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Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky

Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky is the companion to Berkshire. This bulkier version knits up quickly, it's super soft and wonderful to knit - not to mention fabulous for felting! Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky is available in a wide variety of colors at an incredible price.  Made in Peru.  

Check out our Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky Undyed 100 Gram Hanks

Content:
85% Wool/15% Alpaca
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/108yds
Gauge:
3 sts = 1" on US 10
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
$6.49 skein Discountable
  • 42 Dark Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 47 Capri - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 48 Parakeet - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 49 Hyacinth - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 1 Cream In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 7 Black In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 9 Chocolate In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 10 Gold In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 11 Pumpkin In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 12 Orange In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 13 Light Pink In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 14 Rose In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 15 Red In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 16 Burgundy In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 17 Wine In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 18 Copper In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 19 Fuchsia In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 20 Plum In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 21 Red Purple In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 22 Amethyst In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 23 Eggplant In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 24 Light Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 27 Royal In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 28 Navy In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 29 Turquoise In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 30 Blue Ming In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 31 Dark Teal In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 32 Lime In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 33 Olive In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 34 Hunter In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 36 Pale Lilac In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 37 Mistletoe In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 38 Stone Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 39 Coffee Bean In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 40 Colonial Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 41 Light Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 43 Medium Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 44 Tan Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 45 Brown Heather In Stock 39 skeins $6.49
  • 46 Dark Brown Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
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Valley YarnsBerkshire Bulky
 
4.5

(based on 136 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (119)
  • Nice texture (96)
  • Good weight (95)
  • Soft (88)
  • Dyed evenly (72)

Cons

  • Sheds (12)
  • Twists up (5)
  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (67)
  • Scarves (60)
  • Sweaters (49)
  • Felting (30)
  • Gloves (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (75), Artist (32), Parent (18), Novice (12), Collector (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (104), Yes (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Soft and Easy

I'm knitting a multicolor, temperature scarf for a friend who just got her meteorology degree and this yarn is perfect for it. I didn't want primary colors, and the variety this yarn offers...Read complete review

I'm knitting a multicolor, temperature scarf for a friend who just got her meteorology degree and this yarn is perfect for it. I didn't want primary colors, and the variety this yarn offers works great. The colors are unique but cohesive for the project. Plus the yarn is a dream to work with, smooth and soft and doesn't unravel or snag.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Berkshire Bulky - Deeply Disappointed

I made the Bas-Relief Blanket using this yarn, which is what is called for in the pattern. It is full of pills and I have yarn dust bunnies all over the house. Very...Read complete review

I made the Bas-Relief Blanket using this yarn, which is what is called for in the pattern. It is full of pills and I have yarn dust bunnies all over the house. Very disappointed. I am embarrassed to tell people I made the blanket.

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5.0

Absolutely Love It !!

By The Kitchen Lady

from Northport NY

About Me Artist, Creative Person

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Perfect
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Best Scarf I Ever Knitte
    • Scarves

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

    Love Love And I'm So Excited About This
    Product

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Yarn!

    By Mommy

    from Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

    My daughter and I have purchased this yarn in several colors,
    We love it! It surpassed our expectations!! We immediately decided
    this will not be our last time purchasing it!!! The thickness is full and
    consistent, very soft, great color! We have done some felting,
    and knitting.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    A Pretty Face is Just That!

    By Linda Lou

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Stretches
    • Unravels

    Best Uses

    • Felting

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

    I love working with natural animal fibers, especially wool for felting and designing gifts for others. This yarn is really gorgeous in color, very rich, and in touch, not much could be softer and smoother. Often it is the very things that make something great that can also be a liability. This yarn is no exception. It can unravel, even pull apart. If I felt it as firm as I like, it shows any flaws as bumps, and unfortunately I'm a flawed knitter. I will continue shopping, and learning, but I also will continue to use this yarn. I could do far worse. Thank you!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Wish I was not allergic

    By eprairiecat

    from Minnesota

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft
    • Strong For A Single Ply

    Cons

    • Allergic To The Alpaca

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Mittens
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

    Made a sweater for my adult son. Turned out beautiful but was a challenge for me because I became congested every time I knit on it. A consistent diameter, no thin spots. And strong for a single ply.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Not scratchy, knits up quickly

    By Goldtmarie

    from St. Louis

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Sheds

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

    I made a cardigan/coat with this yarn. It was easy to work with and it feels nice. I only just finished the project, so I can't tell how it will hold up over time.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Berkshire Bulky

    By Laurie the Latin teacher

    from Arlington, MA

    About Me Enthusiast, I Knit To Relax, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Prfect For Mittens
    • Soft

    Cons

    • There Are No Cons

    Best Uses

    • I Make Mittens Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

    I just love this product!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Yummy and soft!

    By chouette

    from Watertown, MA

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

      Deliciously soft bulky yarn. Makes really wonderful (and quick) hats and accessories. Will buy again! ♥

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      One of my favorites & reasonably priced

      By Knitnut

      from Wi

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Wide Range Of Colors

      Cons

      • Sheds A Bit

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Mittens
      • Scarves

      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

      Warm, thick yarn, great for mittens. I haven't tried felting it but looks like it would work well. Ive made several pairs of mittens which all turned out well-- usually need a bit more than one skein unless they're children's size.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      high value, good for felting

      By CalifMom

      from DC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Knits Quickly

      Cons

      • Not Soft

      Best Uses

      • Felting

      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

      My 11 yr old and I jointly knit up a "cat cave" we then felted out of this bulky yarn. Knits up quickly and nice, modern colors, but the yarn actually made both of our fingers sore, it's so rough. (In 3 years of knitting I've never had that happen before.) The price was right, and the cats love it, but to call it "soft" is just wrong. No way this should go next to a person's skin. Terrific for felting.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Felts Beautifully

      By AmyAbigail

      from Rocklin, CA

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Hats
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

        I have used this yarn for felted hats in the past and just stocked up again. The colors are rich and even (before and after felting), the yarn is soft and consistent, delightful to knit. It has a little halo when felted.

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        • No

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