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 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (77)
  • Good weight (73)
  • Knits quickly (62)
  • Nice texture (59)
  • Dyed evenly (48)

Cons

  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (48)
  • Sweaters (48)
  • Scarves (39)
  • Gloves (23)
  • Felting (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (57), Artist (18), Parent (14), Novice (8), Collector (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (80), 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

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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    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.

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          • 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.

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            • 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.

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              • 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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                    4.0

                    Great for cowls and hats

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                    By Twiggels

                    from Ontario

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                    Verified Buyer

                    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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                      5.0

                      Lovely yarn!

                      By Liz

                      from Fredericksburg, Virginia

                      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

                          I used this yarn in a 5 color cowl and also a fair isle pattern. I love knitting with this yarn.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Nice Yarn

                          By Verna 49

                          from Arizona

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                          Pros

                          • Good Stitch Definition
                          • Good Weight
                          • Soft

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hats
                            • Scarves
                            • Sweaters

                            Comments about 4.49 Amherst:

                            This yarn is excellent quality for a very reasonable price. It is slightly thicker than Cascade 220, and has very good stitch definition. I am using it to make a vest in seed stitch. The fabric it makes is very soft, but still has good body. I will definitely buy it again.

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                            • No

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