Valley Yarns Colrain - 100 Gram Hank -  ()
Valley Yarns Colrain - 100 Gram Hank -  ()

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Valley Yarns Colrain - 100 Gram Hank

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  • Fiber Content: 50% Merino Wool/ 50% Tencel
  • Weight: Worsted
  • Gauge: 4 sts = 1" on US 8
  • Weight/Yardage: 100g/218yds
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Peru

Valley Yarns Colrain is a dream! Tencel adds a lovely sheen and durability to this yarn which will be perfect for any project large or small. These natural hanks are perfect for dyers. Made in Peru.
 
Note: Yardage has changed from 250 to 100 grams per hank.

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Yarn > Knitting YarnColrain - 100 Gram Hank
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Nice texture (5)
  • Good weight (4)
  • Soft (4)
  • Dyed evenly (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (4)
  • Sweaters (4)
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    • Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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4.0

Yarn was just what I expected

By TIna

from Washington

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves

    Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Colrain - 100 Gram Hank:

    I made it into a cowl

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Love yarn, but...

    By Maryknit

    from NC

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Colrain - 100 Gram Hank:

      Loved the yarn but was blindsided by the stated gauge. Webs said 4 sts. to the inch on size 8 needled. It made a very loose fabric. I had to use size 7 needle and the gauge was 5 sts. to the inch. It completely threw off the sweater sizing and construction/

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Lovely to work with

      By CindiJane

      from Baltimore, MD

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Colrain - 100 Gram Hank:

        I'm using this yarn instead of Amherst to knit Poncho Pullover featured in winter Vogue knitting. It's really beautiful. Recommended for garments. Lovely feel and is relaxing to work with.

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        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Lovely to work with!

        By Linda

        from MD

        About Me Artist, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Makes A Comfy Sweater
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Uses More Dye Than Most

        Best Uses

        • Cowels
        • Scarves
        • Shawls
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Colrain - 100 Gram Hank:

        It takes more dye than most yarns to get a nice dark color, but the shine and texture is worth it.

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        • No

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love the 250g hanks!

        By Amy @ Vivid Fiber Arts

        from Northern, NY

        About Me Artist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Afghans
          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Colrain - 100 Gram Hank:

          I am down to my very last 250g skeins of Valley Yarns. This Colrain has been the plastic stash tote marked "The Good Stuff" for awhile. The 250s were discontinued a few years ago in favor of 100g skeins.

          I am an indie dyer and love working with bigger skeins. In fact, I now order all my non-sock bases on cones when available from another source so I have more flexibility with my finished skein yardage. I would love to see cones or the return of the 250g put up so I could order more Valley Yarns as my bases.

          As for this specific yarn, I love the sheen that the tencel lends to the soft wool. It is challenging / different to dye because it is a mix of plant and animal fiber, which generally each prefer different dyes & methods. The cellulosic tencel doesn't take up much of the acid dye I usually use on the wool. Unfortunately you have to be careful not to dye it with the alkaline fiber reactive dyebath that tencel prefers because it will eat up the wool component. I have dyed with vinyl sulphone at a mildly alkaloid pH, which was OK. I prefer however to just use straight up acid dye in a medium to light hue. Because the tencel won't take up much acid dye at an acidic pH, you get a lighter luminous shade which is really nice. My favorite is a light teal or violet/lavender or an icy winter palette. The texture is scrumptious and fluffy, with a light halo enhanced by the sheen of the tencel.

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