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Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo

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 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.

Content:
100% Bamboo
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
2100 yards/pound on ~1.25 lb cones
Gauge:
> 8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
Knitting Weight:
Lace
Sett:
16-20 epi
$29.99 lb Discountable
  • GOLD In Stock 27 lbs $29.99
  • ADOBE In Stock 40 lbs $29.99
  • AMETHYST Backordered $29.99
  • AZURE In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • BIRCH In Stock 8 lbs $29.99
  • BLACK In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • BLUEMING Blue Ming In Stock 9 lbs $29.99
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 10 lbs $29.99
  • DAFFODIL Backordered $29.99
  • DKGREEN Dark Green In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • DKTEAL Dark Teal In Stock 1 lb $29.99
  • EGGPLANT Eggplant In Stock 14 lbs $29.99
  • EVERGREEN In Stock 50+ lbs $29.99
  • GREYBLUE Grey Blue In Stock 41 lbs $29.99
  • GREYTEAL Grey Teal In Stock 30 lbs $29.99
  • HUMMINGBIR Hummingbird Backordered $29.99
  • LEMONGRASS In Stock 35 lbs $29.99
  • MIDNIGHT Midnight In Stock 1 lb $29.99
  • MINERALGRE Mineral Green In Stock 5 lbs $29.99
  • NAVY In Stock 11 lbs $29.99
  • OLIVE In Stock 31 lbs $29.99
  • ORCHID In Stock 18 lbs $29.99
  • POMPEII In Stock 18 lbs $29.99
  • REDPURPLE Red Purple In Stock 14 lbs $29.99
  • ROYAL Backordered $29.99
  • SIENNA In Stock 34 lbs $29.99
  • TAUPE Backordered $29.99
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Valley Yarns5/2 Bamboo
 
4.7

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weaving (5)
  • Scarves (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I LOVE this yarn.

I LOVE this yarn. I've now purchased at least 10 colors of the bamboo and have woven scarves for loved ones. It's a pleasure to work with. The final product shrinks about 10%...Read complete review

I LOVE this yarn. I've now purchased at least 10 colors of the bamboo and have woven scarves for loved ones. It's a pleasure to work with. The final product shrinks about 10% which makes it softer and also look really finely sett, so plan accordingly. I'm currently working on a year long project to only *make* any new clothing for myself....using this bamboo fabric as a base (either woven or knit).

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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

My 'go to' yarn for scarf warp!

By Sheepfreak

from Crossville, TN

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Braids Well
  • Many Colours
  • Shiney
  • Strong

Cons

  • Haven't Found Any Yet

Best Uses

  • Place Mats
  • Scarves

Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

I use this mainly to warp. I haven't tried weaving it with itself.

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  • No

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5.0

Beautiful Drape

By A Wee Bit Warped

from Mishawaka, Indiana

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sheen

Cons

  • Too Light Weight

Best Uses

    Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

    I weave this bamboo into beautiful scarves but really need something double the weight to make wraps and pashminas for my customers. Please consider offering 100% bamboo in DK weight!

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    • No

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    5.0

    I love the softness and color

    By April

    from Ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Color
    • Sheen
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Baby Items
      • Scarves
      • Shawl

      Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

      I am using this to make an estonian lace shawl. It has a beautiful color and drape. The softness is going to be wonderful when it is finished.

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      5.0

      Beautiful sheen, elegant and strong.............love it

      By GRITS

      from Fort Walton Beach, Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight Socks Lace
      • Silky sheen
      • Tightly Spun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Delicate Crochet
        • Knit Lace Tees Socks

        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

        This is my first experience with the Valley 5/2 Bamboo...To test, I worked up a pair of socks from Favorite Socks, Meida's Socks by Nancy Bush on 2.25 bamboo circs,see pictures. While knitting, the yarn felt stiff....linen feel, yet slippery...bamboo needles helped with the control. After Washing and a few minutes in the dryer, they came out silky soft and absolutely gorgeous. The possibilities are limitless especially here in the panhandle of Florida.

        As for Webs, I've been buying from them for years...they are good to me and they know I love them

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        4.0

        mislabled

        By Jan

        from Cincinnati

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

        I would have given this a 5, except the yarn was mislabled, which caused a lot of problems for me. The bamboo yarn itself is great, easy to work with and priced reasonably

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        5.0

        Great on the loom!

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        By SophieB

        from Central Sierra Nevada, California

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Works Well On The Loom

        Cons

        • None so far

        Best Uses

        • Warp Or Weft - Great

        Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

        This is such a good yarn to use on the loom for scarves or decorative items. Blends well with other colors and fibers.

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        • No

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        5.0

        5/2 Bamboo

        By treese

        from Wingdale, NY

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to work with
        • Lovely drape
        • Washes well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarf

          Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

          First time using this yarn. Made a scarf that washed well, has a lovely drape, and feels soft and silky. Will use again.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Warp

          By Sheepfreak

          from Crossville, TN

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Drape
          • Shine
          • Strong
          • vibrant color

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Warp

            Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

            I have only used this as warp so far. The fringe looks so nice braided. Washes well. I love the colors. I might have to get a cone to knit a shawl.

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again, so soft.

            By TinaS

            from OHIO

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • I Love The Feel Of Yarn

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                I am making a shawl and it is looking to pretty

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                5.0

                What a great warp!

                By Sheepfreak

                from Crossville, TN

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Shiney
                • Soft
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Warp

                  Comments about Valley Yarns 5/2 Bamboo:

                  I have just started weaving so I don't really know a lot. But I love this for warping and then weaving with my hand spun. I have a lot of fall colours in my spinning, so the Sienna is the perfect complement. A single cone should do a million scarves.

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