Fiber Content: 70% Wool, 30% Nylon
Weight: Fingering
Knitting Gauge: 7 - 8 sts = 1" on #1 - 3 needles (2.25mm-3.25mm)
Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 sc = 4'' on B - E hooks (2.25mm-3.5mm)
Yards: 396
Grams: 100
Put Up: ball
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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4.307692 out of 5 stars

Chroma Fingering Yarn

$9.99 100g / ball


No matter your taste in colors, we have a rainbow waiting for you! Chroma is our new color-transitioning 70% wool and 30% nylon blend yarn. Pair the brightest colors with your boldest projects, or choose a subdued shade for gentle waves of changing color. The colors move gently through a single ply, creating subtly blended and shaded sections. Chroma is a single ply yarn that has subtle differences in thickness that gives a handspun look to your finished projects.

You can also purchase four solid colorways - Bare, Bittersweet, Grey, and Black. They pair beautifully with the multicolor shades for great Faux Isle and striped projects.

Also available in worsted weight.

Hear all about the behind-the-scenes development of Chroma in podcast episode 151.


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"I used Knit Picks' Chroma fingering to make a beautiful entrelec scarf.  The yarn is soft and smooth and very easy to work with.  I highly recommend it and will be buying more!" -Melissa, Knit Picks customer

Hear all about the behind-the-scenes development of Chroma in podcast episode 151.

2 out of 5 stars

I bought this yarn when it was on sale I thought this yarn would be like all your other yarns I have bought. I find this yarn very hard to work with and I have knitted for 50 years.

5 out of 5 stars

Purchased a few more skeins and it's nothing like what I had. I don't know if something was wrong with the previous skein or if it was a bait/switch but this is far nicer than what I had. It's very squishy, had several knots in the 2 balls and customer service hasn't responded to the complaint (been a week) but otherwise very lovely yarn.

4 out of 5 stars

I love the colors and the texture! It's so soft that I want to dive into a box of this wool and roll around to my heart's content. The down side is that it's really delicate and pills a lot if you try to felt it.

3 out of 5 stars

The yarn is gorgeous and the color changes are long and slow and I love that. The yarn that I received is so coarse and itchy that I cannot work with it, it simply too much for my hands to work with. Sad because the yarn is so gorgeous. Hopefully they'll release a color change like this in acrylic.

5 out of 5 stars

I made a gorgeous shawl with this yarn. The long color runs works particularly well with this pattern. I may try some other color ways with the same pattern, or just make some socks.

3 out of 5 stars

I bought this yarn for socks; however I would definatly NOT recommend it. It has the consistancy of roving-- no twist to it and separates very easily. I'm trying to knit using 2mm needles, but not sure that's going to be possible. I have 80 sts. on my needles. It may be very good for baby wear, etc.

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this yarn! It is so soft! I was going to make socks with it but I'm afraid if I did I wouldn't be able to keep my shoes on! So I have ordered more so I can make a blouse with it and even more on my wish list! Don't just look at the color swatches they have, click on the picture and see the ball. You will be even more impressed with the colors!

5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I made an American doll outfit with this yarn and it came out beautiful I love it. Glad to see it on sale I can order some more.

5 out of 5 stars

Love this yarn it is my favorite!!! The colors I used so far are Super Nova and Misty Morning. I have Atlantis and Midwinter on my wish list.

5 out of 5 stars

Made a mobius with 2 shades of Chroma, using 2-color brioche stitch. Fantastic. Will do more when I decide on next colors! Wonderful yarn, soft and easy to work with.

5 out of 5 stars

I need gray what is the hold up?????

4 out of 5 stars

I love Chroma! I've ordered it in Galapagos, Smoothie and Poppy. I was extremely disappointed with the Poppy colorway. Not at all like described. I will not order that color ever again. (In all fairness, it is the only time I have ever been unsatisfied with a KnitPicks color.)

5 out of 5 stars

This has quickly become my favorite yarn to work with. I've already made quite a few things with it and they've all came out spectacularly. Here is my triangle scarf in Paperback. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ageeksgirl08/pretty-triangle-scarf