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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
$7.00 hank Discountable
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BerrocoUltra Alpaca Light
 
4.5

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (31)
  • Good weight (30)
  • Dyed evenly (28)
  • Soft (24)
  • Knits quickly (20)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (25)
  • Hats (19)
  • Sweaters (18)
  • Gloves (15)
  • Socks (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (25), Artist (6), Parent (5), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33), Yes (3)

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 37 customers

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4.0

Great yarn for a variety of projects

By Aleigh112

from Philly

About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Shawls

    Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

    This line from Berroco is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. If it was just a bit more alpaca than wool, I would give it 5 stars. I have made shawls with this weight & my favorite project is a brioche cowl with the bulky weight version. It has beautiful color, it reads as solid, but on closer inspection has incredible depth with fibers of all different shades of the hue. Every gift I"ve knit in it has been enthusiastically received.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great color, Great texture!

    By Gauloise

    from Baltimore

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Unravels

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

    Great color.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Great yarn, knits up nicely

    By bingaling

    from Iowa

    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Socks

      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

      I've used this yarn for both socks/slippers and arm warmers. It knits up quickly, has a nice feel, and is very warm. I love the selection of colors as well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Soft

      By Kelly Again

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft
      • Warm

      Cons

      • Need To Hand Wash

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Socks

      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

      My husband LOVES alpaca and requested a hat made specifically from alpaca. I was worried that it would be "itchy" but this is soft and I enjoy knitting it. It will be worth the extra care for him to have a hat which is warm and soft that he really loves.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      A wonderful yarn

      By Crafty Chick

      from N. Wilkesboro, NC

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

        Used this wonderful yarn to make a scarf. It is just a delight to work with. It is very forgiving and works up beautifully. I loved everything about it!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Lovely color, nice drape

        By Rosie

        from Illinois

        About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Stretches

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light:

        Good price for yardage

        Service and delivery comments:

        Quick delivery

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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