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. 

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.

Check out what other people are doing with Franklin Natural Cones on our blog!

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4.1

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

81%

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 (20), Parent (9), Knitter (4), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great yarn for dyeing

I bought this exclusively for yarn dyeing because the price per yard was very good. It is soft, stitches are defined well and it takes dye very well. I use food colors of...Read complete review

I bought this exclusively for yarn dyeing because the price per yard was very good. It is soft, stitches are defined well and it takes dye very well. I use food colors of various brands and the colors are saturated on this yarn.

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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

Economical

By 

from undisclosed

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Comments about VALLEY YARNS Franklin Natural Cones:

I purchased this to dye my own yarn then knit socks on my Auto Knitter. I was very happy with everything about this yarn. It dyed up beautifully and knitted up easily. One cone of yarn, created 5 pair of calf height socks for men's shoe size. It's a nice weight yarn.

 
3.0

Not as happy as the first time I ordered.

By 

from Racine WI

About Me Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • It has oil spots and it's two different yarns
    • I won't order again
    • Not the same yarn, very disappointed

    Best Uses

      Comments about VALLEY YARNS Franklin Natural Cones:

      The first order was great-this time I got 3 cones that are different yarns. Very unhappy

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Natural Wool for Dyeing

      By 

      from Mission Viejo, CA

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about VALLEY YARNS Franklin Natural Cones:

          This is great yarn for knitting blanks for home dyeing.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Socks

          By 

          from New Jersey

          About Me Artist, Novice, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Socks
            • Sweaters

            Comments about VALLEY YARNS Franklin Natural Cones:

            Makes head socks and shawls.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Price is right and the yarn seems good

            By 

            from Lubbock, TX

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Machine Washable

            Cons

            • Thin

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Socks
            • Sweaters

            Comments about VALLEY YARNS 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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            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I have bought this before

            By 

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Socks

              Comments about VALLEY YARNS 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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              • No
               
              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 VALLEY YARNS Franklin Natural Cones:

              Dyed for socks

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great everyday yarn!

              By 

              from Massachusetts

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Scarves
                • Socks

                Comments about VALLEY YARNS Franklin Natural Cones:

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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I hope this yarn is never discontinued!

                By 

                from Milner, Georgia

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                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Socks

                  Comments about VALLEY YARNS 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Toothsome

                  By 

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Parent

                  Pros

                  • Good To Practice Dyeing O

                  Cons

                  • Coarse
                  • Snags

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about VALLEY YARNS 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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