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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 16 lbs $29.99
  • ADOBE In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • AMETHYST Backordered $29.99
  • AZURE In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • BIRCH In Stock 20 lbs $29.99
  • BLACK In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • BLUEMING Blue Ming In Stock 1 lb $29.99
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • DAFFODIL In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • DKGREEN Dark Green In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • DKTEAL Dark Teal In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • EGGPLANT Eggplant In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • EVERGREEN In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • GREYBLUE Grey Blue In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • GREYTEAL Grey Teal Backordered $29.99
  • HUMMINGBIR Hummingbird In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • LEMONGRASS In Stock 19 lbs $29.99
  • MIDNIGHT Midnight In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • MINERALGRE Mineral Green In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • NAVY In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • OLIVE In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • ORCHID In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • POMPEII In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • REDPURPLE Red Purple In Stock 5 lbs $29.99
  • ROYAL In Stock 33 lbs $29.99
  • SIENNA In Stock 31 lbs $29.99
  • TAUPE In Stock 1 lb $29.99
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Valley Yarns5/2 Bamboo
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

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    • Was this a gift?:
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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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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

great for weaving but lacking important colors

By Texxtiler

from NY

Verified Buyer

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        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

        I've been weaving with 5-2 bamboo and enjoy using it. The recommended setts of 15epi for PW and 20epi for twill work for me. It's stiff off the loom but becomes silky and drapey after wet finishing. Finishing in the washing machine (gentle, of course) works well but makes the fabric denser than hand swirling. Width shrinks about 10%. My biggest gripe is the lack of colors in the red family. Why is there no true red and no pinks other than one pale color???? The gold is muddier than I would like but the other 15 colors I've tried have been true to pictures on web site.

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        • No

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        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Royal, pompeii, and red purple

        By megan

        from D.C. metro splat

        Pros

          Cons

          • Does Not Come Off Cone

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

            where did you get these three colors? i have been trying to wind one ounce balls of these and my electric ball winder can't handle it. The hand crank ball winder is difficult to operate. My shoulders and arms are sore for the effort i have to put in to get 132 yards wound. i will not be buying these colors ever again.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Beautiful bamboo

            By Sherry

            from Centennial, CO

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Perfect color
            • Perfect weight
            • Soft and Lovely

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weaving

              Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

              Not much to say other than the bamboo yarn is beautiful and just what I wanted.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent for crochet

              By Skye

              from Australia

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful drape
              • Long Cones Means No Joins
              • lovely sheen

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Love It For Crochet

                Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                I was looking for a light yarn for large crochet garments - dresses, suits and this is perfect. It's great having no joins, and the drape is beautiful for larger pieces. Helps with sizing too because it stretches and rebounds well. Lovely to make up, flows beatifully. Works best with metal hooks. Also excellent value.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt service but also helped with dye lot after some months for which I was grateful - making it up as I go so hard to get quantity right especially when cone seems to go forever!

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                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Yarn for Weaving!

                By HandWoven by Liz

                from New York,New york

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Color And Shine

                Cons

                • Strong Silky

                Best Uses

                • Weaving

                Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                I use this yarn for weaving,great warp yarn,wonderful colors! Very easy to work with due to the silky texture of yarn.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love this yarn!

                By SDWEST

                from Australia

                Pros

                • excellent drape
                • Terrific For Fine Crochet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Great For Crochet

                  Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                  I wanted something for lace weight crochet and tried this yarn. It has worked up just beautifully, much better than the original yarn for some projects. Also terrific to have so few joins because of size of cone. Best hook size is 2.50. It isn't quick but the end result is fantastic.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Nice yarn

                  By rider

                  from Southwest Missouri

                  Verified Buyer

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                        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                        This was a gift to a good friend who is a weaver - she chose the 'adobe' color. She is very pleased with the texture of the yarn, and loves the color - a soft, almost neutral color that will work with many other 'earthy' colors.

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                        • Yes

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I LOVE this yarn.

                        By Renaissance Chic

                        from Portland, OR

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Drape Colorfast Yummy

                        Cons

                        • Break A Few Warp Threads

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves Clothing Yardage

                        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                        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).

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        wonderful yarn!

                        By Gila

                        from Vienna, Austria

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                              a wonderful yarn with a great drape

                              Service and delivery comments:

                              very fast delivery, everything arrived in perfect condition

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

                              Comment on this review

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              5/2 bamboo

                              By Envious

                              from Australia

                              Verified Buyer

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                                    Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                                    Very slinky soft when washed. I wove a wrap using tencel in grape (variagated) and gold bamboo, just beautiful. The colour of the gold is very strong so don't use a lot of it in any one piece.

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