Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk

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  • Fiber Content: 80% Alpaca/20% Silk
  • Weight: Lace
  • Gauge: 8 sts = 1"
  • Weight/Yardage: 1/2-lb cones/3472 YPP (1736 yards/cone)
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Peru
  • Sett: 18-20epi

Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk is a super light and soft blend with a little gentle, silky sheen that is sure to become a favorite. Lace knitters will love Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk for many of their favorite patterns.  Made in Peru.

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Yarn > Knitting Yarn2/14 Alpaca Silk
 
4.6

(based on 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (93)
  • Nice texture (91)
  • Good weight (78)
  • Dyed evenly (50)
  • Knits quickly (23)

Cons

  • Splits (6)
  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (65)
  • Sweaters (16)
  • Gloves (12)
  • Hats (11)
  • Shawls (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (59), Artist (31), Collector (7), Parent (6), Weaver (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (101), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Really soft, nice to handle and wear

I wove a shawl and an infinity wrap with this yarn, and was so happy with the results I am about to order more. I wove the first two items with the same yarn...Read complete review

I wove a shawl and an infinity wrap with this yarn, and was so happy with the results I am about to order more. I wove the first two items with the same yarn as weft, but then I sampled using 8/2 tencel weft and the shiny/matte contrast is gorgeous, so my next pieces will use a tencel weft. THanks to all the reviewers who helped me realize a sett of 24 would work just fine for the diamond twill I used.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Color Inaccurate

The yarn was beautiful but completely inaccurate and a different, lighter tone than what is described in the picture. The yarn itself, other thasn color us as described. The problem with the color...Read complete review

The yarn was beautiful but completely inaccurate and a different, lighter tone than what is described in the picture. The yarn itself, other thasn color us as described. The problem with the color was not due to different screen colors.. it was the same on every screen I opened it on, including the customer service representative I called at WEBS... they literally got up and grabbed a few cones and confirmed all of them were much lighter than what was described in picture... (while they were pleasant about it, I still had to ask for them to do this.)
Again, the color was beautiful but not a true representation of the picture and what was described.
The yarn itself is amazing, just the wrong color.

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5.0

A Good Yarn All Around

By Mcat

from Raleigh

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Knitting Machine Friendly
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

      I used this yarn on a Brother Knitting machine. It runs smoothly, works well in a variety of gauges and techniques, and is easy to manipulate. The finished product is lightweight, smooth, soft and does not pill. The color is even. Drying time afer hand washing is relatively quick. A good yarn all around.

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      5.0

      Love this yarn

      By Chollis

      from Superior

      About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Scarves
        • Shawl

        Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

        The way the fabric wears

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good yarn, good price

        By SavvyGirlDeborah

        from New York

        About Me Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Loosely Plied

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

          I am using this yarn to knit a very large circular lace shawl with beads. I was concerned about the yarn's durability with the loose ply, so I have run the yarn through my spinning wheel to add a little twist. Also, as a result of the loose ply, the yarn has a tendency to split, especially when adding beads using the crochet hook method.

          Otherwise I am happy with the texture, softness and stitch definition. The yarn is a little 'fuzzy' (likely due to the alpaca contact) so expect a bit of a halo.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Lace Yarn

          By DaphneDoodle

          from Knoxville, TN

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          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft
          • Weight Is Nice For Lace

          Cons

          • Must Watch Carefully
          • Two Threads Separate

          Best Uses

          • Shawl

          Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

          You must pay attention while knitting so that you pick up both strands but it gives a very nice result.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice Yarn

          By emangum

          from Winnfield, LA

          About Me Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

            I used this product for crochet clothing (dress). It feels soft but looks rough.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A great addition to your yarn stash

            By Alpaca Lady

            from Barnum, MN

            About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

              I mainly use this in delicate items such as scarves, cowls, edgings, gloves, shawls.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A must for machine knitters

              By Em&Mags

              from Montreal, Canada

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful Drape
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                Wonderful colors; ideal for various color combination in fairisle which also gives it additional weight and warmth.

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                • No

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love this and would (and have) purchase again and again!

                By TravelinTerry

                from USA

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great For Lacy Scarves
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Sheds When Wet Finishing

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                My first order was for 9 cones to weave up Christmas scarves. They were so beautiful, soft and luxurious, and for the three generations of recipients of the gifts, every single one across the lifestyle gaps-male and female, not only put them on right then and there, but caressed and petted them repeatedly! It wove up fantastic as lace and played nicely for pattern weave. I had fun designing these scarves for the many different tastes and styles, and I ordered 9 more cones to continue the fun! I love this stuff!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great value, Great Yarn

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                By Emraldeyz

                from Tampa

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                • Splitty

                Best Uses

                • Lightweight Shawls
                • Scarves

                Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                I am using this for the Heliotaxis pattern by Renata Brenner. I purchased this during a recent sale and am quite please with the way it is working up. You must be careful to catch both strands especially with things like K3tog and PSSO.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Lovely yarn

                By Tarn

                from New Zealand

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn 2/14 Alpaca Silk:

                    This yarn was beautiful to weave with. It was great as warp and weft thread. I would use this yarn again

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                    • No

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