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4.5

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 Wool/ 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 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (26)
  • Good weight (24)
  • Nice texture (23)
  • Dyed evenly (19)
  • Knits quickly (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (24)
    • Scarves (22)
    • Sweaters (19)
    • Gloves (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (19), Artist (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (28)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Gorgeous sheen, nice hand, perfect color

    I purchased yarn for a sweater that sat hibernating, when the project started I realized there was not enough of one color for such a tall recipient (6' 4")...Webs...Read complete review

    I purchased yarn for a sweater that sat hibernating, when the project started I realized there was not enough of one color for such a tall recipient (6' 4")...Webs took the time to search for my dye lot and the finished result is stunning!

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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.

    Reviewed by 33 customers

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    5.0

    I love, love, love Colrain!

    By glorayus

    from Arcata, CA

    About Me Artist, Craftsperson, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Great sheen
    • Great Sheen Drape
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft
    • Wonderful drape

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Headbands
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

      I crochet hats and headbands for sale and Colrain is my go-to, default yarn for almost everything. Would love to see more colors and heathers. Don't ever stop selling this yarn!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Incredibly Soft!

      By Long Time Knitter

      from Pasadena, CA

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beauitful Colors
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft
      • Wonderful Sheen

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

        I was surprised at how soft this yarn is. Because it's a blended yarn, it could be used for children's items. I had no problems with the yarn.

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        • No

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        3.0

        The yarn was the wrong color.

        By Chris

        from Oakland,CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

            I didn't have enough knowledge about yarn to make this purchase.. It turn out wrong for my project. But the yarn was very nice. I thought expensive for the amount.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Super nice!

            By WV Knitter

            from Milton WV

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Doesn't split
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Baby
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

              Using this for a lightweight sweater. The wool-tencel combination makes this yarn very soft and is great for stitch definition.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Beautiful yarn

              By Fareata

              from Huntington Beach, CA

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good stitch definition
              • Good value
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                Very impressed with how cables show up; like the color and sheen; intend to buy more yarn in different colors.

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                • No

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Gorgeous sheen, nice hand, perfect color

                By Wendy Ann

                from Jersey City, NJ

                About Me Artist, Designer, Vintage Pattern Lover

                Pros

                • Color Depth
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • No knots in skeins
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Strandedfair Isle
                  • Stranded Or Fair Isle
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                  I purchased yarn for a sweater that sat hibernating, when the project started I realized there was not enough of one color for such a tall recipient (6' 4")...Webs took the time to search for my dye lot and the finished result is stunning!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Colrain

                  By Cathryn

                  from St. Louis MO

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  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

                    Verified Buyer

                    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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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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

                      See all my reviews

                      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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