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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 rayon from 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% Rayon from 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 11 lbs $29.99
  • ADOBE In Stock 25 lbs $29.99
  • AMETHYST Backordered $29.99
  • AZURE In Stock 39 lbs $29.99
  • BIRCH In Stock 35 lbs $29.99
  • BLACK In Stock 9 lbs $29.99
  • BLUEMING Blue Ming In Stock 2 lbs $29.99
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • DAFFODIL In Stock 49 lbs $29.99
  • DKGREEN Dark Green In Stock 48 lbs $29.99
  • DKTEAL Dark Teal In Stock 27 lbs $29.99
  • EGGPLANT Eggplant In Stock 1 lb $29.99
  • EVERGREEN In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • GREYBLUE Grey Blue In Stock 29 lbs $29.99
  • GREYTEAL Grey Teal In Stock 14 lbs $29.99
  • HUMMINGBIR Hummingbird Backordered $29.99
  • LEMONGRASS In Stock 25 lbs $29.99
  • MIDNIGHT Midnight In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • MINERALGRE Mineral Green In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • NAVY Backordered $29.99
  • OLIVE In Stock 20 lbs $29.99
  • ORCHID In Stock 1 lb $29.99
  • POMPEII In Stock 6 lbs $29.99
  • REDPURPLE Red Purple In Stock 1 lb $29.99
  • ROYAL In Stock 43 lbs $29.99
  • SIENNA In Stock 17 lbs $29.99
  • TAUPE In Stock 29 lbs $29.99
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Valley Yarns5/2 Bamboo
 
4.8

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (5)
  • Weaving (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Weaves beautifully

By A Wee Bit Warped

from Mishawaka, Indiana

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Drape

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

    Only con -- want this available in DK weight so can expand use to more items.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Just what I was looking for!

    By luv2knitcrochet

    from Wisconsin

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright Beautififul Color
    • Drapes Nicely
    • Not Stiff Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

        Beautiful jewel tone color, drapes nicely with the top I'm making with it, very happy with it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Bamboo fiber

        By copperkarma

        from Southwestern Utah

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

        Using this to make a shawl. Purchase included helpful tracking and arrived on time matching pretty closely the color shown on screen. Great price for this fiber.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Yarn

        By Z

        from Nashville, TN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Colors
        • Consistent Yarn Diameter
        • Drapes Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shawl

          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

          The product is amazing! Love the drape and feel of the shawl being knit. Bought 3 different colors and each are very true to color chart (on my iPad) and just gorgeous. Bamboo is slippery but not so much as to be a problem.

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          • No

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          5.0

          silky scarf-worthy yarn

          By Queezle

          from Utah

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Finishes Nicely
          • Intense Color
          • Lots Of Purples
          • Smooth
          • Strong For Warp

          Cons

          • Too Few Colors

          Best Uses

          • Lovely Scarf Yarn

          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

          I used this yarn as warp for a long scarf project. I played with three wefts - one was another bamboo, another was a bamboo/merino wool blend (not from this site). Both were spectacular, and made excellent gifts. I have already recommended this yarn to friends weaving scarves. Also let me add that though I was skeptical about the sett recommendations on this site, they turned out to be spot on. Both plain weave and twill.

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          • No

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          5.0

          My 'go to' yarn for scarf warp!

          By Sheepfreak

          from Crossville, TN

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Braids Well
          • Many Colours
          • Shiney
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Haven't Found Any Yet

          Best Uses

          • Place Mats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

          I use this mainly to warp. I haven't tried weaving it with itself.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Beautiful Drape

          By A Wee Bit Warped

          from Mishawaka, Indiana

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sheen

          Cons

          • Too Light Weight

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

            I weave this bamboo into beautiful scarves but really need something double the weight to make wraps and pashminas for my customers. Please consider offering 100% bamboo in DK weight!

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            • No

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            5.0

            I love the softness and color

            By April

            from Ohio

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Color
            • Sheen
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Baby Items
              • Scarves
              • Shawl

              Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

              I am using this to make an estonian lace shawl. It has a beautiful color and drape. The softness is going to be wonderful when it is finished.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Beautiful sheen, elegant and strong.............love it

              By GRITS

              from Fort Walton Beach, Florida

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight Socks Lace
              • Silky sheen
              • Tightly Spun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Delicate Crochet
                • Knit Lace Tees Socks

                Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                This is my first experience with the Valley 5/2 Bamboo...To test, I worked up a pair of socks from Favorite Socks, Meida's Socks by Nancy Bush on 2.25 bamboo circs,see pictures. While knitting, the yarn felt stiff....linen feel, yet slippery...bamboo needles helped with the control. After Washing and a few minutes in the dryer, they came out silky soft and absolutely gorgeous. The possibilities are limitless especially here in the panhandle of Florida.

                As for Webs, I've been buying from them for years...they are good to me and they know I love them

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                • No

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                4.0

                mislabled

                By Jan

                from Cincinnati

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                I would have given this a 5, except the yarn was mislabled, which caused a lot of problems for me. The bamboo yarn itself is great, easy to work with and priced reasonably

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