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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
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Valley YarnsAmherst
 
4.5

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (43)
  • Good weight (40)
  • Nice texture (33)
  • Knits quickly (32)
  • Dyed evenly (30)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hats (29)
  • Sweaters (26)
  • Scarves (22)
  • Gloves (13)
  • Felting (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (32), Artist (12), Parent (7), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45), 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.

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5.0

Loved this yarn.

By Justcrocheting

from stl

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats

    Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

    I purchased this yarn to make helmet liners for the troops. It is.perfect for this project. The girls I crochet with use other yarns and i have to say mine look and feel much better

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    easy to use....not expensive

    By Gram.....

    from Durango Colorado

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

      I was hoping the color was a little more 'alive'. It's a little dull.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      Soft, but pills easily

      By Chef2die4

      from Ohio

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Pills
      • Sheds

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

        Yarn is very soft and evenly dyed. It was easy to knit and did some beautiful bohus colorwork. However, a year later, the sweater is so pilled and ragged that it's getting unwearable.

        I am NOT hard on sweaters; this has been soaked in a safe name-brand wool wash and laid flat to dry. After wear, it has been folded on a shelf. But the cuffs of the sweater and anywhere it rubs (under the arms, at the sides of the body), it is pilling very badly. I don't know if I would use this yarn for a find handknit again.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Webs has excellent service and delivery. All orders I have placed with them have been delivered quickly and accurately. I highly recommend them!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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