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4.4

Valley Yarns Colrain

Valley Yarns Colrain is a dream! This yarn is luminous, with a depth of color that has to be seen. Tencel adds a lovely sheen and durability to this yarn which will be perfect for any project large or small.  Made in Peru.

Check out our Valley Yarns Colrain Undyed 100 Gram Hanks

Content:
50% Merino Wool/ 50% Tencel
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/109yds
Gauge:
4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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Valley YarnsColrain
 
4.4

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (48)
  • Good weight (43)
  • Nice texture (43)
  • Dyed evenly (33)
  • Knits quickly (29)

Cons

  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (39)
  • Hats (35)
  • Scarves (35)
  • Gloves (15)
  • Socks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (38), Artist (12), Collector (8), Novice (4), Designer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gorgeous sheen, nice hand, perfect color

I purchased yarn for a sweater that sat hibernating, when the project started I realized there was not enough of one color for such a tall recipient (6' 4")...Webs...Read complete review

I purchased yarn for a sweater that sat hibernating, when the project started I realized there was not enough of one color for such a tall recipient (6' 4")...Webs took the time to search for my dye lot and the finished result is stunning!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Heavy worsted?

This yarn is beautiful and glossy, no doubt about it. However, I don't think it is a heavy worsted. I was unable to make gauge with size 8 needles, and barely was...Read complete review

This yarn is beautiful and glossy, no doubt about it. However, I don't think it is a heavy worsted. I was unable to make gauge with size 8 needles, and barely was able to make gauge with size 9 needles. The resulting weave was a little too loose to my liking, making it susceptible to splitting while knitting and snagging while wearing. I would like to see more heft and twist to this yarn to really make it a heavy worsted yarn.

Reviewed by 60 customers

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4.0

Great yarn!

By Lynn grandmother, ret.

from South Texas

About Me Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

    I used it to knit a cap with cable detail. The yarn showed off the detail and turned out very cute.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Nice texture

    By Knitter

    from Oregon

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

      Knitting Philomena Cardigan and this was recommended - I like the feel and texture

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Really enjoying this yarn.

      By Lynette

      from Tauranga, New Zealand

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

          Knitting a throw for my grand daughter and it is knitting up lovely.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          lovely to knit

          By tatoland

          from really far upstate NY

          About Me Artist, Designer, Educator, Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

            I am in the process of knitting two sweaters with Colrain. It's incredibly soft - lovely fabric and great stitch definition. As I mentioned in my first review, it is more of a DK weight than a worsted weight and I am getting a solid 6 sts/in and 8rows/in Iin stockinette on US 7 needles. Not sure how it will wear yet - whether it will pill or not. I am hoping the tencel content will help there. Colrain also has a nice sheen to it, much like pima cotton, probably also due to the tencel. I will definitely be purchasing more to try on my knitting machine.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Awkward gauge

            By Handy Sandy

            from Suburban Maryland

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

              A friend who was moving gave me 12 balls of this, and I'd like to make the Pour Moi Cardigan, which is written in both worsted and DK versions. Trouble is, on size 7 needles, after blocking, I get 19-1/2 stitches and 25-1/2 rows in 4", which is right in between the two patterns. The fabric seems absolutely perfect, and I can't decide whether to jump up or down in needle size; I really don't want it looser or tighter.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Knits like butter

              By Weinerdogmom

              from Dearborn,MI

              About Me Enthusiast, Knits Daily

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blocks Out Beautifully
              • Deep Rich Color
              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To "unknit"
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft
              • Very Smooth

              Cons

              • Color A Bit Off Website

              Best Uses

              • Great Stitch Definition
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

              Loved the silky,smooth texture for lace or cable patterns-will use this yarn again!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              For a great scarf!

              By Toby

              from North Grafton, MA

              About Me Enthusiast, Knitting Since I Was 7

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Knits Quickly
              • Makes Wonderful Gifts
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Making Xmas Gifts Now
                • Scarves

                Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                Knits up fast!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                2.0

                Nice but splits easily

                By WCAT

                from Burlington, NJ

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Rich Color
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Easily Splits
                • Unravels

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                  I liked the softness and rich color, but almost every stitch was a struggle because the yarn kept splitting. Very frustrating.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  lovely all around

                  By tatoland

                  from syracuse

                  About Me Artist

                  Pros

                  • Good Stitch Definition
                  • Good Weight
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                    I noticed one person said her hat shrunk in the rain - which is too bad, but I'm sure blocking it will fix that. Another said it wasn't a worsted weight, and indeed, it is not! However, it's a great l"light" worsted or DK weight. I am getting a solid 6 sts / inch on size 7 needles, and I'm a tight knitter (the band says 4.5-5, which just isn't so, or even close). So, be aware that it is a lighter weight than the worsted it's described as and plan accordingly. I am truly enjoying working with it, and it does frog well. I highly recommend it :-) Ordering more now...

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love this yarn!

                    By CT Jean

                    from Hampstead, NC

                    About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft
                    • Stitch definition

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Valley Yarns Colrain:

                    I love the stitch definition and the feel of the yarn and garment as I knit.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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