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4.6

Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK

The incredible softness and versatile DK weight of Valley Superwash DK make it a fantastic choice for both kids' and adults' projects. Try it for colorwork, baby blankets, socks, and more! Made in Italy

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Content:
100% Extra Fine Superwash Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/137yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$5.49 ball Discountable
  • 14 Teal Backordered $5.49
  • 26 White - New! In Stock 38 balls $5.49
  • 27 Sand - New! In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 28 Fawn - New! In Stock 1 ball $5.49
  • 29 Grey - New! In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 01 Natural In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 02 Steel Grey In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 03 Black In Stock 27 balls $5.49
  • 06 Burgundy In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 07 Red In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 08 Copper Backordered $5.49
  • 09 Wild Rose Backordered $5.49
  • 10 Soft Yellow In Stock 6 balls $5.49
  • 11 Spring Leaf Backordered $5.49
  • 13 Forest In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 15 Blue Mist In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 16 Ice Blue In Stock 14 balls $5.49
  • 17 Colonial Blue Backordered $5.49
  • 18 Classic Navy In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 19 Misty Lilac In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 21 Silver In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 22 Pink Backordered $5.49
  • 23 Boy Blue In Stock 5 balls $5.49
  • 24 Passion Plum In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
  • 25 Light Grey In Stock 50+ balls $5.49
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Valley YarnsValley Superwash DK
 
4.6

(based on 149 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (130)
  • Good weight (112)
  • Nice texture (109)
  • Dyed evenly (90)
  • Machine washable (89)

Cons

  • Stretches (6)
  • Unravels (4)
  • Snags (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (82)
  • Scarves (62)
  • Hats (52)
  • Gloves (28)
  • Socks (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (95), Parent (19), Artist (17), Novice (7), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (116), Yes (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I loved this yarn.

I used four colors of it for the multicolored stripes in a sweater for myself, plus another six or so colors in a hat. It was delightful to knit -- soft, non-splitty,...Read complete review

I used four colors of it for the multicolored stripes in a sweater for myself, plus another six or so colors in a hat. It was delightful to knit -- soft, non-splitty, non-twisty -- and it washed and dried beautifully in the machine. I washed a large swatch first before I started the sweater and was amazed that it came out of the dryer (I set it at medium but my dryer is HOT) looking exactly like it went into the washer. The same was true of the sweater when I ran it through the washer (warm wash, cool rinse, normal cycle) and dryer at the end of winter. I cannot say enough good things about this yarn.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Absolute disappointment

This is the most disappointing yarn I've used in 50 years of knitting. The color was just what I wanted; knitting with the yarn was very pleasant. I completed a very complicated sweater...Read complete review

This is the most disappointing yarn I've used in 50 years of knitting. The color was just what I wanted; knitting with the yarn was very pleasant. I completed a very complicated sweater and was excited to clean and wear it. At the very first -- very careful -- washing, the yarn pilled horribly; I have sweaters that are ten years old that aren't such a mess. I've worn the sweater one time, and it proceeded to shed all over my slacks and turtleneck. I was a mess within an hour. I won't ever wear the sweater again; I'm not sure it's is worth giving to Goodwill. Don't waste your time or money on this yarn. (I have given it one star because the system won't let me submit the review without a star...hmmmph.)

Reviewed by 149 customers

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5.0

Nice and Squishy!

By Jen

from Florida

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blanket
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

    I am really enjoying working with this yarn. I'm making the Fly Away blanket and Nanook sweater. Both pieces are working up really fast and this is a nice compromise for worsted weight, which I avoid here in Florida.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    a super superwash

    By Patty B.

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Lots Of Colors
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

        I really like this yarn. It has good stitch definition, doesn't separate easily, and looks really beautiful when knitted. So many colors to choose from! I was looking for a lightweight, warm yarn to create an afghan and this one is perfect. Wish I had time to make a dozen afghans! Think I'll try the worsted next time. Same great superwash, but knits up more quickly.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Wonderful!

        By CMBoyd

        from Montana

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Afghan
          • Blanket
          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

          A new favorite! Does everything I want a general use yarn to do, and the colors are lovely.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Fantastic yarn!

          By jestitch

          from La Grange, IL

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Baby Items
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

            This was a great yarn and knit up beautifully. Since it was a baby blanket I machine washed "gentle" and went ahead and dried "low" after finishing. I know laying flat to dry was recommended but I knew that would be tough for moms of infants. The finished product was super soft and fantastic. I didn't measure any changes in size so would knit a swatch and check gauge before and after before knitting a sweater out of it to wash and dry! Will buy this again!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            soft and easy to use

            By marsha

            from boynton beach, fl

            About Me Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Only Used It For Gloves
              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

              no additional comments . I made 2 pairs of gloves for a gift and I hope the folks I made them for enjoy them....waiting to hear. the yarn was soft and easy to work with

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              I would buy this yarn again.

              By Donna

              from SE Ohio

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

                I bought this yarn to knit my first sweater. I love the color, quality and was a good value.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Favorite yarn

                By Barb

                from MA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

                  Great for children's sweaters. Machine washable.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Iwould purchase this yarn again and again!

                  By Cherbourg

                  from Denver CO

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful Dk Weight Yarn
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft
                  • Very Classy Looking

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

                    Purchased yarn for two different projects, Baby Cocktails Gin & Tonic and a slipped stitch rib pullover in Rowans new DK weight book. The yarn looks and knits up to be comparable to other higher priced merino wools. Thrilled when I received it. Color and hand are excellent!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    My go-to yarn!

                    By knitteringsandthings

                    from Manassas, VA

                    About Me Artist, Elementary Art Teacher, Enthusiast, Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Doesn't pill
                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Easy To Fix
                    • Good Weight
                    • Hides Mistakes
                    • Huge Variety Of Colors
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

                      I have now used the Valley Superwash line a number of times for gifting and my own projects. My Portage cardigan turned out fabulously, I'm in the middle of a bulky weight huuuuge infinity cowl for my sister, and I'm about to start a Santa Fe cardigan in about 18 colors. I have nothing bad to say about this yarn!

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                      5.0

                      Soft, soft, soft

                      By Jean

                      from Baker, WV

                      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Mad Crochet Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Good Weight
                      • Hides Mistakes
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                      • None That I Can Think Of

                      Best Uses

                      • Afghan

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK:

                      The yarn is wonderful to work. The plies didn't separate. The finished product was wonderful.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      I received my shipment in good time and in good order. I received everything I ordered. Unfortunately, I didn't order enough to finish my project. Your customer service people were very helpful, although there wasn't any of the yarn in stock, they were very apologetic and explained the process. I know enough to order extra, I just didn't this time. Shame on me.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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