Fiber Content: 70% Superwash 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: Machine Wash/Dry Flat

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Chroma Fingering Yarn

$9.99 100g / ball


No matter your taste in colors, we have a rainbow waiting for you! Chroma is our color-transitioning 70% superwash 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 differences in thickness that gives a handspun look to your finished projects.

You can also purchase four solid colorways - Bare, Brown, Grey, and Black. They pair beautifully with the multicolor shades for great Faux Isle and striped projects. Note: Chroma is now Superwash! Please note that while the bands on some balls may still say 'hand wash only' - your Chroma is indeed machine washable!

Also available in worsted weight.

For Chroma fans, please note that new colors now features a mirrored repeat instead of sequential.

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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.

5 out of 5 stars

This is my first time using Chroma. The texture and color changes are making my shawl unique. It only frizzels if you constantly pull the yarn out after starting a project. I began a difficult project and made my fair share of mistakes. After the tenth start over it frizzled a little. Lesson learned - I experiment with the cheap stuff until I understand. I am matching this shawl with a solid from the tonal line. Hardest part is deciding which one. Plus this yarn works great on small & larger size needles. I have used size 4 and 8 with great success. Thanks for the sale or I may not have tried it.

1 out of 5 stars

Will not buy again. Shreds apart while knitting, parts are so thin in places, it's like thread. Re-knitting with the yarn is unlikely after frogging because it pills terribly and sticks to itself making it difficult to rip out. Too bad I have so many balls of it left. Other yarns from knit picks have been better quality.

3 out of 5 stars

I thought I'd try and knit some socks with this lovely soft yarn but although I'm getting a nice stitch definition the yarn splits very easily. I'm afraid that the differences in thickness of the yarn might make it too weak in spots to be good sock yarn. That said the colour changes are beautiful. I bought two skeins in different colourways so I might attempt a shawl with the second rather than socks!

4 out of 5 stars

The downside to this yarn is its thick and thin quality. It is NOT only fingering weight. There are a lot of spots where it is too thick. However, I still give it a four-star rating because I LOVE the colors and the feel of the yarn. It is soft and I love the finished look since it has a low twist.

4 out of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed knitting with this yarn... so much so, that I am back to buy yet another skein today .I made a lacy cowl (source:Yew Tree Cowl, from Ravelry) I did use one size smaller needle, and that made a big difference in how the yarn looked in pattern,however, that is my tension, not the yarn. I didn't have issues with thick/thin nor any issue with splitting. My work is very slightly fluffy, but I love that!...I bought the colourway Fog Bank, and it looks so lovely,the colours transitioned beautifully. Knitted up quickly and is wonderful to wear, not itchy for me at all.

4 out of 5 stars

I actually love this yarn- The long color changes work out so well for cowls and shawls. I have not had any problems with radical changes in thickness as mentioned in some reviews. I find it easy to work with and have bought more of it for more projects- the colors are beautiful.

5 out of 5 stars

I am also one who loves this yarn! It works best if you knit or crochet loosely with this yarn. I've knitted and crocheted several scarves with it and I'm very happy the finished products. One of my faves!

5 out of 5 stars

I am one who loves this yarn. One, it is not so measured in the variegations, the colors all always slightly different in length. Two, I enjoy the thick and thins. Again, this gives me a free flowing feel. Three, as I am weaving it, the patterns are showing up so beautifully. I have bought 5 balls this time and plan on buying more.

1 out of 5 stars

This is the WORST and cheapest yarn I think I've ever used. First, it goes from lace weight to sport weight. Second, it splits extremely easily. Third, those lace weight sections? They're not strong enough to last on something you're actually going to wear. If you're working a complicated pattern that you might have to rip a few stitches back DON'T GET THIS YARN. It splits when you don't even realize you're splitting it and ripping is next to impossible. It's NOT soft. It's not fun to knit with and in my opinion should be taken off the market. The only thing going for it is the colors, but, hey, if it's a pain to knit and won't last, what good are pretty colors? (I'm not a novice--I've been knitting for 50 years and I wouldn't use this yarn again if they gave it to me.)

2 out of 5 stars

This yarn does NOT have a subtle thickness-- but a dramatic change in thickness. NOT easy to work with, the colors are pretty, but working on an American Girl Doll outfit and it is not pleasant to work with. I WILL NEVER BUY THIS YARN AGAIN and I bought quite a bit of it!

