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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. Made in Italy

Note: Put up has changed recently on this yarn. Cones weigh approximately 3.5 lbs, so you'll need to order 4 lbs in order to get a full cone. Weight will be adjusted to actual. 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. Yardage is approximately 1800 per pound, and ~6300 yds per cone.

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:
Approx. 3.5lb/ ~6300yd per cone
Gauge:
7-8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
Knitting Weight:
Sock
$26.99 lb $20.99 lb
  • In Stock 50+ lbs $20.99

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Valley YarnsFranklin Natural Cones
 
4.0

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (27)
  • Dyed evenly (23)
  • Machine washable (20)
  • Nice texture (19)
  • Soft (15)

Cons

  • Coarse (9)

Best Uses

  • Socks (27)
  • Gloves (13)
  • Scarves (10)
  • Hats (8)
  • Shawls (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Artist (17), Enthusiast (16), Parent (8), Knitter (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great yarn for dyeing

I bought this exclusively for yarn dyeing because the price per yard was very good. It is soft, stitches are defined well and it takes dye very well. I use food colors of...Read complete review

I bought this exclusively for yarn dyeing because the price per yard was very good. It is soft, stitches are defined well and it takes dye very well. I use food colors of various brands and the colors are saturated on this yarn.

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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 43 customers

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1.0

Toothsome

By Jlizhenry

from Massachusetts

About Me Parent

Pros

  • Good To Practice Dyeing O

Cons

  • Coarse
  • Snags

Best Uses

    Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

    I'm new to dyeing yarn and bought this to try using acid dyes for the first time. I initially thought I had felted the yarn because while still wet the strands seemed to be stuck together but now that it's dry, it's clear to see it isn't felted at all...the yarn just likes to snag.
    This isn't a soft yarn at all. Honestly I don't know what I would ever knit with this because its so toothsome, I cant imagine wearing it next to my skin.
    Very disappointed that Valley Yarns put out something of this quality.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Franklin Natural Cones Sock Yarn

    By Tatterly

    from Hong Kong

    About Me Enthusiast, Parent, Wife

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • No Slubs
    • Smooth
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Twists Up

    Best Uses

    • Socks

    Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

    Convenient size cones
    A tiny bit twisty

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    not bad for the price

    By Katie Kate

    from Michigan

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Knits Quickly
    • More Bang For Your Buck

    Cons

    • Coarse
    • Light Fingering

    Best Uses

    • Blankets
    • Gloves
    • Hats

    Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

    I'm not a hard rater on this one. I'm not planning on making it into a sweater or anything like that, so if you need lots of machine washable (non-acrylic) yarn then I would recommend this. Its a great filler yarn for projects that need lots of MC. Keep in mind that I'm using this for a blanket too. It seems a little thin and maybe the twist is a little off but it works for me.

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    5.0

    I love this Sock yarn!

    By Nannie343

    from Kennesaw, GA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Scarves
      • Socks

      Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

      This yarn knits up so nice on my Circular Sock Machine. My socks turned out great. However I did have a break in the yarn about a third way into my first sock, but haven't encountered anymore. This yarn dyes up so nice and washes and drys beautifully.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Worst ever

      By The angry knitter/dyer

      from Midwest, USA

      About Me Crafter, Crocheter, Dyer, Enthusiast, Knitter, Parent

      Pros

        Cons

        • Coarse
        • Doesn't Dye Well
        • Felts
        • Heavy
        • Not Soft
        • Rough

        Best Uses

        • Maybe A Horse Blanket

        Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

        This has got to be the absolutely worst yarn I've ever dyed or tried to knit with. I certainly don't know where the positive reviews are coming from. I used Franklin on cones exclusively and loved it until it was replaced by this inferior, certainly substandard yarn. It's just awful. See my 'cons' cuz I certainly haven't found any 'pros' to describe it. I'd give it away if I wouldn't feel so guilty about gifting it. So probably to the garbage man with it, all 3 lb. Sad, sad waste of money.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for socks!

        By Canadian dyer

        from Canada

        About Me Artist

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Coarse

        Best Uses

        • Socks

        Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

        I'm a dyer and sell my hand-dyed yarn. I use Franklin as the base for one of my sock yarns. It takes dye fantastically well (acid dyes), and most of my colourways are very saturated. I've knitted socks for myself using one of my Franklin hand-dyed skeins and I like them more than the socks knit out of merino/nylon. My feet don't overeat but stay very warm. They've been through the washer (warm) and drier (hot) through 2 winters with no pilling, no shrinking, no fuzz. They still look brand new.

        This yarn wears like iron, but it's not merino so don't expect it to be soft. It's great for socks, especially ones for people who normally wear out their socks quickly.

        Some of my customers have used it for scarves and hats, too.

        I'll keep ordering it as long as it's available.

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Coarse, I wouldn't wear it knit up.

        By Lyndarella

        from Maine

        Pros

        • Machine Washable

        Cons

        • Coarse

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

          It didn't take the dye well a lot of white spots.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Just had to order more!!

          By Granny

          from Jacksonville, NC

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Works Up Easily

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

            I am really enjoying dyeing my own yarn. And this yarn gives me a very nice finished product. I specifically like that I can make up my own color ways for items that I am making as gifts. This was my 2nd order and I am sure I will be back for more!!

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            • No

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            5.0

            What a great purchase!!

            By Granny

            from Jacksonville, NC

            About Me Novice

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

              I got this yarn to try hand dyeing myself. I was so surprised how lovely it turned out! The yarn took the color very nicely. I would buy this yarn again and again!

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              • No

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great yarn for dyeing

              By Lace knitter

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Artist, Lace Knitter, Yarn Dyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good price
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Baby Apparel
                • Scarves
                • Shawls
                • Socks

                Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones:

                I bought this exclusively for yarn dyeing because the price per yard was very good. It is soft, stitches are defined well and it takes dye very well. I use food colors of various brands and the colors are saturated on this yarn.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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