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Valley Yarns Amherst

What better yarn to name for Amherst, the town WEBS started in, than a beautiful 100% merino wool worsted weight that brings us back to our roots? Valley Yarns Amherst shows texture and stitch patterns beautifully and has 15+ coordinating 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
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Valley YarnsAmherst
 
4.5

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (41)
  • Good weight (37)
  • Nice texture (32)
  • Knits quickly (31)
  • Dyed evenly (28)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (27)
    • Sweaters (25)
    • Scarves (22)
    • Gloves (12)
    • Felting (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (30), Artist (12), Parent (7), Novice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43), Yes (4)

    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 52 customers

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    5.0

    Beautiful yarn work with it all the time

    By Rocket

    from MA

    About Me Enthusiast, Long time knitter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Merino Is My Favorite
    • Merino Wool Is My Favorit
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cowls
      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

      It warm, doesn't shed and its not itchy.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Soft & Easy to Work With

      By PLG

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        This was for a hat. I had never worked with this yarn before, and I will use it again. It was so easy to use.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Beautiful yarn to knit with..

        By Gunnel

        from Australia

        About Me Enthusiast, Love Knitting X-stitch

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • None Yet

        Best Uses

        • Don't Really Know
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        Trying out the I feel Vine cardigan. Great to knit with, really enjoy the texture and how it knits up. Vine pattern us a bit a challenge for me, but I'll have a go, because the cardigan looks so goid

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        Lots of Knots and Joins

        By Karen

        from New Jersey

        Pros

        • Soft

        Cons

        • Breaks
        • Joins
        • Pilling
        • Snags

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

          I bought 20 skeins of this for a sweater, and every single skein had at least one break or join, usually more than one per skein. Had to rewind every skein before using to avoid an unpleasant surprise in the middle of a long row. Will never buy this again.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would buy this yarn again and again

          By Ginette

          from Montréal, Québec, Canada

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

            I love this yarn it is very soft and easy to knit. I made the Tri Rib Cowl and it came out gorgeous. The colors are a bit darker than pictures though. I will definitely buy some more.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Yarn for Fair Isle Knitting!

            By Kathy Doo The Crafter

            from Orange, MA.

            About Me Enthusiast, Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Twists Up

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

            I use this item in making Christmas Stockings for family & friends...Fair Isle pattern hence the traditional Christmas colors of Burgundy/Cream/Green-Pine - I love this yarn for that purpose

            Service and delivery comments:

            Fast Delivery
            Packaged great arrived in great condition

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            This is lovely yarn

            By Lady CJ

            from Blythewood SC

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats

              Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

              I ordered this to make Christmas balls, intarsia.. It's lovley, soft and a wonderful product and very economical. I will order this again for other products. It feels wonderful both on the skein and knitted.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I'd like Amherst in every color!

              By lillie

              from WA

              About Me Artist, Older Talented Fashion

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Soft
              • Soft Sturdy Even Class

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                Beautifully dyed. Perfect for middle weight sweaters. Classic. Great color selection. If you are going to go to the trouble of knitting a whole sweater, use the best yarn: Amherst.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                A new favorite

                By Erin

                from Baltimore, MD

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                  I am just finishing up my first project with Amherst - a striped vest - and it's already one of my new favorite yarns. Lovely colors, wonderful texture, and a great price.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love working with this Regatta Blue .

                  By Jenny

                  from Green Valley AZ

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                    I am knitting a man's scarf for a Christmas gift. It is working up beautifully ! It is a blue that matches his eyes exactly !

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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