5 out of 5 stars

I got a ball of this for free when purchasing something else. I love the colors!!! I crocheted a scarf in a ripple pattern and it was self-stripping and just gorgeous!! I ordered a few more balls and am looking for something else to make with it. I haven't had any of the problems others are having.

3 out of 5 stars

I love the colors, but the width would often to the point of almost fraying, and then being so thick that it looked disjointed compared to other sections. The project is also becoming unintentionally fuzzy--there's lots of frizzing. It's really unfortunate because I love KnitPicks and I was really disappointed in this yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

Choose this yarn from my stash for the Project Peace KAL. Just love the coloring and the more loosely spun fabrication of this yarn looks so lovely. My complaint--- I didn't realize this yarn is being sourced from China. Knit Picks isn't at all straightforward about this on the yarn information page or their website. At the risk of offending Chinese knitters out there, I would not have chosen to purchase this yarn had I realized. Lesson learned. I won't be purchasing this again and will have to make future purchases from knit picks more carefully.

2 out of 5 stars

I purchased this yarn to stripe with palette yarn. Very disappointed, it is getting fuzzy on the surface of my work and not the look I was hoping for. Might be OK on it's own but not pleased with the results. It is not plied or twisted so difficult to work with

5 out of 5 stars

Ok I have yet to find a yarn on this site to actually complain about. Use them for the correct projects and they are a dream come true. Many can be used for just about anything. Yes this yarn some times knots, but it's truly not a project busting issue. Annoying as I am a fast knitter, but you don't need to destroy the yarn or your project fixing it. That I love. I've now made two hats, two cowls and a pair of mittens out of this yarn. You should hear the compliments my son gets from complete strangers for his set. They have been tossed in a washing machine a number of times and air dried with no ill effects. They still look new and they are surviving a 10 yr old boy.

3 out of 5 stars

I have done a few projects with both the fingering and the worsted and it's really not in my favorite yarns. Some of the colors are really pretty, but I am in the process of doing a shawl with the color Confetti and hate the color in the transition between yellow and green. For one thing the green is only for a very short space, and the blending between it and the yellow is for a much longer space and the color is hideous. Instead of being blended from the yellow into the green goes for quite a ways as some awful mustard'y yellow (baby poo yellow, ick). Instead of looking like a transition it looks more like that part of the yarn got stained or dirty and wasn't cleaned. I am going to finish the shawl I am making with the yarn, as the other colors are very pretty, but I won't use it again. And I am going to order a different color to make another one and may just give this one away as a gift. Also they yarn not spun consistently and where it's thicker it splits very easily and I have to be careful when making the stitches in those places to make sure I have the entire strand in the stitch. It also is more "itchy" than the other wool yarns I have used from Knit Picks. I love the Stroll so much better, I wish they had some of these colors in it instead, and a worsted in the Stroll.

2 out of 5 stars

I love the colors, but I have had the yarn split twice and I did not get very far. I was casting on and it just had separated. I started over and cast on 120 stitches (using two strands) for double knitting and one color split.

3 out of 5 stars

I finally started working on the "Reflection Line" shawl using Chroma fingering. I do love how soft the yarn is. However, it does have thick and thin spots plus spots which weren't spun completely so it's like knitting with roving. Also, about 3/4 of the way through, the colors went from vibrant to tweedy!!! So now, the shawl has a funky color section that doesn't match the rest of the dye lot. After reading most of the other reviews, I'm really not looking forward to using up the 4 balls (2 colors) of Chroma that I still have to use. Can't wait to see what little surprises I'm going to get. Won't be ordering any more.

3 out of 5 stars

I love the colors and long runs. What I don't like is this yarn is VERY SPLITTY. I'm knitting mosaic socks and I can't catch all the yarn in each stitch. Color looks great but very slow going with numerous stray strands sticking out. Also can't figure out why you can't dry these??? Do they shrink?

5 out of 5 stars

I really like the Chroma fingering for gloves, as I prefer to knit gloves not socks. I have not had a problem with pilling nor with thick and thin. I am a thrower knitter and I do notice the plies tend to separate once in a while. Maybe if I tried to knit Continental it wouldn't happen. I just ripped out 3 inches of a gauntlet with no problem. But knots, sometimes.

