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4.5

Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer

The Kangaroo Dyer, our very own Gail Callahan, has done it again! She's created an amazing rainbow of color for our own Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk laceweight yarn. As if the fiber wasn't gorgeous enough, Gail enhances it with her unique sensibility, making the lacy garments created with it truly one of a kind. Soft, airy, and lovely. Yarn made in Peru; hand-dyed in USA.

Content:
80% Alpaca/20% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
113g/865yds
Gauge:
8 sts = 1"
Knitting Weight:
Lace
Sett:
18–20 epi
$24.95 hank $18.79 hank
  • SLATE In Stock 2 hanks $18.79
  • STORM In Stock 1 hank $18.79
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Valley Yarns2/14 Alpaca Silk Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (17)
  • Nice texture (16)
  • Good weight (13)
  • Dyed evenly (7)
  • Easy to fix (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (16)
  • Hats (7)
  • Sweaters (4)
  • Gloves (3)
  • Shawls (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Artist (5), Collector (5), Parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lovely!

I used Atlantis to knit a Rosalind shawl, which has a lovely celtic cable running down the center. This yarn was a perfect blend of texture to bring out the best in the cabling...Read complete review

I used Atlantis to knit a Rosalind shawl, which has a lovely celtic cable running down the center. This yarn was a perfect blend of texture to bring out the best in the cabling & lace. While not super-soft, the yarn has a nice hand and should stand up to normal wear & tear very well. I don't like fussy knits - if you can't wear it, why have it - and I'm confident that my Rosalind will look fabulous for a very long time. I would def recommend this yarn to anyone knitting lace or lace weight cables.[...]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Olive grove online photo is not accurate.

Online photo of olive grove shows a very rich green-brown variation. Actual yarn is a very dull and drab. I recommend showing a more accurate sample on line especially since a color card is...Read complete review

Online photo of olive grove shows a very rich green-brown variation. Actual yarn is a very dull and drab. I recommend showing a more accurate sample on line especially since a color card is not available.

Reviewed by 21 customers

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5.0

Gorgeous yarn, too much temptation, a must have

By Alpaca Lady in Barnum

from Barnum, MN.

About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves

    Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

    Makes up into beautiful scarves, cowls and shawls.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Beautiful yarn, great service

    By DQknitter

    from Lancaster, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

        beautiful yarn, true to promise

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        4.0

        I would buy this yarn again,although in a different color.

        By None

        from Knoxville TN

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

        • Color Too Orange

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

        I am going to use the yarn in a sweater, and hope that it looks more red than orange. I do not wear lot of orange, as I am a blue-eyed blonde. My sister would probably like it, as she is a red-head and often wears more earthy tones than I can.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Beautiful as a warp yarn!

        By firebird96

        from Warner Robins, GA, USA

        About Me Enthusiast, Weaver

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Yardage

          Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

          I'm using this as warp in Valley Yarns Draft #80 Feathers Scarf with dark brown in the same yarn as weft. It weaves beautifully & the dye job is superb. I've also used this yarn in the Storm & Atlantis colorways with the same lovely experience. Very soft & makes for cloth with a wonderful hand.

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          • No

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          3.0

          disappointing color

          By Gardening lover

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

            Lovely soft, warm and shiny yarn. But color not as bright as expected. Instead of brilliant carrot fading in and out with different darker shade, it is what I would call 'dirty carrot.'

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            3.0

            Olive grove online photo is not accurate.

            By Chastuna

            from San Jose,CA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

              Online photo of olive grove shows a very rich green-brown variation. Actual yarn is a very dull and drab. I recommend showing a more accurate sample on line especially since a color card is not available.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Lovely yarn

              By Laura from beautiful West Michigan

              from West Michigan

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Easily Splits
              • Sheds
              • Snags

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

              Love this yarn. The colors are beautiful, even though they weren't quite what I was expecting from the picture online. It's heavenly soft, but that does mean it may pill easier. It does shed a lot, so have your lint roller ready. And it does split easily when you are working with it. Even still, it is so nice to work with and well worth it.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Another must have for your creations

              By Alpaca Lady in Barnum

              from Barnum, MN.

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cowls
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                The color combinations are exquisite. Will make many elegant items with this yarn.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Beautiful, soft yarn

                By totalRAH

                from Broken Arrow, OK

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                  I work almost exclusively with fine (fingering/lace weight) yarns, and I often combine 3 or more to form my own heavier weight yarns, or use the fine yarn as a "carry along" with a heavier yarn to add color or texture interest. The alpaca/silk is wonderful to work with. It adds softness, warmth, and color when worked together with other yarns. It would make an amazing lace shawl, as it is very strong for its weight. I'm very pleased with this yarn in every way.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Feel

                  By Hanna

                  from Albuquerque, NM

                  About Me Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Unravels

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                  Very soft, and nice to knit with. However, the two strands are prone to separating.

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