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Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo

Introducing Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo! In a heavier weight than our fabulous 10/2 Bamboo, this 5/2 yarn has the same 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.

Content:
100% Bamboo
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
2625 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 19 lbs $29.99
  • ADOBE In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • AMETHYST In Stock 17 lbs $29.99
  • AZURE In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • BIRCH In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • BLACK In Stock 34 lbs $29.99
  • BLUEMING Blue Ming In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 37 lbs $29.99
  • DAFFODIL In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • DKGREEN Dark Green In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • DKTEAL Dark Teal In Stock 38 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 In Stock 35 lbs $29.99
  • HUMMINGBIR Hummingbird In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • LEMONGRASS In Stock 47 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 44 lbs $29.99
  • ORCHID In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • POMPEII In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • REDPURPLE Red Purple In Stock 24 lbs $29.99
  • ROYAL In Stock 34 lbs $29.99
  • SIENNA In Stock 34 lbs $29.99
  • TAUPE In Stock 34 lbs $29.99
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Valley Yarns5/2 Bamboo
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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        Requires good eyesight!

        Purchased 4 cones for a large project. Many dropped stitches until I became familiar with size/weight of yarn. Probably would have chosen a simpler project had I known. Am concerned about care...Read complete review

        Purchased 4 cones for a large project. Many dropped stitches until I became familiar with size/weight of yarn. Probably would have chosen a simpler project had I known. Am concerned about care & use of product after all the work. Takes one full week per item. Thats 30 weeks of my life and can only work so long before it affects my eyesight. But the finished product is absolutely fabulous. Beautiful, consistent color. Have no reservations about my choice. Customer service was wonderful helping me decide he quantity that I needed to order. Appears to be "right on" estimate! Seven 60" scarves per cone I need 30.

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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

        Requires good eyesight!

        By JWB

        from Montana

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Available In Cones
        • Purchased 4
        • Yarn Type Perfect

        Cons

        • Weight Might Vary

        Best Uses

        • Very Special Gifts

        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

        Purchased 4 cones for a large project. Many dropped stitches until I became familiar with size/weight of yarn. Probably would have chosen a simpler project had I known. Am concerned about care & use of product after all the work. Takes one full week per item. Thats 30 weeks of my life and can only work so long before it affects my eyesight. But the finished product is absolutely fabulous. Beautiful, consistent color. Have no reservations about my choice. Customer service was wonderful helping me decide he quantity that I needed to order. Appears to be "right on" estimate! Seven 60" scarves per cone I need 30.

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        5.0

        nice!

        By Kotty

        from Cyprus

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              Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

              I knit from this yarn dress by lace pattern. I think it will be a very good product. Skin feel nice this yarn. Knitting fabric from this yarn is good droops and elegant drape.

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              5.0

              nice!

              By Kotty

              from Cyprus

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                    Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                    This yarn is made ​​of bamboo is very high quality and beautiful. knitted fabric from it droops beautiful tails. Tunic dress and looks wonderful from this yarn. well suited for openwork patterns. I do not know how to look after a wash cloth.

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                    3.0

                    less than I expected

                    By Dancing Threads

                    from Ashland, OR

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Uneven

                      Best Uses

                      • Work Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                      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

                      lovely yarn

                      By Liz the weaver

                      from NewYork,New York

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Has Nice Shine
                      • Nice colors
                      • Strong Yarn No Breakage

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weaving

                        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                        I used this yarn for warp in weaving scarfs and pillows,it very soft and strong

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                        5.0

                        Soft and Bright

                        By c.ann

                        from Perrysburg, Ohio

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Soft Bright Color

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Scarf

                          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                          I use 5/2 Bamboo for weaving twill scarves. The yarn is wonderful to weave with and the scarf weaves up soft yet with a firm drape. The colors are bright and have a slight sheen.

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                          5.0

                          Wonderful yarn!

                          By C.Ann

                          from Perrysburg, OH

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Beautiful colors
                          • Great price
                          • Soft hand

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Pillows
                            • Runners
                            • Scarves

                            Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                            I used this product to weave a twill scarf and it turned out lovely. The yarn seems to make the selvedges smoother than other yarns and the scarf is soft and comfortable to wear. The quantity discount at WEBS is the best price I have found for this size yarn.

                            Service and delivery comments:

                            It is so nice that the quantities of colors in stock are listed. Shipping is always super quick!

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                            4.0

                            Love the feel of bamboo

                            By Lulu

                            from East Tennessee

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                            Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                            Love the feel, but have not started my project with it as yet.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Lovely Bamboo

                            By danemom

                            from Lubbock, TX

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lustrous
                            • Non-splitty
                            • Smooth

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Knitting
                              • Scarves
                              • Weaving

                              Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                              I have been knitting a simple scarf with this yarn. I does not split easily as most bamboo-sourced rayon yarns do. It is smooth and lustrous. Although I do not weave yet, I want to use it for weaving in the near future.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              I am looking to buy this yarn again

                              By Elena

                              from Richland, WA

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                              Pros

                              • Beuatiful Yarn

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                                  I love to knit " Lace coat" from VOGUEknitting ( early fall 2012) .. This yarn looks fabulous on this pattern.

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