Valley Yarns Berkshire

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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 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (73)
  • Nice texture (71)
  • Knits quickly (67)
  • Soft (59)
  • Dyed evenly (44)

Cons

  • Sheds (10)
  • Unravels (6)
  • Snags (5)
  • Twists up (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (50)
  • Hats (47)
  • Scarves (41)
  • Felting (30)
  • Gloves (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (61), Artist (23), Parent (15), Collector (11), Novice (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82), Yes (11)

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 104 customers

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5.0

lovely basic yarn

By amyg

from Omaha, NE

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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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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

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    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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      • No

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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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        4.0

        It's fine.

        By Julia

        from Ma

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        Comments about true Berkshire:

        I will make pom-pons.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        I like this yarn and would buy it again

        By Evie 15

        from Iowa

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about true Berkshire:

          I used the yarn for the pattern that I like. It's very nice and quick to knit

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          • No

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          5.0

          Soft Wool

          By BlueMoonGirl

          from Seattle

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about true Berkshire:

              I'm working currently on a cowl and this yarn is a pleasure. It has beautiful stitch definition, saturated colors and the wool has a soft hand. This would be for anything where you'd like sturdy, warmth with your project.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Fabulous felter

              By Victoria

              from Warrento, VA

              About Me Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about true Berkshire:

                Very sturdy yarn that is easy to knit and felt. Holds its shape well and it's fibers are consistent which is rare in a single ply yarn. Great winter yarn as it is a bit heavier than a worsted weight yarn and is very warm. Good selection of colors.

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                5.0

                silky and cooperative hand

                By monkeysuit

                from flagstaff, az

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Novice, Parent

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                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about true Berkshire:

                  I would include a photo but the hat is in constant use. I made it for my son and his girlfriend hasn't taken it off yet. Perfect for winter, super soft and warm. The best part: knitting this yarn filled me with joy. I had just knit an inferior wool from the chain store. This product glided through my fingers and felt so good.

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                  • Yes

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