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4.4

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.

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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 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (42)
  • Good weight (38)
  • Nice texture (37)
  • Dyed evenly (29)
  • Knits quickly (25)

Cons

  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (34)
  • Hats (32)
  • Scarves (31)
  • Gloves (14)
  • Socks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (31), Artist (11), Collector (8), Novice (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45), Yes (4)

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 53 customers

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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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    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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      5.0

      Love this yarn!

      By CT Jean

      from Hampstead, NC

      About Me Collector, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft
      • Stitch definition

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

      I love the stitch definition and the feel of the yarn and garment as I knit.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Lovely, but it shrinks

      By Oyster

      from Arlington, MA

      Pros

      • Center-pull Cooperates
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice to work with
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Shrinks

      Best Uses

      • Hats

      Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

      Colrain is the recommended yarn for Valley Yarns' "Birch Leaf Hat". I love the pattern, and added two additional repeats to lenghten the hat. But after wearing it briefly on a New England misty morning, my Colrain hat shrunk a half-inch. Consider adding length to your Colrain knits, or plan on some assertive blocking.

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      • No

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      5.0

      I love this yarn!

      By Sassy Mama

      from New Mexico

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

        I have had to unknit and reknit with this yarn quite a bit on the sweater that I am making with it. The yarn holds up very well. It's soft and strong and a pleasure to knit with.

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        • No

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        5.0

        beautiful rich colors and silky soft

        By nana of many

        from Mountains, So. California

        About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Novice, Parent, Sweater Knitter

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Pullover Sweaters
          • Scarves
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

          I knitted a lace yoke "recipe of the month" sweater from Ravelry. The knitted item feels so soft and has a wonderful drape! The quality of this yarn is great and it feels like merino/silk without the price. It is the perfect weight and not hot or itchy. I like that it's not as thick as heavy worsted because it makes it more comfortable to wear.
          I love the yarn so much that have enough yarn to knit another 3 sweaters in different colors.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Rich color, strong fiber

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          By bunnysaver

          from Concord, CA

          About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Snags

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

          Really gorgeous color saturation, with a bit of sheen. Silky, but strong. Very splitty on metal needles; fine on bamboo. The lighter-than-all-wool weight will likely work well in my mostly-temperate climate, for the cardigan I'm knitting. Seems to snag pretty easily.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          I used my yarn to make a cowl.

          By Mary

          from Redmond,OR

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

              I used this yarn to make a "girlfriend" cowl.

              Service and delivery comments:

              I always look forward to receiving my order as it always prompt!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Purchased again!

              By Tootie

              from Abilene,TX

              About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                Makes beautiful sweaters and scarves. I have purchased this yarn before and really enjoy using it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Good Yarn

                By Fiber Lady

                from Bellingham, Wa

                About Me Artist

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                  I use this yarn to knit hats, scarves. I can tell that it would be good for sweaters by the way it works up. This is the first time I have used this yarn and so far it seems like it will be in the good to excellent range...

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