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Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo Natural

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  • 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

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
 
5.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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5.0

In love

By nex0s

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

    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!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Crochets like a dream

      By firechild

      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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        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Yarn

        By Patty

        from Bellingham, WA

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        Verified Buyer

        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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            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gorgeous

            By AuroraZora

            from Phila, PA

            Verified Buyer

            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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            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gorgeous sheen and drape

            By Solbean

            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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            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good quality, very shiny & drapey.

            By Kim the Indie Dyer

            from Syracuse NY

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            Verified Buyer

            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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              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Not just for weaving

              By Naturalstateknitter

              from Arkansas

              Verified Buyer

              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

                By Mary W.

                from Blue Hill, ME

                Verified Buyer

                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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                5.0

                Lovely weaving yarn

                By a weaver

                from Croton-on-Hudson, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful drape
                • Easy to work with
                • great sheen
                • Washes well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Baby blankets
                  • Clothing
                  • Garments
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about VALLEY YARNS 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

                  I wish you'd re-introduce the 10/2 bamboo in all the colors available for 5/2! This is a great yarn, but I miss the finer, 10/2 weight.

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                  • No

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent yarn for lightweight knits

                  By Rachel

                  from Santa Barbara, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Delicate
                  • Lightweight
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lightweight Lacy Patterns

                    Comments about VALLEY YARNS 5/2 Bamboo Natural:

                    This yarn is ever so soft and has a silk-like sheen. I bought it to make a delicate top with a lace-like knitting pattern, and I'm very pleased with the way its coming out. My skin is very sensitive and I can't handle wool, so I chose the yarn with some care and I've not been disappointed. This is a good substitute for other organic fibers. It also doesn't shed fiber like some yarn types. I can't yet speak to how well it wears or washes, as I'm still working on this project.

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