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Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk 250g

60/2 Silk is part of WEBS' Valley Yarns line. 60/2 silk runs 14,800 yards per pound and is put up on approximately 8 oz. cones. Set at 48 epi, it makes spectacular woven fabrics. For a heavier fabric with a coarser set, you can double it. Consider two or more colors together for very interesting color work.

Color Cards and Color Books for this yarn are available.

Note: Put-up of this yarn has changed to 100 grams; stock is limited on the 250g cones. Click here to go to the 100g page.

 

Content:
100% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
14,800 yards per lb/8.8 oz., 250g cones
Sett:
48-60 epi
$67.99 cone $47.99 cone
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  • 620 black navy Backordered $47.99
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  • 657 coffee Backordered $47.99
  • 665 salvia Backordered $47.99
  • 668 pink In Stock 3 cones $47.99
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  • 664 orange In Stock 8 cones $47.99
  • 613 banana Backordered $47.99
  • 652 felt green Backordered $47.99
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  • 629 diva blue Backordered $47.99
  • 646 pacific Backordered $47.99
  • 644 Light Blue Backordered $47.99
  • 634 grayed blue Backordered $47.99
  • 645 marine Backordered $47.99
  • 635 navy Backordered $47.99
  • 638 pansy Backordered $47.99
  • 678 wineberry Backordered $47.99
  • 616 lavender Backordered $47.99
  • 677 dahlia Backordered $47.99
  • 606 light gray Backordered $47.99
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Valley Yarns60/2 Silk
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (14)
  • Nice texture (12)
  • Dyed evenly (10)
  • Good weight (8)
  • Knits quickly (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (8)
  • Shawls (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Artist (6), Enthusiast (5), Weaver (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

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4.0

Lovely green colour!

By Colleen

from Canada

About Me Artist, Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Needs To Be Doubled
  • Unravels

Best Uses

  • Scarves

Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

This silk is lovely! If you want to knit with it, it does need to be doubled. I find it is very nice to work with and looks beautiful. Be careful when making a ball to use for doubling it though, it's thin and hard to untangle.

Service and delivery comments:

Prompted service, arrived in good condition

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  • No

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5.0

Fine, But Very Useful Silk

By SASH

from Berkeley, CA

About Me Weaver

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weaving

    Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

    For a weaver, this weight of silk has many uses. I am glad that you are not phasing it out all together. I like the colors you have and will continue to buy it. Of course, I prefer full cones at the current price to smaller cones at a higher price.

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    5.0

    Wonderful yarn

    By Jean

    from Moscow, Idaho

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Weaver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful To Work With
    • Dyed Evenly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Clothing
      • Scarves
      • Shawls

      Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

      This yarn makes wonderful scarves and is easy to use even though it is a small size and close sett. I love using it.

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      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      silk featherweight scarves

      By Saje

      from Tolland, CT

      About Me Weaver

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Silk Moves After Weaving

      Best Uses

      • Satin Scarves

      Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

      Used for long, narrow scarves, 48 epi, in a satin weave. It literally floats on the air and feels wonderfully, well, silky. No other fiber successfully mimics the featherweight or feel. But woven silk fibers move easily if pushed against something, distorting the weave pattern, possibly a drawback for long scarves that may be pressed against a belt buckle or the like. I still think this is the most wonderful fabric I have ever woven.

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      5.0

      60/2 Silk by Valley Yarns, I love them!

      By omidtown28

      from Danville, Ca

      About Me Knitwear designer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Knitwear Clothes

        Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

        For knitwear design garments

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Silk is always a win.

        By Indigo ego

        from Alabama

        About Me Artist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Snags

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

        Silk is my favorite fiber and further more fine silk. This 60/2 silk is tightly spun and smooth, but with all fine silks it does pile some when dressing the loom. I work with a 30 dent reed and often double or triple up my threads per dent, causing some piling and twisting of the treads. If you want to work with this fine thread make sure you have a few yards of weaving time under you it isn't a novice thread at this weight.
        I particularly love the variety of colors offered with this silk, customer dying large quantities of fine silk at home can be time consuming. That said if you do choose to dye this silk yourself it takes wonderfully to fiber reactive dyes and also to indigo vat dye.
        And as always all silk has a beautiful drape, sheen, and soft feel after being woven and washed. I'm never disappointed with a weave structure from this fiber!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Silk Thread

        By Nell

        from Vancouver, BC canada

        About Me Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

            I bought this yarn to wind onto sewing bobbins and use as embroidery thread in my sewing machine. It stitches beautifully. I use free motion embroidery techniques and no snags or thread breakage. I am using the yarn both as the top and bottom thread. The finished effect of the embroidery is soft and luxurious. I have used it as a white thread and dyed it for specific colours, it dyes so well!

            Service and delivery comments:

            It arrived really quickly to Canada. I needed questions answered as to whether it was the right thread for my project the customer service got straight back to me to answer all my questions.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very useful

            By Tsparling

            from Royal Oaks

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

                  Expensive, but worth the price

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  good for more than weaving

                  By Dancing Threads

                  from Ashland, OR

                  About Me Artist

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Felting

                    Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

                    I like to knit very loosely with the 60/2 silk to create a shape for nuno felting. I also like to sew with it--as bobbin thread.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Strong, Shiny and Excellent Quality

                    By ~~ripnknit

                    from Ohio

                    About Me Knitter

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Sheen
                    • Soft
                    • Thread

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Garments
                    • Shawls

                    Comments about Valley Yarns 60/2 Silk:

                    This is TINY yarn. It would be great to weave with, but I found it just as enjoyable to knit with, either plied on the fly and held triple, or as a very patient single. It has a great hand to it as a fabric, with all the strength, sheen, and smoothness that silk always offers. The color is even and having 12K continuous yards leaves the imagination to wander at the options. It is a slick yarn, so some attention must be paid while on the needle, but that is to be expected with silk. A great value for the yardage, specially when you can catch it on sale :)

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