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Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2

The Valley Yarns line of mercerized perle cottons in 3/2, 5/2, and 10/2 is put up on standard one pound cones for weavers and machine knitters. The Valley Cotton line features 50+ sumptuous colors dyed for color fastness, but of course, be sure to test your sample the way you want to finish your fabric. Spun, and dyed exclusively for WEBS in Brazil.

Color Cards and Color Books for this yarn are available.

Content:
100% Mercerized Cotton
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
2100 Yards/1 Pound Cone
Sett:
15-20
$23.99 cone Discountable
  • 8176 Natural Backordered $23.99
  • 7503 Shell Backordered $23.99
  • 8001 White Backordered $23.99
  • 8990 Black Backordered $23.99
  • 8798 Frost Gray Backordered $23.99
  • 8473 Silver Cloud In Stock 43 cones $23.99
  • 8418 Silver Birch In Stock 50+ cones $23.99
  • 3794 Burgundy In Stock 10 cones $23.99
  • 3800 Currant In Stock 3 cones $23.99
  • 3611 Red In Stock 31 cones $23.99
  • 3853 Tea Rose Backordered $23.99
  • 6186 Azalea Pink In Stock 40 cones $23.99
  • 3706 Melissa Pink In Stock 41 cones $23.99
  • 4456 Orange In Stock 50+ cones $23.99
  • 4444 Camelia In Stock 16 cones $23.99
  • 4548 Peaches 'n Cream In Stock 34 cones $23.99
  • 6277 Deep Periwinkle In Stock 35 cones $23.99
  • 5211 Lime Green In Stock 11 cones $23.99
  • 6319 Blue Iris In Stock 24 cones $23.99
  • 5990 Lizard Green In Stock 10 cones $23.99
  • 7453 Amber Gold In Stock 45 cones $23.99
  • 1325 Daffodil In Stock 18 cones $23.99
  • 1205 Banana In Stock 33 cones $23.99
  • 1405 Autumn Blonde Backordered $23.99
  • 5949 Black Forest In Stock 10 cones $23.99
  • 5934 Elm Green In Stock 50+ cones $23.99
  • 5398 Pine Green In Stock 50+ cones $23.99
  • 5597 Mosstone In Stock 50+ cones $23.99
  • 5604 Willow Green In Stock 41 cones $23.99
  • 7360 Sponge Backordered $23.99
  • 2625 Ink Blue Backordered $23.99
  • 2550 Nautical Blue In Stock 3 cones $23.99
  • 2655 Victoria Blue In Stock 3 cones $23.99
  • 2608 Wedgewood Blue In Stock 50+ cones $23.99
  • 2574 Heather In Stock 39 cones $23.99
  • 2576 Celestial Blue Backordered $23.99
  • 2746 Dark Teal In Stock 50+ cones $23.99
  • 2448 Mediterranean Blue In Stock 11 cones $23.99
  • 2194 Algiers Blue Backordered $23.99
  • 2166 Porcelain Blue In Stock 21 cones $23.99
  • 6290 Petunia In Stock 1 cone $23.99
  • 6394 Royal Lilac Backordered $23.99
  • 6399 Sheer Lilac Backordered $23.99
  • 6402 Lilac Snow Backordered $23.99
  • 7382 Madder Brown In Stock 11 cones $23.99
  • 7198 Burnt Sienna In Stock 50+ cones $23.99
  • 7285 Baked Clay Backordered $23.99
  • 7125 Adobe In Stock 41 cones $23.99
  • 7129 Golden Ochre Backordered $23.99
  • 7388 Camel In Stock 50+ cones $23.99
  • 1089 Alabaster Backordered $23.99
  • 7389 Cameo Rose In Stock 50+ cones $23.99
  • 6314 Gray Mauve Backordered $23.99
  • 6307 Magenta In Stock 16 cones $23.99
  • 6256 Eggplant In Stock 36 cones $23.99
  • 5421 Porcelain Green In Stock 17 cones $23.99
  • 5877 Posy Green In Stock 1 cone $23.99
  • 2909 Grayed Blue In Stock 44 cones $23.99
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Valley YarnsValley Cotton 5/2
 
4.4

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (45)
  • Nice texture (31)
  • Dyed evenly (30)
  • Machine washable (26)
  • Soft (24)

Cons

  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (13)
  • Weaving (10)
  • Sweaters (6)
  • Towels (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Artist (29), Enthusiast (15), Weaver (10), Novice (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My go-to yarn

Love, Love, LOVE this yarn. The price is right and the sheen is amazing! I've used this yarn for literally hundreds of projects. The only thing is that the website says the...Read complete review

Love, Love, LOVE this yarn. The price is right and the sheen is amazing! I've used this yarn for literally hundreds of projects. The only thing is that the website says the sett is 12-18, but it's really 20 if you're looking for a tight weave. So keep that in mind when planning your warp length!I always use a 10 dent reed with this yarn.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

great hand and sheen, BUT......

