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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 9 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 18 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 19 balls $4.49
  • NATURAL In Stock 50+ 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 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (37)
  • Good weight (35)
  • Knits quickly (29)
  • Nice texture (29)
  • Dyed evenly (26)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (25)
    • Sweaters (24)
    • Scarves (21)
    • Gloves (12)
    • Felting (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (27), Artist (11), Parent (7), Novice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (39), 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

    I would buy this yarn again and again

    By Ginette

    from Montréal, Québec, Canada

    About Me Enthusiast

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

      I love this yarn it is very soft and easy to knit. I made the Tri Rib Cowl and it came out gorgeous. The colors are a bit darker than pictures though. I will definitely buy some more.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Yarn for Fair Isle Knitting!

      By Kathy Doo The Crafter

      from Orange, MA.

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Twists Up

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

      I use this item in making Christmas Stockings for family & friends...Fair Isle pattern hence the traditional Christmas colors of Burgundy/Cream/Green-Pine - I love this yarn for that purpose

      Service and delivery comments:

      Fast Delivery
      Packaged great arrived in great condition

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      This is lovely yarn

      By Lady CJ

      from Blythewood SC

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        I ordered this to make Christmas balls, intarsia.. It's lovley, soft and a wonderful product and very economical. I will order this again for other products. It feels wonderful both on the skein and knitted.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I'd like Amherst in every color!

        By lillie

        from WA

        About Me Artist, Older Talented Fashion

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft
        • Soft Sturdy Even Class

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

          Beautifully dyed. Perfect for middle weight sweaters. Classic. Great color selection. If you are going to go to the trouble of knitting a whole sweater, use the best yarn: Amherst.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A new favorite

          By Erin

          from Baltimore, MD

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

            I am just finishing up my first project with Amherst - a striped vest - and it's already one of my new favorite yarns. Lovely colors, wonderful texture, and a great price.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love working with this Regatta Blue .

            By Jenny

            from Green Valley AZ

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

              I am knitting a man's scarf for a Christmas gift. It is working up beautifully ! It is a blue that matches his eyes exactly !

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              • No

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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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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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