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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 $16.79 cone
  • 8176 Natural Backordered $16.79
  • 7503 Shell In Stock 20 cones $16.79
  • 8001 White In Stock 20 cones $16.79
  • 8990 Black In Stock 21 cones $16.79
  • 8798 Frost Gray In Stock 4 cones $16.79
  • 8473 Silver Cloud In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 8418 Silver Birch In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 3794 Burgundy In Stock 19 cones $16.79
  • 3800 Currant In Stock 17 cones $16.79
  • 3611 Red In Stock 44 cones $16.79
  • 3853 Tea Rose Backordered $16.79
  • 6186 Azalea Pink In Stock 48 cones $16.79
  • 3706 Melissa Pink In Stock 47 cones $16.79
  • 4456 Orange In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 4444 Camelia In Stock 21 cones $16.79
  • 4548 Peaches 'n Cream In Stock 40 cones $16.79
  • 6277 Deep Periwinkle In Stock 42 cones $16.79
  • 5211 Lime Green In Stock 22 cones $16.79
  • 6319 Blue Iris In Stock 32 cones $16.79
  • 5990 Lizard Green In Stock 19 cones $16.79
  • 7453 Amber Gold In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 1325 Daffodil In Stock 31 cones $16.79
  • 1205 Banana In Stock 48 cones $16.79
  • 1405 Autumn Blonde Backordered $16.79
  • 5949 Black Forest In Stock 15 cones $16.79
  • 5934 Elm Green In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 5398 Pine Green In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 5597 Mosstone In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 5604 Willow Green In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 7360 Sponge Backordered $16.79
  • 2625 Ink Blue Backordered $16.79
  • 2550 Nautical Blue In Stock 24 cones $16.79
  • 2655 Victoria Blue In Stock 9 cones $16.79
  • 2608 Wedgewood Blue In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 2574 Heather In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 2576 Celestial Blue In Stock 3 cones $16.79
  • 2746 Dark Teal In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 2448 Mediterranean Blue In Stock 21 cones $16.79
  • 2194 Algiers Blue In Stock 1 cone $16.79
  • 2166 Porcelain Blue In Stock 30 cones $16.79
  • 6290 Petunia In Stock 10 cones $16.79
  • 6394 Royal Lilac In Stock 4 cones $16.79
  • 6399 Sheer Lilac In Stock 2 cones $16.79
  • 6402 Lilac Snow Backordered $16.79
  • 7382 Madder Brown In Stock 18 cones $16.79
  • 7198 Burnt Sienna In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 7285 Baked Clay In Stock 4 cones $16.79
  • 7125 Adobe In Stock 49 cones $16.79
  • 7129 Golden Ochre Backordered $16.79
  • 7388 Camel In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 1089 Alabaster Backordered $16.79
  • 7389 Cameo Rose In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 6314 Gray Mauve Backordered $16.79
  • 6307 Magenta In Stock 23 cones $16.79
  • 6256 Eggplant In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
  • 5421 Porcelain Green In Stock 29 cones $16.79
  • 5877 Posy Green In Stock 2 cones $16.79
  • 2909 Grayed Blue In Stock 50+ cones $16.79
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Valley YarnsValley Cotton 5/2
 
4.3

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (42)
  • Nice texture (30)
  • Dyed evenly (29)
  • Machine washable (24)
  • Soft (22)

Cons

  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (11)
  • Weaving (10)
  • Sweaters (6)
  • Towels (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Artist (27), Enthusiast (14), Weaver (9), Novice (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (50)

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.

Reviewed by 53 customers

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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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    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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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      • No

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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

        Verified Buyer

        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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            • No

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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

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              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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                • No

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                4.0

                great colors, fast shipping

                By Under Mountain Weavers

                from Salisbury, CT

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                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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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  A lot of hassle

                  By Tyler'sFibers

                  from Westminster, CO

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Nice Texture

                  Cons

                  • Poorly Wound Cone
                  • Snags
                  • Twists Up

                  Best Uses

                  • Weaving

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2:

                  The cone was difficult to unwind evenly, it would snag and flip over while trying to wind a warp. There were a few weak spots as well where the yarn would just break. I don't think I'll buy this yarn again.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I will buy this product again.

                  By Toni

                  from Sagle, Idaho

                  About Me Artist, Professional Ccrochetr, Professional Crocheter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Blouses
                    • Dresses
                    • Skirts
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2:

                    I use the cotton yarn to make and sell dresses, skirts, blouses and swimsuits online.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    lovely

                    By Lynne

                    from La canada, Ca

                    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Lovely Graceful Drape
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Intricate Lace
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 5/2:

                      This yarn is perfect for the beautiful intricate lace patterns in my Japanese pattern books. The tops made with this drape gracefully. I love the sheen and the colors.

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