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Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace)

The blend of merino and Tencel in Valley Yarns Colrain creates an absolutely stunning fabric that is soft, has fabulous drape, and a subtle sheen. This laceweight version of Colrain is perfect for both knitting and weaving and you will be pleased with the results. Made in Peru.

Color Cards and Color Books for this yarn are available.

Click here to view some of the Ravelry projects made with this yarn.

Content:
50% Merino Wool/ 50% Tencel
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
2800YPP, 8.8 oz cone, 1,540 yd/cone
Gauge:
7 sts = 1" on US 2-3
Knitting Weight:
Lace
Sett:
15-18 epi
$24.99 cone Discountable
  • MERLOT In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • BLACK In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • BLUELAPIS Blue Lapis In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • CALIFORNIA California Lilac In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • CHOCOLATE In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • DARKTEAL Dark Teal In Stock 37 cones $24.99
  • ELDERBERRY In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • GRAPEJELLY Grape Jelly In Stock 43 cones $24.99
  • GREEN In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • GREYBLUE Grey Blue In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • GREYOLIVE Grey Olive In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • GREYTEAL Grey Teal In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • MAJESTBLUE Majestic Blue In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • COFFEE In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • NATURAL In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • NAVAJORED Navajo Red In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • NAVY In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • OCEANBLUE Ocean Blue In Stock 45 cones $24.99
  • PERIWINKLE In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • PLUM In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • RICHPURPLE Rich Purple In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • SILVER In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • STEEL In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
  • WHIPPLEBLU Whipple blue In Stock 50+ cones $24.99
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Valley Yarns2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace)
 
4.5

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (38)
  • Good weight (37)
  • Nice texture (37)
  • Dyed evenly (26)
  • Knits quickly (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (39)
    • Sweaters (12)
    • Gloves (6)
    • Shawls (6)
    • Shawl (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (31), Artist (12), Collector (4), Parent (4), Weaver (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (56)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beautiful for Lacework

    This product was awesome for my most recent lacework scarf. I'm buying a second color for a lacework sweater.

    This product was awesome for my most recent lacework scarf. I'm buying a second color for a lacework sweater.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    weak as a warp, does not wear well

    I wove a large blanket with this yarn around December of 2009. It is not an overly strong yarn as a warp, I had a lot of breakage on the selvages while weaving,...Read complete review

    I wove a large blanket with this yarn around December of 2009. It is not an overly strong yarn as a warp, I had a lot of breakage on the selvages while weaving, but I kind of expected that. At first the finished product was great, lovely drape, sheen, and softness. As the blanket has been used, however, the yarn has pilled like no other. I'm not talking normal pilling for wool either, these babies are giant. There are fuzzies the size of my pinky nail over the entire surface. I would not suggest this yarn for weaving.

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    5.0

    Sampling with other yarns

    By Avid Knitter, Mary

    from Ocean Park, WA

    About Me Collector, Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace):

      I will combine it with other "thin" yarn to get the color I want.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great lace yarn to knit or crochet

      By Avid knitter and crocheter

      from San Diego CA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Shawls

        Comments about Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace):

        This is the best lace yarn I have ever used for crocheting because it doesn't go limp like other lace yarns and the finished projects have a wonderful sheen. I highly recommend it!

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        • No

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        5.0

        I would buy this yarn again

        By Betty

        from Albuquerque, N M

        About Me Enthusiast, Knitting For Many Years

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Ease Of Handling
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Holds Its Shape Well
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • I Have No Problems With
        • No problems

        Best Uses

        • For Me A Scarf
        • Scarves
        • Shawl
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace):

        I love this yarn! For some time I have tried different "lace weight" yarns to knit a lacy scarf or shawl but had to give up because the yarn was was too light weight or rather "wimpy" and it was difficult for me to follow all of the yarn overs and knit togethers with ease. This yarn is wonderful. The weigh is just right and so easy to handle and the sheen is lovely. I especially like that is on a spool and I don't need to wind it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Wonderful yarn.

        By Clarksville Weaver

        from Clarksville, VA

        About Me Artist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace):

          Can't wait to start my winter collection of scarves and ponchos. This yarn works well with Valley Yarns Tencel. Sheen and drape is wonderful in both yarns.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Colrain Lace

          By Miss Alisa

          from Cleveland Ohio

          About Me Enthusiast, Knitter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Knits Quickly
          • More Beautiful After Bloc
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Shawls

            Comments about Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace):

            Wound on cones-saves time not having to wind from hanks; projects even more beautiful after blocking

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            • No

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            5.0

            Lovely!

            By SophieB

            from Central Sierra Nevada, California

            About Me Enthusiast, Weaver

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Shawls

            Comments about Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace):

            Can't wait to get this yarn on my loom!

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            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice yarn

            By goldenruhl

            from Gardiner, Maine

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace):

                Nice feel

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                • No

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                5.0

                Beautiful!

                By Barb

                from Livonia, ny

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lace

                  Comments about Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace):

                  I made a beautiful shawl for my future daughter-in-law for her wedding to my son. Perfect

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  2/10 merino tencel lace

                  By Liz

                  from Salem, VA

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Weaving Yarn
                  • Good Weight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace):

                    Merino tencel is a soft wonderful lace yarn for weaving

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    3.0

                    Suitable for weft, not so much for warp

                    By davidw1226

                    from Anderson, IN

                    About Me Beginning weaver, Retired teacher

                    Pros

                    • Nice Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Scarves

                      Comments about Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace):

                      This yarn was the yarn recommended in a pattern for a woven scarf. It breaks too easily, especially at the selvedges, to be used for a warp. One test of a warp yarn is to give it a good tug, if it breaks, it is not really suitable for warping. It broke with a moderate tug. I love the red and blue together, but I have spent a lot of time repairing broken warp threads. The weft threads have stayed intact. I haven't knitted with it, so I don't know how well it knits.

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