5 out of 5 stars

Love the yarn, and have both used it for several projects, and have recommended to to others. However, the Red Velvet color way is seriously misnamed, and the color description is inaccurate. It is shades of PINKS, with no true red and no hint of orange. I do not like pink, and use it only for commissioned projects--never for myself!

3 out of 5 stars

I really really want to love this yarn. I love almost everything about it - the thick and thin, the gorgeous gradient, the lovely colour choices. What I DON'T LIKE is that halfway through a pink section, I get 290cm of green (I measured it after I cut it out), and then it goes inexplicably back to pink?!? I get that sometimes there are knots and joins, but a 290cm lapse of judgement?

5 out of 5 stars

OMG! I just received this yarn and started a project right away. This is SOOOO soft! I love it. I can't keep my hands out of it. I will keep buying this one again for sure!

5 out of 5 stars

I have purchased this yarn for my mother (83 years old) several times and it is now her favorite yarn to use. She uses two balls at a time to get the thickness for scarves that she likes to make. She likes that Chroma comes in balls and has not had any problems with knots. She is getting ready to have major surgery and will need to have more yarn to keep her busy while she is bed ridden. Thanks for putting it on sale.

2 out of 5 stars

Love the colors, love the texture but this yarn is not suitable for a one-skein project like the Northern Lights Cowl. There are knots (only one if you're lucky) that disrupt the color sequence making a one-skein project require two skeins. Very frustrating because I didn't find out - you guessed it - until nearly the end of the project. Have had this problem with 3 skeins, all different color ways. I'll have to rewind the yarn before starting the next cowl, which is a nuisance for yarn sold in a ready-to-use put up. Don't get me wrong. I'm a long time, loyal customer of Knit Picks but this yarn should come with a disclaimer to buy extra to make up for poor joins.

4 out of 5 stars

Now that the colors are mirrored, it is one of my favorites for making lightweight shawls and scarves! The colors blend nicely and blocking stays in place. I do think some of the balls contain more unevenness than a lot of people would like, with very thick areas (almost a 5 weight!) and very thin weight (perhaps a 0)...I do find that in lace knitting, it seems to even out nicely to my taste, but could be a problem in some projects. Plan on purchasing several more balls..the purples look luscious...sort of tired of the greens and blues...

2 out of 5 stars

I wanted to like this yarn. I should have read the reviews before starting a new lace project. It came free with anorder a while back, and thought I finally found a great pattern to work with this yarn. The good: The colors are so beautiful. The lace shawl pattern would play off the color changes nicely. The bad: I arrived to the first color change, and the splice is so nubby and bad that it looks like a mistake in my piece. I should have re-spliced it myself (I still may). The twist in this yarn is also so very slight in much of this skein that it is a lot like knitting with roving. I'm actually trying to knit a little tighter to overcome that (also affecting my piece), but might abandon the project. Sorry, KnitPicks... I love a number of your other yarns, but not this one. Maybe you have corrected these issues by now, and my skein is just an old version?

2 out of 5 stars

I am surprised at the reviews. the same complaints but high ratings. This is not a good yarn. It only has the color going for it. The yarn is uneven and makes it look like you can't knit probably. I also had it be almost undone to the point of roving. When my project was done it has fuzzy pieces all over and just overall looks messy. I won't be buying it again.

2 out of 5 stars

I got this yarn on sale some time ago. I like the color and the feel of it, very soft. It is certainly not the best though. I am making socks and the yarn on my second cast on came apart twice. It goes from tightly spun to almost roving in some places, and so it breaks and splits easily. I had rewoundn the ball and begin to wonder whether the direction the yarn is knit makes any difference, i.e. Knit from out side of n the ball to the inside or the other way round. I have seen that only once before in a cheap cotton yarn.

4 out of 5 stars

I am using this for the first time. Color carnival. I love how it knits. I have a suggestion for the manufacturer though - not every girl likes pink, blue and shades thereof including grey. The majority of the Chroma color blends include one of these colors. How about some rainbows without pink, blue and grey for us Autumns .

