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Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo Natural -  ()

  • Fiber Content: 100% Rayon from Bamboo
  • Weight: Lace
  • Gauge: > 8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
  • Weight/Yardage: 2100 yds/pound on 1 lb cones
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat
  • Sett: 16-20 epi

Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo Natural

$20.99 Lb
$22.99

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Introducing Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo Natural! In a heavier weight than our fabulous 10/2 Bamboo, this undyed 5/2 yarn has 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. 5/2 Bamboo Natural is ready for dyeing, or use it as is for weaving or knitted lacework. 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.

5/2 Bamboo is also available in colors.

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 $19.99–$24.99.

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VALLEY YARNS5/2 Bamboo Natural
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

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5.0

Perfect for a wedding shawl!

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from Rochester, NY

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Comments about VALLEY YARNS 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

My childhood best friend is getting married, so of course I am knitting her a shawl. This yarn is perfect! Light weight, soft to the touch, perfect for lace & beads. This will be my 3rd wedding shawl made from valley yarns 5/2 bamboo!

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4.0

good for dyeing

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from Albany NY

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Comments about VALLEY YARNS 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

I was looking for a yarn that I could use with Procion MX that isn't slippery.

 
5.0

In love

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from New York, NY

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    Cons

      Best Uses

      • lace

      Comments about VALLEY YARNS 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

      I'm madly in love with this. I'm so in love that while I got it to make a lacy stockingette stitched shrug, I ended up buying some lace books simply because I never want to stop knitting with it. Soft, exquisite drape, holds knit pattern beautifully, and INEXPENSIVE. I'm in love, Mama, and I want to marry this yarn!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Crochets like a dream

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      from colorado

      Pros

      • Drapey
      • Easy to work with
      • Nice Weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Crochet
        • Garments
        • Openwork

        Comments about VALLEY YARNS 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

        I took a chance on this yarn for a doily-based lace shawl pattern and I could not have been happier. It worked up beautifully, and although the yarn is slippery on a crochet hook it wasn't a problem. The finished product (I left it natural color) has a gorgeous soft sheen and the drape and weight are such that it pretty much blocked itself.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Yarn

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        from Bellingham, WA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use As Warp

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about VALLEY YARNS 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

            Came when expected well packed.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gorgeous

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            from Phila, PA

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            Pros

            • Dyes Beautifully
            • Nice sheen

            Cons

            • None that I can think of

            Best Uses

            • Handpainted Warp
            • Handpainting

            Comments about VALLEY YARNS 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

            I bought this bamboo for handpainted warp. I have yet to weave up the warp but it takes dye beautifully. Can't wait to weave!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gorgeous sheen and drape

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            from Boulder, CO

            Comments about VALLEY YARNS 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

            It dyes absolutely beautifully. I keep a lot of it on hand to pair with thin wools like the alpaca variegated laceweights that WEBS often has on sale. (I dye it to match one of the colors in the skein I'm matching to.)

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good quality, very shiny & drapey.

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            from Syracuse NY

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            Pros

            • Cones
            • Drapey
            • Shiney
            • Shiny Drapey Smooth
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Bamboo Can Smell Funny We
            • Bamboo Smells Weird Wet

            Best Uses

              Comments about VALLEY YARNS 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

              I hand dye mine w/ fiber reactive dyes. Being bamboo, adjusting the right amounts of dyes is kind of a pain, but it does perform exactly as I would expect bamboo yarn to, and once dry, it's very silky and shiny, lovely drape to it. Just gorgeous.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Not just for weaving

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              from Arkansas

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Need Variegated Colors

                Best Uses

                • Knitting Crochet Too

                Comments about VALLEY YARNS 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

                Though I bought this for warp in weaving, I can't wait to knit and crochet with it. It would be perfect for a wedding shawl. The drape of bamboo is gorgeous, add beads and you have WOW!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A gorgeous yarn

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                from Blue Hill, ME

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                Pros

                • Lovely drape
                • Striking Product
                • Wonderful Sheen

                Cons

                • Kept Slipping Off Needles
                • Slippery On 2 Needles
                • Slippery On 2s

                Best Uses

                • Shawl Or Scarf
                • Summerweight Sweater

                Comments about VALLEY YARNS 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

                The shawl was so lovely someone wanted to buy it! This yarn is very lightweight, slippery to use. The shawl's lacy pattern was very visible, and the yarn well suited to this use. I knitted on metal needles, and another time will use bamboo to prevent stitches from slipping off the end of needles.

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