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.  

Check out our Valley Yarns Berkshire Undyed 100 Gram Hanks!

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4.5

(based on 115 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (82)
  • Nice texture (80)
  • Knits quickly (75)
  • Soft (68)
  • Dyed evenly (53)

Cons

  • Sheds (11)
  • Unravels (7)
  • Snags (5)
  • Twists up (5)

Best Uses

  • Hats (54)
  • Sweaters (53)
  • Scarves (44)
  • Felting (34)
  • Gloves (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (67), Artist (26), Parent (18), Collector (11), Novice (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (90), Yes (13)

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 115 customers

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5.0

One of my go-to yarns

By Gayle

from Riverside CA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hand bags and afghans

    Comments about true Berkshire:

    I've made two bags and am currently working on an afghan for my husband.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    For the "endless wrap"

    By Deanne

    from Minnesota

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight

    Cons

    • Sheds

    Best Uses

      Comments about true Berkshire:

      Knitted a sort of "prayer shawl". For my sister. Used the Blue sky pattern for the Endless Wrap. 110 inches was a great deal of knitting but I did like the yarn. The color was richer than I anticipated. Great yardage for the price. Have not washed it but did block/steam it

       
      5.0

      Love this yarn!

      By Kate

      from CA

      About Me Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats

        Comments about true Berkshire:

        I make mostly hats with it. Love that it shows great pattern details (perfect for cables in my opinion) and it stretches nicely, which is good for hats of any sizes.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        It is good yarn

        By mommy knitter

        from logan utah

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly

        Cons

        • Unravels

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Hats

        Comments about true Berkshire:

        I used this for hat by Romi Hill.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love this yarn

        By LisaYH

        from Tennessee

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Shawls
          • Sweaters

          Comments about true Berkshire:

          This yarn feels wonderful and is a pleasure to knit. I am making the Om Shawl for my daughter and I absolutely love the richness of the colors. Will definitely be buying more of this yarn.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          loved it

          By littleknitter

          from Durham, NC

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about true Berkshire:

            I made a scarf with this yarn. It really was great for showing off the scarves pattern. My yarn was the royal blue and it was a really nice blue. Also the yarn seems extra rounded - kind of an unusual shape, and I really liked the effect of this.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Felted Stuffed Lion

            By Trish50

            from Morris CT

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Hats
              • Sweaters

              Comments about true Berkshire:

              Knitted a toy lion to felt in the washing machine. The yarn was great for this. One thing I would change is that I would put the toy in a garment bag before putting it into the washer. The felted fibers on the very top and bottom were not as thick as the rest of the toy.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  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...

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  It is a very nice yarn to work with.

                  By Knitter

                  from Edmond, OK

                  About Me Artist, Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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