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    Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton

    8/2 Cotton. As mill end yarns become less and less available, we have recognized the need to replace them with additional Permanent Lines yarns. Eight/Two is our new standard 8/2 unmercerized 100% cotton yarn. Made in Brazil and stocked in very large quantities. New colors will continue to be added.

    Color Cards and Color Books for this yarn are available.

    Content:
    100% Cotton
    Care:
    Hand Wash
    Weight/Yardage:
    1# cones/3360 yards/lb
    Sett:
    18-24 e.p.i.
    $17.99 cone Discountable
    • 1089 Alabaster In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 1171 Pale Yellow In Stock 31 cones $17.99
    • 1205 Banana In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 1382 Spectra Yellow In Stock 14 cones $17.99
    • 2194 Algiers Blue In Stock 27 cones $17.99
    • 2355 Colonial Blue In Stock 42 cones $17.99
    • 2448 Mediterranean Blue In Stock 47 cones $17.99
    • 2550 Nautical Backordered $17.99
    • 2574 Heather In Stock 13 cones $17.99
    • 2625 Ink Blue In Stock 43 cones $17.99
    • 2636 Navy In Stock 35 cones $17.99
    • 2746 Dark Teal Backordered $17.99
    • 2868 Gray Blue In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 3599 Lollipop In Stock 23 cones $17.99
    • 3611 Red In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 3706 Melissa Pink In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 3794 Burgundy In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 3800 Currant In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 4425 Orange In Stock 30 cones $17.99
    • 4548 Peaches 'n Cream In Stock 28 cones $17.99
    • 5424 Turquoise Green In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 5468 Stone Green In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 5597 Mosstone In Stock 2 cones $17.99
    • 5604 Willow Green In Stock 26 cones $17.99
    • 5606 Army Green In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 5680 Sagebrush Backordered $17.99
    • 5792 Lime In Stock 8 cones $17.99
    • 5877 Posy Green In Stock 7 cones $17.99
    • 5934 Elm Green In Stock 24 cones $17.99
    • 5949 Black Forest In Stock 43 cones $17.99
    • 6122 Very Berry In Stock 46 cones $17.99
    • 6256 Eggplant Backordered $17.99
    • 6290 Petunia In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 6314 Gray Mauve In Stock 12 cones $17.99
    • 6394 Royal Lilac In Stock 40 cones $17.99
    • 6402 Lilac Snow In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 6503 Murky Lavender In Stock 49 cones $17.99
    • 6974 Grayed Lavender In Stock 40 cones $17.99
    • 6995 Purple In Stock 10 cones $17.99
    • 7198 Burnt Sienna In Stock 36 cones $17.99
    • 7285 Baked Clay In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 7327 Tobacco In Stock 33 cones $17.99
    • 7382 Madder Brown In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 7388 Camel In Stock 2 cones $17.99
    • 8001 White In Stock 31 cones $17.99
    • 8176 Natural In Stock 27 cones $17.99
    • 8418 Silver Birch In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 8540 Shale In Stock 24 cones $17.99
    • 8682 Silver Gray In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
    • 8990 Black In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
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    Valley Yarns8/2 Cotton
     
    4.4

    (based on 68 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (39)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (48)
    • Machine washable (42)
    • Nice texture (41)
    • Soft (39)
    • Dyed evenly (34)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Towels (10)
      • Baby blankets (5)
      • Kitchen towels (4)
      • Scarves (4)
      • Dish towels (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (21), Artist (20), Weaver (14), Novice (8), Parent (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (64)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good Yarn!

      I've been impressed with the 2/8 cotton spun in Canada over the "usual" 8/2 cotton available here in the U.S. This yarn, Valley's "Eight Two" seems...Read complete review

      I've been impressed with the 2/8 cotton spun in Canada over the "usual" 8/2 cotton available here in the U.S. This yarn, Valley's "Eight Two" seems about the same spin as 2/8 (no, 8/2 and 2/8 are not exactly the same though the weight is close), and I am enjoying weaving with it. It's a terrific weight for kitchen towels, comes in a large selection of colors, is strong for warp (*very* little breakage), and the texture is soft with a good drape (even for a towel this is important!). I'll use it again and again, I'm sure, once my stash begins to look depleted!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Knots in the yarns

      I used this yarn to make 10 yds of handwoven fabric. There were numerous breaks in the threads that had been retied on the cone. Some came untied during the weaving process which was...Read complete review

      I used this yarn to make 10 yds of handwoven fabric. There were numerous breaks in the threads that had been retied on the cone. Some came untied during the weaving process which was disappointing. I was making this as a gift for someone else, so the knots were very discouraging to find.

