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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. Great for garments and winter accessories!   Made in Turkey.

Content:
70% Acrylic/30% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/197yd
Gauge:
4-5 sts = 1" on US 7-9
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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Universal YarnClassic Shades
 
4.1

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (25)
  • Good weight (20)
  • Nice texture (18)
  • Machine washable (14)
  • Knits quickly (12)

Cons

  • Snags (6)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (18)
  • Hats (15)
  • Sweaters (11)
  • Gloves (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Artist (9), Collector (6), Novice (6), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25), 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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5.0

Love Classic Shades

By Mary

from Pewaukee, WI

About Me Novice

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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

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Best yarn for entrelac and stripes

    By Aleigh112

    from Philly

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

      I love this yarn. I would give it 5 stars if it was just a tad softer. I'm allergic to regular wool, so I am a bit sensitive to it, but because it's mixed with acrylic I can handle it. I love using this yarn for entrelac. It makes the project look so tricky, when in reality it was pretty easy to make. I wear the entrelac infinity scarf I knit in this yarn all the time and get compliments everywhere I go.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Nice yarn

      By Luna Star

      from Sedona, AZ

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Subtle Color Changes
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Snags

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

      The subtle changes of color in this yarn create a beatiful look of texture. I am knitting with three strands and it creates a beautiful afghan.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Love Classic Shades

      By Mary

      from Pewaukee, WI

      About Me Crochet About Every 20 Yr, Novice

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

        I found Classic Shades in Eagle River, WI while on vacation. I bought some for a friend that had made me a scarf. She was thrilled with the gift. I was back up there again and bought some for myself. I love that it is soft and it was so easy to crochet with. I made a cowl first and then a scarf. The yarn feels so good against my skin, not scratchy at all. I made a cowl for my sister too. I am now ordering more in several different shades. The colors go with my clothes and the pop of maybe a lime green just makes my cowl stand out. My friends love the coloring too. I am ordering for the second time to try my hand at doing something more involved.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Knits beautifully!

        By Retired and Loving It

        from Boulder, CO

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

          Knits up just like the pattern shows.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Package came promptly and in excellent condition.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Beautiful color - Not easy to work with.

          By suzyq660

          from Utah

          About Me Afghan Nut, Artist, Collector

          Pros

          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Inconsistent Weight
          • Snags

          Best Uses

            Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

            I chose this yarn as the best color choice to match the vision in my head. The color is perfect!
            On the other hand, the yarn's spin is inconsistent and there are sections that are so thick or so thin that they will not work in the middle of an afghan. There are some spots where the yarn is a gnarled up mess. This has caused many extra knots in the project. Since the yarn is slick, the knots don't stay together well.
            The crochet hook does not pull through smoothly so it is sort of difficult to get a good rhythm going when doing a large project such as an afghan.
            If it is the color you need, and you don't mind the extra time redoing stitches where the yarn snagged on the hook, then you will love the colors and softness of this brand.
            I would have given it a five in spite of the extra work involved in using the yarn, because of the color and texture, if I hadn't had to cut several pieces out of the middle of skeins.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very nice yarn

            By D.ann

            from Oklahoma

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Throw

              Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

              I am making a honeycomb throw for my son. He requested a throw for his new home. The colors are perfect for this project. It does have a bit too much of a halo, but I doubt if he will even notice . It's washable! I'm counting on this! Fun project, the color waves make it fun to see how they all work together. Ordered most of the colors and am just reaching in and grabbing the next color...so far it's beautiful.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Incredibly beautiful Classic Shades.

              By Busy-body.

              from Cape Coral Fl.

              About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Looks Very Luxurious
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

                I am knitting a rihana (spelling). I amm in love with this yarn!!!! If I wwere a wealthy person I would buy lots of each colorway. They are absolutely beautiful!!!!

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                • No

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                4.0

                Second Time Around

                By JazzyJeri

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Changing Bulk

                Best Uses

                • Afghans

                Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

                Using this yarn for a second time on the "Ten Stitch Zigzag" afghan. The variegation keeps it interesting on what could be a monotonous pattern. Reasonably priced, soft and comfortable to knit with...would work just as well for scarves, hats or anything wearable.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Soft and inviting.

                By Kaberle the Hockey Fan

                from Sonora, CA

                About Me Artist, Collector, Crochet Freak, Enthusiast, Novice, Yarn Lover

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • High Yardage
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters
                  • Tapestry weaving

                  Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

                  I love this yarn! The colors are bright and vibrant, the yardage is very generous. To me that is very important. I bought some yarn along with this that look almost like BonBons there is so little.
                  I haven't used this yet but I am very excited about getting started with it. I plan to start my tapestry weaving again and this yarn will be a big player in that.

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                  • No

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