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Valley Yarns Huntington

Valley Yarns Huntington is a beautiful solid color sock yarn. It is great for colorwork and patterns with more complex stitch work. Valley Yarns Huntington is extremely soft, machine washable and would also make fantastic baby projects. You will probably need two skeins for most sock patterns.  Made in Peru.

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Content:
75% Superwash Merino Wool/25% Nylon
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
50g/218yds
Gauge:
7-8 sts = 1" on US 2-3
Knitting Weight:
Sock
$4.79 hank Discountable
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Valley YarnsHuntington
 
4.2

(based on 94 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (73)
  • Nice texture (70)
  • Good weight (64)
  • Dyed evenly (57)
  • Machine washable (56)

Cons

  • Twists up (5)
  • Unravels (5)
  • Snags (4)
  • Splits (4)

Best Uses

  • Socks (62)
  • Gloves (32)
  • Hats (30)
  • Scarves (29)
  • Sweaters (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (59), Artist (28), Parent (15), Collector (8), Novice (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (77), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful Sock Yarn

I really like this yarn for socks. I have used it in mosaic knitting as well a plain old stripes. I would consider it a light fingering with a medium twist. Some knitters...Read complete review

I really like this yarn for socks. I have used it in mosaic knitting as well a plain old stripes. I would consider it a light fingering with a medium twist. Some knitters find fault with this, calling it "splitty," but I've not been over-bothered by this quality. It makes the fabric soft and supple. I have always believed a knitter and the yarn are partners in the process rather than the knitter commanding the yarn to submit to personal whim. A softer twist may take patience for some to learn but the relationship is well worth the effort!

I think this yarn is a great value, comes in smaller hanks so I don't have to have a lot left over if I am using more than one colorway in a project, washes and dries very well, softens up after washing, provides sturdy wear, and recovers nicely from frogging and re-knitting.

I tend to knit socks with yarn of this weight at a tighter gauge -- 9 or 10 st/in -- with 2 mm short circular needles. I recommend this yarn and keep it as a basic staple in my stash.

I would really love to see an even wider color palette, even some variegated or tonal yarns in this base.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Splitty, splitty, splitty

Very disappointed so far. I couldn't do the basic cable pattern I'd purchased the yarn with intentions of knitting. Then, even though I hold my yarn very loosely, a ply of the yarn...Read complete review

Very disappointed so far. I couldn't do the basic cable pattern I'd purchased the yarn with intentions of knitting. Then, even though I hold my yarn very loosely, a ply of the yarn broke twice before I'd turned the first heel.

I'd already wound the yarn so can't return it but won't buy more until the reviews indicate these issues have been fixed. Too bad as I've liked the other Valley yarns I've used so far.

Reviewed by 94 customers

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5.0

Happiness

By Diedra landscape artist

from Roberts Creek, BC

About Me Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Colour Exactly As Shown
  • Dyed Evenly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Socks

    Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

    Brought for socks, lovely colour.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Ordering, information by email, and shipment to Canada were all excellent.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice yarn for the price. No knots. I will buy again.

    By Lorna

    from Ft Collins co

    About Me Enthusiast, Picky

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Sometimes splits

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Socks

    Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

    Great service

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    super soft!

    By the knitting rogue

    from Columbia SC

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Experienced, Knitter, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Socks
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

      makes lovely socks, very soft. Would make excellent gloves hats and scarves because of it's super soft feel.

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      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Nice yarn

      By Michele

      from Maine

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

        This is a good, solid yarn. Nothing is spectacular about it, but it's pleasant to knit with, the color choices are good, and it's relatively inexpensive. I consider Huntington to be my go-to yarn when I knit something like a sweater that requires washing and a lot of yardage.

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        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent for Lace Knitting

        By Bluebonnet Ziva

        from TX

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Socks

          Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

          I initially bought the yarn as a substitute for Regia 4-ply, but it turned out to be thinner and stretchier than the Regia.

          Since I had the yarn I turned it into some lacey socks, and it is wonderful!

          The color selection is great, too.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Overall nice, but splitty

          By S

          from Cambridge MA

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Splits

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

            I bought this to make a sweater for my pre-schooler. The color is great, and the yarn is very soft. And once I giot past the cast-on, it knots up nicely. But the yarn is very splitty, which made casting on a challenge.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Good quality, economical choice for socks!

            By Eileen

            from Lawrence, MA

            About Me Enthusiast, Experienced Sock Knitter

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • All Around Good Yarn
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Scarves
              • Socks

              Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

              I use this primarily for cuffs, heels and toes to stretch hand-dyed yarns when making socks. It wears well, is pleasant to knit with, economical, available in a range of colors. I would also use it for solid color socks, and for shawls.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great yarn

              By Heidi

              from Washington

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

                I used this for a sweater for my toddler. It is wonderfully soft on her sensitive skin and I love that it is washable.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Love love love

                By Gypsyknits

                from Cumberland Maryland

                About Me Avid knitter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarf
                  • Scarves
                  • Shawl
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

                  Knitting a sweater and I love the knit.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Quick and efficient delivery and in good condition

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Great

                  By Stick

                  from NY

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • It'so Great
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Socks

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

                    I only make socks
                    Have used this product for nearly 40 pairs and would never use another yarn.
                    It's pretty, knits easily, washes beautifully

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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