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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 44 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 35 skeins $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 50+ 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 50+ skeins $6.49
  • 36 Pale Lilac In Stock 8 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 29 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
 
4.4

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Knits quickly (73)
  • Good weight (58)
  • Nice texture (57)
  • Soft (54)
  • Dyed evenly (45)

Cons

  • Sheds (9)

Best Uses

  • Hats (36)
  • Scarves (36)
  • Sweaters (26)
  • Felting (20)
  • Gloves (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (42), Artist (19), Parent (10), Novice (7), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65), 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.

Reviewed by 87 customers

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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.

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                  • 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

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    perfect sub for Lambs pride!

                    By K

                    from Vermont

                    About Me Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Hides Mistakes
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Felting

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

                      I love felting lambs pride bulky, but hate the itch.....great color choices, no mohair and great price make this one a fab substitute for us sensitive types!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Deep color, soft, thick, quick to knit

                      By Mary

                      from Eastport, ME

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hats
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky:

                        Chose 'amethyst' for a sweater for myself. I was surprised how very deep a purple it is, like newly sprouted crocuses. The finished sweater looks great, true to the online color sample only in very very bright light. I have recommended this yarn to friends with the advice to consider the brightening effect of a computer screen when choosing color. I will love this color in the fall and it will be a very warm sweater.

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                        • No

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