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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 45 cones $17.99
  • 1171 Pale Yellow In Stock 18 cones $17.99
  • 1205 Banana In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 1382 Spectra Yellow Backordered $17.99
  • 2194 Algiers Blue In Stock 7 cones $17.99
  • 2355 Colonial Blue In Stock 27 cones $17.99
  • 2448 Mediterranean Blue In Stock 30 cones $17.99
  • 2550 Nautical In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 2574 Heather In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 2625 Ink Blue In Stock 27 cones $17.99
  • 2636 Navy In Stock 3 cones $17.99
  • 2746 Dark Teal In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 2868 Gray Blue In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 3599 Lollipop In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 3611 Red In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 3706 Melissa Pink In Stock 49 cones $17.99
  • 3794 Burgundy In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 3800 Currant In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 4425 Orange In Stock 7 cones $17.99
  • 4548 Peaches 'n Cream In Stock 19 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 50+ cones $17.99
  • 5604 Willow Green Backordered $17.99
  • 5606 Army Green In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 5680 Sagebrush In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 5792 Lime Backordered $17.99
  • 5877 Posy Green In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 5934 Elm Green In Stock 9 cones $17.99
  • 5949 Black Forest In Stock 33 cones $17.99
  • 6122 Very Berry In Stock 28 cones $17.99
  • 6256 Eggplant In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 6290 Petunia In Stock 16 cones $17.99
  • 6314 Gray Mauve In Stock 5 cones $17.99
  • 6394 Royal Lilac In Stock 24 cones $17.99
  • 6402 Lilac Snow In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 6503 Murky Lavender In Stock 42 cones $17.99
  • 6974 Grayed Lavender In Stock 30 cones $17.99
  • 6995 Purple In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 7198 Burnt Sienna In Stock 19 cones $17.99
  • 7285 Baked Clay In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 7327 Tobacco In Stock 17 cones $17.99
  • 7382 Madder Brown In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 7388 Camel In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 8001 White In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 8176 Natural In Stock 46 cones $17.99
  • 8418 Silver Birch In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 8540 Shale In Stock 50+ 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 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (50)
  • Machine washable (43)
  • Nice texture (42)
  • Soft (40)
  • Dyed evenly (36)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Towels (10)
    • Baby blankets (5)
    • Kitchen towels (4)
    • Scarves (4)
    • Dish towels (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (22), Artist (20), Weaver (14), Novice (10), Parent (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (66)

    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 70 customers

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    4.0

    Works great to make soap sacks on my CSM

    By Tony

    from Hawaii

    About Me Enthusiast, Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

        I bought this yarn to create soap sacks that are good to place a soap remnant in to finishing using the soap up. This yarn works great for that purpose.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Not as good as I was hoping

        By Sewsable

        from Christchurch, New Zealand

        About Me Learner, Novice, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Quite A Few Obvious Joins

        Best Uses

        • Weaving

        Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

        Using this for my first weaving experience with cotton; I was surprised about how many mill joins there were, some were quite thick so I'm not sure how they'll go through the reed; I guess I'll find out. There was a knot as well which although slightly annoying is I guess to be expected and with only one in a 7 yard warp wasn't too bad.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Arrived within the expected timeframe and in good condition.

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        • No

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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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                    • No

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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

                            See all my reviews

                            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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