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    Valley Yarns Southwick

    This Italian import combines the softness of pima cotton with the beauty and drape of bamboo fiber. Valley Yarns Southwick is a joy to knit, and the feel improves even more once finished. This yarn is perfect for spring and summer knitting! It's great for basics as well as more intricate stitches.   Made in Italy.  Color Cards for this yarn is available.

     

     

    Content:
    52% Pima Cotton/48% Bamboo
    Care:
    Hand Wash
    Weight/Yardage:
    50g/105yds
    Gauge:
    5 sts = 1" on US 5-7
    Knitting Weight:
    Worsted
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    Valley YarnsSouthwick
     
    4.4

    (based on 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice texture (22)
    • Good weight (21)
    • Soft (21)
    • Dyed evenly (18)
    • Knits quickly (12)

    Cons

    • Unravels (6)
    • Snags (3)

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (12)
    • Scarves (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (15), Artist (4), Novice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lovely yarn, excellent value

    I'm very happy with this yarn - it has a beautiful drape and hand, that subtle almost-sparkle from the bamboo fibers, and best of all, doesn't seem prone to splitting in spite of...Read complete review

    I'm very happy with this yarn - it has a beautiful drape and hand, that subtle almost-sparkle from the bamboo fibers, and best of all, doesn't seem prone to splitting in spite of its single-ply construction. Colors are lovely too. It's knitting up for me at 5 spi on size 6 bamboos. I'll happily reorder this for spring and summer projects.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Silky texture, nice colors

    I found this yarn needs a smaller needle than the label recommends. I used a size 4 needle, and it behaved much better than when I used a size 6. It also needs...Read complete review

    I found this yarn needs a smaller needle than the label recommends. I used a size 4 needle, and it behaved much better than when I used a size 6. It also needs a firm tension to keep the twist from loosening, and the yarn gets messy if you have unknit stitches.

    The sheen is very nice however, and I would use it for dressy things like special occasion wear.

    Reviewed by 35 customers

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    5.0

    Smooth with a little shine

    By RAZ

    from Dover, NH

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Splits easily

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

    A lovely sweater for a texture sensitive little boy. This is a lovely yarn.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Hesitant try but glad I did-----

    By Joan

    from Burlington, VT

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

          Purchased this yarn because of color and pattern that recommended it. Was hesitant because I had
          never used this combination before: bamboo/cotton.
          It is easy to use and is working up nicely.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Wait until you see the colors!

          By Catsmom

          from Green Bay, WI

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright colors
          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • Unravels

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

          Yarn was much more vibrant than shown on site and I was delighted with bright color and feel of the yarn. I am working on an intarsia project and color is a big plus.
          The yarn is comprised of 12 threads, twisted into the yarn, and care must be taken that all strands are included when making a stitch. I have had little trouble with this but it is an issue to watch out for.

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          5.0

          Great light weight yarn!

          By A hooking nana

          from Muscle Shoals, AL

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

            Crocheted quickly & easily. Loved working with this yarn!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Soft and lovely

            By Sandi L

            from Gold Coast, Australia

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

                I haven't used this yarn yet but if it knits as well as it looks and feels, I'll be very happy.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Pleased

                By pt

                from Bothell, Wa

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

                    I used this yarn to knit a bow tie for a friend's toddler. The yarn holds its shape and color well. I was very pleased and would order it again for more bow ties and other items in need of a cotton yarn.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery could have been a bit faster but the item arrived well packaged (not overly so) and in perfect condition.

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                    4.0

                    Lovely to work with

                    By Gecko Lady

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Color In Photo Off

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Socks

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

                    I like bamboo - crazy soft, super pliable - it makes knitting fun. This is a good yarn for fun knitters.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Lovely yarn

                    By Juliet

                    from Australia

                    About Me Knitter

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Unravels

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

                      Lovely yarn, easy to knit, perfect colour, beautiful sheen, excellent stitch definition, as with all cotton/bamboo yarns it tends to unravel and split a bit but not too excessively, nothing like every stitch and absolutely heaps better than other similar yarns I have used. I'm making my third baby blanket from this yarn and it is just perfect for this purpose, a lovely soft blanket.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      I would use this again despite splitting

                      By Gardner62

                      from Monclova, Ohio

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Machine Washable

                      Cons

                      • Unravels

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

                        Chose for baby blanket for fiber content and wash ability. Very pleased with color and the feel of blanket. Splitting did make crocheting especially picots time consuming.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great for Crochet

                        By Comfort&Joi

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Artist, Crochet Designer, Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Crochet Soft Throw
                          • Scarves

                          Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

                          Great for crochet. This yarn has a lovely smooth finish. I am using single crochet and half double stitches. This yarn is a pleasure to work with for those that want the look and feel of cotton but not necessarily the weight that an all cotton yarn can impart. The yarn glides smoothly and quickly over the crochet hook (I used an H hook) and am very pleased with the results for the sofa throw I designed.

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