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Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer

Valley Yarns Franklin is our very own hand-dyed sock yarn, dyed by our own Kangaroo Dyer. Lovely colors, soft and durable, you will want to knit a pair (or more) in every color.

Please note: Each and every skein of Franklin is dyed by hand and therefore unique. The yarn color you receive may look different than the color pictured.

Content:
75% Wool/25% Nylon
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
4oz/450yd
Gauge:
7-8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
Knitting Weight:
Sock
$19.99 hank Discountable
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Valley YarnsFranklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer
 
3.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (9)
  • Good weight (8)
  • Dyed evenly (7)
  • Knits quickly (7)
  • Machine washable (6)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Socks (11)
  • Scarves (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Artist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great sock yarn!

A really enjoyable sock yarn which knitted up well, and washes well. The colorways are gorgeous. I've used this yarn for scarves, shawlettes and baby items with great success.

A really enjoyable sock yarn which knitted up well, and washes well. The colorways are gorgeous. I've used this yarn for scarves, shawlettes and baby items with great success.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Color not true to pictures

I am a knitter and jewelry designer, so when I see a magnificent color combination in yarn it's hard to resist. I saw the Macaw in the fall catalog and rushed to find it...Read complete review

I am a knitter and jewelry designer, so when I see a magnificent color combination in yarn it's hard to resist. I saw the Macaw in the fall catalog and rushed to find it on the website. The picture showed a wonderful combination of rich fuschia, aqua, and lime, with hints of rust. Wow!

What I actually got was a gaudy orange-red and brick red, teal, and a mix between pea- and forest-green with lots of muddy color-bleed. I am SO disappointed.

The yarn feels a little coarse, but other than that I'm sure it's a prefectly acceptable sock yarn, but I am heartbroken about the misrepresentation of the colors. I get that hand-dyed yarn varies, but this isn't even close.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Color not as shown

By wild knitter

from Upstate New York

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Because It Looked
    • Catalog
    • I Returned This Yarn
    • Nothing Like What Was
    • Pictured In The Online

    Best Uses

      Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

      not as pictured

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Extremely disappointed with the color

      By Opal

      from Troy, Mi

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

        • Coarse
        • Color Not As Depicted

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

          Very disappointed with this purchase. The color ahown for Frog in a Partydress is an adorable light green, girly pink, with some yellow orange blend areas. This was to be a sweater for my toddler daughter. What I received was a green, crayon red, and rust yarn. Just yuck. The yarn is much coarser than any other sock yarn I have in stash.

          Webs delivery was prompt as always, but I truly regret this purchase.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Beautiful yarn

          By woollyedb

          from Berkeley

          About Me Long time knitter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

            Am making a cowl with this yarn. The colors make up nicely.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Good for everyday socks

            By AnnaInMD

            from Southern Maryland

            About Me Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Socks

              Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

              It is fine for everyday socks, not necessarily for a present since the yarn doesn't feel special, not really soft but ok texture.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Gorgeous color!

              By RAZ

              from Dover, NH

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              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Socks

                Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                The subtle color changes in this yarn create stripes in socks about every two rows. What is the most "cool" thing about the dying is how outrageously gorgeous theule and acids green are!

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                color not as expected

                By Twiggels

                from Ontario

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                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Socks

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                    While this yarn is hand-dyed and each skein unique in itself, the colorway I received was much darker than I expected. Another skein of yarn that will be go to the bottom of the stash. Too bad, as I like this yarn.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Susan

                    from Newington, CT

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Baby sweater

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                      I bought this product to make the Dianthus Baby Cardigan and it is a very nice, hand washable yarn.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Don't follow pictures

                      By Mel

                      from Riverside ca

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Color Completely Inaccura
                        • Course
                        • Not Sock Quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                          I bought color way "macaw" two skeins because of the bright blues and pinks for a baby sweater. I know it is hand dyed so can vary but I received green and red yarn. Very ugly and not the colors in the picture. When I called customer service she said "oh that's an old picture in the catalog" no apology.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Beautiful colors but didn't feel good

                          By mmyknits

                          from San Jose, CA

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                          Pros

                          • Dyed Evenly

                          Cons

                          • Coarse

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                            While the colors were lovely, I did not care for the feel of this yarn and sent it back. Even in the skein, it felt coarse. Since I was planning socks, coarse was not the desired attribute. The wool used also seemed to have a lot of "other" textured fibers in it, either a different kind of wool or something that was caught up in the spinning process.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Loved working with this yarn!

                            By Maria

                            from New Haven, CT

                            About Me Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Scarves

                              Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                              I used it to knit wrist warmer, a hat, and a scarf!

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                              • No

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