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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 18 lbs $29.99
  • ADOBE In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • AMETHYST Backordered $29.99
  • AZURE In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • BIRCH In Stock 22 lbs $29.99
  • BLACK Backordered $29.99
  • BLUEMING Blue Ming In Stock 1 lb $29.99
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • DAFFODIL In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • DKGREEN Dark Green Backordered $29.99
  • DKTEAL Dark Teal In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • EGGPLANT Eggplant In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • EVERGREEN In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • GREYBLUE Grey Blue In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • GREYTEAL Grey Teal Backordered $29.99
  • HUMMINGBIR Hummingbird Backordered $29.99
  • LEMONGRASS In Stock 19 lbs $29.99
  • MIDNIGHT Midnight In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • MINERALGRE Mineral Green In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • NAVY In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • OLIVE In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • ORCHID In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • POMPEII In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • REDPURPLE Red Purple In Stock 5 lbs $29.99
  • ROYAL In Stock 34 lbs $29.99
  • SIENNA In Stock 31 lbs $29.99
  • TAUPE In Stock 1 lb $29.99
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Valley Yarns5/2 Bamboo
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

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    (1)

90%

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  • Weaving (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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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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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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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      • No

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      5.0

      Beautiful bamboo

      By Sherry

      from Centennial, CO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Perfect color
      • Perfect weight
      • Soft and Lovely

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weaving

        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

        Not much to say other than the bamboo yarn is beautiful and just what I wanted.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent for crochet

        By Skye

        from Australia

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful drape
        • Long Cones Means No Joins
        • lovely sheen

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Love It For Crochet

          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

          I was looking for a light yarn for large crochet garments - dresses, suits and this is perfect. It's great having no joins, and the drape is beautiful for larger pieces. Helps with sizing too because it stretches and rebounds well. Lovely to make up, flows beatifully. Works best with metal hooks. Also excellent value.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Prompt service but also helped with dye lot after some months for which I was grateful - making it up as I go so hard to get quantity right especially when cone seems to go forever!

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Yarn for Weaving!

          By HandWoven by Liz

          from New York,New york

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Color And Shine

          Cons

          • Strong Silky

          Best Uses

          • Weaving

          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

          I use this yarn for weaving,great warp yarn,wonderful colors! Very easy to work with due to the silky texture of yarn.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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).

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  wonderful yarn!

                  By Gila

                  from Vienna, Austria

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        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

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        5/2 bamboo

                        By Envious

                        from Australia

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

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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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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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.

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