Valley Yarns Berkshire

$6.49 Skein
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  • Fiber Content: 85% Wool/15% Alpaca
  • Weight: Worsted
  • Gauge: 4 sts = 1" on US 9
  • Weight/Yardage: 100g/141yds
  • Care: Hand Wash

Valley Yarns Berkshire is a superbly soft wool and alpaca blend made of a single ply. Berkshire  works up to a substantial fabric with beautiful drape and a subtle halo, and outerwear knit in this heavy-worsted weight yarn will keep you warm and cozy. And Berkshire felts like a dream! In our signature colorways, Berkshire is your go-to yarn for garments and accessories, felted, knit and crocheted. Made in Peru.  

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4.5

(based on 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (77)
  • Nice texture (75)
  • Knits quickly (71)
  • Soft (63)
  • Dyed evenly (46)

Cons

  • Sheds (10)
  • Unravels (6)
  • Snags (5)
  • Twists up (5)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (51)
  • Hats (49)
  • Scarves (42)
  • Felting (31)
  • Gloves (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (63), Artist (25), Parent (17), Collector (11), Novice (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (85), Yes (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful soft quality, gorgeous colors!

My favorite sweater yarn! Super soft and perfect weight with excellent stitch definition!

My favorite sweater yarn! Super soft and perfect weight with excellent stitch definition!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Weaving Project

Bought this yarn for weaving project (scarf). I would definitely not recommend this for weaving. It breaks constantly and sheds terribly. Wish I had not bought it.

Bought this yarn for weaving project (scarf). I would definitely not recommend this for weaving. It breaks constantly and sheds terribly. Wish I had not bought it.

Reviewed by 108 customers

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5.0

Lovely yarn

By Aran Knitter

from Southeastern PA

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about true Berkshire:

      I usd this yarn to crochet an elephant for my granddaughter. It was perfect. Lovely soft feel and texture.

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      • No

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      5.0

      great yarn... would buy it again ...

      By Viv the knitter

      from Ocean, NJ

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Twists Up

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about true Berkshire:

      Used this product to make my grand son hat and scarf.. very easy to knit...

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      • No

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      5.0

      It is a very nice yarn to work with.

      By Knitter

      from Edmond, OK

      About Me Artist, Parent

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      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about true Berkshire:

        I bought this product mainly because the colors offered fit the scheme for a weather blanket I was knitting. I found it easy to work with. When I purchased it I wasn't sure how the roving texture would affect the look and feel of my blanket. It is working perfectly. It is nice and springy and pleasant to work with.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Will be ordering several more skeins of different colors

        By Energizer Bunny

        from Freehold, NJ

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves

          Comments about true Berkshire:

          Knits up quickly, looks great and I use the patterns that recommend the particular yarn for best results

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          lovely basic yarn

          By amyg

          from Omaha, NE

          About Me Novice

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • Twists Up

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about true Berkshire:

          I am making a multi-colored scarf and mittens. The color choices are awesome and the yarn knits pretty quickly. I have noticed every so often the yarn may get thinner or thicker. But for the most part it's pretty uniform. I think it would be a great felting yarn. I may try that next.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great color!

          By Coyote Jo

          from Murrieta, CA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about true Berkshire:

            I am going to make a sweater of the yarn. It is so soft and such a pretty color it will be a pleasure to wear it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            berkshire by valley yarns

            By knitter36

            from New York City

            About Me Artist, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about true Berkshire:

              service and delivery were fine..perfedt for my Kaffe Fassett striped sweater

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              • No

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              2.0

              softness needed

              By ladyprogolfer

              from New Jersey

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly

              Cons

              • Coarse

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about true Berkshire:

              I bought this yarn to make a sweater, and although it's 100% wool, the reviews stated that it's still soft and pliable. I found that this isn't the case at all. I'm almost finished with the sweater and I'm disappointed in the feel of the yarn and the reviews to me were misleading. Would not purchase again

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              4.0

              Workhorse yarn at a great price!

              By Knitnut

              from Wi

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cowls
                • Hats
                • Mittens
                • Scarves

                Comments about true Berkshire:

                I have used Berkshire for cowls, mittens and hats. The touch of alpaca gives a nice soft halo. It's a workhorse yarn that's a great price and comes in a great variety of colors.

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                • No

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                4.0

                It's fine.

                By Julia

                from Ma

                About Me Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about true Berkshire:

                I will make pom-pons.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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