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Valley Yarns Southwick

This Italian import combines the softness of pima cotton with the beauty and drape of bamboo fiber. Valley Yarns Southwick is a joy to knit, and the feel improves even more once finished. This yarn is perfect for spring and summer knitting! It's great for basics as well as more intricate stitches.   Made in Italy.  

 

 

Content:
52% Pima Cotton/48% Bamboo
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/105yds
Gauge:
5 sts = 1" on US 5-7
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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Valley YarnsSouthwick
 
4.4

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (38)
  • Nice texture (37)
  • Good weight (36)
  • Dyed evenly (33)
  • Knits quickly (24)

Cons

  • Unravels (7)
  • Snags (5)
  • Splits (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (25)
  • Scarves (20)
  • Hats (7)
  • Shawls (4)
  • Gloves (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (24), Artist (8), Parent (7), Novice (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bought 15 additional skeins of this yarn

I made the Fiddlehead Set pattern and had so many complements and requests that I ordered 15 additional skeins to make hats and mitts for Christmas gifts.

I made the Fiddlehead Set pattern and had so many complements and requests that I ordered 15 additional skeins to make hats and mitts for Christmas gifts.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Silky texture, nice colors

I found this yarn needs a smaller needle than the label recommends. I used a size 4 needle, and it behaved much better than when I used a size 6. It also needs...Read complete review

I found this yarn needs a smaller needle than the label recommends. I used a size 4 needle, and it behaved much better than when I used a size 6. It also needs a firm tension to keep the twist from loosening, and the yarn gets messy if you have unknit stitches.

The sheen is very nice however, and I would use it for dressy things like special occasion wear.

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5.0

LOVE SOUTHWICK!!

By Carolyn14

from Vero Beach, FL

About Me Grandma Raising 5 Yr Old, Knitting Since Age 9

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Feels Great On Skin
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Shiny But Not
  • Soft

Cons

  • Couldn't Find Any Cons

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Sweaters

Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

I used this to make a shell - it feels wonderful running thru my hands while knitting. Feels great against my skin when wearing. Looks crisp and clean - great stitch definition - and washes up just like new. This is my first experience with bamboo/cotton blend and it will NOT be my last with Southwick

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Used for a cowl

By Dr. Sue

from Prior Lake, MN

About Me Creative, Enthusiast, Experienced knitter, Parent, Resourceful

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good stitch definition
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Sheen
  • Pretty color
  • Soft

Cons

  • Snags
  • Splits
  • Very Splitty

Best Uses

  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

I made this into a cowl for my daughter...and it turned out very well!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

I love this product!

By Knitter Nat

from Northern Virginia

About Me Novice, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Nice Sheen
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Splits easily

Best Uses

  • Baby Dresses

Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

This is a yarn I have used again and again for a baby dress pattern. I have used multiple colors and have always found them to be true to the pictures. The customer service has been great too. The only reason I give it four stars is because it does split easily. But if you are aware of that, you can quickly learn to work with this yarn, and I bet you'll enjoy it as much as I do!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Bought 15 additional skeins of this yarn

By Cindy

from Melbourne FL

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good stitch definition
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Color Selection
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Twists Up

Best Uses

  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

I made the Fiddlehead Set pattern and had so many complements and requests that I ordered 15 additional skeins to make hats and mitts for Christmas gifts.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Comment on this review

 
5.0

An excellent yarn

By Knitter Nat

from Northern VA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

    I used this yarn to knit a toddler girl dress. The yarn can split sometimes, but it really wasn't a problem, even though I'm a relatively new knitter. The color was true to the picture, and it has a really lovely sheen. I have used Southwick yarn multiple times, and I plan to continue to use it again and again.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Cotton and bamboo at their best

    By Patched Pastor

    from Lake Village, AR

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great colors
    • Lovely sheen
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Splitty
    • Stretches
    • Unravels

    Best Uses

    • Baby items
    • Scarves
    • Shawls

    Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

    This is a great yarn for shawls and other items where color, sheen, and drape are most desired. It splits fairly easily, so a blunter needle may be helpful.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    My go to yarn for summer projects!!!

    By Deb - Nite Owl Knitter

    from St. Charles, MO

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Great For Summer Wear
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice drape
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Tendency To Split

    Best Uses

    • Cowls
    • Scarves
    • Shawls
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

    I enjoy working with this yarn. It makes a nice, soft, light garment. I made a cowl for my mom out of it and she loves it. She has a lot of trouble wearing any type of clothing or scarf on her neck due to severe arthritis. This was so light and easy for her to wear she requested another one.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Wonderful drape and fluidity

    By Pete

    from West Palm Beach, FL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

        I made shrugs with this yarn that came out beautifully in the starfish pattern. The drape of the yarn is excellent.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Beautiful Yarn

        By Mare

        from Twin Lakes

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

          Yarn is easy to work with and very soft to the touch.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          looking good

          By Jackie

          from Wethersfield, CT

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Great Stitch Detail
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Splits

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters
          • Vest

          Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

          My purchase arrived the next day after being ordered, talk about being prompt. I love the color and feel of this yarn. The stitch looks awesome. I never realized what was meant by "stitch definition", but realized what it was with this yarn. There is a nice sheen to the yarn as well. The color is true to picture. This yarn works up nicely for the vest I'm making, although it might be a bit heavy for a summer vest, but the color will make it nice for fall. My only real complaint with this yarn is that it splits while working it so you have to keep an eye out for this.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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