Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones -  ()
Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones -  ()
  • Fiber Content: 75% Wool/25% Nylon
  • Weight: Sock
  • Gauge: 7-8 sts = 1" on US 0-2
  • Weight/Yardage: Approx. 3.5lb/ ~6300yd per cone
  • Care: Machine Wash Regular
  • Country Of Origin: Italy

Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cones

$20.99 Lb
$26.99

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Valley Yarns Franklin Natural on Cones is our very own sock yarn, soft and durable. This yarn is perfect for the hand dyer. Order by the pound. Made in Italy

Note: Put up has changed recently on this yarn. Cones weigh approximately 3.5 lbs, so you'll need to order 4 lbs in order to get a full cone. Weight will be adjusted to actual. There is a $1.50 per cone charge for wind-off service. Please see our FAQ page for more information about in-store wind-offs. Yardage is approximately 1800 per pound, and ~6300 yds per cone.

Note: Yarns sold by the pound may have their quantity adjusted before the order is sent to reflect the actual weight of what is being sent out. Cone weights may vary.

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4.1

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (30)
  • Dyed evenly (28)
  • Machine washable (24)
  • Nice texture (23)
  • Soft (18)

Cons

  • Coarse (10)

Best Uses

  • Socks (32)
  • Gloves (16)
  • Scarves (13)
  • Hats (9)
  • Sweaters (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (22), Artist (19), Parent (9), Knitter (4), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My Go To Yarn For Dying

This is my go-to natural sock yarn for dying. It takes dyes splendidly, wears really well, does not felt in washer, and has a lovely loft after dyed and washed. It fills...Read complete review

This is my go-to natural sock yarn for dying. It takes dyes splendidly, wears really well, does not felt in washer, and has a lovely loft after dyed and washed. It fills out beautifully but loses some length in the process. Starts thinner than a true fingering weight but after it fills out, it's perfect. Been using it for years.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

What a joke - Don't waste your money.

I bought this based on the popular positive reviews; what a mistake! It does pick up a little loft once dyed but it stays scratchy and fuzzy. The deepest saturation it took was...Read complete review

I bought this based on the popular positive reviews; what a mistake! It does pick up a little loft once dyed but it stays scratchy and fuzzy. The deepest saturation it took was still a foggy version of the intended hue. It is harsh to touch and was literally scraping through my skin as I was skeining it up. I can't sell this or products made from it - my clients wouldn't believe I'd present such a low-quality, unpleasant wool to them. Thoroughly disappointed, waste of money and now a waste of space in my studio.

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5.0

Natural Wool for Dyeing

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from Mission Viejo, CA

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Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Check out what other people are doing with Franklin Natural Cones on our blog! " Franklin Natural Cones:

      This is great yarn for knitting blanks for home dyeing.

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      4.0

      Socks

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      from New Jersey

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Check out what other people are doing with Franklin Natural Cones on our blog! " Franklin Natural Cones:

        Makes head socks and shawls.

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        4.0

        Price is right and the yarn seems good

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        from Lubbock, TX

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        Pros

        • Machine Washable

        Cons

        • Thin

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Check out what other people are doing with Franklin Natural Cones on our blog! " Franklin Natural Cones:

        I have just begun to weave a baby blanket using Franklin as both warp and weft. It seems to be a bit thinner than other sock yarns I have used for blankets. I don't know how this yarn will work as a baby blanket yarn.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I have bought this before

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        from Denver, CO

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        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Excellent value for its price
        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Socks

          Comments about Check out what other people are doing with Franklin Natural Cones on our blog! " Franklin Natural Cones:

          I hand-dye yarn for various projects. I needed a considerable quantity for a tunic made with slipped stitches on small needles, and this perfectly fit the bill.

          It's not a terribly soft yarn, but for this purpose and for socks it's great.

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          3.0

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          from Powder Springs GA

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          Pros

          • Good Beginner
          • Good for felting
          • Good yardage

          Cons

          • Coarse
          • Depends on your project
          • Splits Easy

          Best Uses

          • Felting

          Comments about Check out what other people are doing with Franklin Natural Cones on our blog! " Franklin Natural Cones:

          Dyed for socks

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          5.0

          Great everyday yarn!

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          from Massachusetts

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about Check out what other people are doing with Franklin Natural Cones on our blog! " Franklin Natural Cones:

            I dye a lot of sock yarn. This takes the dye quite well and is very soft.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I hope this yarn is never discontinued!

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            from Milner, Georgia

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            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Socks

              Comments about Check out what other people are doing with Franklin Natural Cones on our blog! " Franklin Natural Cones:

              I use this yarn very often. I like to knit socks and I can dye this yarn any colors I can think of. Sometimes I double it to make baby cardigans and hats. It's versatile and sturdy. I've used it to make lace shawls as well, love that it won't felt by accident. It's reasonably soft, and after a wash is even softer.

              I don't write a lot of product reviews, I just really like and use this yarn a lot.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Toothsome

              By 

              from Massachusetts

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              Pros

              • Good To Practice Dyeing O

              Cons

              • Coarse
              • Snags

              Best Uses

                Comments about Check out what other people are doing with Franklin Natural Cones on our blog! " Franklin Natural Cones:

                I'm new to dyeing yarn and bought this to try using acid dyes for the first time. I initially thought I had felted the yarn because while still wet the strands seemed to be stuck together but now that it's dry, it's clear to see it isn't felted at all...the yarn just likes to snag.
                This isn't a soft yarn at all. Honestly I don't know what I would ever knit with this because its so toothsome, I cant imagine wearing it next to my skin.
                Very disappointed that Valley Yarns put out something of this quality.

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                4.0

                Franklin Natural Cones Sock Yarn

                By 

                from Hong Kong

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                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • No Slubs
                • Smooth
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Twists Up

                Best Uses

                • Socks

                Comments about Check out what other people are doing with Franklin Natural Cones on our blog! " Franklin Natural Cones:

                Convenient size cones
                A tiny bit twisty

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                4.0

                not bad for the price

                By 

                from Michigan

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                Pros

                • Knits Quickly
                • More Bang For Your Buck

                Cons

                • Coarse
                • Light Fingering

                Best Uses

                • Blankets
                • Gloves
                • Hats

                Comments about Check out what other people are doing with Franklin Natural Cones on our blog! " Franklin Natural Cones:

                I'm not a hard rater on this one. I'm not planning on making it into a sweater or anything like that, so if you need lots of machine washable (non-acrylic) yarn then I would recommend this. Its a great filler yarn for projects that need lots of MC. Keep in mind that I'm using this for a blanket too. It seems a little thin and maybe the twist is a little off but it works for me.

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