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Valley Yarns Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer

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  • Fiber Content: 75% Wool/25% Nylon
  • Weight: Fingering, Sock
  • Gauge: 7-8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
  • Weight/Yardage: 4oz/450yd
  • Care: Machine Wash Regular

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.

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3.3

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (11)
  • Good weight (10)
  • Dyed evenly (7)
  • Knits quickly (7)
  • Soft (7)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Socks (13)
  • Scarves (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14), Artist (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

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.

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1.0

So bad

By Noia

from Denver, CO

Pros

    Cons

    • Coarse

    Best Uses

    • Socks

    Comments about true Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

    I bought the "Pinecone" color of this yarn some time ago and just started to knit with it last night. To say I'm disappointed in the color and quality of the yarn is an understatement.

    The color, looked great on the skein, but it's knitting up as one of the most ugly muddy brown messes I've ever seen. It's absolutely hideous. I honestly don't know if I'll even finish the socks I'm trying with it, the yarn itself is so coarse it actually feels crunchy to knit with. Totally a result of the dying processes. There's no way this is going to soften up and be comfortable to wear.

    If I hadn't bought it so long ago, I'd return it in a heartbeat.

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    1.0

    Disappointed

    By MrsDrk

    from Maine

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Color Not As Shown

    Best Uses

      Comments about true Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

      The yarn itself is soft and easy to work with, but the color was nothing like what is shown. I was expecting a slate gray and received a deep black with undyed spots. I was disappointed - would not buy again for a specific project.

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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 true 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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          4.0

          Good stuff!

          By Knits Everywhere

          from Springfield, MA

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          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Socks

            Comments about true 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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            2.0

            Color not as shown

            By wild knitter

            from Upstate New York

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            Pros

              Cons

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

              Best Uses

                Comments about true Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

                not as pictured

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                1.0

                Extremely disappointed with the color

                By Opal

                from Troy, Mi

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Coarse
                  • Color Not As Depicted

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about true 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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                    5.0

                    Beautiful yarn

                    By woollyedb

                    from Berkeley

                    About Me Long time knitter

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                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Scarves
                      • Socks

                      Comments about true Franklin Hand Dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer:

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

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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 true 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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                        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 true 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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                          3.0

                          color not as expected

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                          By Twiggels

                          from Ontario

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                              Comments about true 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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