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Valley Yarns Amherst

What better yarn to name for Amherst (where WEBS started!) than a gorgeous 100% merino wool that brings us back to our roots? Valley Yarns Amherst is a worsted weight yarn that shows texture and stitch patterns beautifully and has a wide range of 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
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Valley YarnsAmherst
 
4.5

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (70)
  • Good weight (68)
  • Knits quickly (56)
  • Nice texture (54)
  • Dyed evenly (46)

Cons

  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (43)
  • Sweaters (43)
  • Scarves (36)
  • Gloves (21)
  • Felting (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (51), Artist (17), Parent (14), Novice (7), Collector (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (73), Yes (10)

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.

Reviewed by 89 customers

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5.0

Lovely yarn!

By Liz

from Fredericksburg, Virginia

About Me Artist, Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

      I used this yarn in a 5 color cowl and also a fair isle pattern. I love knitting with this yarn.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nice Yarn

      By Verna 49

      from Arizona

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stitch Definition
      • Good Weight
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        This yarn is excellent quality for a very reasonable price. It is slightly thicker than Cascade 220, and has very good stitch definition. I am using it to make a vest in seed stitch. The fabric it makes is very soft, but still has good body. I will definitely buy it again.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Fit the bill

        By Crism

        from FL

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

          Used in knitted/felted item

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          Lovely sweater for three wearings only

          By Granny June

          from Stillwater, MN

          About Me Knitter For 50 Years

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Soft And Easy To Knit
          • Very Nice Charcoal Color

          Cons

          • Pills Like Crazy

          Best Uses

          • Nothing

          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

          I have been pleased with all other yarns I have purchased from WEBS, but this was a real disappointment. Perhaps other colors of Amherst don't pill like the charcoal, but I will not wear this sweater out in public. It started pilling almost immediately, and I am not rough on clothes.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Love this yarn, one color perfect one not quite as expected

          By Pilates knitter

          from El Dorado Hills, CA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • Color Is Hard Online Love

          Best Uses

          • Lap Throw

          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

          Love the yarn, softens as you knit. Ordered a teal, medium color and light pink, the pink is more Orsey than I wanted but the throw is going to be beautiful

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Amherst is more than a great college

          By Baby cakes by amy

          from Warren NJ

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

            Made hats and shawls from this and loved the texture and weight, not to heavy and yet warm

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Loving it so far

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            By Missy

            from St Joseph, MO

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Great Stitch Definition
            • Hand Wash
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Undyed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

              I am knitting a sweater for myself. And I really love this yarn. It has real substance and weight.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Expectations Met

              By sevenhills

              from Newmarket, Ontario

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

              What I viewed online and ordered, is what I got. Can't bet better than that. Delivery was prompt.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Nice wool in great colors

              By Inger

              from Albany, New York

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Afghan

                Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                I am almost finished knitting a multi-colored afghan with Amherst yarn for my niece's bridal shower. The stich definition is good and the color options are great. Time will tell how it washes.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Would buy this yarn again

                By LainieLou

                from St Paul, MN

                About Me Just Above A Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                  Ordered this yarn in a blue-green color called Balsam as a lower price alternative yarn for a Sweater Vest pattern. It is a beautifully even-dyed, soft yarn that knits up well.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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