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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
$6.49 skein $4.59 skein
  • 12 Orange In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 1 Cream Backordered $4.59
  • 7 Black Backordered $4.59
  • 9 Chocolate In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 10 Gold In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 11 Pumpkin In Stock 7 skeins $4.59
  • 13 Light Pink In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 14 Rose In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 15 Red In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 16 Burgundy In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 17 Wine Backordered $4.59
  • 18 Copper In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 19 Fuchsia In Stock 44 skeins $4.59
  • 20 Plum In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 21 Red Purple In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 22 Amethyst In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 23 Eggplant In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 24 Light Blue In Stock 46 skeins $4.59
  • 25 Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 26 Periwinkle In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 27 Royal In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 28 Navy In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 29 Turquoise In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 30 Blue Ming Backordered $4.59
  • 31 Dark Teal In Stock 18 skeins $4.59
  • 32 Lime In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 33 Olive In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 34 Hunter Backordered $4.59
  • 35 Forest In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 36 Pale Lilac In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 37 Mistletoe In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 38 Stone Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 39 Coffee Bean In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 40 Colonial Blue Backordered $4.59
  • 41 Light Gray Heather In Stock 7 skeins $4.59
  • 42 Dark Gray Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 43 Medium Gray Heather Backordered $4.59
  • 44 Tan Heather Backordered $4.59
  • 45 Brown Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 46 Dark Brown Heather In Stock 39 skeins $4.59
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Valley YarnsBerkshire
 
4.5

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (47)
  • Nice texture (47)
  • Knits quickly (44)
  • Soft (39)
  • Dyed evenly (32)

Cons

  • Sheds (8)
  • Snags (4)
  • Unravels (4)

Best Uses

  • Hats (34)
  • Sweaters (34)
  • Scarves (26)
  • Felting (22)
  • Gloves (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (42), Artist (12), Parent (10), Collector (8), Novice (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quick Fair Isle

This yarn's tendency to felt helps hold together the long floats inherent in bulky fair isle knitting. The knitted product is soft and very warm! The halo is not so overwhelming that it obscures...Read complete review

This yarn's tendency to felt helps hold together the long floats inherent in bulky fair isle knitting. The knitted product is soft and very warm! The halo is not so overwhelming that it obscures color patterns, and the color palette yields some lovely combinations. Like any single ply yarn, it splits such that the odd strand ends up in a stitch where it isn't wanted. It's a decent trade, though--less twist, more smoosh!

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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.

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5.0

Great yarn!

By fiber fanatic

from Santa Fe

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft
  • Weaves wonderfully

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Sweaters
    • Weaving projects

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

    I have used the Berkshire for weaving for years. It is a nice weight, has great colors and is easy to use. My only complaint is that I run out and Webs is on the other side of the continent. I do order on line, however.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    would use this yarn again for a project

    By knitqueen

    from boston, ma

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blanket
      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

      making a blanket that is made with 25 separate diamond-shaped patterns then has a beautiful border around after all attached - uses one skein for each diamond - yarn very easy to work with - very happy with it - will look gorgeous! love this yarn!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Cuddly fun!

      By Tina

      from King Of Prussia, PA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Excellent Lopy-like Loft
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft
      • Springy Knit
      • Works Up Quickly

      Cons

      • Not Enough Heather Choice

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

      I have knit several sweaters and accessories with Berkshire, and it's always like working with a cuddly stuffy - just so much fun. The product has great resilience (springy), and is well-suited for ribs and mock cables. The weight is perfectly between worsted and bulky. Wearing a sweater knit in Berkshire is like being wrapped all day in a favorite blanket! The colors are lovely, too. Plus, it never splits like some plied yarns do.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Another happy customer

      By cabinwood

      from oregon coast

      About Me Artist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

        I have come to be a repeat customer many times over due to the quality of the yarn and the discount policy. Great colors too!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great find.

        By Maryl

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Firm Round Structure
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Pleased With Color
        • Used For Crochet Jacket

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

            I had a great deal of trouble finding a yarn the right color and sufficiently structured to show off a layer of crochet over a layer of crochet. After about 5 swatch tries with locally suggested (expensive) yarns, this one seems to have been the best choice by far.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Wonderful soft quality, gorgeous colors!

            By nana of many

            from Mountains, So. California

            About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Next To Skin
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Stitch definition

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anything next to skin
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

              My favorite sweater yarn! Super soft and perfect weight with excellent stitch definition!

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              • No

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              5.0

              I LOVE this yarn.

              By Tina "I live to knit" Hoffman

              from Lynnwood, WA

              About Me Enthusiast, Novice

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Plush
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Blanket
                • Hats

                Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                I have used Valley Yarns Berkshire in the past, for a last minute gift idea I had seen on the WEBS website. It was fun to work with then, and it knits up very quickly. I had downloaded a blanket pattern I liked to give as a wedding gift, without noticing that it was also Valley Yarns Berkshire. This is my current favorite yarn to work with. Not only does it knit up quickly due to the somewhat bulky weight of the yarn, but it is smooth and soft, and a joy to knit with. I like to say that Valley Yarns Berkshire is positively sumptuous.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great for winter socks!

                By Coldweathergirl

                from Alaska

                About Me Parent

                Pros

                • Knits Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Socks

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                  A great bulky yarn for gloves and socks this winter! It knits up super fast, it splits a little here and there, but not enough to be annoying or stop me from using this yarn. The colors are deep and uniform- overall a great yarn!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Knits like a dream

                  By Knitwit200

                  from Monroe, LA

                  About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Great Stitch Definition
                  • Knits beautifully
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Twists Up

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                  I am making fingerless gloves. The Berkshire is great for this. It's sturdy and is super soft. It is a little fuzzy due to the alpaca. Has great stitch definition. I am doing cables and it really shows them beautifully.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Yarn Review

                  By Mandy

                  from Baton Rouge, LA

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Sheds

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                  I ordered this yarn to finish a sweater that had been started by a friend. Even though the new skein couldn't possibly be the same dye lot, it matched perfectly.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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