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4.2

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine

Love Berroco Ultra Alpaca, but looking for a lighter gauge? Look no further than Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine. The addition of nylon helps this beautiful yarn stand up to wear and machine washing making it just perfect for socks. It is also fantastic for garments. You will not be disappointed by the lovely shades of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine either!  Made in Peru.

Content:
50% Wool/20% Superfine Alpaca/30% Nylon
Care:
Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/433yds
Gauge:
7.5 sts = 1" on US 2
Knitting Weight:
Fingering
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BerrocoUltra Alpaca Fine
 
4.2

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (20)
  • Nice texture (18)
  • Soft (14)
  • Dyed evenly (12)
  • Machine washable (12)

Cons

  • Sheds (4)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (8)
  • Socks (8)
  • Sweaters (8)
  • Gloves (5)
  • Hats (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Parent (5), Artist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't wait to wrap up in this!

I came to the Ultra Alpaca line with some Ultra Alpaca Light that I bought on sale. I liked working with the Light so well, that when I had a shawl pattern I wanted...Read complete review

I came to the Ultra Alpaca line with some Ultra Alpaca Light that I bought on sale. I liked working with the Light so well, that when I had a shawl pattern I wanted to make up I went for the Fine.

I'm very pleased. The hand feel is a little different than the Light. The addition of Nylon I think actually helps at this weight. There is almost no shedding. Which is great. The last hank of straight alpaca I had attached everything I had it stashed next to. I like a yarn that plays well with others.

Fine has nice stitch definition. Which is very important in the projects I make. I had tried this particular shawl in two other yarns, and hadn't been happy with the results.

All in all I can't wait for fall. I'm going to have a lovely new shawl to wrap up in.

Alpaca ultra fine has become a go to yarn for me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beautiful, but too scratchy for me

I used Ultra Alpaca Fine to make a pair of opera length gloves. Knitting with the yarn was relatively easy (some splitting) and it was pretty forgiving of mistakes. However, while the...Read complete review

I used Ultra Alpaca Fine to make a pair of opera length gloves. Knitting with the yarn was relatively easy (some splitting) and it was pretty forgiving of mistakes. However, while the yarn does not seem itchy when being knitted, I was disappointed to find the finished product was too rough and itchy to wear. I do not usually have a problem with fabrics being itchy, and I have successfully worn other items made with alpaca. Note that I also found Ultra Alpaca (DK weight, used to make a sweater) to be similarly coarse and itchy when finished. The finished products are beautiful, but I wouldn't recommend this yarn for projects that will be worn next to the skin.

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2.0

Splitty, hard to work with

By Cq

from Wi

About Me Intermediate knitter, Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Machine Washable

Cons

  • Coarse
  • Hard to fix mistakes
  • Splits

Best Uses

    Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

    I bought the grapefruit color to make a pair of Hedgerow pattern socks on size 1's. Ugh. Frustrating yarn- splits constantly, too loose a twist. It's not as soft as other alpaca yarns I've used. Oddly, I bought other colors of this yarn and they are softer. Also, hard to re-knit/fix mistakes.

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    3.0

    Aplaca fine

    By Teresa

    from Ames ia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

        It cost more on Webs than in the store but they were out.

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        • No

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        5.0

        A good basic yarn

        By Knitterary

        from Chicago, IL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Splitty

        Best Uses

          Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

          Lovely to knit, soft enough to wear next to the skin, and a real value. Just watch out for a slight tendency to splitting.

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          4.0

          Ultra Alpaca Fine by Berroco

          By MaggieJ

          from Maine

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Twists Up

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

          lovely

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          4.0

          GOR-geous!

          By kgirlknits

          from Melbourne, Australia

          About Me Enthusiast

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Heathered
          • Nice Texture
          • Rich colours
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

            beautiful colours, good price for the quality, lovely handle to the fabric

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            4.0

            Definitely would buy again

            By psychosmom

            from MB Canada

            About Me Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Shawls
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

              Enjoying using this yarn for a lace shawl. It splits a bit but taken multiple froggings with no harm. Anxious to finish! Very soft considering it's strength.

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              4.0

              Excellent Customer Service

              By Momma of 3 amigos

              from Elkhart IN

              About Me Enthusiast, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Color Bleeds Some

              Best Uses

              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

              Very soft yarn -- I used it for a sweater and am currently using the balance for socks. The color of two of the four balls I purchased bled, two didn't, which I wondered about since the dye lots were the same, but a soak in salt water has set the color and I haven't had any more problems with it. I've used cotton blends or acrylic yarns for my last few projects before this -- this yarn reminded me of why so many knitters love wool and wool blend yarns.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Service was great! I had to order another skein of yarn (yardage as listed on pattern was wrong!); I sent a request to receive a specific dye lot if available and they sent it. I have ordered from Yarn.com before and will continue to in the future!

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              4.0

              For Special Socks

              By Pam

              from Portland, ME

              About Me Artist

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              Pros

              • Easy To Fix
              • Good stitch definition
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Dye Rubs Off

              Best Uses

              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

              This is a very dark shade (Kingston) and when I knit with it during a three hour knitting class, the colour rubbed off on my fingers a little. Perhaps I was just a little excited since The Yarn Harlot was teaching the class! No problems knitting with it since. Will just wash well before wearing. I am knitting socks with it that are gorgeous in the deep heather.

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              5.0

              Love It!

              By Twentytoes

              from Nova Scotia Canada

              About Me Enthusiast, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lace knitting
                • Scarves

                Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

                Love this light weight yarn from Berroco. The pictures of the colours do not do justice to the colours in person. I have been using this yarn with size 5-7 needles to create beautiful lace scarfs. Love that the yarn is machine washable but can still be blocked to let lace patterns shine through.

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                4.0

                Nice yarn, I'd buy it again

                By PhDiva

                from Bloomington, IN

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                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Machine Washable
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Sheds

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:

                I used this yarn in a sweater, which was slow going because it's a relatively fine gauge. But the sweater turned out beautifully--it holds its shape well and the gauge is nice. The only problem is that the yarn does shed some; I'm hoping that after it's washed it'll shed less.

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