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Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo

5/2 Bamboo is a fantastic part of our Valley Yarns line! This 5/2 yarn has the 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:
2100 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 13 lbs $29.99
  • ADOBE In Stock 29 lbs $29.99
  • AMETHYST In Stock 45 lbs $29.99
  • AZURE In Stock 20 lbs $29.99
  • BIRCH In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • BLACK In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • BLUEMING Blue Ming In Stock 28 lbs $29.99
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 13 lbs $29.99
  • DAFFODIL In Stock 43 lbs $29.99
  • DKGREEN Dark Green In Stock 26 lbs $29.99
  • DKTEAL Dark Teal In Stock 29 lbs $29.99
  • EGGPLANT Eggplant In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • EVERGREEN In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • GREYBLUE Grey Blue In Stock 24 lbs $29.99
  • GREYTEAL Grey Teal In Stock 34 lbs $29.99
  • HUMMINGBIR Hummingbird In Stock 47 lbs $29.99
  • LEMONGRASS In Stock 15 lbs $29.99
  • MIDNIGHT Midnight In Stock 35 lbs $29.99
  • MINERALGRE Mineral Green In Stock 39 lbs $29.99
  • NAVY In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • OLIVE In Stock 22 lbs $29.99
  • ORCHID In Stock 47 lbs $29.99
  • POMPEII In Stock 43 lbs $29.99
  • REDPURPLE Red Purple In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • ROYAL In Stock 32 lbs $29.99
  • SIENNA In Stock 23 lbs $29.99
  • TAUPE In Stock 45 lbs $29.99
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Valley Yarns5/2 Bamboo
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

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    (25)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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    (1)

93%

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  • Weaving (5)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I LOVE this yarn.

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%...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Beautiful sheen, elegant and strong.............love it

By GRITS

from Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight Socks Lace
  • Silky sheen
  • Tightly Spun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Delicate Crochet
    • Knit Lace Tees Socks

    Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

    This is my first experience with the Valley 5/2 Bamboo...To test, I worked up a pair of socks from Favorite Socks, Meida's Socks by Nancy Bush on 2.25 bamboo circs,see pictures. While knitting, the yarn felt stiff....linen feel, yet slippery...bamboo needles helped with the control. After Washing and a few minutes in the dryer, they came out silky soft and absolutely gorgeous. The possibilities are limitless especially here in the panhandle of Florida.

    As for Webs, I've been buying from them for years...they are good to me and they know I love them

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    4.0

    mislabled

    By Jan

    from Cincinnati

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

    I would have given this a 5, except the yarn was mislabled, which caused a lot of problems for me. The bamboo yarn itself is great, easy to work with and priced reasonably

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    5.0

    Great on the loom!

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    By SophieB

    from Central Sierra Nevada, California

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    Pros

    • Works Well On The Loom

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Warp Or Weft - Great

    Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

    This is such a good yarn to use on the loom for scarves or decorative items. Blends well with other colors and fibers.

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    5.0

    5/2 Bamboo

    By treese

    from Wingdale, NY

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to work with
    • Lovely drape
    • Washes well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarf

      Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

      First time using this yarn. Made a scarf that washed well, has a lovely drape, and feels soft and silky. Will use again.

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      5.0

      Great Warp

      By Sheepfreak

      from Crossville, TN

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Drape
      • Shine
      • Strong
      • vibrant color

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Warp

        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

        I have only used this as warp so far. The fringe looks so nice braided. Washes well. I love the colors. I might have to get a cone to knit a shawl.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again, so soft.

        By TinaS

        from OHIO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • I Love The Feel Of Yarn

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

            I am making a shawl and it is looking to pretty

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            5.0

            What a great warp!

            By Sheepfreak

            from Crossville, TN

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Shiney
            • Soft
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Warp

              Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

              I have just started weaving so I don't really know a lot. But I love this for warping and then weaving with my hand spun. I have a lot of fall colours in my spinning, so the Sienna is the perfect complement. A single cone should do a million scarves.

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              5.0

              Great yarn for weaving

              By liz

              from nyc

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Warp Yarn
              • Great Colors
              • Has Nice Sheen
              • very strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weaving

                Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                I use Bamboo yarn to weave scarfs and weavings for pillows,it makes a very strong warping yarn,and has nice sheen to finished weavings!

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                5.0

                great for weaving but lacking important colors

                By Texxtiler

                from NY

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                I've been weaving with 5-2 bamboo and enjoy using it. The recommended setts of 15epi for PW and 20epi for twill work for me. It's stiff off the loom but becomes silky and drapey after wet finishing. Finishing in the washing machine (gentle, of course) works well but makes the fabric denser than hand swirling. Width shrinks about 10%. My biggest gripe is the lack of colors in the red family. Why is there no true red and no pinks other than one pale color???? The gold is muddier than I would like but the other 15 colors I've tried have been true to pictures on web site.

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                1.0

                Royal, pompeii, and red purple

                By megan

                from D.C. metro splat

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Does Not Come Off Cone

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                    where did you get these three colors? i have been trying to wind one ounce balls of these and my electric ball winder can't handle it. The hand crank ball winder is difficult to operate. My shoulders and arms are sore for the effort i have to put in to get 132 yards wound. i will not be buying these colors ever again.

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