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    Valley Yarns Berkshire

    Valley Yarns Berkshire is a superbly soft wool and alpaca blend made of a single ply. Berkshire  works up to a substantial fabric with beautiful drape and a subtle halo, and outerwear knit in this heavy-worsted weight yarn will keep you warm and cozy. And Berkshire felts like a dream! In our signature colorways, Berkshire is your go-to yarn for garments and accessories, felted, knit and crocheted. Made in Peru. 

    Check out our Valley Yarns Berkshire Undyed 100 Gram Hanks!

    Content:
    85% Wool/15% Alpaca
    Care:
    Hand Wash
    Weight/Yardage:
    100g/141yds
    Gauge:
    4 sts = 1" on US 9
    Knitting Weight:
    Worsted
    $5.99 skein Discountable
    • 12 Orange In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 1 Cream In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 7 Black In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 9 Chocolate In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 10 Gold In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 11 Pumpkin In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 13 Light Pink In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 14 Rose In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 15 Red In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 16 Burgundy In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 17 Wine In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 18 Copper In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 19 Fuchsia In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 20 Plum In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 21 Red Purple In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 22 Amethyst In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 23 Eggplant In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 24 Light Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 25 Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 26 Periwinkle In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 27 Royal In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 28 Navy In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 29 Turquoise In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 30 Blue Ming In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 31 Dark Teal In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 32 Lime In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 33 Olive In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 34 Hunter In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 35 Forest In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 36 Pale Lilac In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 37 Mistletoe In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 38 Stone Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 39 Coffee Bean In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 40 Colonial Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 41 Light Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 42 Dark Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 43 Medium Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 44 Tan Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 45 Brown Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
    • 46 Dark Brown Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
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    Valley YarnsBerkshire
     
    4.6

    (based on 49 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice texture (32)
    • Good weight (30)
    • Knits quickly (29)
    • Soft (24)
    • Dyed evenly (21)

    Cons

    • Sheds (5)
    • Snags (3)

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (24)
    • Hats (22)
    • Felting (18)
    • Scarves (16)
    • Gloves (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (28), Artist (8), Parent (7), Collector (4), Novice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (33), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Felted Bags

    This yarn felts very well, holds its shape and works up quickly. It's my go-to for felted projects.

    This yarn felts very well, holds its shape and works up quickly. It's my go-to for felted projects.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Weaving Project

    Bought this yarn for weaving project (scarf). I would definitely not recommend this for weaving. It breaks constantly and sheds terribly. Wish I had not bought it.

    Bought this yarn for weaving project (scarf). I would definitely not recommend this for weaving. It breaks constantly and sheds terribly. Wish I had not bought it.

    Reviewed by 49 customers

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    5.0

    So Soft and Works Up So Lovely!

    By Kona Pacific PCS

    from Kealakekua, HI

    About Me Parent, Teacher

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Felts Readily
    • Good Weight
    • Great color selection
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Student Projects
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

      This is the one yarn that we use for all of our student projects at our Waldorf-inspired Public Charter School in Hawaii. We really appreciate its softness, bold and beautiful color selection, and workability.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good yarn but not "superbly soft"

      By Somer

      from Newbury Park, CA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

        I wouldn't describe it as "superbly soft" as I have found there to be some itch to it. I do like how it is knitting up and I thought the price was good. Living in CA I don't know that I need as warm of a sweater as I believe this will turn out to be, but will be nice to have around when I need it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Lovely Yarn

        By Canadian Capers

        from Edmonton, Alberta

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

          I am knitting a Norah Gaughan tunic wit this yarn and it looks fantastic. The color is red purple - a rather unusual and flattering chic color. Te guage is consistent. Recommend highly.

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          5.0

          great yarn for easy use and warm sweater

          By country girl

          from stanwood, wa

          About Me Designer, Do-it-yourselfer, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Crochets beautifully
          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Jacket-crocheted
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

            Needed more of same type yarn to finish a project. CS said it couldn't match what I had so I asked for another color I knew would work with what I had and she matched it up perfectly. Thanks! The sweater jacket turned out even better than I expected. Its warm even in the lower 30s. But not too warm for the upper 40s. A comfortable yarn, washes in washer in cold water, hand-wash cycle, dries on wooden rack and holds shape great.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Lovely to knit

            By dcl

            from Westford MA

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

              Made a Shaker stitch infinity scarf for a teenaged girl. It turned out beautifully. The only qualm I had about this excellent yarn (other than that the recipient will have to hand wash it) was that I couldn't knit on bamboo needles. It just wouldn't move. Switched to metal and it was fine.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              If you have never tried this yarn you sh

              By dishclothdiva

              from canton, ohio

              About Me Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                I used the yarn for mittens. They are going to be a gift for the holidays, I am proud to give them

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                • No

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                5.0

                Wonderful Product

                By Kona Pacific PCS

                from Kealakekua, HI

                About Me Enthusiast, Parent, Teacher

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                  This is what we use for our students grades 1-8 to teach knitting and crochet through making a wide variety of projects. It is easy to work with, very soft, and makes gorgeous items.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Really good!

                  By deena

                  from New York

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft
                  • Versatility

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Cowls
                    • Hats

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                    As always, service was fine! I have re-ordered for another project, and am waiting for delivery.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Berkshire yarn

                    By Lorjacks

                    from Florida

                    About Me Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Feltable
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Felting

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                      Plan on using this yarn for yarn bowls, pattern in A second treasury of magical knitting by Bordhi

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Fast delivery

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Workhorse

                      By Mari Penn

                      from Colorado

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gloves
                        • Scarves
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                        I have a lot of Berkshire yarn in my yarn bins. You need a few hardworking yarns that look great, are soft, have solid yardage, and good colors. Berkshire fills this requirement and isn't so expensive that I can't afford to have some skeins waiting for a purpose. It is a good winter yarn, too.

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                        • No

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