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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 In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 1382 Spectra Yellow In Stock 16 cones $17.99
  • 2194 Algiers Blue In Stock 33 cones $17.99
  • 2355 Colonial Blue In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 2448 Mediterranean Blue In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 2550 Nautical Backordered $17.99
  • 2574 Heather In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 2625 Ink Blue In Stock 39 cones $17.99
  • 2636 Navy Backordered $17.99
  • 2746 Dark Teal Backordered $17.99
  • 2868 Gray Blue In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 3599 Lollipop In Stock 22 cones $17.99
  • 3611 Red In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 3706 Melissa Pink In Stock 11 cones $17.99
  • 3794 Burgundy In Stock 4 cones $17.99
  • 3800 Currant Backordered $17.99
  • 4425 Orange In Stock 38 cones $17.99
  • 4548 Peaches 'n Cream In Stock 46 cones $17.99
  • 5424 Turquoise Green In Stock 15 cones $17.99
  • 5468 Stone Green In Stock 18 cones $17.99
  • 5597 Mosstone In Stock 32 cones $17.99
  • 5604 Willow Green In Stock 19 cones $17.99
  • 5606 Army Green In Stock 36 cones $17.99
  • 5680 Sagebrush In Stock 34 cones $17.99
  • 5792 Lime In Stock 28 cones $17.99
  • 5877 Posy Green In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 5934 Elm Green In Stock 38 cones $17.99
  • 5949 Black Forest In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 6122 Very Berry In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 6256 Eggplant Backordered $17.99
  • 6290 Petunia In Stock 38 cones $17.99
  • 6314 Gray Mauve Backordered $17.99
  • 6394 Royal Lilac In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 6402 Lilac Snow In Stock 25 cones $17.99
  • 6503 Murky Lavender In Stock 18 cones $17.99
  • 6974 Grayed Lavender Backordered $17.99
  • 6995 Purple In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 7198 Burnt Sienna In Stock 36 cones $17.99
  • 7285 Baked Clay In Stock 19 cones $17.99
  • 7327 Tobacco In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 7382 Madder Brown In Stock 2 cones $17.99
  • 7388 Camel In Stock 25 cones $17.99
  • 8001 White In Stock 2 cones $17.99
  • 8176 Natural Backordered $17.99
  • 8418 Silver Birch In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 8540 Shale In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 8682 Silver Gray Backordered $17.99
  • 8990 Black In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
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Valley Yarns8/2 Cotton
 
4.4

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 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 (49)
  • Soft (49)
  • Nice texture (48)
  • Dyed evenly (43)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Towels (11)
    • Baby blankets (5)
    • Weaving (5)
    • Dish towels (4)
    • Kitchen towels (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (26), Artist (25), Weaver (17), Novice (10), Parent (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (77)

    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 82 customers

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    5.0

    Warning on color 3611 red

    By Newbie weaver

    from 38.4 miles from Webs

    About Me Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Machine Washable
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

        I love this yarn and use it frequently to weave towels. I have never had a bleeding issue, but I did with this color. I washed it on medium, light, with a color catcher in it, removed it immediately after spinning. If you want a red, I recommend 3800 as I have never had a problem with that. I heartily recommend this yarn, just not this color unless you're using it alone.

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        • No

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        5.0

        My Go-to source

        By Lynn

        from Sequim WA

        About Me Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good price
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Prompt service
        • Soft
        • Very Good Color Range

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Towels

          Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

          Use for kitchen towels, gifts. Good color range, good quality product, fast service

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          • No

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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.

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            • No

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            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

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              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

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                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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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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