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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 Backordered $17.99
  • 1171 Pale Yellow In Stock 6 cones $17.99
  • 1205 Banana In Stock 8 cones $17.99
  • 1382 Spectra Yellow Backordered $17.99
  • 2194 Algiers Blue Backordered $17.99
  • 2355 Colonial Blue In Stock 9 cones $17.99
  • 2448 Mediterranean Blue In Stock 9 cones $17.99
  • 2550 Nautical In Stock 46 cones $17.99
  • 2574 Heather In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 2625 Ink Blue Backordered $17.99
  • 2636 Navy Backordered $17.99
  • 2746 Dark Teal In Stock 29 cones $17.99
  • 2868 Gray Blue In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 3599 Lollipop In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 3611 Red In Stock 32 cones $17.99
  • 3706 Melissa Pink In Stock 32 cones $17.99
  • 3794 Burgundy In Stock 45 cones $17.99
  • 3800 Currant In Stock 47 cones $17.99
  • 4425 Orange Backordered $17.99
  • 4548 Peaches 'n Cream Backordered $17.99
  • 5424 Turquoise Green In Stock 44 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 47 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 Backordered $17.99
  • 5949 Black Forest In Stock 18 cones $17.99
  • 6122 Very Berry In Stock 10 cones $17.99
  • 6256 Eggplant In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 6290 Petunia Backordered $17.99
  • 6314 Gray Mauve In Stock 3 cones $17.99
  • 6394 Royal Lilac In Stock 1 cone $17.99
  • 6402 Lilac Snow In Stock 40 cones $17.99
  • 6503 Murky Lavender In Stock 37 cones $17.99
  • 6974 Grayed Lavender In Stock 19 cones $17.99
  • 6995 Purple In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 7198 Burnt Sienna Backordered $17.99
  • 7285 Baked Clay In Stock 48 cones $17.99
  • 7327 Tobacco Backordered $17.99
  • 7382 Madder Brown In Stock 38 cones $17.99
  • 7388 Camel In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 8001 White Backordered $17.99
  • 8176 Natural Backordered $17.99
  • 8418 Silver Birch In Stock 22 cones $17.99
  • 8540 Shale In Stock 50+ cones $17.99
  • 8682 Silver Gray In Stock 25 cones $17.99
  • 8990 Black Backordered $17.99
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Valley Yarns8/2 Cotton
 
4.4

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (54)
  • Machine washable (46)
  • Nice texture (46)
  • Soft (44)
  • Dyed evenly (39)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Towels (10)
    • Baby blankets (5)
    • Kitchen towels (4)
    • Scarves (4)
    • Weaving (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (24), Artist (23), Weaver (15), Novice (10), Parent (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (71)

    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 75 customers

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    5.0

    Love This Cotton

    By Gene Alabama

    from Alabama

    About Me Artist, Weaver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Great Weaving Warp Thread
    • Weaves well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weaving warp
      • Weaving Weft

      Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

      This thread weaves well. I have used it as both warp and weft with great results.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Perfection!

      By Charlie's Web

      from Bloomsburg, PA

      About Me Manufacturer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • No Factory Knots
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weaving

        Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

        Out of 10 pounds of yarn, I did not find a single factory knot! This yarn is perfect for weaving!

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        • No

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Linda

        from Cabot, VT

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

            I wove placemats and napkins with this product. Warp and wove the placemats with doubles of the thread.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Stash Must-have

            By Joy

            from Northport, NY

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                Terrific for dishtowels. large selection of colors to choose from. Very few knots. My go-to dishtowel fiber choice.

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                • No

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                5.0

                antique loom loves it!

                By maple pie

                from wilmington nc

                About Me Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Spin Twist
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weaving P
                  • Woven Placemats

                  Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                  Easy fibers to warp for loom. Beautiful color and texture. Washable. End product has soft vintage feel.

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                  • No

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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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love this!

                          By Joy

                          from Northport, NY

                          About Me Fiber Artist, Weaver

                          See all my reviews

                          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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                              • No

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