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Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo

Introducing Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo! In a heavier weight than our fabulous 10/2 Bamboo, this 5/2 yarn has the same deep, rich colors and the unique shine and drape of bamboo. You can feel good about the sustainability of bamboo, and you'll feel great about the look and feel of projects woven in this elegant fiber. Spun in Canada, dyed in the US.

Sett notes: Tabby, or plain weave, should be 16-18 epi in most cases. 18-20 epi is right for twill.  Although it is the same yards/lb. as 5/2 cotton, 5/2 bamboo behaves a little differently.

Care notes: On the first washing of dark colors or bright colors use a color catcher or dye magnet in the water.

5/2 Bamboo is also available in Natural.

Color Cards and Color Books for this yarn are available.

$1.50 per cone charge for wind-off service (for fractions of a pound).

Yarns sold by the pound may have their quantity adjusted before the order is sent to reflect the actual weight of what is being sent out. Each cone is approximately 1–1.25 lbs and will cost approximately $29.99–$37.50.

Note: Some cones in the Hummingbird color have stickers on the inside stating 5/2 cotton. Please disregard these stickers, the yarn is bamboo.

Content:
100% Bamboo
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
2625 yards/pound on ~1.25 lb cones
Gauge:
> 8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
Knitting Weight:
Lace
Sett:
16-20 epi
$29.99 lb Discountable
  • GOLD In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • ADOBE In Stock 30 lbs $29.99
  • AMETHYST In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • AZURE In Stock 40 lbs $29.99
  • BIRCH In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • BLACK In Stock 17 lbs $29.99
  • BLUEMING Blue Ming In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • DAFFODIL In Stock 3 lbs $29.99
  • DKGREEN Dark Green In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • DKTEAL Dark Teal In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • EGGPLANT Eggplant In Stock 4 lbs $29.99
  • EVERGREEN In Stock 42 lbs $29.99
  • GREYBLUE Grey Blue In Stock 45 lbs $29.99
  • GREYTEAL Grey Teal In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • HUMMINGBIR Hummingbird In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • LEMONGRASS In Stock 5 lbs $29.99
  • MIDNIGHT Midnight In Stock 40 lbs $29.99
  • MINERALGRE Mineral Green In Stock 38 lbs $29.99
  • NAVY In Stock 48 lbs $29.99
  • OLIVE In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • ORCHID In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • POMPEII In Stock 26 lbs $29.99
  • REDPURPLE Red Purple In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • ROYAL In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • SIENNA In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • TAUPE In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
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Valley Yarns5/2 Bamboo
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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94%

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          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (14)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Requires good eyesight!

        Purchased 4 cones for a large project. Many dropped stitches until I became familiar with size/weight of yarn. Probably would have chosen a simpler project had I known. Am concerned about care...Read complete review

        Purchased 4 cones for a large project. Many dropped stitches until I became familiar with size/weight of yarn. Probably would have chosen a simpler project had I known. Am concerned about care & use of product after all the work. Takes one full week per item. Thats 30 weeks of my life and can only work so long before it affects my eyesight. But the finished product is absolutely fabulous. Beautiful, consistent color. Have no reservations about my choice. Customer service was wonderful helping me decide he quantity that I needed to order. Appears to be "right on" estimate! Seven 60" scarves per cone I need 30.

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        less than I expected

        I was excited to get this yarn since I love bamboo, and because this product is from Canada. I was disappointed when I opened the box with many different colors and found that the...Read complete review

        I was excited to get this yarn since I love bamboo, and because this product is from Canada. I was disappointed when I opened the box with many different colors and found that the yarn texture is uneven. It looked as if it was hand spun by a beginner. When I knit it up, it didn't have the sheen or softness of other bamboo I have. I have lots of it--bought it during the last big Webs sale, thinking it would be good for my higher end garments in a good variety of colors. Guess I'll need to find some other uses for it for my own wear, and go back to the product made outside of America for things I sell.

