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    Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer

    Valley Yarns Franklin is our very own hand-dyed sock yarn, dyed by our own Kangaroo Dyer. Lovely colors, soft and durable, you will want to knit a pair (or more) in every color.

    Please note: Each and every skein of Franklin is dyed by hand and therefore unique. The yarn color you receive may look different than the color pictured.

    Content:
    75% Wool/25% Nylon
    Care:
    Machine Wash Regular
    Weight/Yardage:
    4oz/450yd
    Gauge:
    7-8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
    Knitting Weight:
    Sock
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    Valley YarnsFranklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer
     
    3.7

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    69%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice texture (8)
    • Good weight (7)
    • Dyed evenly (5)
    • Knits quickly (5)
    • Machine washable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Socks (7)
      • Scarves (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (10), Artist (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Looks & Feels Great

      I purchased the mossy rock colorway, which I fell in love with on the website. But, I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived in the mail and I loved the colors even more...Read complete review

      I purchased the mossy rock colorway, which I fell in love with on the website. But, I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived in the mail and I loved the colors even more in person. The color was deep and lucious. The yarn felt nice while knitting. Nice and stretchy.

      There was a small amount of 'growth' in my project after washing & blocking, so I definitely recommend washing & blocking a gauge swatch for anything where size matters. My project was a shawl so gauge didn't matter much.

      My only complaint was the shedding while knitting. And by shedding, I mean that it seemed like there were pieces of dog hair stuck in the yarn. I seriously wondered if the dyer had a westie becaus it was like short white hairs. Maybe it was part of the yarn? But somehow I doubt it because the color was so dark and the hairs were all white.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Loved the colors, lots of knots

      Bought three skeins of this yarn to knit burning branch shawls because I loved the rich colors and it was recommended by the pattern designer. First skein had one joining knot and not enough...Read complete review

      Bought three skeins of this yarn to knit burning branch shawls because I loved the rich colors and it was recommended by the pattern designer. First skein had one joining knot and not enough yarn to finish the entire pattern. The second skein, a gorgeous marigold, had at least nine joining knots that I needed to cut out and splice as to not have all of these "knubs" in the beautiful pattern. Again there was not sufficient yardage to complete the entire pattern, despite the fact that I was knitting to recommended gauge. Thankfully the pattern is designed to knit until you run out of yarn. I have one skein left , a beautiful green. I hope that I don't have to deal with so many knotted joins. For the cost I was disappointed that I needed to splice a variegated yarn so many times.

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      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Susan

      from Newington, CT

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Baby sweater

        Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

        I bought this product to make the Dianthus Baby Cardigan and it is a very nice, hand washable yarn.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        1.0

        Don't follow pictures

        By Mel

        from Riverside ca

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

          • Color Completely Inaccura
          • Course
          • Not Sock Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

            I bought color way "macaw" two skeins because of the bright blues and pinks for a baby sweater. I know it is hand dyed so can vary but I received green and red yarn. Very ugly and not the colors in the picture. When I called customer service she said "oh that's an old picture in the catalog" no apology.

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            • No

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            2.0

            Beautiful colors but didn't feel good

            By mmyknits

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly

            Cons

            • Coarse

            Best Uses

              Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

              While the colors were lovely, I did not care for the feel of this yarn and sent it back. Even in the skein, it felt coarse. Since I was planning socks, coarse was not the desired attribute. The wool used also seemed to have a lot of "other" textured fibers in it, either a different kind of wool or something that was caught up in the spinning process.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Loved working with this yarn!

              By Maria

              from New Haven, CT

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                I used it to knit wrist warmer, a hat, and a scarf!

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                • No

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                4.0

                Colors not as vibrant as pictured.

                By K

                from Alexandria, VA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                      I was a little disappointed when I received this yarn -- the colors weren't as vibrant as I thought they'd be. I made a cowl that turned out great and I actually enjoyed working with the yarn. I'll definitely try other yarns dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer!

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Color not true to pictures

                      By AutEvDesigns

                      from Minneapolis

                      About Me Artist, Collector

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight

                      Cons

                      • Coarse
                      • Color Not True To Picture

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Socks

                      Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                      I am a knitter and jewelry designer, so when I see a magnificent color combination in yarn it's hard to resist. I saw the Macaw in the fall catalog and rushed to find it on the website. The picture showed a wonderful combination of rich fuschia, aqua, and lime, with hints of rust. Wow!

                      What I actually got was a gaudy orange-red and brick red, teal, and a mix between pea- and forest-green with lots of muddy color-bleed. I am SO disappointed.

                      The yarn feels a little coarse, but other than that I'm sure it's a prefectly acceptable sock yarn, but I am heartbroken about the misrepresentation of the colors. I get that hand-dyed yarn varies, but this isn't even close.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Very nice to work with

                      By mcw

                      from Overland Park, KS

                      About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Good Weight
                      • I Really Like The Colors
                      • Knits up beautifully
                      • Machine Washable
                      • Nice Texture

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Socks

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                        I've enjoyed knitting with this yarn. I haven't yet washed it, though, so I can't comment on how it washed up.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Loved the colors, lots of knots

                        By KnitterNP

                        from NY

                        About Me Avid knitter, Enthusiast

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Beautiful colors
                        • Nice Texture

                        Cons

                        • Cost To High For Quality
                        • Too many knots

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves
                        • Shawls
                        • Socks

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                        Bought three skeins of this yarn to knit burning branch shawls because I loved the rich colors and it was recommended by the pattern designer. First skein had one joining knot and not enough yarn to finish the entire pattern. The second skein, a gorgeous marigold, had at least nine joining knots that I needed to cut out and splice as to not have all of these "knubs" in the beautiful pattern. Again there was not sufficient yardage to complete the entire pattern, despite the fact that I was knitting to recommended gauge. Thankfully the pattern is designed to knit until you run out of yarn. I have one skein left , a beautiful green. I hope that I don't have to deal with so many knotted joins. For the cost I was disappointed that I needed to splice a variegated yarn so many times.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Webs has always been fantastic with their delivery!!

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                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        colors not true to pictures

                        By Biky

                        from Sacramento, CA

                        About Me Artist, Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                        • Color Not Pictured

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves
                        • Socks

                        Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                        I bought the "camo" yarn thinking it would be gray/brown colored but it turned out to be a teal/gray color. At first I wanted to return it because it's not what's pictured or what I expected but I ended up liking it better. So while I'm a little bothered that the pictures aren't exactly accurate and it makes me hesitant to buy this yarn again, I do like it. The texture is nice and colors are soft.

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                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again

                        By Lisa

                        from Micco, FL

                        About Me Artist, Crocheter, Enthusiast, Knitter, Pet Rescue Volunteer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Good Weight
                        • Knits Quickly
                        • Machine Washable
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Perfect Color Combo
                        • Soft
                        • Vibrant Color

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Socks

                          Comments about Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                          the yarn was beautifully dyed in a great color combination and was easy to knit. I knit a pair of socks for my mother and she was so thrilled by how soft and pretty the socks were. I would definitely purchase this yarn again

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