2 out of 5 stars

I bought this yarn because of the colors. When I got the yarn at home, the colors were exactly as represented. However, I had made a glaring mistake several rows behind my stopping point, and had to rip back several rows. It was a disaster!! The yarn "stuck" to itself all the time, which made it grueling to keep ripping back. I didn't want to cut it, but believe me, I thought about it several times, it was that frustrating. I still have three skeins left--I suppose I'll figure out something to do with it. But rest assured, I would NEVER buy this yarn again!!

4 out of 5 stars

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors. I am a drawn to yarn with long running colors and this yarn is perfect. However I must say (sorry :( ) it is FOR ME not soft enough to wear around my neck. I made a short sleeve top to go with a jacket and I HAVE to wear something underneath, otherwise it would drive me crazy.

5 out of 5 stars

I've ordered 10 balls in 5 different colors and made shawls this them!!! I absolutely love this yarn!!!

5 out of 5 stars

I love the yarn but I don't think it had enough pink.

2 out of 5 stars

I really wanted to like this yarn. The colors are great and it's very soft. That being said, the varying thickness gets a little difficult to work with. As I'm finishing up my project (scarf) I find that the yarn is just in pieces. There are several foot long pieces of yarn just separated as if someone had cut them. I have to do a lot of joining in order to complete my project. Maybe I just got a bad batch of it.

4 out of 5 stars

I have been using this yarn with Palette for colorwork. It works very well for that and I haven't had a problem with the felting or fragility that others have mentioned. I suspect is is because the palette is a sturdier yarn and can balance out the fragility of Chroma. I join the chorus of people asking for the old way of changing the colors. It was my favorite aspect of Chroma.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn! I've done a shawl in Vermont and currently working on a shawlette/scarf in Lupine. Both are crochet. The colors are stunning buy a bit brighter than pictured so take that into account when ordering.

3 out of 5 stars

I am so sad that the original colorways are gone. I had been waiting to make the Glass Knot Afghan until I could afford that much yarn, and was devasted to find that the Galapagos colorway has been discontinued :(

3 out of 5 stars

I'm just starting with Chroma and I'm going to give it a middling review right now. I received it free a while back in a promotion and was very excited because I always wanted to knit a pair of socks with it but usually use Stroll. I have the Lake color way and am very happy with the colors but while winding a cake so I could knit from both ends at once, when I got to the last 50 or so yards, the yarn was broken! Not even a knot, just separated completely. The remaining yardage started very tightly spun so that it was kinky, in a different spot in the color way and quickly went from kinky to almost roving. But I won't despair, things happen and it was FREE so I'll knit my socks and see how I like it before I place my final judgement.

5 out of 5 stars

I selected this yarn for the color changes! I love making shawls and watching the color come together as it is knit!! I doubt people are wearing shawls but these are fun to create!! The yarn varies from loosely twister wide to well twisted narrow. I do not find this a problem as I knit rather slowly and the yarn 'feeds' well. I am presently making a shawl of 'Pegasus' for the beautiful blue in it. There was a knot with an abrupt color change! I cut out the knot and moved the length of yarn to fit the changes! So far looks great and I am almost done!!

3 out of 5 stars

I love the colors, and the softly spun singles. Understand that the latter means more pilling and variation in diameter. It produces more of a hand-spun look, feel and wear and depending on your use, that could be good or bad. I downgraded the yarn due to 2 problems I found: 1) some segments of some balls went beyond exceptable variation with downright stringy sections... producing just-knit socks that look like they need darning in spots. and 2)I like to make 2-at-once magic loop socks, working with 2 balls of yarn. I found the chroma balls to be very inconsistent in where they began in the colorway. Some were as far apart as possible. So imagine one sock going from a yellow toe to green cuff with the other going from a green toe to yellow cuff. Of course I never actually knit something like this, but I had to wind quite a lot of yarn off of one ball before I could begin. Having made several pairs of socks this way I have seen some great results and some not-so-great. On balance, I'd say it's a good yarn that could be a great yarn for some projects.

