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    Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine

    Love Berroco Ultra Alpaca, but looking for a lighter gauge? Look no further than Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine. The addition of nylon helps this beautiful yarn stand up to wear and machine washing making it just perfect for socks. It is also fantastic for garments. You will not be disappointed by the lovely shades of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine either!  Made in Peru.

    Content:
    50% Wool/20% Superfine Alpaca/30% Nylon
    Care:
    Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
    Weight/Yardage:
    100g/433yds
    Gauge:
    7.5 sts = 1" on US 2
    Knitting Weight:
    Fingering
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    BerrocoUltra Alpaca Fine
     
    4.3

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (17)
    • Nice texture (16)
    • Dyed evenly (12)
    • Soft (12)
    • Machine washable (9)

    Cons

    • Sheds (4)

    Best Uses

    • Socks (8)
    • Sweaters (8)
    • Scarves (7)
    • Gloves (5)
    • Hats (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (15), Artist (4), Parent (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Can't wait to wrap up in this!

    I came to the Ultra Alpaca line with some Ultra Alpaca Light that I bought on sale. I liked working with the Light so well, that when I had a shawl pattern I wanted...Read complete review

    I came to the Ultra Alpaca line with some Ultra Alpaca Light that I bought on sale. I liked working with the Light so well, that when I had a shawl pattern I wanted to make up I went for the Fine.

    I'm very pleased. The hand feel is a little different than the Light. The addition of Nylon I think actually helps at this weight. There is almost no shedding. Which is great. The last hank of straight alpaca I had attached everything I had it stashed next to. I like a yarn that plays well with others.

    Fine has nice stitch definition. Which is very important in the projects I make. I had tried this particular shawl in two other yarns, and hadn't been happy with the results.

    All in all I can't wait for fall. I'm going to have a lovely new shawl to wrap up in.

    Alpaca ultra fine has become a go to yarn for me.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Beautiful, but too scratchy for me

    I used Ultra Alpaca Fine to make a pair of opera length gloves. Knitting with the yarn was relatively easy (some splitting) and it was pretty forgiving of mistakes. However, while the...Read complete review

    I used Ultra Alpaca Fine to make a pair of opera length gloves. Knitting with the yarn was relatively easy (some splitting) and it was pretty forgiving of mistakes. However, while the yarn does not seem itchy when being knitted, I was disappointed to find the finished product was too rough and itchy to wear. I do not usually have a problem with fabrics being itchy, and I have successfully worn other items made with alpaca. Note that I also found Ultra Alpaca (DK weight, used to make a sweater) to be similarly coarse and itchy when finished. The finished products are beautiful, but I wouldn't recommend this yarn for projects that will be worn next to the skin.

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    4.0

    GOR-geous!

    By kgirlknits

    from Melbourne, Australia

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Heathered
    • Nice Texture
    • Rich colours
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

      beautiful colours, good price for the quality, lovely handle to the fabric

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      • No

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      4.0

      Definitely would buy again

      By psychosmom

      from MB Canada

      About Me Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Shawls
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

        Enjoying using this yarn for a lace shawl. It splits a bit but taken multiple froggings with no harm. Anxious to finish! Very soft considering it's strength.

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        4.0

        Excellent Customer Service

        By Momma of 3 amigos

        from Elkhart IN

        About Me Enthusiast, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

        • Color Bleeds Some

        Best Uses

        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

        Very soft yarn -- I used it for a sweater and am currently using the balance for socks. The color of two of the four balls I purchased bled, two didn't, which I wondered about since the dye lots were the same, but a soak in salt water has set the color and I haven't had any more problems with it. I've used cotton blends or acrylic yarns for my last few projects before this -- this yarn reminded me of why so many knitters love wool and wool blend yarns.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Service was great! I had to order another skein of yarn (yardage as listed on pattern was wrong!); I sent a request to receive a specific dye lot if available and they sent it. I have ordered from Yarn.com before and will continue to in the future!

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        • No

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        4.0

        For Special Socks

        By Pam

        from Portland, ME

        About Me Artist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Fix
        • Good stitch definition
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

        • Dye Rubs Off

        Best Uses

        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

        This is a very dark shade (Kingston) and when I knit with it during a three hour knitting class, the colour rubbed off on my fingers a little. Perhaps I was just a little excited since The Yarn Harlot was teaching the class! No problems knitting with it since. Will just wash well before wearing. I am knitting socks with it that are gorgeous in the deep heather.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love It!

        By Twentytoes

        from Nova Scotia Canada

        About Me Enthusiast, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Lace knitting
          • Scarves

          Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

          Love this light weight yarn from Berroco. The pictures of the colours do not do justice to the colours in person. I have been using this yarn with size 5-7 needles to create beautiful lace scarfs. Love that the yarn is machine washable but can still be blocked to let lace patterns shine through.

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          4.0

          Nice yarn, I'd buy it again

          By PhDiva

          from Bloomington, IN

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          See all my reviews

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          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Machine Washable
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Sheds

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

          I used this yarn in a sweater, which was slow going because it's a relatively fine gauge. But the sweater turned out beautifully--it holds its shape well and the gauge is nice. The only problem is that the yarn does shed some; I'm hoping that after it's washed it'll shed less.

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          4.0

          Love Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine

          By KarinB

          from Ottawa, ON

          About Me Artist, Collector, Designer, Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Scarves
            • Socks
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

            I'm knitting a vintage-style sweater with this yarn and it suits perfectly. The yardage is great - less joins and makes for a very nice quality item at a price that's affordable.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Fast delivery to Canada. Packaged securely, arrived in excellent condition.

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            5.0

            Good yarn for a sock machine

            By Mrs Shafer

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Socks

              Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

              I am always on the lookout for fingering weight yarns to use in my antique circular sock knitting machine. Berrocco's ultra Alpaca fin has just enough alpaca in it for warmth and softness, and enough polyester and regular wool for strength. I have found that yarns with a higher alpaca content do not wear well when used for socks. This yarn flows through my machine easily, and has a good amount of elasticity. It does tend to develop fuzz with machine washing (I never put my wool socks in the dryer, no matter what the label says), but seems to retain its shape and elasticity. The price can't be beat, either: I can usually knit three pairs of socks out of two skeins, as long as I use a contrasting heel and toe in a different yarn.

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              5.0

              What do I know...

              By Judy

              from Woodland, GA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

                I would say I'm a novice knitter and this is the first time I've tried to knit a lace scarf. This yarn is very easy to work with, once you get the hang of knitting with such thin yarn. The scarf is turning out beautifully, mainly because of the yarn, not my knitting skills.

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                2.0

                Soft but difficult to work

                By Ann the knitter

                from Albion, MI

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Unravels
                • Untwists

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

                Started a pair of gloves but have abandoned finishing them with this yarn. I am sad about this as I loved the look and feel of the yarn, but it splits too darn much, making it difficult to pick up stitches. In fact, it even untwisted doing doing the cast on, even though I tried several different ways! The splitting also made it difficult to knit two stitches together.

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