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4.4

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 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (42)
  • Nice texture (40)
  • Good weight (39)
  • Dyed evenly (36)
  • Knits quickly (25)

Cons

  • Unravels (8)
  • Snags (6)
  • Splits (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (28)
  • Scarves (24)
  • Hats (8)
  • Shawls (4)
  • Gloves (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (26), Parent (9), Artist (8), Novice (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41), Yes (6)

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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4.0

Soft, nice hand, very splitty

By Kathy

from Boston MA

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Soft

Cons

  • Snags
  • Splits
  • Unravels

Best Uses

  • Scarves

Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

I bought this yarn to knit a shawl for my sister who lives in southern California. I wanted something soft and drapey that was not wool. I think it will keep her warm without being scratchy or heavy.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Comment on this review

 
4.0

Must use proper project for yarn

By MaggieMae

from Santa Rosa, CA

About Me Enthusiast, Experienced crocheter, Intermediate knitter, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

    This will be a sleeveless sweater for my adult daughter, living in Florida, once I find an appropriate pattern for this weight yarn. The pattern I was making required a #4 weight; this yarn is a DK weight and much too fine for the filet pattern I was trying to work.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Nothing better

    By apples

    from Griffin, GA

    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

      I am making a throw and it looks so soft and comfortable that it is ideal for that purpose. I am following your pattern for the third one I have made, all given as gifts.

      Your delivery comes quickly and in good shape. You do not waste over-packaging. I can quickly open the package which is an excellent asset for those of us oldsters who have arthritis.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Soft Cotton

      By KnittingMama

      from Bay Area, CA

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

        This cotton blend has all the best qualities of cotton without the stiffness. Great stitch definition, good drape, does not stretch out of control from blocking, and feels so soft next to skin. There's even a little hint of sheen. I wish I bought more during Steve's deal of the day.

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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

        Service and delivery comments:

        Everything I have ever ordered from WEBS has come quickly and when I have requested a specific dyelot they have NEVER disappointed!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        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

        Comment on this review

         
        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

        Comment on this review

        (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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