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Valley Yarns Cold Spring

Valley Yarns Cold Spring is a gorgeous yarn that subtly shifts color as you knit or crochet. A blend of wool, baby alpaca, and acrylic means it is soft and light. You'll love working with this and the finished projects will become favorites. Made in Italy.

Stock up on this great discontinued Valley Yarn while supplies last!

Content:
39% Wool/25% Baby Alpaca/36% Fine Acrylic
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/108yds
Gauge:
4 sts = 1" on US 9
$0.00 ball
SORRY, THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Valley YarnsCold Spring
 
3.9

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (18)
  • Knits quickly (17)
  • Nice texture (16)
  • Good weight (13)
  • Dyed evenly (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (11)
  • Sweaters (9)
  • Hats (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Artist (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tweedy, heathery, variegated, and soft

I bought 13 balls of Forest Canopy for the subtle color shifts, despite it being 36% acrylic, and substituted it for the recommended yarn to knit Pisa from Peruvia #264. The panels in...Read complete review

I bought 13 balls of Forest Canopy for the subtle color shifts, despite it being 36% acrylic, and substituted it for the recommended yarn to knit Pisa from Peruvia #264. The panels in this pattern show off the color shifts in Coldspring, but avoid merely self-striping. I had no problem finding matching ends when I made joins and found it amenable to spit splicing. It is very evenly spun, had NO knots, slubs, or other imperfections. It grew alarmingly in length when I wet blocked it, but came back into shape when I pinned it out and let it dry. The color was true to the images on the website, deliciously heathery, tweedy, and subtly variegated. I will wear a turtleneck under my sweater, but it is soft enough that the large cowl will not chafe where it comes in contact with my skin. I will be watching to see if it pills.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice to knit

I was intrigued with this yarn and finally ordered one skein to test it out - color 09. I wanted something with purple in it. The skein appeared to be a purple &...Read complete review

I was intrigued with this yarn and finally ordered one skein to test it out - color 09. I wanted something with purple in it. The skein appeared to be a purple & green heather, so I just started knitting a swatch. This combination came out looking sort of grey. After a while, the green almost disappeared and a more vibrant purple took its place - I liked this section better. And then the green came back to finish the skein. The shift in color is VERY subtle and was best seen in bright daylight. My narrow scarf was not the best use of this yarn, and on a bigger project the color shifts would probably look better.

I did enjoy knitting with the yarn and think it would be great for a sweater/jacket, somewhat thick but not bulky. I haven't worn or washed the scarf so can't comment on the wear of the yarn.

I would not order color 09 for myself, just not interesting enough, and haven't decided if I'll try another color. I do wish the web site would display larger swatch pictures or actual garments in each colorway to make a selection easier.

Reviewed by 21 customers

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2.0

Color of yarn

By Mum

from western PA

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Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Not The Color Shown In Ad

Best Uses

  • Gloves
  • Scarves

Comments about Valley Yarns Cold Spring:

The yarn was brown with a tinge of maroon. I expected shades of green like in the picture.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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1.0

Color shifts don't show

By Karen

from Western MA

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns Cold Spring:

        I knit Multidirectional cowl with this yarn. The "subtle color shifts" were pretty much absent. It looks like a solid blue when knitted. Also-I found the knit texture to be somehat limp and unpleasant, not a nice drape. Would not buy this yarn again. First Valley Yarn I have used that I didn't like.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Cold Spring by Valley Yarns

        By Aawillis

        from Manor TX

        About Me Enthusiast, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Valley Yarns Cold Spring:

          I knitted a vest for my son-in-law. It came out beautifully. I loved knitting with this yarn. !

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          • No

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          5.0

          Soft, Warm, Beautiful

          By Busyhands Lady

          from Granby, CT

          About Me Artist, Energy Healer, Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Cold Spring:

            I'm making a kimono-style sweater where the construction of the sweater is very simple, just a series of knit rectangles. The Pizazz lies with the yarn and I couldn't be happier with the rich and subtle red of Cold Spring Autumn.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I love this yarn!

            By Princess Palindrome

            from Medford, MA

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            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Cold Spring:

              I absolutely love this yarn. I've used it for projects that involve cables, stockinette, garter, and textured stitch patterns, and everything comes out looking amazing. This yarn is perfect for warm hats, scarves and cowls, and comfy, snuggly sweaters. It knits up like a dream, the fabric has great drape and is light as a feather, and the stitch definition is great. It has just the slightest hint of a halo, and the way the color changes is simply beautiful. Cold Spring is my new favorite go-to yarn.

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              • No

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Tweedy, heathery, variegated, and soft

              By Janet

              from Monkton, Vermont

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Cold Spring:

                I bought 13 balls of Forest Canopy for the subtle color shifts, despite it being 36% acrylic, and substituted it for the recommended yarn to knit Pisa from Peruvia #264. The panels in this pattern show off the color shifts in Coldspring, but avoid merely self-striping. I had no problem finding matching ends when I made joins and found it amenable to spit splicing. It is very evenly spun, had NO knots, slubs, or other imperfections. It grew alarmingly in length when I wet blocked it, but came back into shape when I pinned it out and let it dry. The color was true to the images on the website, deliciously heathery, tweedy, and subtly variegated. I will wear a turtleneck under my sweater, but it is soft enough that the large cowl will not chafe where it comes in contact with my skin. I will be watching to see if it pills.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Lovely yarn

                By Kate

                from Eastern Washington

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Cold Spring:

                  Just finished an Einstein coat, but its not assembled yet. Very easy knitting, and splicing. I ordered the rust color, and there is very little color variation. Not nearly what is shown on line. However, that wasn't my first priority in purchasing this yarn. I bought for the fiber content, main color and weight. I would buy it again.

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                  5.0

                  LOVE this yarn!

                  By Princess Palindrome

                  from Medford, MA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Great Stitch Definition
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Cold Spring:

                    I have used this yarn to knit several cowls -- it is so soft and warm, and knits up like a dream. The color changes are subtle and result in a beautiful fabric; no two projects are alike. I just ordered many more skeins in a bunch of different colors -- I just can't get enough!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    interesting colors

                    By Grammy

                    from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

                    About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Scarves

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Cold Spring:

                      Photographs describing Cold Spring Yarn weren't accurate...could have been clearer...

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      subtle beautiful soft yarn!

                      By woolite

                      from Brewster, NY

                      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Machine Washable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hats
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Cold Spring:

                        I used this yarn to knit some hats for Christmas, it worked up easily and my daughter's boyfriend has really been wearing his hat, which is the best review of all!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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