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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 49 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice texture (34)
    • Soft (34)
    • Good weight (32)
    • Dyed evenly (29)
    • Knits quickly (21)

    Cons

    • Unravels (7)
    • Snags (4)

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (22)
    • Scarves (18)
    • Hats (5)
    • Shawls (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (22), Artist (8), Novice (5), Parent (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (36), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lovely yarn, excellent value

    I'm very happy with this yarn - it has a beautiful drape and hand, that subtle almost-sparkle from the bamboo fibers, and best of all, doesn't seem prone to splitting in spite of...Read complete review

    I'm very happy with this yarn - it has a beautiful drape and hand, that subtle almost-sparkle from the bamboo fibers, and best of all, doesn't seem prone to splitting in spite of its single-ply construction. Colors are lovely too. It's knitting up for me at 5 spi on size 6 bamboos. I'll happily reorder this for spring and summer projects.

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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.

    Reviewed by 49 customers

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    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

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      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.

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      • 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.

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      • 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.

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          • 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.

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            • 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.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good for weaving too! Makes a good Weft.

            By Anaweaves

            from Arizona

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • The Drape Is Lovely

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves Shawls

              Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

              I love the combination of cotton and bamboo. I first ordered this because of the nice selection of colors. I have continued ordering for more than a year. The drape that this yarn creates is perfect for my scarves and shawls.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Southwick is fab!

              By Deb of the Waffle Clan

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Snags

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

              I ordered several shades of this particular yarn for a scarf that I am crocheting. I have bamboo sheets on my bed so I figured this would be soft and it is softer than I imagined! Nice and lightweight, the yarn is comfortable against the skin. Slick strands make for easy stitches and the colors are beautiful. The only draw back is that it is easy to catch an individual ply or two if you're not careful. That one issue aside, I love this yarn and will happily purchase more for upcoming Christmas presents!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Beautiful yarn

              By Anne

              from Baltimore

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Lustrous
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

                Pillow cover

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                • No

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                5.0

                Gorgeou sheen and color

                By talking turkey

                from Florida

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

                  In the works... children's cardi and it's stunning.

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                  • No

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