Valley Yarns Southampton

$5.59 Ball
$7.99

  • Fiber Content: 72% Kid Mohair/ 28% Mulberry Silk
  • Weight: Fingering, Lace
  • Gauge: 4.5-6 sts = 1" on US 3-8
  • Weight/Yardage: 25g/230yds
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: South Africa

Light and airy Valley Yarns Southampton is a plush and super-soft blend of mohair and silk with a fabulous halo! Southampton can be worked at multiple gauges and with one to three strands, for fabrics ranging from lacy and open to more dense. Even lacy shawls are warm when made in this yarn, which comes in spectacular solid colors that seem to glow. Made in South Africa

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3.8

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2.0

Not too happy with this yarn. It tends to pull apart.

By Sabine

from Washington

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Pulls apart while knitting.

    Best Uses

    • I've used it for 2 sweaters.

    Comments about 7.99 Southampton:

    I will not purchase this yarn again.

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    4.0

    I would buy MORE.

    By Kim

    from Chicago

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    Comments about 7.99 Southampton:

    I used this to whip up a quick scarf - colors blended beautifully, and the mohair made it look very classy.

     
    5.0

    Beautiful, soft yarn!

    By sunshine1977

    from Lubbock, TX

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about 7.99 Southampton:

    Knitting this together with Charlemont to make a cowl and it is turning out beautiful!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Soft but fragile

    By HL

    from Seattle, WA

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    Pros

    • Colors prettier in person than on website
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Fragile
    • Inconsistent weight/yardage

    Best Uses

      Comments about 7.99 Southampton:

      I used this to make a toddler tutu skirt. I've made the same pattern before with another brand of silk/mohair and found Southampton softer but much more prone to breakage. In particular, the ply holding the mohair often broke or was already broken when it came off the ball, leaving several stitches with one ply thick and with no fuzz. Also, I found the ball weight/yardage to be inconsistent between colorways -- I weighed all the balls prior to using them and found that one color averaged 23 g (one ball was 22 and another 24, the other six balls were all 23) and I'm likely going to have to adjust my pattern so I don't run short. The other color I ordered was evenly split between 25 and 26 g balls. Finally, the colors I ordered (persimmon and precious pink) are much more vibrant in real life than the website pictures show.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      lovely yarn

      By esmith

      from fairfield, iowa

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about 7.99 Southampton:

      used it together with a wool yarn to make a very warm and cozy hat.

      (37 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great price, Colors brighter, simpler than photo'ed

      By Do not disturb, I'm knitting

      from New Mexico

      Pros

      • Compares To Kidsilk Haze

      Cons

      • Colors Shown Not Same

      Best Uses

      • Shawls Modern Wrapper

      Comments about 7.99 Southampton:

      Since I'm the first, I'll add some detail.

      I purchased one each of 8 colors to see in person what was what. (I'll always be able to use them.)
      The fiber content is close to my absolute favorite Kidsilk Haze, just a touch more silk at 28%. This is Kid Mohair, KSH is 'super' kid mohair, as is my other fav, Debbie Bliss Angel. Of the three DB Angel is still the softest and hairiest (in a good way) with a more limited color range than KSH, but very good. KSH is very soft, a little sparser with wonderfully complex colors.
      Southampton feels closer to yearling/adult --let's call it young adult mohair. It is soft but not the utter delight that is Angel.
      Pluses: its core seems to blend in more than KSH, which can have almost white strands in its medium to pale colors.

      And if you like to add a little mohair to lightweight yarns and knit at DK even worsted or bulky gauges, or want to knit something soft & lightweight, the price is AMAZING for big projects.

      Cons: Besides the somewhat less soft texture, I find most of the 8 colors in person consistently brighter, more vivid, and less complex than pictured in the listing for it.
      Peony is just baby pink not pinky beige. Enchanted is a nice soft lavender shade with well-matched core. Slate blue is indeed a lovely gray blue. Dark lilac has a bright pinkish purple core I like, but it does stand out a bit as an odd also-color. Spring purple is a great color if you like cool lavenders, like Dewberry only a touch grayer. It also has an opalescent core. Silver spring is a flat, warm-toned light gray/platinum, same core color just shinier. Blue jean is medium fade indigo, core shinier/paler blue. If you go in for gradient knits, #16, 8, 7 work well in the purple family. Pewter, 19 and 18 in gray range.

      All in all, this is an economical alternate for pricier kid mohair yarns and, unless you're extremely sensitive, you'll find this pretty comparable for lots of purposes/patterns, esp. Rowan knitting patterns.

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