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Berroco Ultra Alpaca

Berroco Ultra Alpaca is a delightfully soft, reasonably priced alpaca & wool blend worsted weight yarn. Its heathered colors are a perfect complement to our own alpaca & wool blend: Valley Yarns StockbridgeMade in Peru.

Content:
50% Alpaca/50% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/215yds
Gauge:
5 sts = 1" on US 8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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BerrocoUltra Alpaca
 
4.8

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (78)
  • Nice texture (74)
  • Good weight (71)
  • Dyed evenly (55)
  • Knits quickly (47)

Cons

  • Sheds (6)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (60)
  • Hats (54)
  • Scarves (52)
  • Gloves (34)
  • Felting (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (61), Artist (17), Parent (10), Collector (6), Novice (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful and Soft Yarn

This yarn is very nice. It's soft and easy to knit with. And once it's blocked, it becomes super soft! My mistake was not knitting a gauge swatch before making a sweater...Read complete review

This yarn is very nice. It's soft and easy to knit with. And once it's blocked, it becomes super soft! My mistake was not knitting a gauge swatch before making a sweater (I know! I'm so bad!)and it grew a TON when it got wet. So, I tossed it in the dryer when it was still damp and let it go on low for about 20 min. That shrunk it back up to size and made it extremely soft and fluffy, but it did felt a little. Overall, I'd recommend this yarn, just make sure to do a swatch!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sheds really badly

Yes, it feels beautifully soft and it crochets up very nicely but the fo ends up looking like you spend your free time volunteering at the dog shelter.

I made gloves...Read complete review

Yes, it feels beautifully soft and it crochets up very nicely but the fo ends up looking like you spend your free time volunteering at the dog shelter.

I made gloves with this and for real, they look like I've been petting a heavily shedding cat. The more I wear them, the worse it gets.

I wouldn't buy it again. It's too bad when you really love the look and feel of a yarn only to have your fo look ratty at the end.

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5.0

Mittens!

By Jenni

from Beaverton, OR

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves

    Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

    Works up GREAT! Made a pair of men's fingerless gloves with one skein, but I bought two just in case. Now I can make a hat to match! It's very soft, not as soft as 100% alpaca, but I would definitely purchase again for projects that need that extra strength (mittens, hats, etc).

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    lovely yarn for many uses

    By Crafty Grey Owl

    from Maryland

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

        This yarn is a pleasure to knit, producing a smooth, soft fabric. The colors are fabulous- deep and rich.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        I love his yarn !!!Berroco Ultra Alpaca

        By Knitting Enthusiast !

        from Buckley , Washington

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

          Love this yarn I made fingerless mittens and they are wonderful!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Go to alpaca/wool worsted

          By kya's girl

          from Sullivan Co, NY

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Knit Instructor

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful fabric
          • Beautiful texture
          • Evenly spun
          • Excellent Color Range
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters
          • Sweaters Cowls Mitts

          Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

          This yarn creates a beautiful fabric, it is evenly spun, no slubs or knots. Tons of yardage, great feel. Washes and blocks beautifully. I think its the best worsted weight wool/alpaca blend on the market.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          it was a good purchase

          By grammy

          from ankeny, iowa

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

              so soft and a joy to work with

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Love it!

              By Barbhc86

              from Worcester MA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Value
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                  Knitting a cozy cowl with this beautiful alpaca.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful color!

                  By pachisholm

                  from fort worth, texas

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful color
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                    My husband choose a navy color for a sweater he wanted me to make. This yarn has strands of violet and aqua woven subtly into the navy which makes it so beautiful!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Value

                    By Beebs

                    from Silver Bay, MN

                    About Me Knitter

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful color
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Socks
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                      I like this yarn. It's a good value and is more soft than regular wool but feels sturdy and doesn't have the feminine look of regular alpaca. I'm using it to knit several pairs of mittens as gifts for the men in my family. The colors are really wonderful and rich. The yarn is nice to work with and I'm sure I will be using it for other products in the future.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Light, warm, easy to work with

                      By Ali Knitter

                      from South Carolina

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Good Weight
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Felting
                        • Hats
                        • Scarves
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                        I made a very nice ski hat for my son with this yarn and he loved it. It was easy to work with and a great color. I am making a second one now!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        3.0

                        Sheds really badly

                        By d

                        from MA

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Good Weight
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                        • Sheds

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                          Yes, it feels beautifully soft and it crochets up very nicely but the fo ends up looking like you spend your free time volunteering at the dog shelter.

                          I made gloves with this and for real, they look like I've been petting a heavily shedding cat. The more I wear them, the worse it gets.

                          I wouldn't buy it again. It's too bad when you really love the look and feel of a yarn only to have your fo look ratty at the end.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Comment on this review

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