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4.4

Valley Yarns Southwick

This Italian import combines the softness of pima cotton with the beauty and drape of bamboo fiber. Valley Yarns Southwick is a joy to knit, and the feel improves even more once finished. This yarn is perfect for spring and summer knitting! It's great for basics as well as more intricate stitches.   Made in Italy.  

 

 

Content:
52% Pima Cotton/48% Bamboo
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/105yds
Gauge:
5 sts = 1" on US 5-7
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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Valley YarnsSouthwick
 
4.4

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (34)
  • Soft (34)
  • Good weight (32)
  • Dyed evenly (29)
  • Knits quickly (21)

Cons

  • Unravels (7)
  • Snags (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (22)
  • Scarves (18)
  • Hats (5)
  • Shawls (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (22), Artist (8), Novice (5), Parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (36), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lovely yarn, excellent value

I'm very happy with this yarn - it has a beautiful drape and hand, that subtle almost-sparkle from the bamboo fibers, and best of all, doesn't seem prone to splitting in spite of...Read complete review

I'm very happy with this yarn - it has a beautiful drape and hand, that subtle almost-sparkle from the bamboo fibers, and best of all, doesn't seem prone to splitting in spite of its single-ply construction. Colors are lovely too. It's knitting up for me at 5 spi on size 6 bamboos. I'll happily reorder this for spring and summer projects.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Silky texture, nice colors

I found this yarn needs a smaller needle than the label recommends. I used a size 4 needle, and it behaved much better than when I used a size 6. It also needs...Read complete review

I found this yarn needs a smaller needle than the label recommends. I used a size 4 needle, and it behaved much better than when I used a size 6. It also needs a firm tension to keep the twist from loosening, and the yarn gets messy if you have unknit stitches.

The sheen is very nice however, and I would use it for dressy things like special occasion wear.

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5.0

An excellent yarn

By Knitter Nat

from Northern VA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

    I used this yarn to knit a toddler girl dress. The yarn can split sometimes, but it really wasn't a problem, even though I'm a relatively new knitter. The color was true to the picture, and it has a really lovely sheen. I have used Southwick yarn multiple times, and I plan to continue to use it again and again.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Cotton and bamboo at their best

    By Patched Pastor

    from Lake Village, AR

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great colors
    • Lovely sheen
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Splitty
    • Stretches
    • Unravels

    Best Uses

    • Baby items
    • Scarves
    • Shawls

    Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

    This is a great yarn for shawls and other items where color, sheen, and drape are most desired. It splits fairly easily, so a blunter needle may be helpful.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    My go to yarn for summer projects!!!

    By Deb - Nite Owl Knitter

    from St. Charles, MO

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Great For Summer Wear
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice drape
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Tendency To Split

    Best Uses

    • Cowls
    • Scarves
    • Shawls
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

    I enjoy working with this yarn. It makes a nice, soft, light garment. I made a cowl for my mom out of it and she loves it. She has a lot of trouble wearing any type of clothing or scarf on her neck due to severe arthritis. This was so light and easy for her to wear she requested another one.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Wonderful drape and fluidity

    By Pete

    from West Palm Beach, FL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

        I made shrugs with this yarn that came out beautifully in the starfish pattern. The drape of the yarn is excellent.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Beautiful Yarn

        By Mare

        from Twin Lakes

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

          Yarn is easy to work with and very soft to the touch.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          looking good

          By Jackie

          from Wethersfield, CT

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Great Stitch Detail
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Splits

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters
          • Vest

          Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

          My purchase arrived the next day after being ordered, talk about being prompt. I love the color and feel of this yarn. The stitch looks awesome. I never realized what was meant by "stitch definition", but realized what it was with this yarn. There is a nice sheen to the yarn as well. The color is true to picture. This yarn works up nicely for the vest I'm making, although it might be a bit heavy for a summer vest, but the color will make it nice for fall. My only real complaint with this yarn is that it splits while working it so you have to keep an eye out for this.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good for weaving too! Makes a good Weft.

          By Anaweaves

          from Arizona

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft
          • The Drape Is Lovely

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves Shawls

            Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

            I love the combination of cotton and bamboo. I first ordered this because of the nice selection of colors. I have continued ordering for more than a year. The drape that this yarn creates is perfect for my scarves and shawls.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Southwick is fab!

            By Deb of the Waffle Clan

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Snags

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

            I ordered several shades of this particular yarn for a scarf that I am crocheting. I have bamboo sheets on my bed so I figured this would be soft and it is softer than I imagined! Nice and lightweight, the yarn is comfortable against the skin. Slick strands make for easy stitches and the colors are beautiful. The only draw back is that it is easy to catch an individual ply or two if you're not careful. That one issue aside, I love this yarn and will happily purchase more for upcoming Christmas presents!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Beautiful yarn

            By Anne

            from Baltimore

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Lustrous
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

              Pillow cover

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              • No

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              5.0

              Gorgeou sheen and color

              By talking turkey

              from Florida

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

                In the works... children's cardi and it's stunning.

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                • No

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