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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 $20.99 lb
  • GOLD In Stock 50+ lbs $20.99
  • ADOBE Backordered $20.99
  • AMETHYST In Stock 35 lbs $20.99
  • AZURE In Stock 1 lb $20.99
  • BIRCH In Stock 50+ lbs $20.99
  • BLACK Backordered $20.99
  • BLUEMING Blue Ming In Stock 42 lbs $20.99
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 20 lbs $20.99
  • DAFFODIL Backordered $20.99
  • DKGREEN Dark Green In Stock 48 lbs $20.99
  • DKTEAL Dark Teal In Stock 50+ lbs $20.99
  • EGGPLANT Eggplant Backordered $20.99
  • EVERGREEN In Stock 29 lbs $20.99
  • GREYBLUE Grey Blue Backordered $20.99
  • GREYTEAL Grey Teal In Stock 46 lbs $20.99
  • HUMMINGBIR Hummingbird In Stock 27 lbs $20.99
  • LEMONGRASS Backordered $20.99
  • MIDNIGHT Midnight Backordered $20.99
  • MINERALGRE Mineral Green In Stock 1 lb $20.99
  • NAVY In Stock 37 lbs $20.99
  • OLIVE In Stock 50+ lbs $20.99
  • ORCHID In Stock 1 lb $20.99
  • POMPEII Backordered $20.99
  • REDPURPLE Red Purple In Stock 50+ lbs $20.99
  • ROYAL In Stock 50+ lbs $20.99
  • SIENNA In Stock 50+ lbs $20.99
  • TAUPE In Stock 50+ lbs $20.99
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Valley Yarns5/2 Bamboo
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Weaving (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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 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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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.

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      • No

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      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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              (3 of 3 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).

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              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              wonderful yarn!

              By Gila

              from Vienna, Austria

              Verified Buyer

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                    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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                          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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                          5.0

                          nice!

                          By Kotty

                          from Cyprus

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                                Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                                I knit from this yarn dress by lace pattern. I think it will be a very good product. Skin feel nice this yarn. Knitting fabric from this yarn is good droops and elegant drape.

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