Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Adobe (ADOBE)
  • Fiber Content: 100% Rayon from Bamboo
  • Weight: Lace
  • Gauge: > 8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
  • Weight/Yardage: 2100 yards/pound on ~1.25 lb cones
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat
  • Sett: 16-20 epi

Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo

$29.99 Lb
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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 rayon from 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.

Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Adobe (ADOBE)
(ADOBE) Adobe
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Amethyst (AMETHYST)
(AMETHYST) Amethyst
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Apple (APPLE)
New - (APPLE) Apple
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Azure (AZURE)
(AZURE) Azure
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Birch (BIRCH)
(BIRCH) Birch
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Black (BLACK)
(BLACK) Black
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Burgundy (BURG)
New - (BURG) Burgundy
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Charcoal (CHARCOAL)
(CHARCOAL) Charcoal
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Daffodil (DAFFODIL)
(DAFFODIL) Daffodil
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Dark Green (DKGREEN)
(DKGREEN) Dark Green
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Dark Teal (DKTEAL)
(DKTEAL) Dark Teal
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Ecru (ECRU)
New - (ECRU) Ecru
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Eggplant (EGGPLANT)
(EGGPLANT) Eggplant
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Gold (GOLD)
(GOLD) Gold
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Gray Blue (GREYBLUE)
(GREYBLUE) Gray Blue
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Gray Teal (GREYTEAL)
(GREYTEAL) Gray Teal
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Hummingbird (HUMMINGBIR)
(HUMMINGBIR) Hummingbird
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Lemongrass (LEMONGRASS)
(LEMONGRASS) Lemongrass
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Midnight (MIDNIGHT)
(MIDNIGHT) Midnight
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Mineral Green (MINERALGRE)
(MINERALGRE) Mineral Green
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Navy (NAVY)
(NAVY) Navy
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Olive (OLIVE)
(OLIVE) Olive
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Orchid (ORCHID)
(ORCHID) Orchid
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Red (RED)
New - (RED) Red
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Red Purple (REDPURPLE)
(REDPURPLE) Red Purple
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Royal (ROYAL)
(ROYAL) Royal
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Sienna (SIENNA)
(SIENNA) Sienna
$29.99
Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo - Taupe (TAUPE)
(TAUPE) Taupe
$29.99

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5/2 Bamboo is also available in Natural.Color Cards  and Color Books for this yarn are available.5/2 Bamboo
 
4.8

(based on 57 reviews)

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    (49)

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    (5)

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    (2)

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    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weaving (6)
  • Scarves (5)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Requires good eyesight!

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...Read complete review

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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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

I love this product

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from Wilmington NC

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Comments about 5/2 Bamboo is also available in Natural.Color Cards  and Color Books for this yarn are available. 5/2 Bamboo:

Great depth of color when overdyed

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5.0

a pleasure to knit with

By 

from Central Florida

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Pros

  • beautiful color
  • smooth
  • strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • shawls

    Comments about 5/2 Bamboo is also available in Natural.Color Cards  and Color Books for this yarn are available. 5/2 Bamboo:

    i will be buying more colors of these. it is not too thick, not too thin -- just right to knit with my #4 needles and crochet with my 2.5mm hook.

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    5.0

    Beautiful, deep colors!

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    from Washington State

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    Pros

    • Luster, softness, handle.

    Cons

    • A few slubs

    Best Uses

    • Weaving

    Comments about 5/2 Bamboo is also available in Natural.Color Cards  and Color Books for this yarn are available. 5/2 Bamboo:

    I just wound a warp with this yarn. It was very easy to handle, and I can't wait to start weaving with it.

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    5.0

    Great yarn for weaving. Nice drape

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    from Morgantown, WV

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    Comments about 5/2 Bamboo is also available in Natural.Color Cards  and Color Books for this yarn are available. 5/2 Bamboo:

    I like weaving with bamboo. It makes drapery cloth, can make a shimmering effect. Can be easily be used with silk.

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    5.0

    What I expected

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    from Naples, Fl

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    Comments about 5/2 Bamboo is also available in Natural.Color Cards  and Color Books for this yarn are available. 5/2 Bamboo:

    Purchased to experiment with a lacey crochet stitch. As expected.

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    5.0

    Just the best!

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    from South Bend, Indiana

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    Comments about 5/2 Bamboo is also available in Natural.Color Cards  and Color Books for this yarn are available. 5/2 Bamboo:

    The new red and green are perfect for use with the blue and black to weave the officially licensed University of Notre Dame Tartan into scarves and wraps. Thanks so much for adding these colors!!

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    5.0

    Who knew about bamboo!

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    from Door County, WI

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    Comments about 5/2 Bamboo is also available in Natural.Color Cards  and Color Books for this yarn are available. 5/2 Bamboo:

    I've measured and chained the warp for the "What's Old Is New Scarf"....have to finish a project on my 8-shaft loom before I can get weaving with this beautiful bamboo.

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    3.0

    Not what I expected

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    from Northern California

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    Comments about 5/2 Bamboo is also available in Natural.Color Cards  and Color Books for this yarn are available. 5/2 Bamboo:

    We are weaving scarves with this. The bamboo I had ordered a couple of years ago was thicker and had more luster, and was what I expected. However, this product looks great once woven, and has a nice hand.

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    5.0

    Awesome Awesome Awesome

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    from Cranbrook, BC

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    Pros

    • cost effective
    • spooled nicely
    • Very accurate color

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • lovely shawl yarn

      Comments about 5/2 Bamboo is also available in Natural.Color Cards  and Color Books for this yarn are available. 5/2 Bamboo:

      Beautiful, will buy from here again

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      5.0

      I love this yarn!

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      from New Hampshire

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      Comments about 5/2 Bamboo is also available in Natural.Color Cards  and Color Books for this yarn are available. 5/2 Bamboo:

      Thank you for finally adding reds to your line of colors. I love the feel and drape of your bamboo. It makes lovely scarves.

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