1 out of 5 stars

Oh, I wanted so, so much to like this yarn and its bright colors. I bought three skeins of the Carnival colorway to make a baby blanket for my nephew, and my enjoyment of the colors has changed to a slow slog until the end of the project. The colors are lovely, but the mirrored repeat means that they pool against each other. My project is a spiral Ten-Stitch Blanket, and there's a lot of places where rather than striping nicely all the colors block together. This wouldn't happen with a sequential repeat -- plus all the color swatches on the website show just one color sequence. The balls also had some very abrupt color changes, where one length of yarn ended and another was spliced in. This meant having to discard a bunch of yarn "in the middle" of the two ends. The one-of-a-kind handpaint nature also makes it very hard to splice balls together. I also didn't like the variations in thickness, especially with the single ply, though I don't feel frustrated by them since they were clearly advertised. Anyway, knitting with chroma has become a chore that I look forward to finishing and will not repeat.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. It is soft and makes a nice halo in the finished product, and the colorways are amazing. My only complaint is you got rid of my favorite colorway, prism. Please bring back the rainbow colorway!

2 out of 5 stars

I'm not the world's greatest knitter, but I've made about 15 pair of socks I'm not embarrassed by. And then came Chroma. I always find casting on the toes a bit of a challenge, but this yarn gave me fits. The stitches were not distinctly separate on the needles. The yarn split. I think it took me 4 tries to start the first sock. I was recently reading one of Cat Bordhi's books, & she was extolling the virtue of a very tightly spun yarn that was great for socks. This yarn is NOT tightly spun, & I have to wonder how well these socks will wear. Yes, the colors are nice. And the toes are coming along. But I am finding this yarn difficult.

4 out of 5 stars

Chroma is so much fun. What happened to Lollipop? And Skater? There were so many fun colors that are not available any more. Please bring them back!

4 out of 5 stars

Soft and nice to work with (as a crocheter - tough to frog both otherwise wonderful) and I love the color changes. Only criticism is that the photos of the skeins on the site seem off in color than what you get, at least for Wildflower (which is more pastel than I thought) and Sandpiper (was a lot bluer than the grey/white with a little blue it seemed like). Other than that i love it.

4 out of 5 stars

The only thing keeping me from giving this yarn an excellent rating is that darn knot with the ABRUPT color change. (Lupine color way) So frustrating.

4 out of 5 stars

Works up great as a hat (used 4.5mm), only one split in the yarn and pretty consistent in yarn thickness. I will have to agree though I am not a fan of the mirror knitting. I knit up one hat cutting and pasting pieces of yarn and another in mirror order as it, not sure I like that one as much.

2 out of 5 stars

I was surprised reading the reviews. High ratings then comments that would not lead me to think they matched the rating. I found that the different thicknesses are making my lacey shawl look like I don't know how to knit very well. Also, while the color at your web site looked "misty" the live one just looks drab. I don't feel like finishing the project and would love to return the four balls not used.

3 out of 5 stars

The Good: The colors of these yarns are beautiful. I have knit up two pairs of socks with the colorways lollipop and Vermont. It is very easy to knit with after you get into the groove and I love the gradual color change. The Bad: I had to throw away a small chunk of the yarn in the beginning because when I was casting on the yarn came apart so easily. It was very frustrating. Also my finished socks are super fuzzy and not in an intentional way. With my first sock I thought it was user error but my second socks are even more fuzzy than my last ones. I am carefully cutting off the fuzz but I should not have to do this. While I really like a lot of things about this product the problems prevent it from being my go to sock yarn.

4 out of 5 stars

I really like the colorways for this yarn. It's a nice, soft wool. My largest problem is the way the ball is wound. I call it a donut (not sure if that's correct). The donut is supposed to be center pull but I have to cake it before I do anything because there are HUGE knots in the middle. You are always guaranteed at least one huge knot in every ball and recently I had the worst ball I've ever gotten. There were multiple huge knots in the middle and there was even a bit of yarn that wasn't attached to anything just hanging around in the middle of a knot! I don't mind paying $10 for good yarn but I expect there to be no knots! Step it up KnitPicks!

5 out of 5 stars

Love this yarn! Only thing is, I don't like the mirrored style colour changing as much as the sequential. Oh, and bring back Watercolor, it was so beautiful.

3 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love the colors and the yarn is nice and soft, but it pills terribly.

