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Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk

Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk is a super light and soft blend with a little gentle, silky sheen that is sure to become a favorite. Lace knitters will love Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk for many of their favorite patterns.  Made in Peru.

Color Cards and Color Books for this yarn are available.

Click here for the Interweave Crochet Sangria Cardigan pattern kit.

Note: Restocks of this yarn aren't expected in until early 2015.

Content:
80% Alpaca/20% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
1/2-lb cones/3472 YPP (1736 yards/cone)
Gauge:
8 sts = 1"
Knitting Weight:
Lace
Sett:
18-20epi
$24.99 cone Discountable
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Valley Yarns2/14 Alpaca Silk
 
4.6

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (70)
  • Nice texture (67)
  • Good weight (55)
  • Dyed evenly (38)
  • Knits quickly (19)

Cons

  • Splits (5)
  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (47)
  • Sweaters (15)
  • Gloves (10)
  • Hats (8)
  • Shawls (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (45), Artist (23), Collector (5), Parent (5), Weaver (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (73), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sumptuous scarves!

Warping with this yarn was a dream! First scarf I set at 20epi. Lovely soft drape, although with the twill I was using, I had rather long floats, so for the second...Read complete review

Warping with this yarn was a dream! First scarf I set at 20epi. Lovely soft drape, although with the twill I was using, I had rather long floats, so for the second scarf I changed to 24epi, and used a slightly different twill with shorter floats (I'm concerned about the fabric snagging in a scarf). Will definitely use this again, but might consider using a wool/silk blend for the weft to help stabilize the fabric.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Color very different than on screen

I ordered the Olive and in real life it's drastically darker and drabber than the picture shows. I realize the company can't completely control how monitors might adjust colors and this kind of issue...Read complete review

I ordered the Olive and in real life it's drastically darker and drabber than the picture shows. I realize the company can't completely control how monitors might adjust colors and this kind of issue is the trade-off for the great variety available through an online operation, but I wish the store policy covered shipping costs for exchanges when that's the reason for dissatisfaction. Guess I'll be eating that cost in hope of exchanging this for a color I like, as the yarn itself seems very nice.

Reviewed by 88 customers

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4.0

Definitely buy this again

By Cathy

from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

About Me Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

    This is so easy to work with, even on the spools. It seems to just fly onto the needles and knits up so smoothly. Using it double is easy - it doesn't twist or bunch up and tangle easily either. I loved making the sweater I made and I think I have enough left to make a shawl too.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    A dream to weave

    By LMac

    from New Zealand

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

      Items have a lovely handle

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really soft, nice to handle and wear

      By Molly Elkind

      from Atlanta, GA area

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

        I wove a shawl and an infinity wrap with this yarn, and was so happy with the results I am about to order more. I wove the first two items with the same yarn as weft, but then I sampled using 8/2 tencel weft and the shiny/matte contrast is gorgeous, so my next pieces will use a tencel weft. THanks to all the reviewers who helped me realize a sett of 24 would work just fine for the diamond twill I used.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Amazing color

        By Auntie Annie

        from Malone, WI

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

          I'm using this to make the sweater that's featured on the same page as the yarn, changing the sweater to have long sleeves.

          Service and delivery comments:

          I knew when I ordered the yarn that the color I wanted was back-ordered. When it was ready to ship I was contacted to make sure that I still wanted the yarn. I appreciated that since it had been a while and I might have changed my mind. It's nice to know that you won't get stuck paying shipping to return something that you've decided you don't want.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Nice deep color, soft feel, uniform lace

          By Judy

          from AZ

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          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Scarves

            Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

            I bought this with a gift card given for Christmas. I like that the yarn comes on a cone - I find that easier to handle when knitting. I haven't used it yet except for a swatch but I am looking forward to doing some nice lace work with it. Love the color and feel. I hope it blocks well.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sumptuous scarves!

            By Shuttlesong

            from Ontario, Canada

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

              Warping with this yarn was a dream! First scarf I set at 20epi. Lovely soft drape, although with the twill I was using, I had rather long floats, so for the second scarf I changed to 24epi, and used a slightly different twill with shorter floats (I'm concerned about the fabric snagging in a scarf). Will definitely use this again, but might consider using a wool/silk blend for the weft to help stabilize the fabric.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Love this yarn

              By Barb

              from Fort Myers, FL

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Snags
              • Splits

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Lace
              • Scarves
              • Shawls

              Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

              I have used this yarn before & thrilled to see it on sale. I've made several lace shawls with beading & once blocked, shows the patterns beautifully. So soft against the skin. I also over dyed some of the lt. grey with Kool-Aid & came up with some wonderful colors. It does, however, split so I tried different needle points until I was comfortable with the results. I am also going to try plying some with merino yarn that I have spun.

              Service and delivery comments:

              As always, yarn arrived promptly & in good condition.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              So pretty

              By Nin

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Fashionista, Obsessive

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Beautiful
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Doubled For Cropped Cardi
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Lace Fingerless Mitts
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                The best thing is the worst thing. This beautiful yarn is sold by the miles on cones and needs slightly tedious rewinding in order to be used doubled which has been my preference so far. Still, this yarn is lovely and the knitted results are great.

                Fast delivery from WEBS is wonderful. I appreciate that as much as the good choices. :)

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                3.0

                Color very different than on screen

                By Karla

                from NY

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                      I ordered the Olive and in real life it's drastically darker and drabber than the picture shows. I realize the company can't completely control how monitors might adjust colors and this kind of issue is the trade-off for the great variety available through an online operation, but I wish the store policy covered shipping costs for exchanges when that's the reason for dissatisfaction. Guess I'll be eating that cost in hope of exchanging this for a color I like, as the yarn itself seems very nice.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      My go to yarn now!

                      By driverweaves

                      from Langley, Washington

                      About Me Artist, Fiber

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Good Weight
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves

                        Comments about Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                        I use this product for weaving.....scarves and ruanas. It is unbelievably soft! I love when this yarn goes on sale!!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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