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Universal Yarn Classic Shades

Universal Yarns Classic Shades gently stripes with gorgeous colors as you knit or crochet. The blend of dralon (acrylic) and wool is soft and light, and the yardage is incredible, and it's machine washable. Great for garments and winter accessories! Made in Turkey.

Content:
70% Acrylic/30% Wool
Care:
Machine Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/197yd
Gauge:
4-5 sts = 1" on US 7-9
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$7.50 skein Discountable
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  • 704 Green, Blue In Stock 11 skeins $7.50
  • 705 Blue, Purple, Burgundy In Stock 10 skeins $7.50
  • 706 Orange, Purple In Stock 14 skeins $7.50
  • 707 Blue, Purple, Green In Stock 11 skeins $7.50
  • 711 Grapevine In Stock 19 skeins $7.50
  • 712 Harvest In Stock 28 skeins $7.50
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Universal YarnClassic Shades
 
4.1

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (30)
  • Good weight (25)
  • Nice texture (23)
  • Knits quickly (15)
  • Machine washable (15)

Cons

  • Snags (9)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (22)
  • Hats (18)
  • Sweaters (12)
  • Gloves (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (24), Artist (12), Collector (8), Novice (6), Parent (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Recommended with Reservations

I love the long color changes in this yarn for crochet projects. I wouldn't knit with it. It doesn't unravel easily, and I'm not a proficient knitter. The colors are beautiful but inconsistent...Read complete review

I love the long color changes in this yarn for crochet projects. I wouldn't knit with it. It doesn't unravel easily, and I'm not a proficient knitter. The colors are beautiful but inconsistent from skein to skein in the same dye lot.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

cuddly yet troublesome

i find the 'halo' to be almost too much, and the yarn is terribly 'snaggly'. i have found lots of tiny knotted joins in each skein.

otherwise, the...Read complete review

i find the 'halo' to be almost too much, and the yarn is terribly 'snaggly'. i have found lots of tiny knotted joins in each skein.

otherwise, the 'cedar forest' colorway is very pretty, and my 'february lady' sweater will be a pleasure to wear because of the cuddly softness.

although i have knitted with more frustrating yarns than this, i doubt i would use it again unless it came in at some ridiculously low price.

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3.0

Fuzzes if you have to frog it.

By Pink Grandma

from Colorado Springs, CO

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

  • Sheds
  • Snags

Best Uses

  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves

Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

I made two pair of legwarmers. The needles often split the ply and the stitch needed to be fixed for good definition. Any re-do caused the yarn to fuzz. I loved the look and texture of the final product.

Service and delivery comments:

The delivery was unbelievably fast. From desire to needles in no time.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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2.0

Way off the mark

By Westwind1

from Boston, MA

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

        Be wary of pictures--the yarn that arrived was so different from what was pictured. Very misleading and disappointing. The predominant colors weren't shown on the website. The shipping cost should have been refunded. Makes me hesitant to purchase any more yarn from Webs.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        A lot like Red Heart Boutique Unfortgettable

        By PixyKayte

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Machine Washable
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Sheds

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

        This yarn is a lot like Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable. It is a loosely spun yarn that has lovely color runs and is a bit lighter weight than worsted. It isn't bad to knit with, but it is definitely a texture to get used to. I like that it's not hand-wash, and the color runs are interesting, but I wish there was a pure rainbow one. I was using this as a replacement for Bernat Mosaic, but it really is not that similar in weight or texture.

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        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great acrylic/wool blend with fabulous colorways

        By Knette the Knitter

        from San Francisco

        About Me Knitter

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        Pros

        • Beautiful colorways

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Dog Sweaters

        Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

        I like this yarn

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Lovely to work with

        By Francophile

        from New Bedford, MA

        About Me Ancient Knitter, Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Beautiful colors
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Interesting striping
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Snags

        Best Uses

        • Fingerless mitts
        • Scarves

        Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

        I bought this specifically for fingerless mitts, which I have been giving as gifts. I unravel the skein to try and get as much of the same color pattern as I can on both mitts, as I knit two at once. This can mean undoing the entire ball and rewinding, but it's worth it if you want things to match as much as possible. I love the softness of this yarn, and the color range. It does tend to snag just a bit, but that could also be because I'm zooming along lickety-split. Otherwise, no problems at all.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Very soft yarn, colors are beautiful!

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        By Knitfixer

        from Maine

        About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

          Love this yarn so soft! Fun to see how multi-colors knit up as you go. Beautiful yarn

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Lovely colors

          By suzyq660

          from Ogden, Utah

          About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Snags

          Best Uses

          • Afghan

          Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

          The colors are absolutely beautiful. The only minus is that it is a tiny bit difficult to work with. It is difficult to take apart if I find that I made a mistake some ways back.
          This may not be such an issue with smaller pieces, but is with afghans. If I made a mistake three rows back it takes a while to take it apart again.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          hexagon afghan

          By rphpcf

          from Buffalo Grove, IL

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Shading For Hexagon

          Cons

          • Many Flaws In Yarn

          Best Uses

          • Afghan

          Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

          The Webs listing shows classic shades "grapevine" as a yellow/pink color. It actually is mostly purple/green. When I ordered it I commented to be sure I only receive the purple/green variety. The picture on the website needs to be changed.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Incredibly easy!

          By karen

          from Butler, TN

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

              Easy and soft knitting for a special prayer shawl!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Love Classic Shades

              By Mary

              from Pewaukee, WI

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

                I have friends that love this yarn as much as I do and added to my last order. The colors are excellent.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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