Valley Yarns Colrain - Lt. Gray Heather (LTGREYHEAT)
  • Fiber Content: 50% Merino Wool/ 50% Tencel
  • Weight: Worsted
  • Gauge: 4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/109yds
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: Peru

Valley Yarns Colrain

$4.79 Ball
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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.

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Valley Yarns Colrain - black (BLACK)
(BLACK) black
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Blue Lapis (BLUELAPIS)
(BLUELAPIS) Blue Lapis
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - burgundy (BURGUNDY)
(BURGUNDY) burgundy
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - caramel (CARAMEL)
(CARAMEL) caramel
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - chestnut (CHESTNUT)
(CHESTNUT) chestnut
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Grape Jelly (GRAPEJELLY)
(GRAPEJELLY) Grape Jelly
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Gray Heather (GRAYHEATHE)
(GRAYHEATHE) Gray Heather
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Gray Olive (GREYOLIVE)
(GREYOLIVE) Gray Olive
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Gray Teal (GREYTEAL)
(GREYTEAL) Gray Teal
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Lt. Gray Heather (LTGREYHEAT)
(LTGREYHEAT) Lt. Gray Heather
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Majestic Blue (MAJBLUE)
(MAJBLUE) Majestic Blue
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - natural (NATURAL)
(NATURAL) natural
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Navajo Red (NAVAJORED)
(NAVAJORED) Navajo Red
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Ocean Blue (OCEANBLUE)
(OCEANBLUE) Ocean Blue
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Ocean Heather (OCEANHEATH)
(OCEANHEATH) Ocean Heather
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Rich Purple (RICHPURPLE)
(RICHPURPLE) Rich Purple
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Red Wine Heather (REDWINEHEA)
(REDWINEHEA) Red Wine Heather
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Straw (STRAW)
(STRAW) Straw
$4.79
Valley Yarns Colrain - Whipple Blue (WHIPPLEBL)
(WHIPPLEBL) Whipple Blue
$4.79

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4.5

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (61)
  • Good weight (55)
  • Nice texture (55)
  • Dyed evenly (42)
  • Knits quickly (39)

Cons

  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (52)
  • Scarves (46)
  • Hats (45)
  • Gloves (19)
  • Socks (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (49), Artist (17), Collector (9), Parent (6), Designer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (60), Yes (11)

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

 

Extreme pilling

I have finally decided that inexpensive "house" yarns are not a good investment. Maybe I haven't tried the right ones, but both Knit Picks and Valley yarns are loosely spun...Read complete review

I have finally decided that inexpensive "house" yarns are not a good investment. Maybe I haven't tried the right ones, but both Knit Picks and Valley yarns are loosely spun and tend to pill excessively. I think the loose spin is how they are able to sell their yarns at such a low price point. Colrain is a beautiful yarn with a lovely hand, very soft and snuggly. The tencel gives it a lovely drape. I used it for Jared Flood's Rift men's pullover. My husband loved it (and he's picky!), but after a single wear, it was so badly pilled under the arms he was afraid to wear it again.

Also, the tencel understandably has less elasticity, so the ribbing has stretched out. But this was to be expected.

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5.0

I'm glad I bought this yarn

By 

from Tacoma WA

About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good stitch definition
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about true Colrain:

    A pleasure to work with. Blocks beautifully. Color was more jade green than appeared in the photo online. Fortunately, I like jade green.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Extreme pilling

    By 

    from California

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about true Colrain:

        I have finally decided that inexpensive "house" yarns are not a good investment. Maybe I haven't tried the right ones, but both Knit Picks and Valley yarns are loosely spun and tend to pill excessively. I think the loose spin is how they are able to sell their yarns at such a low price point. Colrain is a beautiful yarn with a lovely hand, very soft and snuggly. The tencel gives it a lovely drape. I used it for Jared Flood's Rift men's pullover. My husband loved it (and he's picky!), but after a single wear, it was so badly pilled under the arms he was afraid to wear it again.

        Also, the tencel understandably has less elasticity, so the ribbing has stretched out. But this was to be expected.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Beautiful for cables

        By 

        from Israel

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about true Colrain:

          The beautiful shine of this yarn was a surprise as much as the softness which comes with it hand in hand. I love this yarn: it is drapey, but not shapless, shiny but warm to touch. One of the best all year around yarn.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          would buy again

          By 

          from Pa

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about true Colrain:

            Very and warm

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Lovely yarn

            By 

            from Vermont

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Does Not Split
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Machine Washable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cowls
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about true Colrain:

              I purchased three skeins of this yarns in before Christmas to make a cowl as a Christmas gift. It was wonderful to work with, and reasonable in price. The cowl I made turned out so lovely that I decided to make another as a birthday gift so I ordered three more skeins at the end of December.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Love This Yarn

              By 

              from Lake St. Croix Beach, MN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about true Colrain:

                Took a class at a local yarn shop to make a cabled cowl but didn't like the wool blend they had chosen. Saw the reviews for Colrain and ordered some to try based on remarks about drape and not splitting. So pleased with results I ordered 6 more to make next year's holiday gifts. The cables come out beautifully, with good definition and a lovely drape. This will definitely be my "go-to" yarn for scarves and hats.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Love it.

                By 

                from upstate NY

                About Me Artist, designer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about true Colrain:

                  I'm aking a variation of Sans Serif cardigan for my daughter in law. The dark gray is fuzzier than the other colors I have purchased and knit - not sure why as the content (wool & tencel) are the same. It's still a great, soft fabric, but I'm glad I'm not using any cables or fancy stitches as I think the fuzz would get in the way of stitch definition. I will say that I do love this yarn in general (I have it in 3 other colors as well, and they're all lovely) and have several other projects planned for it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Enjoyed workig with this yarn. Very soft.

                  By 

                  from Whitinsville, Ma

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about true Colrain:

                    Made a scarf for my granddaughter who is 17.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    great for warm sweaters, not so much for scarves

                    By 

                    from TN

                    About Me Enthusiast, Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Stitch Definition
                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Snags

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about true Colrain:

                    I bought this to make a Harry Potter- style scarf, and I think this would be great as a single color sweater yarn, but it snags when I made stripes. Good on size 7 needles; 6 is pretty dense.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Colrain by Valley Yarns

                    By 

                    from Jonesboro AR

                    About Me Enthusiast, Grandmother

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Easy To Work With
                    • Good Drape
                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Stitch Definition
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Baby Blanket
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about true Colrain:

                      great yarn for many projects. I will use it again and again.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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