      The final fabric was nice though.

      Reviewed by 68 customers

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      5.0

      Great for dishtowels!

      By Amy Buchan

      from Billings, Montana

      About Me Weaver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dishtowels

        Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

        This has become the only cotton I will use any more for the dishtowels I weave. Everyone I give the towels to comment on how soft they are after just one or two washings! I plan on also using this cotton for baby blankets and I think it will be perfect for those. I did use one cone that had several knots close together, which was frustrating but this is very unusual. Overall, it's wonderful!

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        5.0

        Great value

        By Cecile the weaver

        from Kerhonkson, NY

        About Me Artist, Weaver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Kitchen towels
          • Placemats

          Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

          It's a beautiful cotton to weave with. The kitchen towels I make are soft and absorbant.
          Definitely use no less than 15 ends per inch. Otherwise it comes out not so soft. Especially with tabby weave. Weft I use 18 to the inch for tabby, it looks great.

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          5.0

          Love this!

          By Joy

          from Northport, NY

          About Me Fiber Artist, Weaver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

              My dishtowels woven with 8/2 cotton are just so soft and lovely. I used the cotton doubled, a bit more work for weaving but the finished towels are wonderful.

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              5.0

              Beautiful colors!!!! Excellent texture!!

              By skontheriver

              from Wenatchee, WA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                  Service and delivery were excellent.

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                  4.0

                  Really soft cotton thread

                  By The Weaver's Weevil

                  from Leesburg, Virginia

                  About Me Artist, Designer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Kitchen towels

                    Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                    I really like the consistent quality that Valley Yarns has with their 8/2 cotton thread. Better than many others on the market.

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                    5.0

                    Good Staple thread for weaving

                    By Love all fiberarts

                    from Alabama

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weaving

                      Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                      I have multiple colors of this thread. It makes wonderful woven products on my floor loom. One cone out of about a dozen had issues with multiple ties within the cone-but this has not been a issue overall.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      not for machine knittting in stockingnet

                      By It's only money

                      from Central CT

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Good Weight
                      • Machine Washable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                          the colors are beautiful, and the hand is lovely.
                          The swatch washed and dried beautifuly, however....
                          I knit a swatch and it biases badly. (I know it is made for weaving, but I've been trying to find a fine cotton yarn for machine knitting.)
                          I'll still use it but will have to knit it in tuck or full needle rib.

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                          4.0

                          Weaving textiles

                          By Ann

                          from Oviedo, Fla

                          About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Dyed Evenly
                          • Good Weight
                          • Machine Washable
                          • Nice Texture
                          • Soft

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Scarves

                            Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                            handwoven dishtowels, placemats and napkins
                            great for dishtowels, very absorbant

                            handwoven scarves goes well with other weights for more texture
                            would like 8oz sizes for more variety at less waste
                            fast delivery

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                            4.0

                            Love this Weaving Cotton

                            By Furry Face Fibers

                            from Saratoga Springs, NY

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Dyed Evenly
                            • Good Weight
                            • Machine Washable
                            • Nice Texture

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                                This is great cotton for dishtowels/washcloths.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                I love this yarn!

                                By Katalina

                                from Port Townsend, WA

                                About Me Recreational Weaver

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Dyed Evenly
                                • Good Weight
                                • Soft
                                • Very Consistent

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Baby accessories

                                  Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                                  I usually weave with heavier weight yarns (3/2 and 5/2) but I needed finer yarn for a long baby wrap and blanket. This 8/2 yarn is perfect for them. Not bulky or heavy at all, and shrunk up exactly as planned. The five different colors are soft and consistent throughout, and did not bleed with each other. Very pleased overall.

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