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    Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light

    Ultra Alpaca Light is the newest addition to our best selling Ultra Alpaca family. 23 favorite shades including the popular mélange heathers are now available in a finer gauge for knitters who prefer lacier and lighter weight knitting projects. Made in Peru.

    Content:
    50% Super Fine Alpaca/50% Peruvian Wool
    Care:
    Hand Wash
    Weight/Yardage:
    50g/144yd
    Gauge:
    5.75 sts = 1" on US 5
    Knitting Weight:
    DK
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    BerrocoUltra Alpaca Light
     
    4.5

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (25)
    • Nice texture (25)
    • Dyed evenly (23)
    • Soft (21)
    • Knits quickly (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves (21)
      • Hats (17)
      • Sweaters (15)
      • Gloves (12)
      • Socks (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (19), Artist (4), Parent (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (28)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A dream to knit with!

      I used this to make a Zelda Cloche. There were so many beautiful colors to choose from. I find myself seeking projects out that I can use this yarn for. The texture and...Read complete review

      I used this to make a Zelda Cloche. There were so many beautiful colors to choose from. I find myself seeking projects out that I can use this yarn for. The texture and drape and stitch definition were so perfect I didn't want my project to be finished!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Beautiful Yarn, but Shrinks Easily

      I made a hat and mittens with this yarn. These looked beautiful initially, but didn't wear very well. The mittens got very felted from just one session of cross-country skiing. The hat shrank...Read complete review

      I made a hat and mittens with this yarn. These looked beautiful initially, but didn't wear very well. The mittens got very felted from just one session of cross-country skiing. The hat shrank from being handwashed in cold water. Despite being slightly oversized initially, after just 2 washes it was too small to wear.

      Reviewed by 31 customers

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      3.0

      Beautiful Yarn, but Shrinks Easily

      By The Knitting Ninja

      from Calgary, AB

      About Me Enthusiast, Novice

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly

      Cons

      • Coarse

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

      I made a hat and mittens with this yarn. These looked beautiful initially, but didn't wear very well. The mittens got very felted from just one session of cross-country skiing. The hat shrank from being handwashed in cold water. Despite being slightly oversized initially, after just 2 washes it was too small to wear.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Best yarn for sweaters

      By cheech

      from st Paul Minnesota

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • I love working with this

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

        I use this for sweaters - great for Minnesota winters.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast and reliable delivery

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        • No

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        5.0

        Beautiful Alpaca Yarn

        By MinnesotaE

        from Minnesota

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

          I love alpaca and have used this yarn in a heavier weight so am confident I'll love it in this weight just as much. Color is a little darker than the online photo - more of a dark mulberry. Very rich and soft. Will make a great cowl.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Love this yarn.

          By bearay

          from Abbotsford, Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

            Good value

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            • No

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            5.0

            Soft, great color, great warmth

            By Mitten Knitter

            from No. MI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

              Used for fingerless mitts with a leaf pattern. Fuzzy and soft but showed off the pattern just fine. The color Pea Soup was intense and beautifully appropriate with my leaves

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              • No

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              4.0

              Luscious, light, and warm

              By ThingTwo

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Socks

                Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

                Deep, lovely colors; great weight; terrific price. The color is always a surprise, somehow. Love the melange heathers best, and the very slight halo makes it especially nice for scarves, though I have used it with some success for socks.

                Service and delivery comments:

                As usual, great selection and fast delivery!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Just so so fine!

                By Ringy

                from New England,

                About Me Artist, Collector

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Sheds

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Scarves
                • Socks
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

                I love this yarn. I have made sweaters, hats, stuffed animals which I felted. Just terrific

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Very Pleased

                By Katy's Klassics

                from WI

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good price
                • Good Selection
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

                  I'll be back!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very light, but very warm

                  By Venesa

                  from TN

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Socks

                    Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

                    I used this yarn to make a sweater. Since I had read that it was very warm, I decided to use a very loose lace stitch. The finished product is very light and see through with the pattern I used. I wore it with a light tank top underneath and it got warm very quickly. If I use this yarn again, I will use it to make an outdoor sweater, meant to be worn outside, or a cardigan or socks etc. I was surprised that it would be so warm with such a wide slipped stitch lace pattern. Loved the yarn, the color and the texture.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Really like it!

                    By Cooljack707

                    from Lima, Ohio

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Hides Mistakes
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

                      I knit three infinity scarves with this yarn and it worked up beautifully. I used a lace pattern and this yarn really shows of the pretty stitches.

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