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Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk

Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk is a super light and soft blend with a little gentle, silky sheen that is sure to become a favorite. Lace knitters will love Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk for many of their favorite patterns.  Made in Peru.

Color Cards and Color Books for this yarn are available.

Click here for the Interweave Crochet Sangria Cardigan pattern kit.

Note: Restocks of this yarn aren't expected in until early 2015.

Content:
80% Alpaca/20% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
1/2-lb cones/3472 YPP (1736 yards/cone)
Gauge:
8 sts = 1"
Knitting Weight:
Lace
Sett:
18-20epi
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Valley Yarns2/14 Alpaca Silk
 
4.6

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (70)
  • Nice texture (67)
  • Good weight (55)
  • Dyed evenly (38)
  • Knits quickly (19)

Cons

  • Splits (5)
  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (47)
  • Sweaters (15)
  • Gloves (10)
  • Hats (8)
  • Shawls (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (45), Artist (23), Collector (5), Parent (5), Weaver (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (73), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sumptuous scarves!

Warping with this yarn was a dream! First scarf I set at 20epi. Lovely soft drape, although with the twill I was using, I had rather long floats, so for the second...Read complete review

Warping with this yarn was a dream! First scarf I set at 20epi. Lovely soft drape, although with the twill I was using, I had rather long floats, so for the second scarf I changed to 24epi, and used a slightly different twill with shorter floats (I'm concerned about the fabric snagging in a scarf). Will definitely use this again, but might consider using a wool/silk blend for the weft to help stabilize the fabric.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Color Inaccurate

The yarn was beautiful but completely inaccurate and a different, lighter tone than what is described in the picture. The yarn itself, other thasn color us as described. The problem with the color...Read complete review

The yarn was beautiful but completely inaccurate and a different, lighter tone than what is described in the picture. The yarn itself, other thasn color us as described. The problem with the color was not due to different screen colors.. it was the same on every screen I opened it on, including the customer service representative I called at WEBS... they literally got up and grabbed a few cones and confirmed all of them were much lighter than what was described in picture... (while they were pleasant about it, I still had to ask for them to do this.)
Again, the color was beautiful but not a true representation of the picture and what was described.
The yarn itself is amazing, just the wrong color.

Reviewed by 89 customers

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2.0

Color Inaccurate

By Ann

from Wisconsin

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Alpaca
  • Silk
  • Yarn

Cons

  • Color
  • Inaccurate

Best Uses

    Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

    The yarn was beautiful but completely inaccurate and a different, lighter tone than what is described in the picture. The yarn itself, other thasn color us as described. The problem with the color was not due to different screen colors.. it was the same on every screen I opened it on, including the customer service representative I called at WEBS... they literally got up and grabbed a few cones and confirmed all of them were much lighter than what was described in picture... (while they were pleasant about it, I still had to ask for them to do this.)
    Again, the color was beautiful but not a true representation of the picture and what was described.
    The yarn itself is amazing, just the wrong color.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Definitely buy this again

    By Cathy

    from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

      This is so easy to work with, even on the spools. It seems to just fly onto the needles and knits up so smoothly. Using it double is easy - it doesn't twist or bunch up and tangle easily either. I loved making the sweater I made and I think I have enough left to make a shawl too.

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      5.0

      A dream to weave

      By LMac

      from New Zealand

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

        Items have a lovely handle

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Really soft, nice to handle and wear

        By Molly Elkind

        from Atlanta, GA area

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

          I wove a shawl and an infinity wrap with this yarn, and was so happy with the results I am about to order more. I wove the first two items with the same yarn as weft, but then I sampled using 8/2 tencel weft and the shiny/matte contrast is gorgeous, so my next pieces will use a tencel weft. THanks to all the reviewers who helped me realize a sett of 24 would work just fine for the diamond twill I used.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Amazing color

          By Auntie Annie

          from Malone, WI

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

            I'm using this to make the sweater that's featured on the same page as the yarn, changing the sweater to have long sleeves.

            Service and delivery comments:

            I knew when I ordered the yarn that the color I wanted was back-ordered. When it was ready to ship I was contacted to make sure that I still wanted the yarn. I appreciated that since it had been a while and I might have changed my mind. It's nice to know that you won't get stuck paying shipping to return something that you've decided you don't want.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Nice deep color, soft feel, uniform lace

            By Judy

            from AZ

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            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

              I bought this with a gift card given for Christmas. I like that the yarn comes on a cone - I find that easier to handle when knitting. I haven't used it yet except for a swatch but I am looking forward to doing some nice lace work with it. Love the color and feel. I hope it blocks well.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sumptuous scarves!

              By Shuttlesong

              from Ontario, Canada

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                Warping with this yarn was a dream! First scarf I set at 20epi. Lovely soft drape, although with the twill I was using, I had rather long floats, so for the second scarf I changed to 24epi, and used a slightly different twill with shorter floats (I'm concerned about the fabric snagging in a scarf). Will definitely use this again, but might consider using a wool/silk blend for the weft to help stabilize the fabric.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Love this yarn

                By Barb

                from Fort Myers, FL

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Snags
                • Splits

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Lace
                • Scarves
                • Shawls

                Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                I have used this yarn before & thrilled to see it on sale. I've made several lace shawls with beading & once blocked, shows the patterns beautifully. So soft against the skin. I also over dyed some of the lt. grey with Kool-Aid & came up with some wonderful colors. It does, however, split so I tried different needle points until I was comfortable with the results. I am also going to try plying some with merino yarn that I have spun.

                Service and delivery comments:

                As always, yarn arrived promptly & in good condition.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                So pretty

                By Nin

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Fashionista, Obsessive

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Affordable
                • Beautiful
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Doubled For Cropped Cardi
                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Lace Fingerless Mitts
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                  The best thing is the worst thing. This beautiful yarn is sold by the miles on cones and needs slightly tedious rewinding in order to be used doubled which has been my preference so far. Still, this yarn is lovely and the knitted results are great.

                  Fast delivery from WEBS is wonderful. I appreciate that as much as the good choices. :)

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Color very different than on screen

                  By Karla

                  from NY

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                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                        I ordered the Olive and in real life it's drastically darker and drabber than the picture shows. I realize the company can't completely control how monitors might adjust colors and this kind of issue is the trade-off for the great variety available through an online operation, but I wish the store policy covered shipping costs for exchanges when that's the reason for dissatisfaction. Guess I'll be eating that cost in hope of exchanging this for a color I like, as the yarn itself seems very nice.

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                        • No

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