3 out of 5 stars

I'm a pretty new knitter, so I know part of the problem is mine, but I'm having the devil of a time getting the yarn out of the ball without lumps of knots. I find that the fuzziness seems to be like glue holding one strand of yarn to the on next to it which means pulling out several rounds at the same time. I spend almost an hour last night untangling enough to swatch for my project. Now I'm reconsidering. The swatch itself is GORGEOUS--it's a wonderful wool--but I'm planning on making EZ's Pi shawl. If I have to spend an hour untangling for each 30 minutes of knitting I'll be ready for the funny farm (and 90 years old) by the time I finish!

4 out of 5 stars

I love the effect this yarn has when it is knitted up, but the colors in Wildflower are much lighter than pictured and so I was very disappointed. However, Hollyhock, Vermont, and Lake Front are gorgeous

4 out of 5 stars

Very soft yarn - knits up well on a size three needle, but is a bit difficult to take apart if you make a mistake. Love the slow color graduations, but I much prefer a sequential color change than a mirrored one - especially for scarves and socks. PLEASE bring back Superhero! It was my favorite colorway and I'm so sad I can't get it anymore.

3 out of 5 stars

Four stars for the quality of Chroma itself - I made a colourwork shawl and it was warm and pretty. One star subtracted for mirrored colour change instead of sequential - in what alternate reality is that a good idea?

5 out of 5 stars

I was given a ball of Chroma in Lupine and started knitting right away. The feel of this yarn is wonderful and knits quickly. I had no problem with tangles or knots. I used this to create a lovely shawl that showcases the long slow color changes. Will definitely purchase this again!

4 out of 5 stars

Beautiful for the crocodile bootees and a beanie, but they were stolen and now I can't get any more Galapagos to replace. Bring back the old colours.

4 out of 5 stars

While I do like this yarn, it felts to itself way too easily, which can be a bit annoying. I'm knitting a brioche scarf with it right now and the color changes are coming out wonderful.

4 out of 5 stars

I have been very happy with most of my Chroma purchases but would warn everyone that the colours in Sandstone are much darker with more yellow than the picture here. :-(

5 out of 5 stars

I love the long, slow color changes of this yarn but have to say I would rather you kept the sequential change instead of changing it to mirror....why do people feel the need to fix something that was not broken in the first place!!! And why discontinue one of your most popular colors??? Bring back LOLLIPOP!!!!!

3 out of 5 stars

I have only just started knitting with my ball of Chroma, so I haven't found any knots, but the yarn is so fuzzy that it ties itself up. I needed to rip back on a row and it had gotten fuzzy-tied and my yarn broke when I tried to put it apart. I wouldn't use this again. This is the only yarn I have ever gotten from knitpicks that I have been disappointed in.

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this yarn again and I love I love the softness of it they have to be hand washed but they feel great on your feet. I have made almost all the colors you have.

3 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful yarn and has really nice, long stretches of color. I have to say though that I find it difficult to knit with because it keeps pulling apart. There is so little twist on it that it is practically a roving, and it just discintigrates in your hands. I lost nearly the first entire color change to this.

3 out of 5 stars

What is this practice of knotting the yarn in the middle of a ball for? One person have said she ran into three knots. Is this a cost-effective move on your part? How about saving the customers some money, the yarn certainly costs enough to do that. I don't think that's a fair and honest practice. I feel as though I am being cheated. Unfortunately, I keep coming back to buy more yarn but I'm not happy. I don't like the mirrored repeats either. It's another way to waste yarn, trying to get a pair of gloves or socks to match either.

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE Chroma. I will join the chorus "bring back old colors." No Prism?! Seriously?!

2 out of 5 stars

Just started using this yarn to make some fingerless mitts for my daughter. I think it is very difficult to work with and it is felting very easily. Colors are nice but I would not buy it again and would not recommend it.

4 out of 5 stars

This yarn has lovely, long color changes, and even though I am not fond of single ply, it wasn't too bad to work with in making socks. (#0 needles) Very soft, knits up well, and feels wonderful on one's feet. However, I am VERY unhappy to hear that the new colors have mirrored repeats instead of cyclical. (I designed a sock specifically to take advantage of the cyclical repeat!)

