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Valley Yarns Amherst

What better yarn to name for Amherst, the town WEBS started in, than a beautiful 100% merino wool worsted weight that brings us back to our roots? Valley Yarns Amherst shows texture and stitch patterns beautifully and has 15+ coordinating colors that are perfect for fair isle or intarsia.  Made in Peru.

Content:
100% Merino Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/109yds
Gauge:
4-4.5 sts = 1" on US 8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$4.49 ball Discountable
  • LAKE In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • BLACK In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • BALSAM In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • REGATTA Blue In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • BURGUNDY In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • CHOCOLATE In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • EGGPLANT In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • JUNGLE Green In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • LIGHTGREY Light Grey In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • NATURAL In Stock 14 balls $4.49
  • NAVY In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • OLIVE In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • PERIWINKLE In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • POWDERPINK Powder Pink In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • REDPURPLE Red Purple In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • SOFTBROWN Soft Brown In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • SOFTGRAPE Soft Grape In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • SPICE In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • STONEBLUE Stone Blue In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • SWEETPEA Sweet Pea In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • WILDROSE Wild Rose In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
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Valley YarnsAmherst
 
4.5

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (31)
  • Good weight (30)
  • Knits quickly (24)
  • Nice texture (24)
  • Dyed evenly (21)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (21)
    • Sweaters (19)
    • Scarves (18)
    • Gloves (10)
    • Felting (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (23), Artist (10), Parent (6), Novice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (33), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Just what I was looking for

    I bought this yarn to use as the background yarn for scandinavian design hats. I have a dog fur/wool mix yarn that I spin and dye which I use for the pattern/color...Read complete review

    I bought this yarn to use as the background yarn for scandinavian design hats. I have a dog fur/wool mix yarn that I spin and dye which I use for the pattern/color work in my hats and I was looking for a good, solid wool to use as the background and the inside of the cuff that would be nice against the head as my dog fur/wool yarn can be a bit rough. This was a perfect yarn for my purposes. The cuff is double knit so the amherst yarn is on the inside and my dog fur/wool mix is what shows on the outside.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Watch out on the gauge

    I agree that this yarn is very soft and pleasant to work with, but the only way your gauge will be as described is if you like a really really loose stitch. It cannot...Read complete review

    I agree that this yarn is very soft and pleasant to work with, but the only way your gauge will be as described is if you like a really really loose stitch. It cannot be used for the pattern I chose it for; I will have to find another with a smaller gauge, and then I won't have enough of the same dye lot.

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    5.0

    Love the yarn!

    By Don't have a nickname

    from New York, New York

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

      Very pleased with everything!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Lovely Yarn

      By pennyg

      from Pasadena, California

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Shows Cables Well
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        I think Amherst will become my new workhorse yarn. It is very soft and not scratchy. I used it for a cowl neck cabled poncho (Noe Valley sweater) and love the way the cables pop and the cowl neck feels so good. Wonderful price for 100% merino!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Goes Beyond a Basic Yarn

        By Long Time Knitter

        from Pasadena, CA

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Price

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Afghan Or Throw
          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

          I was looking for a sturdy yarn to knit a blanket with, which involves texture (different stitches and added flower and leaf motifs). This was my first time using this yarn so I made a few sample swatches for gauge and weight. I liked how they turned out..so I purchased more of this yarn. While not extremely soft, this yarn works perfectly for what I needed it for.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good basic yarn

          By M

          from Biddeford, Maine

          About Me Artist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Color
          • Dyed Evenly
          • Price
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

            I am using this yarn for a sweater and the price was right. The Lake color is beautiful. In retrospect, it would have been better to use a yarn that hid some of the times where my tension may have been off. Also I found a few spots where the yarn weight was different. All in all, I am satisfied with this product for my project.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Love this yarn.

            By iffoundmake

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Artist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Color Variety
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Stretches

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

            This is a good wool alternative to standard worsted weight acrylic. I decided to switch to wool for my ear warmers and scarves and this was a very good substitute--it's super soft and a good weight. The one issue I have (might be my computer monitor, not sure) is that the colors are pretty different than shown online. This hasn't happened w/ other purchases. For instance, the color "lake" looks like a lovely blue-green, but it's really just a light blue in person. I still love this yarn & that it offers many colors, but keep it in mind when purchasing.

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            5.0

            Nice soft yarn

            By Diane

            from Long Island, NY

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

              I am making a men's sweater and it knits up nice.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Product!

              By Joan

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Enthusiastic knitter, Parent, Teacher

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good value
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Baby Hats

                Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                Used Amherst to knit hats for a good friend's baby. Very happy with the results - beautiful colors that hold fast, soft, easy to work with, and a great value for your money. I will definitely purchase this product again.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt delivery of all items ordered

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                • No

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                5.0

                Another great yarn

                By rizello

                from Folsom, CA

                About Me Enthusiast

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                  I got this yarn to make hats and it has been a dream to knit with. I love the way it feels as I knit and it is so soft to wear on one's head. The colors are very nice, and I think this would be a great stash yarn.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  FABULOUS YARN GREAT VALUE

                  By zenknit

                  from Halifax Canada

                  About Me Artist

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                      Knitting an old Vittadini pattern from 20 years ago takes a lot of yarn, lots of cables. This yarn is wonderful, color is even and it is a true joy to knit, needed 28 balls, but the weight is great. The price is really wonderful. Thanks WEBS

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                      4.0

                      Easy to knit and handle.

                      By knitaloha

                      from Hawaii

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gloves
                        • Hats
                        • Scarves

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                        I used this yarn to knit the "Embers" hat. Very easy to knit with this yarn, especially for changing colors.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        I appreciate the efficient and prompt response to orders from WEBs. Living in Hawaii, shipping is always an issue. I have received all my packages within a week of ordering.

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