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.

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

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4.0

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (29)
  • Dyed evenly (26)
  • Machine washable (23)
  • Nice texture (21)
  • Soft (16)

Cons

  • Coarse (10)

Best Uses

  • Socks (30)
  • Gloves (16)
  • Scarves (11)
  • Hats (8)
  • Shawls (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (20), Artist (18), Parent (8), Knitter (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41)

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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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 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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Review

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    from Powder Springs GA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    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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    • 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 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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I hope this yarn is never discontinued!

      By 

      from Milner, Georgia

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      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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        1.0

        Toothsome

        By 

        from Massachusetts

        About Me Parent

        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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          • No
           
          4.0

          Franklin Natural Cones Sock Yarn

          By 

          from Hong Kong

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent, Wife

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          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

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          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.

           
          5.0

          I love this Sock yarn!

          By 

          from Kennesaw, GA

          Verified Buyer

          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:

            This yarn knits up so nice on my Circular Sock Machine. My socks turned out great. However I did have a break in the yarn about a third way into my first sock, but haven't encountered anymore. This yarn dyes up so nice and washes and drys beautifully.

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            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Worst ever

            By 

            from Midwest, USA

            About Me Crafter, Crocheter, Dyer, Enthusiast, Knitter, Parent

            Pros

              Cons

              • Coarse
              • Doesn't Dye Well
              • Felts
              • Heavy
              • Not Soft
              • Rough

              Best Uses

              • Maybe A Horse Blanket

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

              This has got to be the absolutely worst yarn I've ever dyed or tried to knit with. I certainly don't know where the positive reviews are coming from. I used Franklin on cones exclusively and loved it until it was replaced by this inferior, certainly substandard yarn. It's just awful. See my 'cons' cuz I certainly haven't found any 'pros' to describe it. I'd give it away if I wouldn't feel so guilty about gifting it. So probably to the garbage man with it, all 3 lb. Sad, sad waste of money.

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              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for socks!

              By 

              from Canada

              About Me Artist

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable

              Cons

              • Coarse

              Best Uses

              • Socks

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

              I'm a dyer and sell my hand-dyed yarn. I use Franklin as the base for one of my sock yarns. It takes dye fantastically well (acid dyes), and most of my colourways are very saturated. I've knitted socks for myself using one of my Franklin hand-dyed skeins and I like them more than the socks knit out of merino/nylon. My feet don't overeat but stay very warm. They've been through the washer (warm) and drier (hot) through 2 winters with no pilling, no shrinking, no fuzz. They still look brand new.

              This yarn wears like iron, but it's not merino so don't expect it to be soft. It's great for socks, especially ones for people who normally wear out their socks quickly.

              Some of my customers have used it for scarves and hats, too.

              I'll keep ordering it as long as it's available.

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