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Berroco Peruvia

Berroco Peruvia is a long-time favorite yarn at WEBS. This gorgeous yarn has an incredible selection of colors -- we have a weakness for beautiful heathers. Besides being lovely, it's a great value too!  Made in Peru.

Content:
100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/174yds
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 10
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$11.00 hank $5.99 hank
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BerrocoPeruvia
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (18)
  • Knits quickly (16)
  • Dyed evenly (14)
  • Soft (13)
  • Nice texture (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hats (12)
  • Felting (11)
  • Scarves (9)
  • Sweaters (9)
  • Gloves (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bulky, but not!

I don't care for bulky yarn and hardly ever use it. This is an Aran-weight and isn't plied, so I was expecting a lot of bulk in the finished product. I made my...Read complete review

I don't care for bulky yarn and hardly ever use it. This is an Aran-weight and isn't plied, so I was expecting a lot of bulk in the finished product. I made my husband a pullover and really got the best of both worlds--it knit up super-fast, and yet the fabric was smooth and conformed well to his shape. It really is perfect for warm sweaters without a lot of bulk. There are tons of colors so I'll be buying it again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I bought this yarn based on the great reviews, sale price, and beautiful color. I'm making a vest with it and have been disappointed with its tendency to stick to itself and the...Read complete review

I bought this yarn based on the great reviews, sale price, and beautiful color. I'm making a vest with it and have been disappointed with its tendency to stick to itself and the resulting difficulty in ripping out rows to make corrections. It behaves like mohair! I imagine that it would be great for felting (but not what I had in mind). It may be that, once I'm finished, it will make a lovely garment. It's just a little frustrating to work with.

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3.0

good price!!

By Nana18

from Athens Georgia

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Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

  • Coarse

Best Uses

  • Felting
  • Hats
  • Sweaters

Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

My only complaint is that it is scratchy and would not be comfortable to wear against the skin--colors and vibrant and well blended

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  • No

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5.0

nice yellow color

By snow day knitter

from way upstate New York

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Pros

  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

      The maize color is a lovely, lively, butterscotch swirl; the photo does not do it justice. I purchased it to make a blanket, so I wanted something with subtle variation to give a wide expanse some spark of life, without competing with the elaborate stitch pattern. (And yet I wouldn't describe it as "heather.")It knits heavier than a worsted weight for me, has a nice drape, and is very warm and sturdy.

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      5.0

      Beautiful heathers and very soft.

      By Goldie

      from West Danby, NY

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      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Gloves
        • Hats

        Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

        I purchased this to specifically knit hats, mittens and bags to felt. Works wonderfully!

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        • No

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        5.0

        wonderful yarn!

        By woodwoman

        from Orono, ME

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        Pros

        • Beautiful colors
        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Heavy Fingerless Gloves

          Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

          I used this yarn to knit incredibly successful fingerless gloves for my very large grown grandsons who, after their college graduations, were working with their father in his orchard -- eventually pruning apple trees in VERY cold weather. The gloves were received with tremendous enthusiasm -- and I was thrilled with them as well! Great yarn -- I hope to find many other patterns where I can use it. I've already bought a few skeins with no projects planned, just in case I need them!

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Nataly

          from Calgary, AB

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Socks
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

            I love this yarn. Beautiful colors, warm and soft, lite weighted. I knit sweaters and hats from it all the time and most of the time new items flying from my hands to the new owners very quickly :)

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            5.0

            WEBS comes through!

            By Marti

            from Henniker, NH

            About Me So-so Knitter

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            Pros

            • And Is Soft And Rich
            • In 2 Days
            • In Color
            • It knits up beautifully
            • Love The Peruvia
            • Webs Got It To Me

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Afghan

              Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

              The service delivery was amazing. I got the yarn in 2 days which meant that I could keep on knitting uninterrupted! I got it during a 4 day power outage/ice storm so I had something productive to do in my confinement!

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              • No

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              5.0

              An old favorite in rich colors!

              By Ibet

              from Epsom, New Hampshire

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • No Breakage
              • No knots
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Hand Wash Only

              Best Uses

              • Afghan
              • Afghans
              • Hats
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

              Peruvia is a wonderful workhorse yarn I return to - often. Right now, I am working on an afghan of aran patterns where I want some squishyness as well as nice drape. The stitch definition is good, gauge is easily maintained, and the yarn is soothing to knit with. I am delighted this yarn was on sale! As always, WEBS rocks!

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              5.0

              Peruvia is a favorite!

              By Ams

              from Central Pennsylvania

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              See all my reviews

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              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

                I've used Peruvia before to make a blanket and just loved it! This time, I am making a hat and enjoying working with it again. I would definitely recommend this yarn.

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                5.0

                Bulky, but not!

                By MKL

                from Virginia

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

                  I don't care for bulky yarn and hardly ever use it. This is an Aran-weight and isn't plied, so I was expecting a lot of bulk in the finished product. I made my husband a pullover and really got the best of both worlds--it knit up super-fast, and yet the fabric was smooth and conformed well to his shape. It really is perfect for warm sweaters without a lot of bulk. There are tons of colors so I'll be buying it again.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  3.0

                  Disappointed

                  By Tree Bird

                  from Northampton, MA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly

                  Cons

                  • Coarse
                  • Hard To Fix
                  • Snags
                  • Sticks To Itself

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting

                  Comments about Berroco Peruvia:

                  I bought this yarn based on the great reviews, sale price, and beautiful color. I'm making a vest with it and have been disappointed with its tendency to stick to itself and the resulting difficulty in ripping out rows to make corrections. It behaves like mohair! I imagine that it would be great for felting (but not what I had in mind). It may be that, once I'm finished, it will make a lovely garment. It's just a little frustrating to work with.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

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