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Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk

Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk is a super light and soft blend with a little gentle, silky sheen that is sure to become a favorite. Lace knitters will love Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk for many of their favorite patterns.  Made in Peru.

Color Cards and Color Books for this yarn are available.

Click here for the Interweave Crochet Sangria Cardigan pattern kit.

Note: Restocks of this yarn aren't expected in until early 2015.

Content:
80% Alpaca/20% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
1/2-lb cones/3472 YPP (1736 yards/cone)
Gauge:
8 sts = 1"
Knitting Weight:
Lace
Sett:
18-20epi
$24.99 cone Discountable
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Valley Yarns2/14 Alpaca Silk
 
4.6

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (65)
  • Nice texture (62)
  • Good weight (50)
  • Dyed evenly (34)
  • Knits quickly (18)

Cons

  • Splits (5)
  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (43)
  • Sweaters (13)
  • Gloves (9)
  • Hats (8)
  • Shawls (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (40), Artist (22), Collector (5), Parent (5), Weaver (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not a Good Warp Yarn

The colors and finished shawl and scarf were gorgeous, but a lot of blood, sweat and tears with snapping warps, especially the gray.

The colors and finished shawl and scarf were gorgeous, but a lot of blood, sweat and tears with snapping warps, especially the gray.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Color very different than on screen

I ordered the Olive and in real life it's drastically darker and drabber than the picture shows. I realize the company can't completely control how monitors might adjust colors and this kind of issue...Read complete review

I ordered the Olive and in real life it's drastically darker and drabber than the picture shows. I realize the company can't completely control how monitors might adjust colors and this kind of issue is the trade-off for the great variety available through an online operation, but I wish the store policy covered shipping costs for exchanges when that's the reason for dissatisfaction. Guess I'll be eating that cost in hope of exchanging this for a color I like, as the yarn itself seems very nice.

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4.0

Love this yarn

By Barb

from Fort Myers, FL

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Snags
  • Splits

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Lace
  • Scarves
  • Shawls

Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

I have used this yarn before & thrilled to see it on sale. I've made several lace shawls with beading & once blocked, shows the patterns beautifully. So soft against the skin. I also over dyed some of the lt. grey with Kool-Aid & came up with some wonderful colors. It does, however, split so I tried different needle points until I was comfortable with the results. I am also going to try plying some with merino yarn that I have spun.

Service and delivery comments:

As always, yarn arrived promptly & in good condition.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Comment on this review

 
4.0

So pretty

By Nin

from Wisconsin

About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Fashionista, Obsessive

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Beautiful
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Doubled For Cropped Cardi
    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Lace Fingerless Mitts
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

    The best thing is the worst thing. This beautiful yarn is sold by the miles on cones and needs slightly tedious rewinding in order to be used doubled which has been my preference so far. Still, this yarn is lovely and the knitted results are great.

    Fast delivery from WEBS is wonderful. I appreciate that as much as the good choices. :)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    Color very different than on screen

    By Karla

    from NY

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

          I ordered the Olive and in real life it's drastically darker and drabber than the picture shows. I realize the company can't completely control how monitors might adjust colors and this kind of issue is the trade-off for the great variety available through an online operation, but I wish the store policy covered shipping costs for exchanges when that's the reason for dissatisfaction. Guess I'll be eating that cost in hope of exchanging this for a color I like, as the yarn itself seems very nice.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My go to yarn now!

          By driverweaves

          from Langley, Washington

          About Me Artist, Fiber

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

            I use this product for weaving.....scarves and ruanas. It is unbelievably soft! I love when this yarn goes on sale!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Geat yarn

            By Evil Beth

            from Central Connecticut

            About Me Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shawl

              Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

              It might be a weaving yarn but I love to use it for lace knitting.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Very nice

              By Agnes weaves

              from Maine

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                I have not had a chance to weave with this yet, but I am very excited to. I ordered it in January to make a scarf for my husband for Valentine's Day. The last skien in my order was backordered, and arrived near the end of June! So, I have not had a chance to use it yet, as I am in the middle of another project. It looks great though, it is just what I was looking for.

                Service and delivery comments:

                I just want to be sure people understand, when something is backordered, it can take a very long time to arrive! This took about 6 months to arrive. After a few months I emailed inquiring and Webs gave me the date of when they expected delivery, which was still a few months out! Luckily, I didn't need it right away for a client.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                One of my favorite yarns!

                By Loomin

                from NB Canada

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Fiber Artist, Weaver

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Drapes beautifully
                • Good Weight
                • Great For Clothing
                • Soft

                Cons

                • No cons

                Best Uses

                • Clothing
                • Scarves
                • Shawls

                Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                Weaving

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt delivery - perfect for the project I was working on.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                My first "natural" fiber trial...

                By none

                from Southern Michigan

                About Me Fiber Aritist, Machine Knitter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft
                • Well Spliced Strands

                Cons

                • Lengthy Blocking Time

                Best Uses

                • Knit Afghan

                Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                Purchased to add "natural fiber" to my product line. Primarily a synthetic fiber knitter.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Love This Yarn

                By Janie The Knitter

                from Upstate NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • So Easy To Knit And With
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Unravels

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                  This yarn is so soft and so easy to knit with. I'm making a shawl and it is coming out just as I was hoping it would. I'm very happy with it. I've never used Alpaca silk before. I will use it again.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  So soft and weaves up beautifully

                  By BLM

                  from West Haven CT

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                    I wove a scarf with 8/2 Tencel as the warp and use the alpaca silk for my weft

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Love how quickly I get products from Webs!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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