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Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer

Valley Yarns Franklin is our very own hand-dyed sock yarn, dyed by our own Kangaroo Dyer. Lovely colors, soft and durable, you will want to knit a pair (or more) in every color.

Please note: Each and every skein of Franklin is dyed by hand and therefore unique. The yarn color you receive may look different than the color pictured.

Content:
75% Wool/25% Nylon
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
4oz/450yd
Gauge:
7-8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
Knitting Weight:
Sock
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Valley YarnsFranklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer
 
3.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (8)
  • Good weight (7)
  • Dyed evenly (6)
  • Knits quickly (6)
  • Machine washable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Socks (9)
    • Scarves (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (12), Artist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Looks & Feels Great

    I purchased the mossy rock colorway, which I fell in love with on the website. But, I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived in the mail and I loved the colors even more...Read complete review

    I purchased the mossy rock colorway, which I fell in love with on the website. But, I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived in the mail and I loved the colors even more in person. The color was deep and lucious. The yarn felt nice while knitting. Nice and stretchy.

    There was a small amount of 'growth' in my project after washing & blocking, so I definitely recommend washing & blocking a gauge swatch for anything where size matters. My project was a shawl so gauge didn't matter much.

    My only complaint was the shedding while knitting. And by shedding, I mean that it seemed like there were pieces of dog hair stuck in the yarn. I seriously wondered if the dyer had a westie becaus it was like short white hairs. Maybe it was part of the yarn? But somehow I doubt it because the color was so dark and the hairs were all white.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Color not true to pictures

    I am a knitter and jewelry designer, so when I see a magnificent color combination in yarn it's hard to resist. I saw the Macaw in the fall catalog and rushed to find it...Read complete review

    I am a knitter and jewelry designer, so when I see a magnificent color combination in yarn it's hard to resist. I saw the Macaw in the fall catalog and rushed to find it on the website. The picture showed a wonderful combination of rich fuschia, aqua, and lime, with hints of rust. Wow!

    What I actually got was a gaudy orange-red and brick red, teal, and a mix between pea- and forest-green with lots of muddy color-bleed. I am SO disappointed.

    The yarn feels a little coarse, but other than that I'm sure it's a prefectly acceptable sock yarn, but I am heartbroken about the misrepresentation of the colors. I get that hand-dyed yarn varies, but this isn't even close.

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Gorgeous color!

    By RAZ

    from Dover, NH

    About Me Enthusiast

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Socks

      Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

      The subtle color changes in this yarn create stripes in socks about every two rows. What is the most "cool" thing about the dying is how outrageously gorgeous theule and acids green are!

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      • No

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      3.0

      color not as expected

      By Twiggels

      from Ontario

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Socks

          Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

          While this yarn is hand-dyed and each skein unique in itself, the colorway I received was much darker than I expected. Another skein of yarn that will be go to the bottom of the stash. Too bad, as I like this yarn.

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          • No

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          4.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Susan

          from Newington, CT

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Baby sweater

            Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

            I bought this product to make the Dianthus Baby Cardigan and it is a very nice, hand washable yarn.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            1.0

            Don't follow pictures

            By Mel

            from Riverside ca

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

              • Color Completely Inaccura
              • Course
              • Not Sock Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                I bought color way "macaw" two skeins because of the bright blues and pinks for a baby sweater. I know it is hand dyed so can vary but I received green and red yarn. Very ugly and not the colors in the picture. When I called customer service she said "oh that's an old picture in the catalog" no apology.

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                • No

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                2.0

                Beautiful colors but didn't feel good

                By mmyknits

                from San Jose, CA

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly

                Cons

                • Coarse

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                  While the colors were lovely, I did not care for the feel of this yarn and sent it back. Even in the skein, it felt coarse. Since I was planning socks, coarse was not the desired attribute. The wool used also seemed to have a lot of "other" textured fibers in it, either a different kind of wool or something that was caught up in the spinning process.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Loved working with this yarn!

                  By Maria

                  from New Haven, CT

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                    I used it to knit wrist warmer, a hat, and a scarf!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Colors not as vibrant as pictured.

                    By K

                    from Alexandria, VA

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                          I was a little disappointed when I received this yarn -- the colors weren't as vibrant as I thought they'd be. I made a cowl that turned out great and I actually enjoyed working with the yarn. I'll definitely try other yarns dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer!

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Color not true to pictures

                          By AutEvDesigns

                          from Minneapolis

                          About Me Artist, Collector

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Good Weight

                          Cons

                          • Coarse
                          • Color Not True To Picture

                          Best Uses

                          • Gloves
                          • Socks

                          Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                          I am a knitter and jewelry designer, so when I see a magnificent color combination in yarn it's hard to resist. I saw the Macaw in the fall catalog and rushed to find it on the website. The picture showed a wonderful combination of rich fuschia, aqua, and lime, with hints of rust. Wow!

                          What I actually got was a gaudy orange-red and brick red, teal, and a mix between pea- and forest-green with lots of muddy color-bleed. I am SO disappointed.

                          The yarn feels a little coarse, but other than that I'm sure it's a prefectly acceptable sock yarn, but I am heartbroken about the misrepresentation of the colors. I get that hand-dyed yarn varies, but this isn't even close.

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                          • No

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          4.0

                          Very nice to work with

                          By mcw

                          from Overland Park, KS

                          About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Dyed Evenly
                          • Good Weight
                          • I Really Like The Colors
                          • Knits up beautifully
                          • Machine Washable
                          • Nice Texture

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Socks

                            Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                            I've enjoyed knitting with this yarn. I haven't yet washed it, though, so I can't comment on how it washed up.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Loved the colors, lots of knots

                            By KnitterNP

                            from NY

                            About Me Avid knitter, Enthusiast

                            See all my reviews

                            Pros

                            • Beautiful colors
                            • Nice Texture

                            Cons

                            • Cost To High For Quality
                            • Too many knots

                            Best Uses

                            • Scarves
                            • Shawls
                            • Socks

                            Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                            Bought three skeins of this yarn to knit burning branch shawls because I loved the rich colors and it was recommended by the pattern designer. First skein had one joining knot and not enough yarn to finish the entire pattern. The second skein, a gorgeous marigold, had at least nine joining knots that I needed to cut out and splice as to not have all of these "knubs" in the beautiful pattern. Again there was not sufficient yardage to complete the entire pattern, despite the fact that I was knitting to recommended gauge. Thankfully the pattern is designed to knit until you run out of yarn. I have one skein left , a beautiful green. I hope that I don't have to deal with so many knotted joins. For the cost I was disappointed that I needed to splice a variegated yarn so many times.

                            Service and delivery comments:

                            Webs has always been fantastic with their delivery!!

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