and this yarn is perfect for it. I didn't want primary colors, and the variety this yarn offers...Read complete review

I'm knitting a multicolor, temperature scarf for a friend who just got her meteorology degree and this yarn is perfect for it. I didn't want primary colors, and the variety this yarn offers works great. The colors are unique but cohesive for the project. Plus the yarn is a dream to work with, smooth and soft and doesn't unravel or snag.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Berkshire Bulky - Deeply Disappointed

I made the Bas-Relief Blanket using this yarn, which is what is called for in the pattern. It is full of pills and I have yarn dust bunnies all over the house. Very...Read complete review

I made the Bas-Relief Blanket using this yarn, which is what is called for in the pattern. It is full of pills and I have yarn dust bunnies all over the house. Very disappointed. I am embarrassed to tell people I made the blanket.

Reviewed by 118 customers

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5.0

Good Product

By souknit

from Westchester, NY

About Me Artist, Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

      I am knitting the Herringbone Blanket from a Valley Yarn pattern. However I have had to add quite a bit more yarn as the amounts specified in the pattern are not correct, Your customer service personnel have been extremely helpful.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great Yarn

      By Macombers

      from Scituate, MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

        I loved working with this yarn. I am almost finished with a very large afghan and have no complaints whatsoever.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great yarn!

        By Tweeter

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

          I like this yarn a lot! I am making a sweater. The colors are vibrant!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Love this yarn

          By Mozy

          from Des moines

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Stitch Definition
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

            I used this yarn to knit a jacket with a lot of detail. I'd made the jacket a couple times before with different yarn. This yarn was so much better. The stitch definition just popped.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Cozy & Comforting

            By slothcloth

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me Artist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

                Berkshire Bulky is used by the Shawl Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in San Antonio to make soft enfolding shawls for persons going through crisis, challenge and change.It knits up quickly. If it were machine washable, it would be perfect.

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                5.0

                Soft and cuddly

                By Nanna Ski

                from Lacey, WA

                About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Novice, Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

                  This yarn is going to be a short cardigan

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Wonderful!

                  By JustJenna

                  from Iwakuni, Japan

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Shawls Wraps

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

                    I am using this as a substitute yarn for a dearly beloved shawl/wrap pattern (this is my 5th project of it). What a delight! The alpaca gives it a soft, rather fuzzy sheen and contributes to a wonderful drape. The piece is knit on the diagonal, so the later is important.

                    Any pattern which calls for a bulky weight yarn for a project which is not intended for those who are allergic to wool or alpaca would be absolutely super!

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Great yarn for felting

                    By Jan

                    from Salt Lake City Utah

                    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Hides Mistakes

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Felting

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

                    I used the yarn to make slippers and bags that I felt. It knit up nicely I was very pleased with how it felted

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Loved this yarn!

                    By Uleedog

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Twists Up

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

                    I loved making this sweater with this yarn. It felt good working with it and the finished product fits well and is warm and comfortable.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Lovely to knit

                    By Fussy Gusie

                    from Bristol, ME

                    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Funky

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cowls
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

                      I used this yarn with multiple yarns. I made a cowl with raw spun silk and your Bulky blue sky yarn. I needed a yarn for added warmth

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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