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Berroco Ultra Alpaca

Berroco Ultra Alpaca is a delightfully soft, reasonably priced alpaca & wool blend worsted weight yarn. Its heathered colors are a perfect complement to our own alpaca & wool blend: Valley Yarns StockbridgeMade in Peru.

Content:
50% Alpaca/50% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/215yds
Gauge:
5 sts = 1" on US 8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$12.00 hank Discountable
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BerrocoUltra Alpaca
 
4.8

(based on 116 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (91)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (92)
  • Nice texture (88)
  • Good weight (83)
  • Dyed evenly (66)
  • Knits quickly (56)

Cons

  • Sheds (7)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (72)
  • Hats (65)
  • Scarves (64)
  • Gloves (40)
  • Socks (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (72), Artist (22), Parent (13), Collector (7), Novice (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (97), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful and Soft Yarn

This yarn is very nice. It's soft and easy to knit with. And once it's blocked, it becomes super soft! My mistake was not knitting a gauge swatch before making a sweater...Read complete review

This yarn is very nice. It's soft and easy to knit with. And once it's blocked, it becomes super soft! My mistake was not knitting a gauge swatch before making a sweater (I know! I'm so bad!)and it grew a TON when it got wet. So, I tossed it in the dryer when it was still damp and let it go on low for about 20 min. That shrunk it back up to size and made it extremely soft and fluffy, but it did felt a little. Overall, I'd recommend this yarn, just make sure to do a swatch!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sheds really badly

Yes, it feels beautifully soft and it crochets up very nicely but the fo ends up looking like you spend your free time volunteering at the dog shelter.

I made gloves...Read complete review

Yes, it feels beautifully soft and it crochets up very nicely but the fo ends up looking like you spend your free time volunteering at the dog shelter.

I made gloves with this and for real, they look like I've been petting a heavily shedding cat. The more I wear them, the worse it gets.

I wouldn't buy it again. It's too bad when you really love the look and feel of a yarn only to have your fo look ratty at the end.

Reviewed by 116 customers

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5.0

Great yarn

By Mitch

from Harrison AR

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

    I am using this yarn to make a wrap. It knits easily and is working up beautifully. It is very soft. I think I will enjoy this garment to the fullest. Now if it will just get cold!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Good yarn, not luxury

    By Cindy + cats

    from Social Circle, GA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Allergenic At First
    • Long Hairs Escaping Yarn

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Heavier Weight Shawl
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

    I used this yarn for the Tracy Shawl from Wendy Knits Lace. It has a good drape, although it does not flow. I see it best as a sweater, hat, or blanket/afghan.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Love it!! Loved the sale price but more I love the yarn.

    By Blondie

    from Illinois

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

      I made two hikers vests and a scarf . They all came out great. Soft and lovely!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Love this yarn

      By Titch

      from N.Texas

      About Me Enthusiast, Knitting Addict

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly
      • Lovely Heathered Colors
      • Soft
      • Soft Easy To Work With
      • Useful Weight Guage 18-20
      • Warm But Light Weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

        Had lovely results on fairisle/icelandic type colorwork. This is my favorite yarn currently. For an alpaca blend with generous yardage it is a good value yarn.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Beautiful Yarn

        By MJK

        from Cincinnati

        About Me Artist, Professional, Weaver

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters
          • Weaving

          Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

          This will be used for winter scarves. The weight is light, soft and will be warm and beautiful.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Outstanding

          By Betty

          from Nokomis, Fl

          About Me Artist, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

            This is the third Aran sweater I have knitted for family members, fit perfect, beautiful yarn and lovely colors

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Fabulous Yarn

            By Auntie Rie

            from Bradford, MA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Socks

              Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

              I love this yarn, I purchase several skeins for myself and other knitters in my knitting group. We are all making Fiddle Head Mittens with it. It is so soft and warm and works up beautifully! So pleased with our purchase and great savings....super discount.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Ultra Alpaca by Berroco

              By Helen

              from Brisbane Aust

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                Service and delivery were very efficient

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Man's Vest

                By A chick with sticks

                from Northeast TN

                About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                  A light-weight yarn with a nice drape. Hubby is eager to have his vest completed.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  my go to yarn in both worsted and Dk

                  By norsknitter

                  from Boston MA

                  About Me Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

                    This truly is my go to yarn. I love it. The price point and yardage are wonderful. The finished products are wonderful. I own a ton of it and I will continue to buy more. I hope they never stop making this. The sweaters and hats and scarves I have made wear well and don't pill. The only complaint I have is that I wish they would include more subtly dyed colors.

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                    • No

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