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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 17 balls $4.49
  • BALSAM In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • REGATTA Blue In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • BURGUNDY In Stock 50+ balls $4.49
  • CHARCOAL Backordered $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 In Stock 50+ balls $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
 
4.5

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (33)
  • Good weight (32)
  • Nice texture (26)
  • Knits quickly (25)
  • Dyed evenly (23)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (22)
    • Sweaters (21)
    • Scarves (19)
    • Gloves (10)
    • Felting (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (24), Artist (10), Parent (6), Novice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (35), 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

    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 !

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love the yarn!

        By Don't have a nickname

        from New York, New York

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

          Very pleased with everything!

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lovely Yarn

          By pennyg

          from Pasadena, California

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Shows Cables Well
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

            I think Amherst will become my new workhorse yarn. It is very soft and not scratchy. I used it for a cowl neck cabled poncho (Noe Valley sweater) and love the way the cables pop and the cowl neck feels so good. Wonderful price for 100% merino!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Goes Beyond a Basic Yarn

            By Long Time Knitter

            from Pasadena, CA

            About Me Enthusiast

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Price

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Afghan Or Throw
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

              I was looking for a sturdy yarn to knit a blanket with, which involves texture (different stitches and added flower and leaf motifs). This was my first time using this yarn so I made a few sample swatches for gauge and weight. I liked how they turned out..so I purchased more of this yarn. While not extremely soft, this yarn works perfectly for what I needed it for.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good basic yarn

              By M

              from Biddeford, Maine

              About Me Artist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Color
              • Dyed Evenly
              • Price
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Amherst:

                I am using this yarn for a sweater and the price was right. The Lake color is beautiful. In retrospect, it would have been better to use a yarn that hid some of the times where my tension may have been off. Also I found a few spots where the yarn weight was different. All in all, I am satisfied with this product for my project.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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