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        5.0

        Love this yarn!

        By SDWEST

        from Australia

        Pros

        • excellent drape
        • Terrific For Fine Crochet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Great For Crochet

          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

          I wanted something for lace weight crochet and tried this yarn. It has worked up just beautifully, much better than the original yarn for some projects. Also terrific to have so few joins because of size of cone. Best hook size is 2.50. It isn't quick but the end result is fantastic.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Nice yarn

          By rider

          from Southwest Missouri

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                This was a gift to a good friend who is a weaver - she chose the 'adobe' color. She is very pleased with the texture of the yarn, and loves the color - a soft, almost neutral color that will work with many other 'earthy' colors.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                I LOVE this yarn.

                By Renaissance Chic

                from Portland, OR

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Drape Colorfast Yummy

                Cons

                • Break A Few Warp Threads

                Best Uses

                • Scarves Clothing Yardage

                Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                I LOVE this yarn. I've now purchased at least 10 colors of the bamboo and have woven scarves for loved ones. It's a pleasure to work with. The final product shrinks about 10% which makes it softer and also look really finely sett, so plan accordingly. I'm currently working on a year long project to only *make* any new clothing for myself....using this bamboo fabric as a base (either woven or knit).

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                • No

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                5.0

                wonderful yarn!

                By Gila

                from Vienna, Austria

                Verified Buyer

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                      Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                      a wonderful yarn with a great drape

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      very fast delivery, everything arrived in perfect condition

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      5/2 bamboo

                      By Envious

                      from Australia

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                            Very slinky soft when washed. I wove a wrap using tencel in grape (variagated) and gold bamboo, just beautiful. The colour of the gold is very strong so don't use a lot of it in any one piece.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Requires good eyesight!

                            By JWB

                            from Montana

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Available In Cones
                            • Purchased 4
                            • Yarn Type Perfect

                            Cons

                            • Weight Might Vary

                            Best Uses

                            • Very Special Gifts

                            Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                            Purchased 4 cones for a large project. Many dropped stitches until I became familiar with size/weight of yarn. Probably would have chosen a simpler project had I known. Am concerned about care & use of product after all the work. Takes one full week per item. Thats 30 weeks of my life and can only work so long before it affects my eyesight. But the finished product is absolutely fabulous. Beautiful, consistent color. Have no reservations about my choice. Customer service was wonderful helping me decide he quantity that I needed to order. Appears to be "right on" estimate! Seven 60" scarves per cone I need 30.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Comment on this review

                             
                            5.0

                            nice!

                            By Kotty

                            from Cyprus

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

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                                  Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                                  I knit from this yarn dress by lace pattern. I think it will be a very good product. Skin feel nice this yarn. Knitting fabric from this yarn is good droops and elegant drape.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  nice!

                                  By Kotty

                                  from Cyprus

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                                        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                                        This yarn is made ​​of bamboo is very high quality and beautiful. knitted fabric from it droops beautiful tails. Tunic dress and looks wonderful from this yarn. well suited for openwork patterns. I do not know how to look after a wash cloth.

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                                        3.0

                                        less than I expected

                                        By Dancing Threads

                                        from Ashland, OR

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                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Uneven

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Work Sweaters

                                          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                                          I was excited to get this yarn since I love bamboo, and because this product is from Canada. I was disappointed when I opened the box with many different colors and found that the yarn texture is uneven. It looked as if it was hand spun by a beginner. When I knit it up, it didn't have the sheen or softness of other bamboo I have. I have lots of it--bought it during the last big Webs sale, thinking it would be good for my higher end garments in a good variety of colors. Guess I'll need to find some other uses for it for my own wear, and go back to the product made outside of America for things I sell.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          lovely yarn

                                          By Liz the weaver

                                          from NewYork,New York

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Has Nice Shine
                                          • Nice colors
                                          • Strong Yarn No Breakage

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Weaving

                                            Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                                            I used this yarn for warp in weaving scarfs and pillows,it very soft and strong

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