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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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  • 0037 Lemongrass - New! In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
  • 0038 Merlot - New! In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
  • 0022 Navy In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
  • 0023 Sea Gull In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
  • 0024 Mustard In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
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  • 0026 Harvest Orange In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
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  • 0028 Arctic In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
  • 0029 North Sea In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
  • 0032 Sunset In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
  • 0033 Red Purple In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
  • 0034 Coffee In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
  • 0010 Natural In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
  • 0050 Black In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
  • 0605 Grey In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
  • 0980 Moss Green In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
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  • B118 Chocolate In Stock 50+ hanks $4.79
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Valley YarnsHuntington
 
4.2

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (60)
  • Nice texture (58)
  • Good weight (54)
  • Dyed evenly (46)
  • Machine washable (45)

Cons

  • Twists up (5)
  • Unravels (5)
  • Snags (4)
  • Splits (3)

Best Uses

  • Socks (50)
  • Gloves (25)
  • Hats (23)
  • Scarves (21)
  • Sweaters (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (48), Artist (24), Parent (9), Collector (8), Novice (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65), Yes (5)

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 80 customers

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4.0

Better than expected

By Aj

from North Carolina

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Machine Washable
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Socks

    Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

    Used to knit a light weight scarf and it is just the right weight and softnes

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    I was so impressed withhow soft it is

    By Ruth

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Socks

      Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

      The plan is to dye it for socks

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      A very nice yarn for the price

      By Katyat

      from Vermont

      About Me Enthusiast, Life-long Knitter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Splits

      Best Uses

      • Shawl

      Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

      I am using this for a shawl and it is lovely, soft and smooth, but those very qualities also make any irregularity very obvious. The women at my prayer shawl group loved it.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Nice for the price

      By Chris

      from Rhode Island

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable

      Cons

      • Unravels

      Best Uses

      • Socks

      Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

      I purchased this yarn for socks. I loved the price and the colors. Wished there were more colors! It's super soft in the skein but not so much while knitting it. No spring. That was disappointing. I didn't understand some of the comments on here and Ravelry about this being a splitty yarn ... I was knitting along just fine ... until I dropped a stitch. I wasn't able to ladder it back up because I could never catch all the plies. I wound up having to rip a few rows back. I guess for the money, this is a nice yarn. It's better than some of the other sock yarns in this price range. More colors please!!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent all around sock yarn!

      By Eileen

      from Lawrence, MA

      About Me Collector, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good price
      • Good Weight
      • Great Range Of Colors
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Sturd
      • Sturdy
      • Very sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks

        Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

        I use this especially for heels and toes to stretch out expensive, hand-dyed sock yarns. You can match almost any colorway. And it's a good, basic sock yarn for solid colored socks as well.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great for Brainz

        By Anita

        from Madison IN

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Does Not Run
        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Socks
          • Stranded Colorwork

          Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

          I absently used the bright red to make a colorwork hat with an undyed yarn. It worked up beautifuly, and when blocked did not run in the slightest. thank you.

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          4.0

          the colar a lot darker than I expected.

          By Juki cat

          from Minneapolis mn

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Snags

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

            Easy to work with my addi needle clicking away. very smooth. I just have problem with the color. For example color stated olive . I was expecting more mellow green.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Good enough

            By Cbitle

            from Pembroke Pines, Florida

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Spits
            • Twists Up

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Shawl

            Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

            It was on sale and I decided to try it. knitted a nice shawl, I would not know of stitch definition since it was all garter stitch (Color affection), but the draps was nice enough for me.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Huntington hits!

            By Carey

            from Washington, MO

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

                I love the speed of arrival, accuracy of my orders , and quality of the products I get from Webs! I know I'll get exactly what I want!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Huntington by Valley Yarns

                By knitterbug

                from Indianapolis, In

                About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Socks

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Huntington:

                  I order this product because of the color availability. Great colors and big selection. Nice sock yarn.

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                  • No

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