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Valley Yarns Berkshire

Valley Yarns Berkshire is a superbly soft wool and alpaca blend made of a single ply. Berkshire  works up to a substantial fabric with beautiful drape and a subtle halo, and outerwear knit in this heavy-worsted weight yarn will keep you warm and cozy. And Berkshire felts like a dream! In our signature colorways, Berkshire is your go-to yarn for garments and accessories, felted, knit and crocheted. Made in Peru. 

Check out our Valley Yarns Berkshire Undyed 100 Gram Hanks!

Content:
85% Wool/15% Alpaca
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/141yds
Gauge:
4 sts = 1" on US 9
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$6.49 skein Discountable
  • 12 Orange In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 1 Cream In Stock 5 skeins $6.49
  • 7 Black In Stock 35 skeins $6.49
  • 9 Chocolate In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 10 Gold In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 11 Pumpkin In Stock 39 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 Backordered $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
  • 25 Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 26 Periwinkle 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 Backordered $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 35 skeins $6.49
  • 35 Forest 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 Backordered $6.49
  • 41 Light Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 42 Dark Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 43 Medium Gray Heather Backordered $6.49
  • 44 Tan Heather Backordered $6.49
  • 45 Brown Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 46 Dark Brown Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
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Valley YarnsBerkshire
 
4.5

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (43)
  • Good weight (42)
  • Knits quickly (41)
  • Soft (35)
  • Dyed evenly (28)

Cons

  • Sheds (8)
  • Snags (4)
  • Unravels (4)

Best Uses

  • Hats (32)
  • Sweaters (31)
  • Scarves (24)
  • Felting (21)
  • Gloves (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (39), Artist (11), Parent (9), Collector (8), Novice (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quick Fair Isle

This yarn's tendency to felt helps hold together the long floats inherent in bulky fair isle knitting. The knitted product is soft and very warm! The halo is not so overwhelming that it obscures...Read complete review

This yarn's tendency to felt helps hold together the long floats inherent in bulky fair isle knitting. The knitted product is soft and very warm! The halo is not so overwhelming that it obscures color patterns, and the color palette yields some lovely combinations. Like any single ply yarn, it splits such that the odd strand ends up in a stitch where it isn't wanted. It's a decent trade, though--less twist, more smoosh!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Weaving Project

Bought this yarn for weaving project (scarf). I would definitely not recommend this for weaving. It breaks constantly and sheds terribly. Wish I had not bought it.

Bought this yarn for weaving project (scarf). I would definitely not recommend this for weaving. It breaks constantly and sheds terribly. Wish I had not bought it.

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5.0

Wonderful soft quality, gorgeous colors!

By nana of many

from Mountains, So. California

About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Next To Skin
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft
  • Stitch definition

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anything next to skin
    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

    My favorite sweater yarn! Super soft and perfect weight with excellent stitch definition!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    I LOVE this yarn.

    By Tina "I live to knit" Hoffman

    from Lynnwood, WA

    About Me Enthusiast, Novice

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Plush
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blanket
      • Hats

      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

      I have used Valley Yarns Berkshire in the past, for a last minute gift idea I had seen on the WEBS website. It was fun to work with then, and it knits up very quickly. I had downloaded a blanket pattern I liked to give as a wedding gift, without noticing that it was also Valley Yarns Berkshire. This is my current favorite yarn to work with. Not only does it knit up quickly due to the somewhat bulky weight of the yarn, but it is smooth and soft, and a joy to knit with. I like to say that Valley Yarns Berkshire is positively sumptuous.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great for winter socks!

      By Coldweathergirl

      from Alaska

      About Me Parent

      Pros

      • Knits Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Socks

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

        A great bulky yarn for gloves and socks this winter! It knits up super fast, it splits a little here and there, but not enough to be annoying or stop me from using this yarn. The colors are deep and uniform- overall a great yarn!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Knits like a dream

        By Knitwit200

        from Monroe, LA

        About Me Collector, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Great Stitch Definition
        • Knits beautifully
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Twists Up

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

        I am making fingerless gloves. The Berkshire is great for this. It's sturdy and is super soft. It is a little fuzzy due to the alpaca. Has great stitch definition. I am doing cables and it really shows them beautifully.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Yarn Review

        By Mandy

        from Baton Rouge, LA

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Sheds

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

        I ordered this yarn to finish a sweater that had been started by a friend. Even though the new skein couldn't possibly be the same dye lot, it matched perfectly.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Cushy soft

        By maudiesmom

        from Winona, Minnesota

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Sheds
        • Unravels

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

        I love using this yarn for nice, warm mittens! It yields a substantial fabric that is very soft and comfortable. The color-range is awesome, and yardage adequate enough for just about any small project. I have quite a stash of this yarn and plan to make mitten/hat/neck warmers for the children in Pine Ridge. While it tends to shed (and make my cat sneeze), I still love the way it performs, as well as the fabric results. This single-ply yarn knits up quickly.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        NICE!

        By Tiona

        from Kansas City, MO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

            This is a thick yarn. It knit up beautifully for a very warm sweater for my daughter.

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            4.0

            low-cost dye blank alternative

            By NicoleFfrost

            from irvine, ca

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                I bought 25 skeins and hand painted them for less than $5 apiece.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Beautiful solids, soft.

                By Spinmonkey

                from Clarkesville, GA

                About Me Enthusiast, Loves Knitting

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Flowers To Go On Hat
                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                  I bought the yarn to make a knitted "flower pot". I want to do that, but when I got the yarn and saw the vibrant colors and the softness, I will probably use some of it for other items. The colors I bought will coordinate so there's a lot of choices. I would recommend this yarn. It's soft, pretty and will make up nicely.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great yarn for sweaters

                  By The Yarn Lady

                  from Tacoma WA

                  About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                    Berkshire is a super yarn for cardigans! I bought Dark Heather and I am doing a cabled cardigan. It has great stitch definition and the cables POP! I will be buying more of this.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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