Valley Yarns Amherst

$4.49 Ball
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  • Fiber Content: 100% Merino Wool
  • Weight: Worsted
  • Gauge: 4-4.5 sts = 1" on US 8
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/109yds
  • Care: Hand Wash
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Peru

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.

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4.49Amherst
 
4.5

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (77)
  • Good weight (75)
  • Knits quickly (64)
  • Nice texture (61)
  • Dyed evenly (48)

Cons

  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (49)
  • Sweaters (48)
  • Scarves (40)
  • Gloves (24)
  • Felting (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (58), Artist (18), Parent (14), Novice (9), Collector (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82), Yes (11)

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

Would buy this product again..

By Annie

from Buffalo New York

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Gloves

    Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

    Made 4 pairs of mittens...excellent for fielding...

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    A new favorite yarn!

    By Pam

    from South Jersey

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Great stitch definition, doesnt tangle or twist
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Winter weight baby blanket

      Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

      Lovely yarn to work with. My only wish is that it came in greater yardage amounts.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Love this yarn

      By Quinnscorner

      from CT

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

        Love this worsted weight yarn. Knits up great and is ideal for mittens and hats.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Meh

        By Kmf

        from WA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

            I was inspired, until it arrived. Now it just sits in the bag, mocking me.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Quality merino wool at great price.

            By Clare

            from Dallas, Tx

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

              Very nice yarn at A very reasonable price.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              I LOVE this yarn

              By Knitter-Pixie

              from Tampa Bay, FL

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

                I love this yarn, I have knit a sweater for my young nephew from this and now also, a hat for my Mother in-Law. It is soft and lovely, beautiful to work with.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Good stitch definition

                By Knit Knut

                from Fall River, Ma

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Soft
                • Stitch Definition Good

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

                  Made a scarf for a gift. I made up my own pattern and the stitches show beautifully. I love the feel of the yarn as it passes over my fingers.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  i love it

                  By Justie

                  from NYC

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

                    this yarn is perfect and classic. i am knitting a sweater and i was surprised how fast i finished it. very pleased with the quality and you can make anything from it.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Hmmmm

                    By KMF

                    from Washington

                    Pros

                    • Evenly Spun
                    • Nice Yarn

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

                        I ordered jungle green. If you took the fresh, bright green that's pictured and added a lot of black. More of a forest

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great for cowls and hats

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                        By Twiggels

                        from Ontario

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                        Pros

                        • Good Weight
                        • Knits Quickly
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hats

                          Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

                          Used this yarn to knit a cowl and matching hat.

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                          • No

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