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Valley Yarns Longmeadow

Valley Yarns Longmeadow is a cotton/microfiber blend that is the perfect yarn for your warm weather knitting. It is incredibly soft to the touch and has a lovely twist. The color palette is light and bright. You will love knitting with Valley Yarns Longmeadow!  Made in Peru.

Note: Longmeadow has been discontinued and is limited to inventory on hand. The label on this yarn recommends hand washing. However, we have successfully washed many swatches in the machine and feel confident calling this yarn machine washable.

For great ideas on how to use Longmeadow, check out "Valley Yarns on Ravelry" on our blog!

Content:
60% Cotton/40% Microfiber
Care:
Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/117yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1” on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$3.49 skein $2.19 skein
  • 11 Olive In Stock 50+ skeins $2.19
  • 01 White In Stock 50+ skeins $2.19
  • 04 Pink In Stock 50+ skeins $2.19
  • 07 Melon In Stock 50+ skeins $2.19
  • 10 Lettuce In Stock 50+ skeins $2.19
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Valley YarnsLongmeadow
 
4.4

(based on 106 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (85)
  • Good weight (79)
  • Nice texture (79)
  • Dyed evenly (62)
  • Machine washable (43)

Cons

  • Unravels (11)
  • Splits (8)
  • Stretches (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (60)
  • Scarves (20)
  • Hats (12)
  • Gloves (6)
  • Baby blanket (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (56), Artist (11), Parent (11), Collector (8), Novice (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (90), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Knits Up Beautifully!

Wanted an easy-care, soft cotton yarn to substitute for a yarn that the Child's sweater pattern called for (which I did not care for).
This product fit the bill! The microfiber content...Read complete review

Wanted an easy-care, soft cotton yarn to substitute for a yarn that the Child's sweater pattern called for (which I did not care for).
This product fit the bill! The microfiber content makes the yarn softer and less heavy than cotton. The white is beautiful - snow white. Plus, it is machine washable, which a busy mom can appreciate. Stitch definition was fantastic, and I've attached a pic of the finished Child's Beach Hoodie to illustrate same.
The only drawback is that the yarn has a tendency to split (as does most cottons), so knitting requires attention. However, this yarn is nowhere near as splitty as other cottons I've used (such as the one I was substituting)!
I would definitely use again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

So-so

I used this for a baby sweater for my granddaughter. Maybe I just didn't choose a good pattern, or good colors. I'm sure the sweater will be functional, but it just looks...Read complete review

I used this for a baby sweater for my granddaughter. Maybe I just didn't choose a good pattern, or good colors. I'm sure the sweater will be functional, but it just looks ordinary.

Reviewed by 106 customers

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5.0

Discontinued? Nooooooo!

By CarolJ

from Littlestown, PA

About Me Enthusiast

Pros

  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Valley Yarns Longmeadow:

      I just looked up this yarn to recommend to a friend. I was horrified to see that it is discontinued! I just finished a blanket with it, and it is so very lovely. Guess I'll have to order more so I have it in my stash. So sorry to see it go!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Love this yarn!

      By Anne

      from Fairhope, Alabama

      About Me Enthusiast, Lifelong Knitter

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Longmeadow:

        I love this yarn and am disappointed it is being discontinued. Despite ball band instructions, it is machine washable on a cold, gentle cycle. Bring it back!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Beautiful Yarn

        By Anonymous

        from Alabama

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Longmeadow:

          This yarn is super soft. I am making a fall sweater and I couldn't be more pleased. The color is deeply saturated. This yarn is a great value for the price.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Discontinued!!

          By Lisa

          from Savannah Georgia

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Fix
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Splits

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Longmeadow:

          I am sorry this product is discontinued. It is a useful product for those of us in the deep south. Cotton bags, and since the weather will probably be over 90 for 100 days each summer, this is a good alternative.

          On the negative side it does split. But by the time I had knitted the first skein, I became adept at noticing and correcting the errors.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Good buy

          By Chris

          from Scottsdale, AZ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Valley Yarns Longmeadow:

              Very nice yarn - I am knitting my granddaughter a tunic top. Light weight, perfect for spring/summer wear. Knits up easily.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Love this cotton blend

              By Kim Q

              from Island Lake, IL

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Longmeadow:

                I'm so sad to hear this yarn is being discontinued. I've made a summer cardigan out of it and am in the process of making another. It drapes nicely but holds its shape and is super quick to knit. I haven't had a single complaint with the yarn, the condition on arrival or anything else.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                LONGMEADOW NY VALLEY YARBS

                By jadair

                from Traverse City, MI

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Longmeadow:

                  FAST DELIVERY!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very satisfied

                  By Chris

                  from Scottsdale, AZ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Longmeadow:

                    I made a tunic top with this tarn for my granddaughter. Lightweight for summer wear. Looks great. Yarn knitted up nicely and is soft.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love this yarn!

                    By Anne

                    from Fairhope, Alabama

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Ball Ba
                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Easy To Fix
                    • Good Weight
                    • Hides Mistakes
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Discontinued - Boo

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Longmeadow:

                    Please reconsider discontinuing this wonderful yarn.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Summer sweater

                    By LIsa

                    from Eatontown, NJ

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Longmeadow:

                      I like working with this yarn for a spring/summer sweater. It is soft, easy to work with and I like the way my sweater is coming out!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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