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4.5

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 26 Periwinkle In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 27 Royal In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 28 Navy In Stock 38 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 3 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
  • 42 Dark 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 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 46 Dark Brown Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.49
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Valley YarnsBerkshire
 
4.5

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (70)
  • Nice texture (69)
  • Knits quickly (63)
  • Soft (57)
  • Dyed evenly (42)

Cons

  • Sheds (10)
  • Unravels (6)
  • Snags (5)
  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (48)
  • Hats (44)
  • Scarves (38)
  • Felting (29)
  • Gloves (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (60), Artist (22), Parent (14), Collector (11), Novice (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (78), Yes (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful soft quality, gorgeous colors!

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

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

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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.

Reviewed by 100 customers

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4.0

Workhorse yarn at a great price!

By Knitnut

from Wi

About Me Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cowls
    • Hats
    • Mittens
    • Scarves

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

    I have used Berkshire for cowls, mittens and hats. The touch of alpaca gives a nice soft halo. It's a workhorse yarn that's a great price and comes in a great variety of colors.

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    • No

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    4.0

    It's fine.

    By Julia

    from Ma

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

    I will make pom-pons.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    I like this yarn and would buy it again

    By Evie 15

    from Iowa

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

      I used the yarn for the pattern that I like. It's very nice and quick to knit

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Soft Wool

      By BlueMoonGirl

      from Seattle

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

          I'm working currently on a cowl and this yarn is a pleasure. It has beautiful stitch definition, saturated colors and the wool has a soft hand. This would be for anything where you'd like sturdy, warmth with your project.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Fabulous felter

          By Victoria

          from Warrento, VA

          About Me Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

            Very sturdy yarn that is easy to knit and felt. Holds its shape well and it's fibers are consistent which is rare in a single ply yarn. Great winter yarn as it is a bit heavier than a worsted weight yarn and is very warm. Good selection of colors.

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            • No

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            5.0

            silky and cooperative hand

            By monkeysuit

            from flagstaff, az

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Novice, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

              I would include a photo but the hat is in constant use. I made it for my son and his girlfriend hasn't taken it off yet. Perfect for winter, super soft and warm. The best part: knitting this yarn filled me with joy. I had just knit an inferior wool from the chain store. This product glided through my fingers and felt so good.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Waiting for answer

              By no nicknames

              from Rock Michigan in the middle of the Upper

              About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

              Yarn is very soft and colors are lovely. Can't wait to work with it once the skein of cream arrives.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery service good. Still waiting for one backordered skein of cream color. Have not heard anything about this since before balance of my order was shipped.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Soft and lovely

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              By Shelley

              from Simsbury, CT

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                Beautiful yarn but the color green I ordered was a bit brighter than I had thought, and the yarn itself is really between worsted and bulky. Too bulky for the sweater I wanted to knit, so I returned it. I'd buy it again (in a different color!) if I wanted a bulkier yarn for another project.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love

                By Inna

                from Oregon

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                Love very much for outer wear

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice soft, thick yarn

                By Nikki H

                from Cleveland, OH

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                  I really like this yarn so far. It comes in so many colors, I think it'll be perfect for intarsia knitting. I used a size 8 needle for my swatch and it made a soft yet substantial fabric.
                  A word of warning-- This is a bit thicker than most "worsted" weight yarn I've experienced, although it is not quite as thick as "bulky" weight yarn. Be mindful of that when choosing this yarn for patterns calling for worsted weight, and make sure you make up a nice sized gauge swatch ahead of time.
                  However, all in all I am excited to work with this more.

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