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

(based on 86 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (60)
  • Nice texture (58)
  • Knits quickly (55)
  • Soft (48)
  • Dyed evenly (37)

Cons

  • Sheds (10)
  • Snags (5)
  • Unravels (5)
  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (43)
  • Hats (40)
  • Scarves (32)
  • Felting (27)
  • Gloves (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (52), Artist (17), Parent (12), Collector (10), Novice (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (67), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful soft quality, gorgeous colors!

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

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

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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 86 customers

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5.0

Advantages of buying Valley Yarns

By Maryl

from Nashville, TN

About Me Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

  • Snags

Best Uses

  • Sweaters

Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

This is a very warm garment.

Service and delivery comments:

In my opinion, this is a most unbelievable story. After many months of finding a yarn that would work for this crochet jacket in the color I wanted, I ordered the recommended amount plus one skein in September 2014. Even though I was 75% finished with the sweater I had been knitting, I decided to start it over from the beginning. So, I didn't get started on the jacket until Feb. 2015. As I was approaching the end, after many fits and starts, I realized there would not be enough yarn. I contacted Webs, and would you believe, in July 2015, they still had the same lot number as the yarn I had!! I was able to get 2 more skeins, and tonight I have just finished with hardly any left over. I'm so thankful to Webs for having exactly what I needed, and I will sing their praises. Thanks, Webs.

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  • No

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4.0

Good yarn!

By Nat

from Shrewsbury, MA

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

  • Sheds

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves

Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

I'm about 1/4 of the way through a scarf project and have been very happy with this yarn. I was hesitant because of the comments concerning shedding, but I find it to be minimal. No splitting for me either. I don't think I would use this for an intricate pattern, but it shines in a simple knit.

Service and delivery comments:

I had been sent the wrong weight of one color (ordered several for a Doctor Who scarf) and WEBS had a replacement out to me right away!

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  • No

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5.0

Great yarn

By Bianca

from Rhinebeck ny

About Me Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

    Love this for all knitted items

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great Yarn

    By Ingird

    from Rathdrum, Idaho

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Twists Up

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

    I'm knitting a Norwegian sweater with this yarn & it's going great!

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    • No

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    3.0

    Affordable

    By ELLE! Certified Master Knitter

    from Southeastern VA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight

    Cons

    • Unravels

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

    Very affordable, but not what I expected... Tends to split easily. Colors good.

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    • No

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    4.0

    great chunky yarn at a great price!

    By knittewrmidwife

    from Welland, Canada

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Value
    • Knits Quickly
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Occasional Thick N' Thin
    • Sheds

    Best Uses

    • Blankets
    • Heavier Garments
    • Warm Accessories

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

    I recently discovered this yarn last fall when I needed a chunky soft yarn at a good price. I have made a sweater for my teenage son, and a beautiful baby blanket using a combination of Berkshire and Noro Kuryeon. I am currently in the process of making a full size afghan with Berkshire as I liked it so much. The yarn sheds a bit, but is lovely, squishy, soft.

    Service and delivery comments:

    My delivery was fantastic! Much faster than I expected, especially given it was during Webs' spring sale. Their customer service has always been wonderful. They contacted me before shipping my order to advise me they no longer had the same dyelot as my previous order of this yarn, and I appreciated that.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect for outerwear

    By rockiesfan

    from Lexington, KY

    About Me Designer, Enthusiast, Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates A Dense Fabric
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Splits Common For 1-ply

    Best Uses

    • Outerwear
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

    I was looking for an aran-weight yarn to create a thick, wind-proof outer garment. After trying several other yarns--none of which produced a dense enough fabric--I found this. It's exactly what I needed, and not only does it look great, but it's incredibly soft and a joy to work with. (It also didn't break the bank. Always a plus.)

    Because it's single-ply, you do have to make sure you're not splitting your stitches, but that's to be expected.

    I would definitely recommend this for anyone wanting to knit something soft and WARM.

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    • No

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    3.0

    good value

    By Amy

    from Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

        I thought this yarn was a good value. Nice soft feel.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very happy with this yarn

        By KB

        from New York

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

          This yarn knits into a firm yet soft fabric with very good stitch definition on # 9 needles. The alpaca may help to keep enough twist in the single ply. The colors were accurate on my monitor, the colors I received were bright and vibrant. The yardage is generous. It would work very well with a lopi-type design, raglan sweater. It looks like it would felt very well. I highly recommend this yarn-would buy again.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Service/delivery excellent.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Yarn feel and looks great

          By Knitwit

          from Oregon

          About Me Artist, Avid knitter, Designer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Berkshire:

                This yarn is for a cardigan which Ii have designed and will knit up for myself. I very rarely knit for myself, but this yarn wants to stay with me.

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                • No

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