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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 86 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (68)
  • Nice texture (65)
  • Good weight (53)
  • Dyed evenly (36)
  • Knits quickly (18)

Cons

  • Splits (5)
  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (46)
  • Sweaters (14)
  • Gloves (10)
  • Hats (8)
  • Shawls (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (43), Artist (23), Collector (5), Parent (5), Weaver (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (72), Yes (5)

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.

Reviewed by 86 customers

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5.0

Really soft, nice to handle and wear

By Molly Elkind

from Atlanta, GA area

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

    I wove a shawl and an infinity wrap with this yarn, and was so happy with the results I am about to order more. I wove the first two items with the same yarn as weft, but then I sampled using 8/2 tencel weft and the shiny/matte contrast is gorgeous, so my next pieces will use a tencel weft. THanks to all the reviewers who helped me realize a sett of 24 would work just fine for the diamond twill I used.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Amazing color

    By Auntie Annie

    from Malone, WI

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

      I'm using this to make the sweater that's featured on the same page as the yarn, changing the sweater to have long sleeves.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I knew when I ordered the yarn that the color I wanted was back-ordered. When it was ready to ship I was contacted to make sure that I still wanted the yarn. I appreciated that since it had been a while and I might have changed my mind. It's nice to know that you won't get stuck paying shipping to return something that you've decided you don't want.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Nice deep color, soft feel, uniform lace

      By Judy

      from AZ

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Scarves

        Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

        I bought this with a gift card given for Christmas. I like that the yarn comes on a cone - I find that easier to handle when knitting. I haven't used it yet except for a swatch but I am looking forward to doing some nice lace work with it. Love the color and feel. I hope it blocks well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sumptuous scarves!

        By Shuttlesong

        from Ontario, Canada

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

          Warping with this yarn was a dream! First scarf I set at 20epi. Lovely soft drape, although with the twill I was using, I had rather long floats, so for the second scarf I changed to 24epi, and used a slightly different twill with shorter floats (I'm concerned about the fabric snagging in a scarf). Will definitely use this again, but might consider using a wool/silk blend for the weft to help stabilize the fabric.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

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          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

                  (2 of 2 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

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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

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