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Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky

Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky is the companion to Berkshire. This bulkier version knits up quickly, it's super soft and wonderful to knit - not to mention fabulous for felting! Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky is available in a wide variety of colors at an incredible price.  Made in Peru.

Check out our Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky Undyed 100 Gram Hanks

Content:
85% Wool/15% Alpaca
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/108yds
Gauge:
3 sts = 1" on US 10
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
$6.49 skein Discountable
  • 42 Dark Gray Heather 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 1 skein $6.49
  • 12 Orange 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 23 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
  • 25 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 50+ 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
  • 35 Forest In Stock 4 skeins $6.49
  • 36 Pale Lilac In Stock 50+ 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
  • 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 Bulky
 
4.3

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (75)
  • Good weight (60)
  • Nice texture (58)
  • Soft (55)
  • Dyed evenly (46)

Cons

  • Sheds (9)

Best Uses

  • Hats (38)
  • Scarves (37)
  • Sweaters (27)
  • Felting (20)
  • Gloves (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (43), Artist (19), Parent (10), Novice (7), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (66), Yes (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Soft and Easy

I'm knitting a multicolor, temperature scarf for a friend who just got her meteorology degree and this yarn is perfect for it. I didn't want primary colors, and the variety this yarn offers...Read complete review

I'm knitting a multicolor, temperature scarf for a friend who just got her meteorology degree and this yarn is perfect for it. I didn't want primary colors, and the variety this yarn offers works great. The colors are unique but cohesive for the project. Plus the yarn is a dream to work with, smooth and soft and doesn't unravel or snag.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Berkshire Bulky - Deeply Disappointed

I made the Bas-Relief Blanket using this yarn, which is what is called for in the pattern. It is full of pills and I have yarn dust bunnies all over the house. Very...Read complete review

I made the Bas-Relief Blanket using this yarn, which is what is called for in the pattern. It is full of pills and I have yarn dust bunnies all over the house. Very disappointed. I am embarrassed to tell people I made the blanket.

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3.0

Nice and soft

By Monzi

from Mesa Az

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Pros

  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Soft

Cons

  • Twists Up

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves

Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

Not quite sure how I feel about the yarn. I knit a cable hat and working on matching scarf. Works up great, very soft have not blocked it yet. My only complaint is that is curls when pulling out of ball and that is driving me nuts. This is 3rd skein and all have been same way. Not sure if I will use again for that reason.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

My "go to" heavyweight

By Audrey

from Ma

About Me Enthusiast

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

    I love this yarn and have used it, mostly for sweaters, many times. The only tiny complaint that I have is that it is difficult to sew up seams with. I've read complaints about pilling. Although I might have some shedding while working on it, I've never had an issue with pilling or shedding of the finished item. I live in Ma.and most years I can wear one of these sweaters right through the winter, without a coat. I put zippers down the fronts and they are toasty. I would love to see this yarn come in shaded or varigated. Then I could start the whole color pallette over again.

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    4.0

    Berkshire bulky by Valley Yarns

    By Patti

    from LAke Summerset, Il.

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

        Made a Christmas stocking...this yarn knitted up very quickly.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Buttery Soft!

        By Lynn the Knitter

        from Ballston Spa, NY

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

          The yarn was much softer and cushiony than I ever expected. I am making a sweater as a gift and can't wait for Christmas to give it to the recipient. I know that she will be pleased.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Just what I was looking for

          By Weezie

          from North Adams, Ma

          About Me Been Knitting Forever

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Needed A Cuddly Sweater
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

            Berkshire Bulky will make a very toasty sweater when winter comes!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good workhorse yarn

            By Beth

            from Portland, ME

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Unravels

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

            Have used Berkshire to make afghans, hats, gloves and scarves for teenagers. The finished products hold up well to their abuse.

            I had expected shedding with the yarn but had very little. The untwisting I found probably results from my being a reverse (left handed) knitter and is not something my friends you have used the yarn noticed.

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            • No

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this yarn for nalbinding!

            By Amy V.

            from Sioux Falls, SD

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Teacher

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

                I've used this yarn in several of my beginning nalbinding classes. It's great to have the nice bulky yarn for beginners so they can see their stitches easily, and I can help correct mistakes. It felts wonderfully. And makes terrific nalbound hats and mittens!

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                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great!

                By s

                from Portland, ME

                About Me Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

                  Felts beautifully!

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                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fabulous felting yarn

                  By Carin

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Felting

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

                    I swatched both Berkshire bulky and Northampton Bulky for a felted noni bag. Both felted extremely well, but the Northampton felted a bit thicker, and the Berkshire was a bit softer and more flexible. I ultimately chose the Berkshire bulky for this project because a double thickness will fit in my sewing machine. Would also make excellent, soft felted pillows.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    UUOO repeat!

                    By BearHide

                    from Wichita, KS

                    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Fix
                    • Good Weight
                    • Nålbinds Well
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Nålbinding

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

                      As a new nalbinder, I found that this yarn is very helpful, because it is single strand and the previous stitches is very visiable.

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                      • No

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