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Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones

Valley Yarns Franklin Natural on Cones is our very own sock yarn, soft and durable. This yarn is perfect for the hand dyer. Order by the pound. Made in Italy

Note: Put up has changed recently on this yarn. Cones weigh approximately 2.2 lbs, so you'll need to order 3 lbs in order to get a full cone. Weight will be adjusted to actual. There is a $1.50 per cone charge for wind-off service. Please see our FAQ page for more information about in-store wind-offs. Yardage is approximately 1800 per pound, and ~3960 yds per cone.

Note: Yarns sold by the pound may have their quantity adjusted before the order is sent to reflect the actual weight of what is being sent out. Cone weights may vary.

Check out what other people are doing with Franklin Natural Cones on our blog!

Content:
75% Wool/25% Nylon
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
Approx. 2.2lb/ ~3960yd per cone
Gauge:
7-8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
Knitting Weight:
Sock
$26.99 lb $20.99 lb
  • In Stock 50+ lbs $20.99

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Valley YarnsFranklin Natural Cones
 
4.2

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (23)
  • Dyed evenly (19)
  • Machine washable (16)
  • Nice texture (15)
  • Soft (13)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Socks (23)
  • Gloves (10)
  • Hats (7)
  • Scarves (7)
  • Shawls (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Artist (15), Enthusiast (12), Parent (5), Knitter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dye and knit socks

I love knitting socks and sock yarn can be expensive. By dying my own, I can be creative and thrifty. The Franklin cone yarn is pretty rough and coarse until after you wash...Read complete review

I love knitting socks and sock yarn can be expensive. By dying my own, I can be creative and thrifty. The Franklin cone yarn is pretty rough and coarse until after you wash it and dye it and wash it again with woolite. I have colored it with food coloring and the brightness of the colors is amazing. I will be trying some fast acid powder dyes next. Since I knit the socks to give away as gifts for my sponsors for the MS Bike tour, I am always looking for an affordable way of keeping the cost down. The service was amazing and I can't wait till I get my next shipment. I only wish that shipping to Canada was not so expensive.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

What a joke - Don't waste your money.

I bought this based on the popular positive reviews; what a mistake! It does pick up a little loft once dyed but it stays scratchy and fuzzy. The deepest saturation it took was...Read complete review

I bought this based on the popular positive reviews; what a mistake! It does pick up a little loft once dyed but it stays scratchy and fuzzy. The deepest saturation it took was still a foggy version of the intended hue. It is harsh to touch and was literally scraping through my skin as I was skeining it up. I can't sell this or products made from it - my clients wouldn't believe I'd present such a low-quality, unpleasant wool to them. Thoroughly disappointed, waste of money and now a waste of space in my studio.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great yarn for dyeing

By Lace knitter

from Chicago, IL

About Me Artist, Lace Knitter, Yarn Dyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good price
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Baby Apparel
    • Scarves
    • Shawls
    • Socks

    Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

    I bought this exclusively for yarn dyeing because the price per yard was very good. It is soft, stitches are defined well and it takes dye very well. I use food colors of various brands and the colors are saturated on this yarn.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Go To Yarn For Dying

    By squarejane

    from BC Canada

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Indie Dyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Loses Length After Dyed

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Shawls
    • Socks

    Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

    This is my go-to natural sock yarn for dying. It takes dyes splendidly, wears really well, does not felt in washer, and has a lovely loft after dyed and washed. It fills out beautifully but loses some length in the process. Starts thinner than a true fingering weight but after it fills out, it's perfect. Been using it for years.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    not what i expected

    By Laodicia

    from truro, ns

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Twist
    • No knots
    • Not Cut
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Tends To Felt

    Best Uses

      Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

      I bought this to make a blanket as a wedding gift for my sister but after finishing one square my nephew was rolling the cone around the 2 til yarbs off the cone felted together just by the movement im afraid to put the square in the wash like the discription says can be done

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      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Dye and knit socks

      By Cloclo1965-Knit forever

      from Guelph, ON, Canada

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Socks

        Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

        I love knitting socks and sock yarn can be expensive. By dying my own, I can be creative and thrifty. The Franklin cone yarn is pretty rough and coarse until after you wash it and dye it and wash it again with woolite. I have colored it with food coloring and the brightness of the colors is amazing. I will be trying some fast acid powder dyes next. Since I knit the socks to give away as gifts for my sponsors for the MS Bike tour, I am always looking for an affordable way of keeping the cost down. The service was amazing and I can't wait till I get my next shipment. I only wish that shipping to Canada was not so expensive.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Great value

        By BeaKat

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Enthusiast, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blankets
          • Gloves

          Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

          I needed a lot of neutral sock weight yarn for background in two queen size blankets. This fits the bill. I haven't washed, blocked, or dyed yet so I can't speak to dye-ability or how the yarn might bloom over time. Unwashed it is a light fingering.

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          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Don't judge until you dye!

          By Fluffy's Fibers

          from Champlain, NY

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Socks

            Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

            I dye yarn for sale, and when my in laws bought me this to have a lot of yarn on hand to sell, I was slightly put off by the texture at first. But once dyed it felt softer and held the color beautifully. It is also easier to work with it on my warping board straight off the cone, but next time I may pay for wind off service for half of a cone so that I can do variegated color ways easier than winding myself via a niddy noddy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            franklin natural yarns

            By None

            from Michigan

            About Me Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Socks

              Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

              I like this yarn Cory dying and making socks. The only thng I don't like is one cone has a tighter twist than the other. Not sure why the difference. I prefer the not so tight twist. I just have to be aware of thy when knitting my socks.

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              • No

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              5.0

              No joining needed

              By Deniced

              from Roxboro, NC

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Coarse

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Socks

              Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

              I am going to use this yarn to make shawls as gifts for Christmas 2015. This yarn has a great hand once it has been blocked.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              awesome product

              By Marcia

              from New york

              About Me Artist, Parent

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Socks

                Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

                This was a wonderful yarn to work with. It took the dye very well. It knits up beautifully.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                not as good as the previous franklin???

                By math whiz

                from NY

                Pros

                • Good Weight

                Cons

                • Coarse

                Best Uses

                • Socks

                Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

                I dye yarn, and the franklin has always been great. This batch, feels course.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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