Berroco Ultra Alpaca is my favorite alpaca yarn. It is easy on the fingers when knitting it. It has a lovely little halo. Just remember not to smooth it with your hands when wet-blocking as the halo will get flat!!! Everyone I have given things knitted of this yarn just rave about the softness and the warmth. And the price is acceptable, too!!
I bought a pink skein of this yarn because I have wanted a pale pink cardigan and can't find one I like to buy!
The yarn is so soft yet strong. I knitted a swatch, washed and blocked it and it came out fine. The yarn has a slight halo which gives it a soft cuddle me look. knits well, no splits,no knots. I am trying to find a cardigan pattern that I think will look good in pink before I order more.
When I get something actually knitted with this yarn I will review again. Meanwhile Ravelry users give it high marks.
I used this to make a comforting hat for a young lady going through radiation treatment. It's soft and snuggly, perfect for someone who can't tolerate scratchier materials against her skin at the moment.
I'm very happy with this product. Being a new knitter, I'm limited in experience, however, I was lucky enough to come across this yarn and made it up into a hat that is awesome. It's soft and warm both - great combination - doesn't split easily and holds it's shape well! 5 Stars!
I just received my weekly wool Watcher order from JB; one skein of several different yarns. (My way of trying out yarns I am curious about and that my LYS doesn't carry. She calls me the Queen of my skein yarns; I think Berroco Ultra Alpaca is a yarn I will bug her to carry.
It feels so soft and I have it laying on my shoulder and no itch with my sensitive skin. I have a sweater in mind for this yarn and as soon as I swatch it will probably be ordering more, even at regular price this yarn sounds like a bargain to me. More later.