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Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones

Valley Yarns Franklin Natural on Cones is our very own sock yarn, soft and durable. This yarn is perfect for the hand dyer. Order by the pound.

Cones are approximately 3 pounds. There is a $1.50 per cone charge for wind-off service. Please see our FAQ page for more information about in-store wind-offs.

Note: Yarns sold by the pound may have their quantity adjusted before the order is sent to reflect the actual weight of what is being sent out. Cone weights may vary.

Check out what other people are doing with Franklin Natural Cones on our blog!

Content:
75% Wool/25% Nylon
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
3lb/5400yd
Gauge:
7-8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
Knitting Weight:
Sock
$24.99 lb $18.99 lb
  • In Stock 50+ lbs $18.99

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Valley YarnsFranklin Natural Cones
 
4.2

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dyed evenly (13)
  • Good weight (13)
  • Machine washable (11)
  • Nice texture (10)
  • Soft (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Socks (14)
    • Gloves (8)
    • Hats (7)
    • Scarves (5)
    • Sweaters (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Artist (8), Enthusiast (7), Knitter (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Don't Buy This Yarn.

    After I dyed it, it became super-soft, lustrous, and generally amazing. It's not that I want to horde all of this wonderful yarn ALL to myself, I'm looking out for you. Do...Read complete review

    After I dyed it, it became super-soft, lustrous, and generally amazing. It's not that I want to horde all of this wonderful yarn ALL to myself, I'm looking out for you. Do you really need more sock yarn?

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    What a joke - Don't waste your money.

    I bought this based on the popular positive reviews; what a mistake! It does pick up a little loft once dyed but it stays scratchy and fuzzy. The deepest saturation it took was...Read complete review

    I bought this based on the popular positive reviews; what a mistake! It does pick up a little loft once dyed but it stays scratchy and fuzzy. The deepest saturation it took was still a foggy version of the intended hue. It is harsh to touch and was literally scraping through my skin as I was skeining it up. I can't sell this or products made from it - my clients wouldn't believe I'd present such a low-quality, unpleasant wool to them. Thoroughly disappointed, waste of money and now a waste of space in my studio.

    Reviewed by 23 customers

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    5.0

    Great yarn!

    By Nana

    from Milner, Georgia

    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anything

      Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

      Really like how this yarn blooms after washing. Excellent for socks, lace, baby items, pretty much anything. Sometimes I hold it doubled for a thicker yarn.
      We have a large family and ten grandchildren, so there's always a good use for a practical yarn with good yardage such as this.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Good for hand dying - but quite fine

      By 2nd Sock

      from Madison, WI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Socks

        Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

        Useful for hand-dying, but extremely fine, almost lace weight

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        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Great priced yarn

        By Susiewv

        from West Virginia

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Socks

          Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

          Good

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Heavy and coarse

          By Knitter-Dyer

          from Upper midwest

          About Me Enthusiast, Experienced

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable

          Cons

          • Coarse
          • Harsh
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

            The new 'version' of this yarn is not the quality that I've become accustomed to from Franklin Natural yarns. I absolutely loved their old standard yarn but it's recently been replaced with a heavier and coarser yarn. It's not nearly as soft and is much heavier. I had to use bigger needles in order to get the recommended gauge and still does not give a nice fabric. The old saying of 'ya get what ya pay for' certainly applies now. Buyer be aware.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Deal

            By Nerdyknitter

            from Greenwood, IN

            About Me Knitter, Nerd

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Lots of yardage
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Sheds

            Best Uses

            • Fair Isle
            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Socks
            • Stranded knitting
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

            Bought this yarn specifically with dying in mind. Wanted very specific colors in small amounts and didn't want to buy mini skeins in order to accomplish the look I was going for in a project. This yarn comes straight from the mill. No frills (which I love.) However, I could see that this may bother some people. The yarn is a bit scratchy, but after soaking in just water for roughly three minutes and left to dry, the yarn really showed its potential. Very lively with a high twist and bounce. Also, the yarn fluffed enough to lessen most of the scratchiness straight off of the cone. I did notice some slight "shedding" after much rough handling. The yarn stayed in tact, but had more of a halo than before. Overall, a great deal for a very solid yarn.

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            • No

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            What a joke - Don't waste your money.

            By Rain Chime

            from AK

            About Me HAND DYER, Knitter, Yarn Seller

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Doesn't Take Dye Well
              • Guard Hairs
              • Harsh
              • Looks Faded
              • No Saturation - Looks Fas
              • Now I Have 3 Lbs - Yuck
              • Vegetable Matter

              Best Uses

              • Gifts To Ppl You Dislike

              Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

              I bought this based on the popular positive reviews; what a mistake! It does pick up a little loft once dyed but it stays scratchy and fuzzy. The deepest saturation it took was still a foggy version of the intended hue. It is harsh to touch and was literally scraping through my skin as I was skeining it up. I can't sell this or products made from it - my clients wouldn't believe I'd present such a low-quality, unpleasant wool to them. Thoroughly disappointed, waste of money and now a waste of space in my studio.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wonderful for standard knitting machines

              By blanknits

              from Belvidere, IL

              About Me Artist, Machine Knitter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Great For Knitting Machin
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Blankets
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

                This is a really nice yarn to dye and use on knitting machine. Love that it's machine wash and dry.

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                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great multi-purpose yarn.

                By Betsy Jane

                from Shelby, NC

                About Me Weaver knitter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Warp And Weave
                • Good Weight
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Baby blankets
                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Shawl
                  • Socks

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

                  I am weaving a waffle weave throw and the yarn is perfect so far. Also, I feel confident dyeing it.

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                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Perfect all-purpose yarn

                  By Courses and Wales

                  from Columbus, OH

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great price
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Unwinds Smoothly

                  Cons

                  • Coarse

                  Best Uses

                  • Great For Swatching

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

                  I bought 3 lbs to be used for fingering weight swatching to test stitch patterns on my knitting machine. This is a great price for what I need this for.

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                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Yarn and Great Value!

                  By Dyepot

                  from Shenandoah Valley in VA

                  About Me Artist, Professional dyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Shawls
                    • Socks

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

                    Nice yardage per pound. Very reasonably price compared to similar products.

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                    • No

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