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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
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Universal YarnClassic Shades
 
4.2

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (30)
  • Good weight (24)
  • Nice texture (22)
  • Machine washable (15)
  • Knits quickly (14)

Cons

  • Snags (8)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (21)
  • Hats (17)
  • Sweaters (12)
  • Gloves (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (22), Artist (12), Collector (8), Novice (6), Parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32), 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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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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5.0

great acrylic/wool blend with fabulous colorways

By Knette the Knitter

from San Francisco

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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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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!

By Knitfixer

from Maine

About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

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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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    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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    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

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    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!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love Classic Shades

        By Mary

        from Pewaukee, WI

        About Me Novice

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        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.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Best yarn for entrelac and stripes

          By Aleigh112

          from Philly

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

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          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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