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 109 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 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 (83)
  • Knits quickly (70)
  • Nice texture (70)
  • Dyed evenly (54)

Cons

  • Fabric pills (3)
  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (56)
  • Sweaters (55)
  • Scarves (45)
  • Gloves (25)
  • Felting (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (63), Artist (20), Parent (16), Novice (9), Collector (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (92), 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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5.0

Love this Merino yarn!!

By 

from NJ

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

    Great Merino Wool from Peru.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    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

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