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Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo Natural

Introducing Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo Natural! In a heavier weight than our fabulous 10/2 Bamboo, this undyed 5/2 yarn has the unique shine and drape of bamboo. You can feel good about the sustainability of bamboo, and you'll feel great about the look and feel of projects woven in this elegant fiber. 5/2 Bamboo Natural is ready for dyeing, or use it as is for weaving or knitted lacework. Spun in Canada, dyed in the US.

Sett notes: Tabby, or plain weave, should be 16-18 epi in most cases. 18-20 epi is right for twill.  Although it is the same yards/lb. as 5/2 cotton, 5/2 bamboo behaves a little differently.

5/2 Bamboo is also available in colors.

Color Cards and Color Books for this yarn are available.

$1.50 per cone charge for wind-off service (for fractions of a pound).

Yarns sold by the pound may have their quantity adjusted before the order is sent to reflect the actual weight of what is being sent out. Each cone is approximately 1–1.25 lbs and will cost approximately $19.99–$24.99.

Content:
100% Bamboo
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
2100 yds/pound on 1 lb cones
Gauge:
> 8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
Knitting Weight:
Lace
Sett:
16-20 epi
$19.99 lb Discountable
  • In Stock 17 lbs $19.99

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Valley Yarns5/2 Bamboo Natural
 
5.0

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        5.0

        Not just for weaving

        By Naturalstateknitter

        from Arkansas

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Need Variegated Colors

          Best Uses

          • Knitting Crochet Too

          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

          Though I bought this for warp in weaving, I can't wait to knit and crochet with it. It would be perfect for a wedding shawl. The drape of bamboo is gorgeous, add beads and you have WOW!

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          5.0

          A gorgeous yarn

          By Mary W.

          from Blue Hill, ME

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lovely drape
          • Striking Product
          • Wonderful Sheen

          Cons

          • Kept Slipping Off Needles
          • Slippery On 2 Needles
          • Slippery On 2s

          Best Uses

          • Shawl Or Scarf
          • Summerweight Sweater

          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

          The shawl was so lovely someone wanted to buy it! This yarn is very lightweight, slippery to use. The shawl's lacy pattern was very visible, and the yarn well suited to this use. I knitted on metal needles, and another time will use bamboo to prevent stitches from slipping off the end of needles.

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          5.0

          Lovely weaving yarn

          By a weaver

          from Croton-on-Hudson, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful drape
          • Easy to work with
          • great sheen
          • Washes well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Baby blankets
            • Clothing
            • Garments
            • Scarves

            Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

            I wish you'd re-introduce the 10/2 bamboo in all the colors available for 5/2! This is a great yarn, but I miss the finer, 10/2 weight.

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            5.0

            Excellent yarn for lightweight knits

            By Rachel

            from Santa Barbara, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Delicate
            • Lightweight
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lightweight Lacy Patterns

              Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

              This yarn is ever so soft and has a silk-like sheen. I bought it to make a delicate top with a lace-like knitting pattern, and I'm very pleased with the way its coming out. My skin is very sensitive and I can't handle wool, so I chose the yarn with some care and I've not been disappointed. This is a good substitute for other organic fibers. It also doesn't shed fiber like some yarn types. I can't yet speak to how well it wears or washes, as I'm still working on this project.

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