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4.6

Berroco Vintage Chunky

Berroco Vintage Chunky takes the new favorite from Berroco and pumps it up for super speedy knitting and crochet. It is just as soft as the original Vintage and machine washable! Berroco Vintage Chunky knits up at 3.5 sts to the inch, so it's great for quick knits. It is featured in Berroco #302 Vintage & Vintage Chunky. Made in Peru.

Content:
50% Acrylic/40% Wool/10% Nylon
Care:
Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/130ydS
Gauge:
3.5 sts = 1" on US 10, 3 sc = 1" on 10(J) hook
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
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BerrocoVintage Chunky
 
4.6

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (45)
  • Good weight (43)
  • Soft (42)
  • Nice texture (38)
  • Machine washable (33)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (28)
  • Sweaters (28)
  • Scarves (26)
  • Gloves (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (27), Parent (15), Artist (9), Novice (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect weight for kids' sweaters

Berocco's Vintage Chunky is great if you want a soft, machine-washable yarn that is quick-knitting. It is extremely evenly dyed and gauged (so much so that it could be VERY boring to knit...Read complete review

Berocco's Vintage Chunky is great if you want a soft, machine-washable yarn that is quick-knitting. It is extremely evenly dyed and gauged (so much so that it could be VERY boring to knit a simple pattern).

Because it is soft, washable, affordable and warm, it's my favorite yarn for sweaters for my kids.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Reasonable quality

Careful knitting is required because every stitch shows in such a bulky, solid-colored yarn. A few of the skeins had weak sections of yarn that I do not typically see in commercial yarn,...Read complete review

Careful knitting is required because every stitch shows in such a bulky, solid-colored yarn. A few of the skeins had weak sections of yarn that I do not typically see in commercial yarn, and which required me to undo partial rows. The yarn does not have a soft feel, although washing helps a bit. The heather colors (I bought dark gray) seemed courser than the solid colors. I made a cardigan, which is rather heavy but nice, as well as a zip-front vest. Both were quick to complete because of the bulky weight.. Although I usually have to use smaller needles to achieve the correct gauge, I actually had to go up a size for this yarn.

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3.0

Not chunky

By Noah's Nana

from Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Me Intermediate knitter

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Machine Washable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Vintage Chunky:

    Yarn was far from chunky--more like a regular worsted. Not at all what I expected from the description. This would be fine for a sweater or hat but not for the project I am working on. I will order it again when I want to make something else.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Very nice for being wool/acrylic blend

    By Bizzyhands

    from Montague, MI

    About Me Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Coarse
    • Snags

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Vintage Chunky:

    The splitting and snagging of this yarn is the biggest problem, in my view, but I want a machine washable sweater to give my guy for Christmas.

    I will buy it again, because it may just be an issue with my pattern and needles. I am knitting on a smaller needle to get the correct gauge.

    All things said and done, it's a very nice yarn for the price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Not Chunky

    By katshe

    from Mi

    About Me Artist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly

    Cons

    • Coarse

    Best Uses

      Comments about Berroco Vintage Chunky:

      I bought this to crochet an afghan and started it with hook suggested and found out that is not as described, more like thin worsted weight...too bad I bought enough for and afghan and cannot use or return...not soft either.
      I do adore the colors so maybe I an use for something someday

      Service and delivery comments:

      delivered promptly

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      • No

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      5.0

      great yarn

      By Cam

      from Phila. pa

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats

        Comments about Berroco Vintage Chunky:

        Yarn is soft and easy to use.

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        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great for the Claire Cowl

        By Moe

        from Townsend, MA

        About Me Knitter, Pattern Designer, Quilter

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cowls

          Comments about Berroco Vintage Chunky:

          If you watch the show Outlander and are attempting to duplicate the Claire Cowl, this a my go to yarn for making that project. I knit with two strands together. Love this yarn.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Beautiful color selection

          By Birdie mama

          from Charlotte, nc

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Forgiving For Beginners
          • Good Weight
          • Has A Great Hand To It
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Wonderful to work with

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Vintage Chunky:

            Used this to teach my niece how to knit a sweater. It is very easy to use and very forgiving yet still turns out a beautiful product

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love this yarn

            By Olga

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Avid knitter

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • No Lints
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Berroco Vintage Chunky:

              Used this yarn more than ones to knit hats and scarfs for gifts, love it, and am sure will buy and use it again. Easy to knit, beautiful stitch definition, all gifts were loved by the recipients.

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              • No

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              5.0

              lovely to work with

              By froggielorraine

              from Olympia, WA

              About Me Artist, Rabid knitter

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good colors
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Ponchos
                • Scarves
                • Shawls
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Berroco Vintage Chunky:

                I bought this yarn in 6 colors, to make a boldly-striped poncho. It was a pleasure to knit with, and the poncho fabric is lovely. The colors are great, and I had lots of fun using this yarn. I'm sure I'll buy more in the future. Highly recommnded.

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                • No

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                5.0

                pleasantly surprised!

                By Army Mom

                from Maryland

                About Me Novice, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Berroco Vintage Chunky:

                    This yarn is soft and stretchy. I am making a baby blanket and used a smaller needle size to keep the size and stretch under control.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    When I found this yarn on yarn.com I was thrilled! I ordered enough to finish a baby blanket. At the time I knew I wouldn't get the same dye lot, but I listed it anyway. To my amazement I received my yarn in THE SAME DYE LOT! I was so excited my daughter thought I was going to pass out, awesome!
                    Thank you so much<3

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great yarn

                    By LAS

                    from Clifton Park, New York

                    About Me Addicted knitter

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture
                    • So soft

                    Cons

                    • No negatives

                    Best Uses

                    • Hoodie Sweater

                    Comments about Berroco Vintage Chunky:

                    I am finishing up a sweater hoodie and this yarn is so wonderful. It works up quickly and the color is beautiful. I would order this yarn again and again. Highly recommend it to knitting enthusiasts.

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                    • No

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