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Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK

The incredible softness and versatile DK weight of Valley Superwash DK make it a fantastic choice for both kids' and adults' projects. Try it for colorwork, baby blankets, socks, and more! Made in Italy

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Content:
100% Extra Fine Superwash Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/137yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$5.49 ball Discountable
  • 14 Teal In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 26 White - New! In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 27 Sand - New! In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 28 Fawn - New! In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 29 Grey - New! In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 01 Natural In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 02 Steel Grey In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 03 Black In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 06 Burgundy In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 07 Red In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 08 Copper In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 09 Wild Rose In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 10 Soft Yellow In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 11 Spring Leaf In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 13 Forest In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 15 Blue Mist In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 16 Ice Blue In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 17 Colonial Blue In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 18 Classic Navy In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 19 Misty Lilac In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 21 Light Blue In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 22 Pink Backordered $5.49
  • 23 Boy Blue In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 24 Passion Plum In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 25 Light Grey In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
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Valley YarnsValley Superwash DK
 
4.5

(based on 167 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (117)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (145)
  • Good weight (126)
  • Nice texture (123)
  • Dyed evenly (99)
  • Machine washable (99)

Cons

  • Stretches (7)
  • Snags (5)
  • Unravels (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (91)
  • Scarves (67)
  • Hats (57)
  • Gloves (31)
  • Socks (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (103), Parent (21), Artist (17), Novice (8), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (129), Yes (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I loved this yarn.

I used four colors of it for the multicolored stripes in a sweater for myself, plus another six or so colors in a hat. It was delightful to knit -- soft, non-splitty,...Read complete review

I used four colors of it for the multicolored stripes in a sweater for myself, plus another six or so colors in a hat. It was delightful to knit -- soft, non-splitty, non-twisty -- and it washed and dried beautifully in the machine. I washed a large swatch first before I started the sweater and was amazed that it came out of the dryer (I set it at medium but my dryer is HOT) looking exactly like it went into the washer. The same was true of the sweater when I ran it through the washer (warm wash, cool rinse, normal cycle) and dryer at the end of winter. I cannot say enough good things about this yarn.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Absolute disappointment

This is the most disappointing yarn I've used in 50 years of knitting. The color was just what I wanted; knitting with the yarn was very pleasant. I completed a very complicated sweater...Read complete review

This is the most disappointing yarn I've used in 50 years of knitting. The color was just what I wanted; knitting with the yarn was very pleasant. I completed a very complicated sweater and was excited to clean and wear it. At the very first -- very careful -- washing, the yarn pilled horribly; I have sweaters that are ten years old that aren't such a mess. I've worn the sweater one time, and it proceeded to shed all over my slacks and turtleneck. I was a mess within an hour. I won't ever wear the sweater again; I'm not sure it's is worth giving to Goodwill. Don't waste your time or money on this yarn. (I have given it one star because the system won't let me submit the review without a star...hmmmph.)

Reviewed by 167 customers

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5.0

Great yarn!

By Cindy

from Seattle WA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

    Lovely feel--this is for a baby sweater--easy to knit with, great stitch definition. I went back and bought more!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Good multi-project yarn

    By Whispering Cloud

    from Massachussets

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Color Selection
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Snags
    • Some Knots

    Best Uses

    • Blankets
    • Hats
    • Toys

    Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

    I needed a large color selection for a blanket and this yarn worked out wonderful.Great price.I bought it on sale and I'm very happy with the result.I would buy it again for similar projects. It had some knots but not enough to complain about. I recommend washing your project after finishing as it relaxes the stitches and becomes even softer.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful

    By Future Barrister

    from Southern California

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Does Not Split
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

      I was reluctant to purchase yarn online because the project I am working on is a very special gift and I designed the pattern for the sweater myself. I was also a little concerned about the price...it seemed really low for Merino wool. BUT...the yarn arrived quickly, the color is pretty true to the color sample provided on the website, and this is the best yarn I have ever used. There is absolutely no splitting or tangling. It knits up beautifully. My only problem is that as good as I am in math, I really didn't know how much to buy. These balls look small but I have been able to use two per sleeve which leaves me 8 for the front and back. I think I have enough to finish but I won't know for awhile. The website may have had a chart to go by but I just winged it based upon yarn weight, gauge, etc. That's on me, not you. I will definitely buy again!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      I would purchase this yarn again.

      By Mamaw

      from Morristown,Tn

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

        I loved knitting with this yarn. Smooth, soft yarn that was easy to use. Excellent response to whatever your knitting. I used this yarn for a sweater for my granddaughters' teacher. She loved it's softness.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Love this yarn!

        By Mim

        from Stamford, CT

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Baby Blankets
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

          When I returned to knitting after 30 years I started with what I thought was inexpensive acrylic wool from a local store. This wool was recommended to me for my first real project - a baby blanket. I love the way it knits up. It is so soft, not scratchy,washing machinable and comes in a good variety of colors. It has enough give to block well. I am trying to convert all my projects to this yarn.

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          • No

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          5.0

          prety yarn

          By retired

          from west seneca new york

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

              Beautiful color lovely soft arn

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great ysrn

              By memere

              from NH

              About Me Knit To Relax

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful Colors
              • Works Up Well

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Baby Sweater

              Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

              Makes great mittens.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great yarn!

              By Lynn

              from Lake Forest, IL

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

                This is my "go to" yarn for sweaters for my grandchildren because of the wide range of colors, the reasonable price, and great "feel" to knit as well as to wear.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                1.0

                Very stretchy. It grew and grew.

                By Ltaylor

                from Milford, ME

                About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Stretches

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

                  I chose this yarn to make sweaters for 2 young children. I especially liked that it would be machine washable. I liked the feel of the yarn. Once the sweater was wet, the chest measurement grew from 28 inches to 36 inches. The sleeves and body of the sweater grew in length as well. Although it is nor recommended, I put the sweater in the dryer and it shrunk to almost the original size. I'm not sure what will happen if the sweaters are worn in the rain.

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                  3.0

                  Mostly Decent

                  By Corwin

                  from Calgary, AB, Canada

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Snags

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

                  It would be nice if there were longer lengths available

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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