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4.5

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
$4.49 ball Discountable
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Valley YarnsAmherst
 
4.5

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (63)
  • Good weight (59)
  • Knits quickly (48)
  • Nice texture (46)
  • Dyed evenly (41)

Cons

  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (39)
  • Sweaters (38)
  • Scarves (31)
  • Gloves (19)
  • Felting (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (45), Artist (15), Parent (13), Novice (6), Collector (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (63), Yes (8)

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 77 customers

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5.0

Soft, even, and consistent for great price!

By Amanda

from Cleveland, Ohio

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

    I used this yarn to make a simple stockinette scarf so I wanted a yarn that would be soft and drape well. I chose Amherst because it was available in the exact colors I needed but was more than impressed by the quality when I received it. I found no flaws in the 11 skeins I purchased. The yarn was very even, the hand was soft but sturdy (it did not stretch out during washing and blocking), and the colors are beautiful. A great staple merino at a great price!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Lovely, soft, perfect for sweaters

    By Elizabeth

    from Marblehead

    About Me Enthusiast, Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

      I am knitting a simple cardigan and am getting lots of compliments on the color (sweet pea) and the feel (so soft!).

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Lovely texture & definition & easy to work with

      By AA

      from New York, NY

      About Me Constant knitter, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        Soft yarn & easy to work with. Beautiful end result. Holds shape well. Good pattern definition. Wish there were a lighter version of this yarn &, of course, that yardage were greater for same price. Perfect for small projects like hats & headbands as knits up quickly.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        excellent choice

        By Dinah

        from Norton MA

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good stitch definition
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

          This was great to work with. I used it for my Christmas knitting and all the gifts were well received.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great for cables

          By shutterhoney

          from NJ

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

            I purchased this yarn for a sweater for myself and a Dr. Who scarf for my son. He felt up the sweater WIP and decided he wanted this yarn because it wasn't "itchy". I'm not done with my sweater yet...close but the cables really pop out. I didn't give it 5 stars because I don't know how it will wear over time. So far so good though!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Nice yarn

            By Ellenb

            from Sharps burg, GA

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                I really like this yarn. Soft and holds its shape.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Great yarn

                By PAI

                from Florida

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful colors
                • Great Stitch Definition
                • Low Cost

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                    Love the cost, great stitch definition, beautiful color.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Very nice. Love how soft it is.

                    By Abby the camper

                    from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                      I am making a ponch. It will be very soft and warm

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      i love it it is great for make christmas stockings

                      By marie4girls

                      from Mass

                      About Me Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Socks

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                        like the yarn

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for a sweater, wonderful to knit. Beautiful colors

                        By nana of many

                        from Mountains, So. California

                        About Me Addicted To Sweaters, Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gloves
                          • Hats
                          • Scarves
                          • Socks
                          • Soft Next To Skin
                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                          Always great delivery

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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