Berroco Ultra Alpaca

$12.00 Hank
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  • Fiber Content: 50% Alpaca/50% Wool
  • Weight: Worsted
  • Gauge: 5 sts = 1" on US 8
  • Weight/Yardage: 100g/215yds
  • Care: Hand Wash
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Peru

Berroco Ultra Alpaca is a delightfully soft, reasonably priced alpaca and wool blend worsted weight yarn, in gorgeous heathered colors. Made in Peru

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12Ultra Alpaca
 
4.8

(based on 179 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (140)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (135)
  • Soft (134)
  • Good weight (131)
  • Dyed evenly (107)
  • Knits quickly (90)

Cons

  • Sheds (8)
  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (111)
  • Hats (98)
  • Scarves (93)
  • Gloves (54)
  • Socks (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (106), Artist (41), Parent (23), Collector (12), Novice (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (149), Yes (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My all time favourite yarn!

This has become my "go to" yarn. I've used it for everything from fair isle mittens, to hats, scarves, and sweaters. It is beautifully soft, with a lovely halo. ...Read complete review

This has become my "go to" yarn. I've used it for everything from fair isle mittens, to hats, scarves, and sweaters. It is beautifully soft, with a lovely halo. The weight is more like a DK than worsted and seems to work best for me when using size 4.5mm needles. Currently working on a cardigan for me and I'm loving it. It's not just about the finished garment, but the joy of knitting each stitch.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sheds really badly

Yes, it feels beautifully soft and it crochets up very nicely but the fo ends up looking like you spend your free time volunteering at the dog shelter.

I made gloves...Read complete review

Yes, it feels beautifully soft and it crochets up very nicely but the fo ends up looking like you spend your free time volunteering at the dog shelter.

I made gloves with this and for real, they look like I've been petting a heavily shedding cat. The more I wear them, the worse it gets.

I wouldn't buy it again. It's too bad when you really love the look and feel of a yarn only to have your fo look ratty at the end.

Reviewed by 179 customers

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2.0

soft but weak

By cygnus

from Florida

About Me Artist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 12.00 Ultra Alpaca:

      I am still knitting the sweater and have already had to repair 3 holes from the first several inches from the bottom. I have never had yarn break like this in the 50 years that I have been knitting.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Super soft!

      By DLM

      from Baldwinsville,NY

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats

        Comments about 12.00 Ultra Alpaca:

        Super soft chunky yarn! Works up beautifully!! Made a head warmer for my sons girlfriend!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Love the yarn.

        By L.

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about 12.00 Ultra Alpaca:

          Love the yarn. Recommended in Nicky Epstein's book on Blocks. Recommend the book too.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Good for a warm cardigan

          By Alisha R

          from Evanston, IL

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about 12.00 Ultra Alpaca:

            This yarn is knitting up into a nice, even fabric for the cardigan I'm making. I like the overall drape and feel of the fabric, and the heathered color (Berry Pie Mix) is going to be very versatile.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I am so happy with the yarn. It's even better than I hoped

            By Mazie

            from New Milford, CT

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about 12.00 Ultra Alpaca:

              Knitted a wonderful scarf. So happy with the softness of the yarn.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              I like it. a lot.

              By Anne

              from Houston, Texas

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about 12.00 Ultra Alpaca:

                One of my favorite yarns for sweaters. It's soft, but it's "sticky" enough to give a sweater the body it needs. The colors are beautiful.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Wonderful yarn

                By Knitter

                from Vermont

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • None.

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about 12.00 Ultra Alpaca:

                Knitted up quickly and looked great once done.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                quality yarn without the itch

                By Lisa the Spanish teacher

                from Annandale Va

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 12.00 Ultra Alpaca:

                    I made an infinity scarf and hat for my sister in Northern Michigan. She appreciated the Lacey pattern but also loved the warmth. Excellent yarn to work with.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this yarn again

                    By Ildi

                    from IN

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Shawls
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about 12.00 Ultra Alpaca:

                      I used this product to knit a worsted weight shawl, it was recommended as a yarn choice in a mystery knit along. I loved every second of it, the yarn is very soft, nice colors and it knits up very fast. Very happy with the outcome!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful yarn!

                      By Lifetime knitter

                      from New York

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about 12.00 Ultra Alpaca:

                      I really like this yarn. The color is even better than the computer screen showed. It works up beautifully and feels soft. All dye lot numbers matched.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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