Valley Yarns Southwick

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  • Fiber Content: 52% Pima Cotton/48% Bamboo
  • Weight: DK, Worsted
  • Gauge: 5 sts = 1" on US 5-7
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/105yds
  • Care: Hand Wash
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Italy

This Italian import combines the softness of pima cotton with the beauty and drape of bamboo fiber. Valley Yarns Southwick is a joy to knit, and the feel improves even more once finished. This yarn is perfect for spring and summer knitting! It's great for basics as well as more intricate stitches.   Made in Italy.  

 

 

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Valley YarnsSouthwick
 
4.5

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (55)
  • Nice texture (53)
  • Good weight (49)
  • Dyed evenly (42)
  • Knits quickly (34)

Cons

  • Unravels (10)
  • Snags (8)
  • Splits (6)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (35)
  • Scarves (27)
  • Hats (10)
  • Shawls (4)
  • Gloves (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (36), Parent (12), Artist (11), Novice (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bought 15 additional skeins of this yarn

I made the Fiddlehead Set pattern and had so many complements and requests that I ordered 15 additional skeins to make hats and mitts for Christmas gifts.

I made the Fiddlehead Set pattern and had so many complements and requests that I ordered 15 additional skeins to make hats and mitts for Christmas gifts.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worsted weight my foot!

I am a veteran knitter. I know my yarns. This is not worsted weight. Sorry. I also ordered a DK weight at the same time which was actually THICKER than this "worsted...Read complete review

I am a veteran knitter. I know my yarns. This is not worsted weight. Sorry. I also ordered a DK weight at the same time which was actually THICKER than this "worsted weight" yarn. When I returned with my comment I got the response that "it does knit up with a stitch gauge of 5 stitches per inch on US 5-7 needle, which is the typical gauge for a worsted weight yarn." Sure, maybe if your tension is that of a toddler....

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5.0

Lovely Yarn

By FoFo

from Englewood, TN

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Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats

    Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

    Lovely yarn and wonderful for a chemo hat for a friend. She loved the hat and the softness of the finished project.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Nice and soft

    By mhw

    from Detroit, MI

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    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Stitch Definition
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

      The yarn is very soft and has good stitch definition. Yes it is splitty, but most cotton and cotton blends I have used are, so no surprise there.
      I cannot comment on durability as I am still working on the project. Strongly suggest swatching and blocking for anything where the finished size is a consideration.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Beautiful yarn

      By Coyote Jo

      from Murrieta, CA

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

        This is a beautiful soft yarn with a sheen. It is easy to work with and knits up beautifully.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Top quality yarn at a great price

        By Clare

        from Dallas

        About Me Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

          I haven't knitted it up yet, but the content is perfect for the two toned, summer sweater that I plan to knit. It is a two colored Shibui T-shirt,

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          • No

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          4.0

          Very soft, nice to work with

          By sloknits

          from worc., ma

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          Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

          Rapid delivery. Very nice hand to the yarn.

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          • No

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          4.0

          beautiful colors, knits up evenly

          By crissy

          from tel aviv

          About Me Artist, Parent

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          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Splits

          Best Uses

          • Dress

          Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

          I am working with it on a lace pattern. The yarn opens up the lace beautifully, but sometimes it splits.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Excellent Quality

          By Carol the Knitter

          from Powder Springs, GA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • States To Hand Wash

          Best Uses

          • Children's clothing
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

          I knitted 2 size 12 mos. dresses for twin girls. Love the weight of the garments. Edges finished so beautifully that I didn't need to come back and knit a separate edge.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Oh, yes!

          By West Texas Pam

          from Albany, TX

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Snags
          • Twists Up

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

          The bamboo content of this yarn makes it lovey and drapey; it feels so good. After making afghans for lots of other people, this is something I made for myself and I'm glad I did. I bought the kit, a very good move. It works up quickly and easily. I'm considering buying some more colors for gifting.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A Very Nice Yarn

          By 44mamaw

          from Orlando, Fl

          About Me Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

            I bought this to make a cowl for myself and it's very nice to wear. I also like the stitch definition you get with this yarn.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Always the best.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Wonderful for a baby blanket

            By nikkiwicki

            from Toronto, Canada

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Splits
            • Unravels

            Best Uses

            • Blanket
            • Hat

            Comments about Valley Yarns Southwick:

            This is a lovely yarn which has a luxurious feel without the price. The colour choices are chic and up to trend. It does unravel when reworked and I had to be careful not to work at stitch in the middle of the strand (I was crocheting). I will definitely use this yarn again. The cons are so minor compared to the man pluses.

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            • No

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