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Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo

Introducing Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo! In a heavier weight than our fabulous 10/2 Bamboo, this 5/2 yarn has the same deep, rich colors and 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. 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.

Care notes: On the first washing of dark colors or bright colors use a color catcher or dye magnet in the water.

5/2 Bamboo is also available in Natural.

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 $29.99–$37.50.

Note: Some cones in the Hummingbird color have stickers on the inside stating 5/2 cotton. Please disregard these stickers, the yarn is bamboo.

Content:
100% Bamboo
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
2100 yards/pound on ~1.25 lb cones
Gauge:
> 8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
Knitting Weight:
Lace
Sett:
16-20 epi
$29.99 lb Discountable
  • GOLD In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • ADOBE Backordered $29.99
  • AMETHYST In Stock 48 lbs $29.99
  • AZURE In Stock 4 lbs $29.99
  • BIRCH In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • BLACK Backordered $29.99
  • BLUEMING Blue Ming In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 45 lbs $29.99
  • DAFFODIL Backordered $29.99
  • DKGREEN Dark Green In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • DKTEAL Dark Teal In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • EGGPLANT Eggplant In Stock 1 lb $29.99
  • EVERGREEN In Stock 39 lbs $29.99
  • GREYBLUE Grey Blue In Stock 6 lbs $29.99
  • GREYTEAL Grey Teal In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • HUMMINGBIR Hummingbird In Stock 49 lbs $29.99
  • LEMONGRASS In Stock 1 lb $29.99
  • MIDNIGHT Midnight In Stock 2 lbs $29.99
  • MINERALGRE Mineral Green In Stock 28 lbs $29.99
  • NAVY In Stock 43 lbs $29.99
  • OLIVE In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • ORCHID In Stock 27 lbs $29.99
  • POMPEII In Stock 20 lbs $29.99
  • REDPURPLE Red Purple In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • ROYAL In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • SIENNA In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • TAUPE In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
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Valley Yarns5/2 Bamboo
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (16)

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    (2)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      • Weaving (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I LOVE this yarn.

      I LOVE this yarn. I've now purchased at least 10 colors of the bamboo and have woven scarves for loved ones. It's a pleasure to work with. The final product shrinks about 10%...Read complete review

      I LOVE this yarn. I've now purchased at least 10 colors of the bamboo and have woven scarves for loved ones. It's a pleasure to work with. The final product shrinks about 10% which makes it softer and also look really finely sett, so plan accordingly. I'm currently working on a year long project to only *make* any new clothing for myself....using this bamboo fabric as a base (either woven or knit).

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      less than I expected

      I was excited to get this yarn since I love bamboo, and because this product is from Canada. I was disappointed when I opened the box with many different colors and found that the...Read complete review

      I was excited to get this yarn since I love bamboo, and because this product is from Canada. I was disappointed when I opened the box with many different colors and found that the yarn texture is uneven. It looked as if it was hand spun by a beginner. When I knit it up, it didn't have the sheen or softness of other bamboo I have. I have lots of it--bought it during the last big Webs sale, thinking it would be good for my higher end garments in a good variety of colors. Guess I'll need to find some other uses for it for my own wear, and go back to the product made outside of America for things I sell.

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      5.0

      Excellent for crochet

      By Skye

      from Australia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful drape
      • Long Cones Means No Joins
      • lovely sheen

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Love It For Crochet

        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

        I was looking for a light yarn for large crochet garments - dresses, suits and this is perfect. It's great having no joins, and the drape is beautiful for larger pieces. Helps with sizing too because it stretches and rebounds well. Lovely to make up, flows beatifully. Works best with metal hooks. Also excellent value.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Prompt service but also helped with dye lot after some months for which I was grateful - making it up as I go so hard to get quantity right especially when cone seems to go forever!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Yarn for Weaving!

        By HandWoven by Liz

        from New York,New york

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Color And Shine

        Cons

        • Strong Silky

        Best Uses

        • Weaving

        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

        I use this yarn for weaving,great warp yarn,wonderful colors! Very easy to work with due to the silky texture of yarn.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love this yarn!

        By SDWEST

        from Australia

        Pros

        • excellent drape
        • Terrific For Fine Crochet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Great For Crochet

          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

          I wanted something for lace weight crochet and tried this yarn. It has worked up just beautifully, much better than the original yarn for some projects. Also terrific to have so few joins because of size of cone. Best hook size is 2.50. It isn't quick but the end result is fantastic.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Nice yarn

          By rider

          from Southwest Missouri

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                This was a gift to a good friend who is a weaver - she chose the 'adobe' color. She is very pleased with the texture of the yarn, and loves the color - a soft, almost neutral color that will work with many other 'earthy' colors.

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                • Yes

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I LOVE this yarn.

                By Renaissance Chic

                from Portland, OR

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Drape Colorfast Yummy

                Cons

                • Break A Few Warp Threads

                Best Uses

                • Scarves Clothing Yardage

                Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                I LOVE this yarn. I've now purchased at least 10 colors of the bamboo and have woven scarves for loved ones. It's a pleasure to work with. The final product shrinks about 10% which makes it softer and also look really finely sett, so plan accordingly. I'm currently working on a year long project to only *make* any new clothing for myself....using this bamboo fabric as a base (either woven or knit).

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                • No

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                5.0

                wonderful yarn!

                By Gila

                from Vienna, Austria

                Verified Buyer

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                      Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                      a wonderful yarn with a great drape

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      very fast delivery, everything arrived in perfect condition

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                      • Yes

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      5/2 bamboo

                      By Envious

                      from Australia

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                            Very slinky soft when washed. I wove a wrap using tencel in grape (variagated) and gold bamboo, just beautiful. The colour of the gold is very strong so don't use a lot of it in any one piece.

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                            5.0

                            Requires good eyesight!

                            By JWB

                            from Montana

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Available In Cones
                            • Purchased 4
                            • Yarn Type Perfect

                            Cons

                            • Weight Might Vary

                            Best Uses

                            • Very Special Gifts

                            Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                            Purchased 4 cones for a large project. Many dropped stitches until I became familiar with size/weight of yarn. Probably would have chosen a simpler project had I known. Am concerned about care & use of product after all the work. Takes one full week per item. Thats 30 weeks of my life and can only work so long before it affects my eyesight. But the finished product is absolutely fabulous. Beautiful, consistent color. Have no reservations about my choice. Customer service was wonderful helping me decide he quantity that I needed to order. Appears to be "right on" estimate! Seven 60" scarves per cone I need 30.

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                            5.0

                            nice!

                            By Kotty

                            from Cyprus

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                                  Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                                  I knit from this yarn dress by lace pattern. I think it will be a very good product. Skin feel nice this yarn. Knitting fabric from this yarn is good droops and elegant drape.

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                                  5.0

                                  nice!

                                  By Kotty

                                  from Cyprus

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                                        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                                        This yarn is made ​​of bamboo is very high quality and beautiful. knitted fabric from it droops beautiful tails. Tunic dress and looks wonderful from this yarn. well suited for openwork patterns. I do not know how to look after a wash cloth.

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