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Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton

8/2 Cotton. As mill end yarns become less and less available, we have recognized the need to replace them with additional Permanent Lines yarns. Eight/Two is our new standard 8/2 unmercerized 100% cotton yarn. Made in Brazil and stocked in very large quantities. New colors will continue to be added.

Color Cards and Color Books for this yarn are available.

Content:
100% Cotton
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
1# cones/3360 yards/lb
Sett:
18-24 e.p.i.
$17.99 cone Discountable
  • 1089 Alabaster Backordered $17.99
  • 1171 Pale Yellow In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 1205 Banana Backordered $17.99
  • 1382 Spectra Yellow In Stock 41 cones $17.99
  • 2194 Algiers Blue In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 2355 Colonial Blue In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 2448 Mediterranean Blue In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 2550 Nautical In Stock 22 cones $17.99
  • 2574 Heather In Stock 24 cones $17.99
  • 2625 Ink Blue In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 2636 Navy In Stock 42 cones $17.99
  • 2746 Dark Teal In Stock 2 cones $17.99
  • 2868 Gray Blue In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 3599 Lollipop In Stock 48 cones $17.99
  • 3611 Red Backordered $17.99
  • 3706 Melissa Pink In Stock 19 cones $17.99
  • 3794 Burgundy In Stock 21 cones $17.99
  • 3800 Currant In Stock 14 cones $17.99
  • 4425 Orange In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 4548 Peaches 'n Cream In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 5424 Turquoise Green In Stock 27 cones $17.99
  • 5468 Stone Green In Stock 32 cones $17.99
  • 5597 Mosstone In Stock 40 cones $17.99
  • 5604 Willow Green In Stock 37 cones $17.99
  • 5606 Army Green In Stock 40 cones $17.99
  • 5680 Sagebrush In Stock 44 cones $17.99
  • 5792 Lime In Stock 45 cones $17.99
  • 5877 Posy Green In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 5934 Elm Green In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 5949 Black Forest In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 6122 Very Berry Backordered $17.99
  • 6256 Eggplant In Stock 19 cones $17.99
  • 6290 Petunia In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 6314 Gray Mauve Backordered $17.99
  • 6394 Royal Lilac In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 6402 Lilac Snow In Stock 30 cones $17.99
  • 6503 Murky Lavender In Stock 29 cones $17.99
  • 6974 Grayed Lavender In Stock 1 cone $17.99
  • 6995 Purple In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 7198 Burnt Sienna In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 7285 Baked Clay In Stock 31 cones $17.99
  • 7327 Tobacco In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 7382 Madder Brown In Stock 12 cones $17.99
  • 7388 Camel In Stock 42 cones $17.99
  • 8001 White In Stock 2 cones $17.99
  • 8176 Natural Backordered $17.99
  • 8418 Silver Birch Backordered $17.99
  • 8540 Shale In Stock 8 cones $17.99
  • 8682 Silver Gray In Stock 6 cones $17.99
  • 8990 Black Backordered $17.99
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Valley Yarns8/2 Cotton
 
4.4

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (55)
  • Machine washable (47)
  • Nice texture (47)
  • Soft (47)
  • Dyed evenly (42)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Towels (10)
    • Baby blankets (5)
    • Weaving (5)
    • Dish towels (4)
    • Kitchen towels (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (25), Artist (24), Weaver (17), Novice (10), Parent (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (75)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Yarn!

    I've been impressed with the 2/8 cotton spun in Canada over the "usual" 8/2 cotton available here in the U.S. This yarn, Valley's "Eight Two" seems...Read complete review

    I've been impressed with the 2/8 cotton spun in Canada over the "usual" 8/2 cotton available here in the U.S. This yarn, Valley's "Eight Two" seems about the same spin as 2/8 (no, 8/2 and 2/8 are not exactly the same though the weight is close), and I am enjoying weaving with it. It's a terrific weight for kitchen towels, comes in a large selection of colors, is strong for warp (*very* little breakage), and the texture is soft with a good drape (even for a towel this is important!). I'll use it again and again, I'm sure, once my stash begins to look depleted!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Knots in the yarns

    I used this yarn to make 10 yds of handwoven fabric. There were numerous breaks in the threads that had been retied on the cone. Some came untied during the weaving process which was...Read complete review

    I used this yarn to make 10 yds of handwoven fabric. There were numerous breaks in the threads that had been retied on the cone. Some came untied during the weaving process which was disappointing. I was making this as a gift for someone else, so the knots were very discouraging to find.

    The final fabric was nice though.

    Reviewed by 80 customers

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    5.0

    I DO buy this product often!

    By Charlotte the Weaver

    from Central Oregon

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Projects Turn Out Perfect
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dish towels

      Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

      I use this for my handwoven cotton dish towels.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      1.0

      Twisted when warping

      By tdb

      from colorado

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly

      Cons

      • Twists Up

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

        Twisted up so badly when warping I cut it off. Any suggestions for me on how to handle this yarn.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I love this yarn

        By Dawne

        from Rochester, NH

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

        I am using these cones for weaving towels and blankets.

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        5.0

        Excellent yarn

        By Katalina

        from Port Townsend, WA

        About Me Weaver

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weaving

          Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

          Excellent yarn. WEBS is my "go to" place for cotton weaving yarns. Thanks!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Nice Soft Cotton Yarn

          By Dawne

          from Rochester, NH

          About Me Knitter, Weaver

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Handwoven Baby Blankets
            • Handwoven Towels

            Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

            This 8/2 unmercerized cotton is softer than another common 8/2 that I've ordered from another store. Since I want to weave a baby blanket out of part of this, that's important. The kitchen towels I wove worked out great.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love This Cotton

            By Gene Alabama

            from Alabama

            About Me Artist, Weaver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Great Weaving Warp Thread
            • Weaves well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weaving warp
              • Weaving Weft

              Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

              This thread weaves well. I have used it as both warp and weft with great results.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfection!

              By Charlie's Web

              from Bloomsburg, PA

              About Me Manufacturer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • No Factory Knots
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weaving

                Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                Out of 10 pounds of yarn, I did not find a single factory knot! This yarn is perfect for weaving!

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                • No

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again.

                By Linda

                from Cabot, VT

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                    I wove placemats and napkins with this product. Warp and wove the placemats with doubles of the thread.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Stash Must-have

                    By Joy

                    from Northport, NY

                    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                        Terrific for dishtowels. large selection of colors to choose from. Very few knots. My go-to dishtowel fiber choice.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        antique loom loves it!

                        By maple pie

                        from wilmington nc

                        About Me Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Excellent Spin Twist
                        • Machine Washable
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weaving P
                          • Woven Placemats

                          Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                          Easy fibers to warp for loom. Beautiful color and texture. Washable. End product has soft vintage feel.

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                          • No

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