Valley Yarns Amherst - Ash (ASH)
  • 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: Peru

Valley Yarns Amherst

$4.49 Ball
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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. 

Valley Yarns Amherst - Ash (ASH)
(ASH) Ash
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Balsam (BALSAM)
(BALSAM) Balsam
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Black (BLACK)
(BLACK) Black
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Blue (REGATTA)
(REGATTA) Blue
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Burgundy (BURGUNDY)
(BURGUNDY) Burgundy
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Charcoal (CHARCOAL)
(CHARCOAL) Charcoal
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Chocolate (CHOCOLATE)
(CHOCOLATE) Chocolate
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Garnet (GARNET)
(GARNET) Garnet
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Green (JUNGLE)
(JUNGLE) Green
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Lake (LAKE)
(LAKE) Lake
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Light Gray (LIGHTGREY)
(LIGHTGREY) Light Gray
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Natural (NATURAL)
(NATURAL) Natural
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Navy (NAVY)
(NAVY) Navy
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Oatmeal (OATMEAL)
(OATMEAL) Oatmeal
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Olive (OLIVE)
(OLIVE) Olive
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Red Purple (REDPURPLE)
(REDPURPLE) Red Purple
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Soft Brown (SOFTBROWN)
(SOFTBROWN) Soft Brown
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Stone Blue (STONEBLUE)
(STONEBLUE) Stone Blue
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Sweet Pea (SWEETPEA)
(SWEETPEA) Sweet Pea
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Thistle (THISTLE)
(THISTLE) Thistle
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Watercress (WATERCRESS)
(WATERCRESS) Watercress
$4.49
Valley Yarns Amherst - Wild Rose (WILDROSE)
(WILDROSE) Wild Rose
$4.49

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4.49Amherst
 
4.5

(based on 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (85)
  • Good weight (82)
  • Knits quickly (69)
  • Nice texture (69)
  • Dyed evenly (53)

Cons

  • Fabric pills (3)
  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (55)
  • Sweaters (54)
  • Scarves (44)
  • Gloves (25)
  • Felting (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (63), Artist (20), Parent (16), Novice (9), Collector (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (91), 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

 

Lovely sweater for three wearings only

I have been pleased with all other yarns I have purchased from WEBS, but this was a real disappointment. Perhaps other colors of Amherst don't pill like the charcoal, but I will not...Read complete review

I have been pleased with all other yarns I have purchased from WEBS, but this was a real disappointment. Perhaps other colors of Amherst don't pill like the charcoal, but I will not wear this sweater out in public. It started pilling almost immediately, and I am not rough on clothes.

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3.0

Currency

By 

from Montreal

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

      Good evening,

      I would recommend that you indicate the currency on your invoices. I have received my credit card and just noticed that the amount charged to my account was different than the amount shown on my invoice, so it would be a good idea to indicate the currency you are charging to the client's account.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love this yarn and recommend!

      By 

      from Naples Florida

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

          Using the yarn to crochet an afghan. Love the texture, quality and weight.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Soft but Pills badly

          By 

          from New Zealand

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pills

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Hats

          Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

          A sweater with cables: lovely to work with, lovely to look at, gorgeous intensity of colour and 100% evenly dyed and spun. Soft and drapey and SO warm. BUT it started pilling immediately and after 2 wears looked so scruffy it had to be relegated to the only-at-home-when-no-callers-expected drawer. Such a disappointment!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Lovely yarn

          By 

          from Somerville MA

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

            Nice, soft, thick, sense, saturated yarn.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Loved this yarn!

            By 

            from Lincolnville, Maine

            About Me Knitting since 1958

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

              I really like Amherst yarn. It is so soft and exactly the right size for a worsted weight!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great yarn!

              By 

              from Burbank, CA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

                I used this yarn to knit a hat and scarf. It knitted up beautifully and is warm and soft. Very much recommended!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Soft & substantial

                By 

                from Bay Area, Northern California

                About Me experienced knitter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • only 109 yards per skein

                Best Uses

                • Hats

                Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

                Valley Yarns Amherst in black is perfect for The Ships Project hats for ground troops. This merino wool is easy on the hands (and eyes) and works up quickly on #7 circulars & DPNs, and finished hats feel soft even before blocking. Cable patterns show up distinctly, as do spiral ribs, without making the hat too bulky. I'd been unhappy using Cascade 220 Superwash (in black) for the ground troops' hats--very thin yarn which felt coarse during knitting, and some skeins seemed unevenly spun or "de-flaked". The only con, which isn't a deal-breaker, is the low yardage per skein--109 yards per 50g skein is not enough for a large-sized adult male hat with a ribbed brim (as required for The Ships Project). One skein might be sufficient for a very simple beanie; but I've had to use 2 skeins for each hat I've made for the troops. Still, for me, the Amherst is less expensive than the Cascade and so much nicer for knitting soft but substantial hats. [I will update this review after I knit slipper socks with Amherst.]

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A good inexpensive merino

                By 

                from NY

                About Me Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

                  I am making a button down sweater

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lovely feel and colorway

                  By 

                  from Sonoma, CA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

                    Knit up caps for Jan Women's March.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Would buy this product again..

                    By 

                    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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