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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
    $4.49 ball Discountable
    • lake In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • black In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • balsam In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • regatta Blue In Stock 9 balls $4.49
    • burgundy In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • charcoal In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • chocolate In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • eggplant In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • jungle Green In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • lightgrey Light Grey In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • natural In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • navy In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • olive In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • periwinkle In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • powderpink Powder Pink Backordered $4.49
    • redpurple Red Purple In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • softbrown Soft Brown In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • softgrape Soft Grape In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • spice In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • stoneblue Stone Blue In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • sweetpea Sweet Pea In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
    • wildrose Wild Rose In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
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    Valley YarnsAmherst
     
    4.4

    (based on 38 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Soft (28)
    • Good weight (27)
    • Knits quickly (23)
    • Nice texture (21)
    • Dyed evenly (20)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats (17)
      • Scarves (15)
      • Sweaters (15)
      • Gloves (8)
      • Felting (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (20), Artist (8), Parent (5), Novice (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (29), Yes (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Be carefeul of bleeding...

      I'm currently knitting the Point and Line Cardigan by Valley Yarns #281 in the BALSAM color. I'm using bamboo needles and the yarn has left a hint of the color behind on the needles...Read complete review

      I'm currently knitting the Point and Line Cardigan by Valley Yarns #281 in the BALSAM color. I'm using bamboo needles and the yarn has left a hint of the color behind on the needles and also on my fingernails as I knit. (This has never happened to me before with any yarns I've used.) I do love the feel of the yarn how it knits up. If after I launder the sweater it continues to bleed, I'll just wear it with dark shirts. It did not wash off the needles. So, just be careful with at least this color.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      More on the Gauge

      Don't know why they put the last one out four times . . . Yarn is NOT heavy worsted. A better idea of the gauge is 5 st to 1" on a US...Read complete review

      Don't know why they put the last one out four times . . . Yarn is NOT heavy worsted. A better idea of the gauge is 5 st to 1" on a US size 7, 4.5 mm in stockinette. As I knit loosely, you might ge this with a size 8.

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      4.0

      Love this yarn.

      By iffoundmake

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Artist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Color Variety
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Stretches

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

      This is a good wool alternative to standard worsted weight acrylic. I decided to switch to wool for my ear warmers and scarves and this was a very good substitute--it's super soft and a good weight. The one issue I have (might be my computer monitor, not sure) is that the colors are pretty different than shown online. This hasn't happened w/ other purchases. For instance, the color "lake" looks like a lovely blue-green, but it's really just a light blue in person. I still love this yarn & that it offers many colors, but keep it in mind when purchasing.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Nice soft yarn

      By Diane

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        I am making a men's sweater and it knits up nice.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Product!

        By Joan

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Enthusiastic knitter, Parent, Teacher

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good value
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Baby Hats

          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

          Used Amherst to knit hats for a good friend's baby. Very happy with the results - beautiful colors that hold fast, soft, easy to work with, and a great value for your money. I will definitely purchase this product again.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Prompt delivery of all items ordered

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          • No

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          5.0

          Another great yarn

          By rizello

          from Folsom, CA

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

            I got this yarn to make hats and it has been a dream to knit with. I love the way it feels as I knit and it is so soft to wear on one's head. The colors are very nice, and I think this would be a great stash yarn.

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            • No

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            5.0

            FABULOUS YARN GREAT VALUE

            By zenknit

            from Halifax Canada

            About Me Artist

            See all my reviews

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                Knitting an old Vittadini pattern from 20 years ago takes a lot of yarn, lots of cables. This yarn is wonderful, color is even and it is a true joy to knit, needed 28 balls, but the weight is great. The price is really wonderful. Thanks WEBS

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                • No

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                4.0

                Easy to knit and handle.

                By knitaloha

                from Hawaii

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                  I used this yarn to knit the "Embers" hat. Very easy to knit with this yarn, especially for changing colors.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  I appreciate the efficient and prompt response to orders from WEBs. Living in Hawaii, shipping is always an issue. I have received all my packages within a week of ordering.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Not bad for the price

                  By Cass

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight

                  Cons

                  • Coarse

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                  Overall the yarn was nice. My only critique was that it was not quite as soft as I would expect for a 100% Merino product. If you don't need something super soft, it's a great low cost option.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Fabulous yarn!

                  By Sally Purls

                  from Seattle, Washington

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                      I love the afghans I knit up with this yarn. I enjoy working in lots of cables.....yarn very forgiving when
                      I have to correct a mistake. Knits up to gorgeous, soft afghans.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Wonderful Merino Very Reasonable Price

                      By Beech Farm Weaver

                      from Windsor, Vermont

                      About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Weaver

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Socks
                      • Sweaters
                      • Weaving

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                      Wonderful, soft, excellent quality merino yarn. Very, Very Well priced. Rich colors and great hand. Knitting a sweater but would be equally happy using for weaving. There are No negatives that I can give to this yarn.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Just what I was looking for

                      By kirsten

                      from Nome, AK

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                          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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