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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 100 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
 
4.4

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (49)
  • Good weight (44)
  • Nice texture (44)
  • Dyed evenly (33)
  • Knits quickly (29)

Cons

  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (40)
  • Hats (36)
  • Scarves (36)
  • Gloves (15)
  • Socks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (39), Artist (12), Collector (8), Novice (4), Designer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49), Yes (8)

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 61 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of my favorite yarns

By DesertPurl

from Central Oregon

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

    This is the first time I've used this yarn and I'm really pleased with the outcome. The yarn has a very soft, smooth hand and is very pleasant to knit. I can absolutely state from experience that this yarn is forgiving. Due to several requests from the recipient and some experimenting on my part, I started this sweater five, (yep, 5) times. The yarn did not complain. It withstood the repetitive abuse and looks wonderful.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Great yarn!

    By Lynn grandmother, ret.

    from South Texas

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

      I used it to knit a cap with cable detail. The yarn showed off the detail and turned out very cute.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Nice texture

      By Knitter

      from Oregon

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

        Knitting Philomena Cardigan and this was recommended - I like the feel and texture

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Really enjoying this yarn.

        By Lynette

        from Tauranga, New Zealand

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

            Knitting a throw for my grand daughter and it is knitting up lovely.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            lovely to knit

            By tatoland

            from really far upstate NY

            About Me Artist, Designer, Educator, Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

              I am in the process of knitting two sweaters with Colrain. It's incredibly soft - lovely fabric and great stitch definition. As I mentioned in my first review, it is more of a DK weight than a worsted weight and I am getting a solid 6 sts/in and 8rows/in Iin stockinette on US 7 needles. Not sure how it will wear yet - whether it will pill or not. I am hoping the tencel content will help there. Colrain also has a nice sheen to it, much like pima cotton, probably also due to the tencel. I will definitely be purchasing more to try on my knitting machine.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Awkward gauge

              By Handy Sandy

              from Suburban Maryland

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                A friend who was moving gave me 12 balls of this, and I'd like to make the Pour Moi Cardigan, which is written in both worsted and DK versions. Trouble is, on size 7 needles, after blocking, I get 19-1/2 stitches and 25-1/2 rows in 4", which is right in between the two patterns. The fabric seems absolutely perfect, and I can't decide whether to jump up or down in needle size; I really don't want it looser or tighter.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Knits like butter

                By Weinerdogmom

                from Dearborn,MI

                About Me Enthusiast, Knits Daily

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blocks Out Beautifully
                • Deep Rich Color
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To "unknit"
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft
                • Very Smooth

                Cons

                • Color A Bit Off Website

                Best Uses

                • Great Stitch Definition
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                Loved the silky,smooth texture for lace or cable patterns-will use this yarn again!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                For a great scarf!

                By Toby

                from North Grafton, MA

                About Me Enthusiast, Knitting Since I Was 7

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Knits Quickly
                • Makes Wonderful Gifts
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Making Xmas Gifts Now
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                  Knits up fast!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Nice but splits easily

                  By WCAT

                  from Burlington, NJ

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Rich Color
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Easily Splits
                  • Unravels

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                    I liked the softness and rich color, but almost every stitch was a struggle because the yarn kept splitting. Very frustrating.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    lovely all around

                    By tatoland

                    from syracuse

                    About Me Artist

                    Pros

                    • Good Stitch Definition
                    • Good Weight
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                      I noticed one person said her hat shrunk in the rain - which is too bad, but I'm sure blocking it will fix that. Another said it wasn't a worsted weight, and indeed, it is not! However, it's a great l"light" worsted or DK weight. I am getting a solid 6 sts / inch on size 7 needles, and I'm a tight knitter (the band says 4.5-5, which just isn't so, or even close). So, be aware that it is a lighter weight than the worsted it's described as and plan accordingly. I am truly enjoying working with it, and it does frog well. I highly recommend it :-) Ordering more now...

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                      • No

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