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    Valley Yarns Colrain

    Valley Yarns Colrain is a dream! This yarn is luminous, with a depth of color that has to be seen. Tencel adds a lovely sheen and durability to this yarn which will be perfect for any project large or small.  Made in Peru.

    Check out our Valley Yarns Colrain Undyed 250 Gram Hanks

    Content:
    50% Merino/50% Tencel
    Care:
    Hand Wash, Dry Flat
    Weight/Yardage:
    50g/109yds
    Gauge:
    4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7
    Knitting Weight:
    Worsted
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    Valley YarnsColrain
     
    4.5

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (20)
    • Soft (20)
    • Nice texture (18)
    • Dyed evenly (15)
    • Knits quickly (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats (19)
      • Scarves (17)
      • Sweaters (15)
      • Gloves (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (15), Artist (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Colrain worsted

      I used this to make a pullover for myself. Very comfortable to wear. Worked up very fast & even on size7 needles. Was not looking for heavy worsted category and did not realize...Read complete review

      I used this to make a pullover for myself. Very comfortable to wear. Worked up very fast & even on size7 needles. Was not looking for heavy worsted category and did not realize that's how it was rated. Has a lovely hand, but did have a tendency to split, but have found that true of several Valley brand yarns.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Heavy worsted?

      This yarn is beautiful and glossy, no doubt about it. However, I don't think it is a heavy worsted. I was unable to make gauge with size 8 needles, and barely was...Read complete review

      This yarn is beautiful and glossy, no doubt about it. However, I don't think it is a heavy worsted. I was unable to make gauge with size 8 needles, and barely was able to make gauge with size 9 needles. The resulting weave was a little too loose to my liking, making it susceptible to splitting while knitting and snagging while wearing. I would like to see more heft and twist to this yarn to really make it a heavy worsted yarn.

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      4.0

      Colrain

      By Cathryn

      from St. Louis MO

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      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

        I just received this in the mail yesterday. Very soft muted colors. Appears to have a long colorway which is perfect for the project I have in mind!

        Service and delivery comments:

        awesome delivery time!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Lovely yarn

        By CC

        from NM

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

          Great super soft yarn for headband or beanie,
          no itch!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great for sensitive skin

          By Simplicity

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Light Worsted Not Aran

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

          I used Colrain to knit the Masonic Street Cardigan in the same color pictured on the pattern (Chestnut). The yarn is wonderfully soft with a slight sheen and has great stitch definition. I'm usually wool sensitive, and even 50/50 wool blends tend to be too itchy to wear next to my skin, but I can wear Colrain. The only negative thing I've found is the recommended gauge. It states on the label 4 stitches per inch, but that gauge produces loosely knit stockinette fabric with visible holes. I found 5 stitches/inch to be much nicer.

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          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          First time buyer , won't be last

          By Amherstknitter

          from amherst, ny

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

            Very nice and soft, look forward to knitting with this. Great colors to choose from.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Fantastic yarn!

            By Wool lover

            from Fairbanks, AK

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

              I really was surprised by this yarn. I got it at a really good price. I hadn't used the combo of wool and tencel before and it's great. It's nice to knit and crochet with since it's so smooth and it has a nice weight and sheen to it. It also felts up really well. I used this yarn to crochet the jar covers highlighted on your winter catalog. The jars came out really nice and I'm looking forward to giving them out as gifts.

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              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A very nice, moderately priced yarn

              By Betsy

              from Grand Forks, ND

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                I made a circle scarf and a hat for my son. The yarn has a little shine due, I suppose, to the tencel content, and the tencel also makes it softer than plain wool. And, somewhat to my surprise, it still spit-splices very easily so I guess it could be used for felting projects too. It did not have any tendency to split or twist and was in every way easy and pleasant to work with. It was just a little on the thin side for worsted weight but still worked well in two pretty different gauges. I used a size 9 needle (5.5 mm) for the scarf and a 6 (4 mm) for the hat. It has lovely drape at the larger gauge, and for the hat I could have gone down another needle size for a firmer fabric and it would still have been easy to knit with.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                still itchy

                By Brittany the cat lady

                from OK

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Itchy

                Best Uses

                • Hats

                Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                Good color. Dyed well. Soft to the touch, but as soon as it hit my neck it felt itchy. So sad but I had high hoped for this yarn. I would recommend this yarn for anywhere that isn't as sensitive as the neck. I tore apart my scarf and I'm now trying a hat.

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                4.0

                Soft with great stitch definition

                By Redlights

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • I Would Buy This Again
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Made A Hat
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                Lovely yarn on sale. Made up into a beautiful FO and I plan to use it again for a sweater.

                Service and delivery comments:

                QUICK and customer service was most helpful with a slight payment glitch.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Beautiful Yarn!

                By Debbi

                from Hillsboro, OR

                About Me Designer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lace
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                  Colrain Lace is a beautiful yarn for lace shawls and scarves. It shows stitch definition beautifully and is easy to work with!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Wonderful Yarn

                  By Lesley

                  from Baltimore, MD

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Subtle sheen
                  • Wonderful feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                      I'm about halfway through knitting a cardigan with this lovely yarn. Due to my misunderstanding my pattern, I had to pull it out several times. Knits just as well post-ripping out work - did not lose any of it's fine quality in the re-knit. Also, the color matched exactly what I saw online (I know that monitors can be calibrated differently, but I was thrilled that it matched so well). Overall, I'm definitely loving ths yarn and I plan to buy more for future projects.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Prompt delivery, nicely packaged.

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                      • No

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