3 out of 5 stars

While I love the colors available in this yarn, and it is soft, I really don't like all the "fluff" on it. It's not nearly as easy to work with as the Stroll yarn is. (I wish there were some of the same colors in the Stroll as in this yarn) I think that I did run into the knot problem on one skein (so far) while making socks with it, and actually wasted a good bit of the yarn from having to go further into the skein to get to the same color repeat to retie it and resume knitting. (very annoying) I haven't had a problem with the fingering yarn thickness varying much, but in the worsted it was a bit of a problem. I came across places where it would be very thick and fluffy then go very thin and threadlike. I don't mind yarn that has thicker and thinner areas, but some of these were terrible.

4 out of 5 stars

I do enjoy this yarn, and would rate it excellent for the slight shortcomings I've encountered. I don't mind knots that much, I find I can usually fix them with a Russian join (and since this yarn felts so easily it's a very secure join). I do object to the knot joining a completely different color. I've used both the fingering (more consistent in the thick/thin department than the worsted) and the worsted. I wonder if the yarn being so very soft is part of why the thin/thick is so pronounced in the worsted. Anyway. I add my voice to the chorus of bring back the old colors. PLEASE!!! I wasn't able to afford to get as much of the New England I I needed for a sweater. I see the Vermont but don't think it's close enough to even use for sleeves or cuffs and collar... ;( Please give us 'yarn money poor' folks another crack at the old colors.

4 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love working with this yarn! The thick/thin aspect can be a little inconsistent between skeins (the previous ball I was working with was very nice, the current ball is a bit more drastic, almost lace weight in spots) but it's not a deal breaker. I'm sad to see my favorite colorways (lollipop!) go, and I'm reserving judgement on the mirrored repeats vs sequential. I guess I'll just have to buy more yarn and see.

5 out of 5 stars

I made several pairs of fingerless mitts with this yarn and absolutely love it! The colors I used were in the blues and greens family...the gradient colors made them perfect for the mitts. I am so glad to see brighter colors. I did have to "waste" some of the yarn to re-knot to continue the color, but it was not enough to deter me from buying this over and over.

3 out of 5 stars

If this yarn doesn't demonstrate the wild variety among knitters I don't know what would! The reviews show that. I love the color changes and I'm in the Chroma is soft group, but I found it maddening to use due to its roving-like lack of twist - it splits like crazy. Produces a very fuzzy fabric, a plus in some cases. I don't think I'll want to use it again but I've got 2 more balls of fingering and 3 of worsted to get rid of!

4 out of 5 stars

Bring back Lollipop! I love the shading on the yarn, but did find that the twist on the yarn is not real tight, and did give the feeling of roving. However, the mittens I made came out beautiful, and I am currently working on the "Busy Bee" scarf pattern, and it is really soft.

3 out of 5 stars

I liked this yarn a lot until I also ran into a knot (as I read in the previous review). Since it messes up the color gradation I don't know if I should even finish my project, which I was loving.

3 out of 5 stars

I like this yarn. The colors are amazing and it's very soft. While it does have some thick and thin spots, it knits pretty evenly. My only serious complaint is that of the 6 skeins I bought there were knots in all but one of them. One skein even had three knots. And unfortunately the color gradation was messed up because of the knots. I may buy it again, but not for a while. I am hoping that quality control can address the issue of knots.

5 out of 5 stars

I'm just wondering when will Guppy be in stock again? I haven't used it yet BUUUUUUUUUUUUT I LOOOOOOVE the softness and texture of the yarn and the beautiful colors are just so fun

4 out of 5 stars

I don't think this yarn is perfect but it has its moments. Good things--the colors are fabulous. Hard to choose. It knits up very soft and makes great hats and mittens. Mixed with the solids, the colors can give you amazing two-color work progressions--I knit the Chullo hat in three of the Chromas and it's wonderful. Bad things--knots. The color transition is interrupted occasionally by these knots. It's thick and thin in places, and it's a bit overly soft and flossy in texture--much softer than those Japanese color-shift yarns.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is so soft and beautiful. I am knitting my first pair of lace socks with the poppy colorway and I can't believe how wonderful it is to knit with and how good it feels in my hands. It seems like the more I knit with it the softer it gets. I highly recommend.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is surprisingly soft for a wool-nylon blend! It feels almost like merino wool. I love it's smooth color change. I'm a professional knitter and find this yarn very exciting and pleasant to work with. Ideal for socks, mittens and even for shawl. But for a scarf it would be still too rough perhaps.

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