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Fiber Content: 70% Wool, 30% Nylon
Weight: Worsted
Knitting Gauge: 4.5 - 5 sts = 1" on #6 - 9 needles (4.0mm-5.5mm)
Crochet Gauge: 11–14 sc = 4'' on I - K hooks (5.5 mm-6.5 mm)
Yards: 198
Grams: 100
Put Up: ball
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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Chroma Worsted Yarn

$6.99 100g / ball  Original Price: $9.99


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, Brown, Grey, and Black. They pair beautifully with the multicolor shades for great Faux Isle and striped projects.

Also available in fingering weight.

For Chroma fans, please note that new colors now features a mirrored repeat instead of sequential.
Retail: $9.99
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"My first impressions of Chroma:  gorgeous, soft, fluffy, awesome.  The skeins are squishy round things that show all the gradual color changes.  The finished product has a slight halo, even without being washed and blocked.  Even with the softness and halo, I found it had great stitch definition as well.  I am thoroughly delighted to have Chroma, it is such a pleasure to work with."

-Sara, Knit Picks customer

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

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this yarn!! I always have this in my stash. I think my favorite color is Mix Tape, but that has been discontinued. I've noticed that some reviews have stated that the yarn is not consistent in size; thick to thin. It's supposed to be like that!! This is a roving yarn. Do not get discouraged by this. It creates beautiful stitch work (I crochet), and the colors are gorgeous!

5 out of 5 stars

Any chance you will bring back Lollipop? I keep stalling on buying a different color, hoping you will bring back Lollipop.

5 out of 5 stars

I just received, and quickly knitted up a mitered mitten using the Vermont colorway, the yarn is so soft and the colors are absolutely beautiful! I am so pleased with this yarn and only wish there were more colorways available. I will be buying more of this yarn for sure (I have my eyes on Carnival next!). There were a few spots that were a little thicker but it had no ill effect on the finished project, and one very tiny knot that was so small it cannot be seen and did not affect the colorway, I've had more problems with more expensive yarn ,and this would not prevent me from purchasing more. I have seen finished projects in Buttermint and Lollipop and the colors are amazing! Please bring those colors back!

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter bought about 10 skeins of Chroma yarn for me to make photo props for her. I LOVE THIS YARN!!!! It is so soft and so easy to work with. The color change is PERFECT! What is so funny is, by using this yarn, I found out that I'm allergic to wool (literally). Will that stop me from using it? NO WAY!!! I'll just invest in large quantities of Benadryl and keep on knitting and crocheting. Oh, by the way, did I mention that I LOVE THIS YARN?!?!?!

4 out of 5 stars

I too was hoping to buy Lollipop. Please bring back the old colors and the sequential repeat of colors within the skein.

5 out of 5 stars

I like this yarn. Colors are vibrant. I like the single ply and slight variances in thickness. But please bring back Lollipop, Roller Skate and Prism! Listen to the masses.

5 out of 5 stars

Bring back Buttermint!! (in both weights) I just love this yarn so much. It's so very soft and the colour change is gorgeous. I just wish all the pretty colours that were discontinued were still available.

5 out of 5 stars

I used the Chroma Prism and was so pleased, but I need the Lollipop now, and apparently it's been discontinued. I want to add my voice to others. Please bring it back!

4 out of 5 stars

I've used this yarn in 2 colorways now (both purples). The yarn is very soft and easy to work with. Like most single plies it will give you a leg that is tighter on one side of your stitch in stockinette but I happen to like the effect. I did not have a problem with extreme variances of thickness in either yarn. The 2nd pair if socks I made, the color bled when I was washing to block, but a couple of rinses and the bleeding was gone. I would definitely use this yarn again.

4 out of 5 stars

I ordered 9 skeins of the Carnival Chroma worsted weight for a project I am currently working on. Love the color. Love how soft it is and how nice it knits up. There are places where the strand thins out a bit, as other people have mentioned, but it isn't a big deal and does not have any effect on my current project. One thing you should be aware of, there is not very much twist to the stand and some sections appears to have no twist at all. This makes it easier to split the strand with the tip of the knitting needle so I had to pay extra attention with this. Ok, this is the one thing I did not like about this yarn: in the middle of the skein, two color sections were tied together and there was a noticable knot. I have found this with two of the three skeins I have used so far. I can't hide the knot easily so I have ended up cutting the yarn and weaving in the ends. This isn't a deal breaker, it's just annoying. And it will not stop me from buying more of this yarn in a different color!

4 out of 5 stars

I really like this yarn. It didn't bother me that there were different widths in places. It's very soft and worked up quickly. And so cute! Please bring back Guppy! I've been trying to track some down but haven't been successful.

5 out of 5 stars

I have just finished using this yarn for the first time, and I LOVE it- it is soft, the color changes are lovely, and the inconsistency is no more than I expect from any hand spun yarn. Even though I already have extra, I am ordering different colorways. YUM!