I am a professional clothing weaver, and I use a lot of cotton in my weaving. With the decline of mill ends in the US I have turned to this product as a reliable...Read complete review

I am a professional clothing weaver, and I use a lot of cotton in my weaving. With the decline of mill ends in the US I have turned to this product as a reliable source for 5/2 cotton in certain colors - particularly black.
Although I love the feel and the sheen of this yarn, at times I have gotten cones that are riddled with snags, knots, and uneven twists. It doesn't happen too often, but when it does it is a real pain - especially if I am measuring out warp! For the price I could wish there was a bit more quality control...... then I would rate this yarn at four or maybe five stars.

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5.0

Good for cotton scarves

By Gifts of Grace

from Adirondacks, NY

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Pros

  • Good Weight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2:

    Purchased this as warp for a series of scarf classes I'm teaching this summer. It's a good weight and weaves up fast.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Mercerized cotton WOW

    By Shawls by Kathy

    from Buckley, MI

    About Me Artist, Teaching Weaving, Weaver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Baby blanket
      • Scarves
      • Towels

      Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2:

      I purchased this yarn to make towels. I did not look close and found it was mercerized. But I am glad I missed this because I thought all mercerized cottons were stiff and not absorbent. Boy was I wrong. This yarn is very soft and will work very well for kitchen towels. I am so very glad I purchased 10 pounds. I love the very BRIGHT colors.

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      5.0

      Great quality cotton yarn for weaving!

      By Kari

      from Kansas

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hand Towels
        • Kitchen towels
        • Wash Cloths

        Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2:

        I use this yarn to weave hand towels and face cloths. It works great for both warp and weft on my rigid heddle loom. I like that it comes in lots of colors, but wish it came in variegated colors also. I will definitely be buying more of this for my weaving projects.

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        4.0

        Valley Cotton

        By mom

        from Seattle Wa

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Lace shawl

          Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2:

          lace shawl

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          1.0

          Disappointing

          By Beth

          from Randolph Vermont

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Machine Washable

          Cons

          • Too many knots
          • Yarn Thickness Varies

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2:

            I was commissioned to make a washable rug and the buyer purchased a color card as she was particular about matching her decor. The yarn did NOT match the color card and was returned (I hope she did not have to pay the extra shipping). The replacement color had several knots in the cone and after weaving there was a warp thread standing out like a sore thumb. By using a magnifying glass I found there was no threading error nor was that thread under different tension. That thread and the one next to it were of a completly different size (or perhaps the twist was off). This was easy to see when the piece was removed from the loom and all the warp threads hung free from the loom waste. Valley Yarns is getting a bad reputation for quality but I guess you get what you pay for.

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            5.0

            socks

            By sviter

            from ashburnham ma

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Machine Washable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Socks

              Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2:

              the 5/2 Valley mercerized cotton is fabulous for summer socks. i made cookie a's pomatomus pattern with it several years ago, and they haven't even begun to wear out. washes up soft.

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              5.0

              Beautiful drape quality for weaving

              By Anne the weaver

              from Julian, CA

              About Me Artist, Novice

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              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2:

                  I use it for weaving, alone or with other yarns such as rayon. I like the texture!

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                  5.0

                  My go-to pearl cotton

                  By Cappy

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weaving

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2:

                    I use Valley Yarn pearl cotton for table runners, place mats, and dish towels. I weave on both a 4-heddle Baby Wolf loom and a ridgid heddle loom. This yarn has such a nice sheen.

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                    5.0

                    nice for baby blankets and hand towels

                    By Saje

                    from Tolland, CT

                    About Me Weaver

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Baby blankets
                      • Handtowels

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2:

                      Weaves into a nice baby blanket, soft and not too heavy. Same for hand towels. I used a multitude of weaving patterns from plain weave to bulkier waffle weave and it works well with everything. I set it at 24 epi.

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                      4.0

                      great colors, fast shipping

                      By Under Mountain Weavers

                      from Salisbury, CT

                      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Good Weight
                      • Machine Washable
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2:

                        I like the soft feel, machine washable cotton. I wish there were not any knots, though.

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