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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
$19.90 hank $14.99 hank
  • MASCARA In Stock 2 hanks $14.99
  • PINKIE In Stock 9 hanks $14.99
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Valley YarnsFranklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer
 
3.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (10)
  • Nice texture (10)
  • Dyed evenly (7)
  • Knits quickly (7)
  • Machine washable (6)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Socks (12)
  • Scarves (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14), Artist (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great sock yarn!

A really enjoyable sock yarn which knitted up well, and washes well. The colorways are gorgeous. I've used this yarn for scarves, shawlettes and baby items with great success.

A really enjoyable sock yarn which knitted up well, and washes well. The colorways are gorgeous. I've used this yarn for scarves, shawlettes and baby items with great success.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Color not true to pictures

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...Read complete review

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.

Reviewed by 22 customers

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3.0

Disappointed

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By Cindy

from Brookfield, WI

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Pros

  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This yarn is truly a nice yarn. I gave it only an average rating because of the colorway. I purchased Pine Cone and the colors on the computer were so much more vibrant than what they are in reality. I purchased this to make a scarf; but I haven't found the right stitch to play up the mottled colors. Other than that, it's soft, easy to work with and stitches up nicely. It's simply the color I'm not fond of.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good stuff!

      By Stephanieeeee

      from Springfield, MA

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

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      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Socks

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

        When the yarn arrived I was a bit disappointed because it was darker and the texture more course then I expected, but I'm so glad I stuck with it. It knit up nicely, and after blocking the yarn softened up. Now that I've worn the socks a few times I'm even more impressed. They haven't pilled and have kept their shape.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Color not as shown

        By wild knitter

        from Upstate New York

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Because It Looked
          • Catalog
          • I Returned This Yarn
          • Nothing Like What Was
          • Pictured In The Online

          Best Uses

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

            not as pictured

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Extremely disappointed with the color

            By Opal

            from Troy, Mi

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

              • Coarse
              • Color Not As Depicted

              Best Uses

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

                Very disappointed with this purchase. The color ahown for Frog in a Partydress is an adorable light green, girly pink, with some yellow orange blend areas. This was to be a sweater for my toddler daughter. What I received was a green, crayon red, and rust yarn. Just yuck. The yarn is much coarser than any other sock yarn I have in stash.

                Webs delivery was prompt as always, but I truly regret this purchase.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Beautiful yarn

                By woollyedb

                from Berkeley

                About Me Long time knitter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Socks

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

                  Am making a cowl with this yarn. The colors make up nicely.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Good for everyday socks

                  By AnnaInMD

                  from Southern Maryland

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                  Pros

                  • Nice Texture

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Socks

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

                    It is fine for everyday socks, not necessarily for a present since the yarn doesn't feel special, not really soft but ok texture.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Gorgeous color!

                    By RAZ

                    from Dover, NH

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                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Hides Mistakes
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Socks

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

                      The subtle color changes in this yarn create stripes in socks about every two rows. What is the most "cool" thing about the dying is how outrageously gorgeous theule and acids green are!

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      color not as expected

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                      By Twiggels

                      from Ontario

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Socks

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

                          While this yarn is hand-dyed and each skein unique in itself, the colorway I received was much darker than I expected. Another skein of yarn that will be go to the bottom of the stash. Too bad, as I like this yarn.

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                          • No

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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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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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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