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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 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (22)
  • Good weight (16)
  • Nice texture (14)
  • Machine washable (12)
  • Knits quickly (9)

Cons

  • Snags (5)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (13)
  • Hats (11)
  • Sweaters (10)
  • Gloves (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14), Artist (8), Collector (6), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22), Yes (4)

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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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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          5.0

          Very Soft

          By Knitting addict

          from Oroville CA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Blend Of Fibers
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

            This is light enough to wear spring thru fall and warm enough for places with low AC temps. Tonal variation on this shade is subtle but lovely.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Very prompt shipping; I buy from Webs frequently and have been consistently very pleased.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Nice Yarn

            By Gingersnap

            from MA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Snags

            Best Uses

              Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

              I liked the knitting with the yarn very much but at least two of the skeins I received had either a spinning problem or was knotted in the middle which I did not like.

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              • No

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              1.0

              NOT WHAT I EXPECTED

              By SHOE LOVER

              from MORENO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

                  Not what I expected. The yarn is ok though. The yarn is too fuzzy. I guess it because of the acrylic, more acrylic than wool. The yarn is 70 % acrylic and 30 % wool. I brought the yarn to make the Cabled Dress. The yarn hides the cable pattern, can't really see the pattern. So then I brought the solid color Classic Shades to knit the Cabled Dress. Still the yarn is fuzzy but at least you can see the cabled pattern. I ordered the Wine color and the some if the skeins had darker colors and some of the skeins had lighter colors with the same dye lot number. I could clearly see it was 2 different colors. I was going to send the yarn back, but I didn't want to pay for shipping and wait another week and a half, so I decided to keep the yarn. Not sure if i would recommend this yarn to a friend.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  great color variations

                  By katyak

                  from winfield

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

                    I like this yarn for hats and scarves and use it because of the great colors.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Awesome colors

                    By Ozzo

                    from Rochester, VT

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Skein Falls Apart

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Universal Yarn Classic Shades:

                    I'm using the yarn for a blanket for a 5-year old. She loves the colors, I love that it knits fast, and her mother likes that it's mahcine washable!

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                    • No

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