5 out of 5 stars

I have used several skeins of Chroma and I love the home spun comfortable look of it. It is soft as a cloud and knits up beautifully. The soft twist makes for a gentle color shift that makes you look twice at the finished knit. I have two skeins on tap in my 'stash,' and I just ordered more. I am a very big fan of this yarn.

4 out of 5 stars

I made a Swirl jacket from Chrome in an autumn/harvest palette that is now discontinued. It is gorgeous. Yes the yarn varies in thickness but is easy to join since it's wool. Colors are great.

4 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this yarn! As others have mentioned, the size does vary quite a bit. Still, everything I have made has turned out great looking and great feeling. PLEASE PLEASE bring back Rollerskate! And Lollipop!

4 out of 5 stars

I want the color midwinter back! The yarn is so so pretty and soft. My only complaint is the varying in size.

3 out of 5 stars

The 'Average' rating reflects my opinion that Chroma has some very good aspects and some rather undesirable aspects. During the recent sale I ordered the New Leaf colorway. The color is marvelous! Very earth-toned. The yarn is soft, almost too soft in some ways. It feels very unsubstantial, like it could shred at any moment. The 30% nylon content is far too much for my taste. I think it will be ok for the skirt that I'm making because nylon does help a garment retain shape. I don't remember reading that is it single-ply, that should be emphasized in the description. The regular $9.99 per ball price is a bit high as well.

5 out of 5 stars

I made a blanket using lollipop and natural and it turned out beautifully. I agree the strands can be a little inconsistent but for my application it was fine. Please bring back lollipop - it was absolutely lovely. None of the other colorways compare.

4 out of 5 stars

I agree with what many have said already - PLEASE BRING OLD COLOR-WAYS BACK ! Over the years colors are becoming more and more subdued and even what is available now is in some instances VERY similar to each other (like Fog Bank and Sandpiper) . "New Leaf" evolved from beautiful “Forest Floor” that was available 3 years back and is now plain variegation of “greens”, whilst it’s pre-ancestor had wonderful transitions of earthy colors in between. Consistency of the yarn thickness needs some improvement (but so do some NORO yarns ), and I would not be bothered with that IF colors would go back to their original vibrancy. Otherwise, price performance for this yarn is definitely there ! I knitted two projects with this yarn in the past ( in Forest Floor and Orchard ) and both are looking really nice and holding shape well.

3 out of 5 stars

To start off with, I love the colorways in this yarn! I even like the characteristics of the thick and thin patches throughout the ball of yarn. My problem lies with the fact that about 50% of my chroma yarn has a join. Usually in opposite colors, so I have to cut the join, unwind my ball, and find the same color further into the ball. Very frustrating when you're making a project that requires a full ball of yarn. Also, some of the stripe patterns are going in opposite directions of the previous ball of yarn. When you get a join in those opposite colors, it makes an enjoyable project into a stressful one!

3 out of 5 stars

I am disappointed in the consistancy of the yarn weight. I wiil not purchase this Chroma yarn again.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn! It works up very beautifully. However, please bring back the old color ways!!!!! PLEASE

3 out of 5 stars

I have loved other knitpicks yarn but this was my first and probably last time usign Chroma. The colorway is lovely but the inconsistency in the strands is too extreme. As there is no twist at all it seems more like working with just roving.

3 out of 5 stars

I was disappointed with this yarn. Like other people have stated it dwindles down to nothing in spots. But my biggest problem is I was making some booties fot my newest grand daughter, and making a larger size with fingering yarn decided to double the yarn. Well as you have guessed I ran out. Please bring back the fingering and worsted weight in PRISM.

4 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn, but the last two balls of Pegasus that I got sometimes dwindle down to almost nothing. I kept having to cut the yarn and pull it out till it was ok and tying it back together. It was a mess on the backside of my squares. Hopefully this doesn't happen with the rest of them.

5 out of 5 stars

I really am enjoying these yarns. Very soft. Although I agree with everybody else, please bring back the old colorways!!

4 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn but the new colors don't have the brightness at all compared to the old ones. I really liked lollipop and it was my go to during Bright projects, now I have to try to find another brand :[

5 out of 5 stars

Made a hat in Fossil and just loved it. Now I come back to the website and it's gone! I also wanted to make the Owl Obsession blanket and see the Lollipop is also gone!!!! Also what about Midwinter, which I had hoped to use in your double-knit snowflake scarf pattern. Why on earth would you discontinue those popular colours? I see a lot of people protesting in these comments. Please listen to your customers.

5 out of 5 stars

How many people have to ask you to bring back the old colors ? We LOVED them !!!!!!!!!!!! come on guys, pretty please :)

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn, but I miss the old colors so much! These new colorways don't have the same lusciousness of the old ones. Please bring them back!

