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Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk 250g

60/2 Silk is part of WEBS' Valley Yarns line and will always be available. 60/2 silk runs 14,800 yards per pound and is put up on approximately 8 oz. cones. Set at 48 epi, it makes spectacular woven fabrics. For a heavier fabric with a coarser set, you can double it. Consider two or more colors together for very interesting color work.

Color Cards and Color Books for this yarn are available.

Note: Put-up of this yarn has changed to 100 grams; stock is limited on the 250g cones. Click here to go to the 100g page.

 

Content:
100% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
14,800 yards per lb/8.8 oz., 250g cones
Sett:
48-60 epi
$67.99 cone $47.99 cone
  • 602 Ecru- Unlabeled Natural In Stock 4 cones $47.99
  • 665 salvia In Stock 4 cones $47.99
  • 668 pink In Stock 12 cones $47.99
  • 719 green In Stock 12 cones $47.99
  • 664 orange In Stock 11 cones $47.99
  • 619 moss green In Stock 15 cones $47.99
  • 634 grayed blue In Stock 2 cones $47.99
  • 678 wineberry In Stock 11 cones $47.99
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Valley Yarns60/2 Silk
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (13)
  • Nice texture (11)
  • Dyed evenly (10)
  • Good weight (8)
  • Knits quickly (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (7)
    • Shawls (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Artist (5), Enthusiast (4), Weaver (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Fine, But Very Useful Silk

    By SASH

    from Berkeley, CA

    About Me Weaver

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good value
    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weaving

      Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

      For a weaver, this weight of silk has many uses. I am glad that you are not phasing it out all together. I like the colors you have and will continue to buy it. Of course, I prefer full cones at the current price to smaller cones at a higher price.

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      5.0

      Wonderful yarn

      By Jean

      from Moscow, Idaho

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Weaver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful To Work With
      • Dyed Evenly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Clothing
        • Scarves
        • Shawls

        Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

        This yarn makes wonderful scarves and is easy to use even though it is a small size and close sett. I love using it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        silk featherweight scarves

        By Saje

        from Tolland, CT

        About Me Weaver

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Silk Moves After Weaving

        Best Uses

        • Satin Scarves

        Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

        Used for long, narrow scarves, 48 epi, in a satin weave. It literally floats on the air and feels wonderfully, well, silky. No other fiber successfully mimics the featherweight or feel. But woven silk fibers move easily if pushed against something, distorting the weave pattern, possibly a drawback for long scarves that may be pressed against a belt buckle or the like. I still think this is the most wonderful fabric I have ever woven.

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        • No

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        5.0

        60/2 Silk by Valley Yarns, I love them!

        By omidtown28

        from Danville, Ca

        About Me Knitwear designer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Knitwear Clothes

          Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

          For knitwear design garments

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          • No

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          4.0

          Silk is always a win.

          By Indigo ego

          from Alabama

          About Me Artist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Snags

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

          Silk is my favorite fiber and further more fine silk. This 60/2 silk is tightly spun and smooth, but with all fine silks it does pile some when dressing the loom. I work with a 30 dent reed and often double or triple up my threads per dent, causing some piling and twisting of the treads. If you want to work with this fine thread make sure you have a few yards of weaving time under you it isn't a novice thread at this weight.
          I particularly love the variety of colors offered with this silk, customer dying large quantities of fine silk at home can be time consuming. That said if you do choose to dye this silk yourself it takes wonderfully to fiber reactive dyes and also to indigo vat dye.
          And as always all silk has a beautiful drape, sheen, and soft feel after being woven and washed. I'm never disappointed with a weave structure from this fiber!

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          5.0

          Silk Thread

          By Nell

          from Vancouver, BC canada

          About Me Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

              I bought this yarn to wind onto sewing bobbins and use as embroidery thread in my sewing machine. It stitches beautifully. I use free motion embroidery techniques and no snags or thread breakage. I am using the yarn both as the top and bottom thread. The finished effect of the embroidery is soft and luxurious. I have used it as a white thread and dyed it for specific colours, it dyes so well!

              Service and delivery comments:

              It arrived really quickly to Canada. I needed questions answered as to whether it was the right thread for my project the customer service got straight back to me to answer all my questions.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Very useful

              By Tsparling

              from Royal Oaks

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

                    Expensive, but worth the price

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                    5.0

                    good for more than weaving

                    By Dancing Threads

                    from Ashland, OR

                    About Me Artist

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Felting

                      Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

                      I like to knit very loosely with the 60/2 silk to create a shape for nuno felting. I also like to sew with it--as bobbin thread.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Strong, Shiny and Excellent Quality

                      By ~~ripnknit

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Knitter

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Sheen
                      • Soft
                      • Thread

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Garments
                      • Shawls

                      Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

                      This is TINY yarn. It would be great to weave with, but I found it just as enjoyable to knit with, either plied on the fly and held triple, or as a very patient single. It has a great hand to it as a fabric, with all the strength, sheen, and smoothness that silk always offers. The color is even and having 12K continuous yards leaves the imagination to wander at the options. It is a slick yarn, so some attention must be paid while on the needle, but that is to be expected with silk. A great value for the yardage, specially when you can catch it on sale :)

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      60/2 Silk by Valley Yarns

                      By omidtown28

                      from Danville, Ca

                      About Me Fashionknitwear Designer

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Beautiful Shine
                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Easy To Fix
                      • Good Weight
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Perfect For Desses

                        Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

                        I love working with this yarn. It has a very luxuriousness hand. I used 3 plies for my dress and loved it.

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