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Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo

5/2 Bamboo is a fantastic part of our Valley Yarns line! This 5/2 yarn has the 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 21 lbs $29.99
  • ADOBE In Stock 32 lbs $29.99
  • AMETHYST Backordered $29.99
  • AZURE In Stock 46 lbs $29.99
  • BIRCH In Stock 49 lbs $29.99
  • BLACK In Stock 34 lbs $29.99
  • BLUEMING Blue Ming In Stock 5 lbs $29.99
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 5 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 50+ lbs $29.99
  • GREYBLUE Grey Blue In Stock 34 lbs $29.99
  • GREYTEAL Grey Teal In Stock 22 lbs $29.99
  • HUMMINGBIR Hummingbird Backordered $29.99
  • LEMONGRASS In Stock 32 lbs $29.99
  • MIDNIGHT Midnight In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • MINERALGRE Mineral Green In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • NAVY In Stock 18 lbs $29.99
  • OLIVE In Stock 29 lbs $29.99
  • ORCHID In Stock 6 lbs $29.99
  • POMPEII In Stock 15 lbs $29.99
  • REDPURPLE Red Purple In Stock 11 lbs $29.99
  • ROYAL In Stock 49 lbs $29.99
  • SIENNA In Stock 28 lbs $29.99
  • TAUPE In Stock 38 lbs $29.99
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Valley Yarns5/2 Bamboo
 
4.7

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weaving (5)
  • Scarves (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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 Yarn

By Z

from Nashville, TN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Colors
  • Consistent Yarn Diameter
  • Drapes Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shawl

    Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

    The product is amazing! Love the drape and feel of the shawl being knit. Bought 3 different colors and each are very true to color chart (on my iPad) and just gorgeous. Bamboo is slippery but not so much as to be a problem.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    silky scarf-worthy yarn

    By Queezle

    from Utah

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Finishes Nicely
    • Intense Color
    • Lots Of Purples
    • Smooth
    • Strong For Warp

    Cons

    • Too Few Colors

    Best Uses

    • Lovely Scarf Yarn

    Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

    I used this yarn as warp for a long scarf project. I played with three wefts - one was another bamboo, another was a bamboo/merino wool blend (not from this site). Both were spectacular, and made excellent gifts. I have already recommended this yarn to friends weaving scarves. Also let me add that though I was skeptical about the sett recommendations on this site, they turned out to be spot on. Both plain weave and twill.

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    • No

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    5.0

    My 'go to' yarn for scarf warp!

    By Sheepfreak

    from Crossville, TN

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Braids Well
    • Many Colours
    • Shiney
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Haven't Found Any Yet

    Best Uses

    • Place Mats
    • Scarves

    Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

    I use this mainly to warp. I haven't tried weaving it with itself.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Beautiful Drape

    By A Wee Bit Warped

    from Mishawaka, Indiana

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sheen

    Cons

    • Too Light Weight

    Best Uses

      Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

      I weave this bamboo into beautiful scarves but really need something double the weight to make wraps and pashminas for my customers. Please consider offering 100% bamboo in DK weight!

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      • No

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      5.0

      I love the softness and color

      By April

      from Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Color
      • Sheen
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Baby Items
        • Scarves
        • Shawl

        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

        I am using this to make an estonian lace shawl. It has a beautiful color and drape. The softness is going to be wonderful when it is finished.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Beautiful sheen, elegant and strong.............love it

        By GRITS

        from Fort Walton Beach, Florida

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight Socks Lace
        • Silky sheen
        • Tightly Spun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Delicate Crochet
          • Knit Lace Tees Socks

          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

          This is my first experience with the Valley 5/2 Bamboo...To test, I worked up a pair of socks from Favorite Socks, Meida's Socks by Nancy Bush on 2.25 bamboo circs,see pictures. While knitting, the yarn felt stiff....linen feel, yet slippery...bamboo needles helped with the control. After Washing and a few minutes in the dryer, they came out silky soft and absolutely gorgeous. The possibilities are limitless especially here in the panhandle of Florida.

          As for Webs, I've been buying from them for years...they are good to me and they know I love them

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          • No

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          4.0

          mislabled

          By Jan

          from Cincinnati

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

          I would have given this a 5, except the yarn was mislabled, which caused a lot of problems for me. The bamboo yarn itself is great, easy to work with and priced reasonably

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great on the loom!

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          By SophieB

          from Central Sierra Nevada, California

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Works Well On The Loom

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • Warp Or Weft - Great

          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

          This is such a good yarn to use on the loom for scarves or decorative items. Blends well with other colors and fibers.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          5/2 Bamboo

          By treese

          from Wingdale, NY

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to work with
          • Lovely drape
          • Washes well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarf

            Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

            First time using this yarn. Made a scarf that washed well, has a lovely drape, and feels soft and silky. Will use again.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Warp

            By Sheepfreak

            from Crossville, TN

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Drape
            • Shine
            • Strong
            • vibrant color

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Warp

              Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

              I have only used this as warp so far. The fringe looks so nice braided. Washes well. I love the colors. I might have to get a cone to knit a shawl.

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