4 out of 5 stars

Please bring back Prism! I love this yarn, it's very soft. It seems that Carnival is similar to prism, but if the colours are a mirrored repeat them it won't be as good.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn the colors are fabulous so soft I'm also using Brava worsted weight its easy to crochet I'm making slippers for gifts there going to love the soft feel on there feet

5 out of 5 stars

Love the yarn…why did you discontinue all those awesome colours?? Please bring them back!! Lollipop and Roller skate are beautiful, please bring them back.

5 out of 5 stars

Love LOVE This yarn !! Miss the color way Mixed Tape it was a wonderful color I made my Mom a Clapotis in the New England It is the warmest thing ever as she is often cold and takes it with her to all her Dr. Visits. I HOPE you guys bring it back some of the Discontinued Color in a Limited Time Only!!

3 out of 5 stars

Being a single ply the weight of the yarn is worsted, on average. I don't tend to like the inconstant weight myself and at one point had to break the yarn and rejoin when it was too terribly thin. The project was ok in the end, I wasn't in love. Don't see myself buying again. The recipient of the knit although, adores it and the colors.

5 out of 5 stars

I also love PRISM...and vote to bring it back! Also want to compliment Amber at KnitPicks who truly is focused on outstanding customer service/satisfaction.

4 out of 5 stars

Love this yarn. Ordered lollipop twice for an afghan I'm crocheting. Then decided to make it bigger and was going to order more for a third time and found out Lollipop had been discontinued. Looking at other reviews lollipop was a very popular color. So, why in the world would you discontinue it and with all the requests, why not BRING IT BACK!!!!! I would dearly LOVE to finish my afghan!!!!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely LOVE this yarn in both Worsted and Fingering weights. PLEASE bring back Galapogas. Was one of my favorites. Hope I spelled it correctly since you have not carried it in a while.

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful yarn, my favorite! Until you got rid of Lollipop, Roller Skate and Prism! BRING THEM BACK!

4 out of 5 stars

This yarn's consistency really isn't any different than some other yarns. I just finished knitting a shawl with Gina/Plymouth yarns and it has the same problems....too thin to too thick, with a couple of joining yarns. I know there are yarns out there that don't necessarily do this but it really is a hit & miss with most of them. Love this yarn though.

5 out of 5 stars

And Roller Skate! Please bring back Roller Skate in worsted (how could I forget -- we love that one).

5 out of 5 stars

Love it. PLEASE bring back Lollipop and Prism in worsted! I keep checking in, hoping to see them...

5 out of 5 stars

Please bring back the Lollipop, it's a very popular color.

5 out of 5 stars

Is Prism gone? please bring it back!

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. Is prism in worsted ever coming back?

5 out of 5 stars

Love this yarn. Please bring back lollipop color way!

5 out of 5 stars

I have been waiting for a notice that Lollipop has become available, but now it has been taken off the list. Is it gone for good.

1 out of 5 stars

This is an update to my earlier review in which I pointed out that the yarn is not worsted weight but a shifting of sport, fingerling and a little worsted. I bought the Paperback color which I was in love with.....until I'd been knitting for about an hour and I looked down to see that my light yellow tablecloth was now completely black where the yarn had been touching it. I'm returning all of it as defective. Don't know about the other colors but beware of the Paperback.

2 out of 5 stars

Was really looking forward to this yarn as I loved the paperback color which would look great in my friend's house decorated with black and white photos. But then I received the yarn and I wouldn't classify it as worsted weight. The beggining of the first ball is at most sport weight and I'd even say closer to fingerling. Within the first two rows I'd already encountered two seperate knots joining the ball of yarn. Now wondering how many more I have to look forward to. I'm really disappointed as I'm making a blanket and I'm thinking I'll now have to order twice of much yarn, using two strands at once, to make it anywhere near thick enough. I wouldn't recommend this yarn. The only thing I'm happy with is the color.

4 out of 5 stars

I love these yarns, although once in a while a skein is a bit too thin too much and there might be a join where I don't want it. You always seem willing to replace anything with problems, so I am thankful. Colors are great, and consistency is nice too for the price......BUT *slamming table in syncopated rhythm over and over while chanting* WE WANT ROLLER SKATE. WE WANT ROLLER SKATE. WE WANT ROLLER SKATE. WE WANT ROLLER SKATE! ;P

5 out of 5 stars

Is Lollipop gone? I love this yarn & need some desperately.

3 out of 5 stars

Love the yarn and the colors. Not happy with the consistency of the yarn - thin to normal to bulky. Also had a join in my yarn. Not happy with that. Also why does it take so long to get the colors? I have been waiting 1 1/2months for both lollipop and roller skate in worsted.

1 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love the vibrancy and movement of color within this yar, but was so disappointed with the consistency of the yarn itself. The yarn weight is supposed to be worsted, yet very little of the yarn actually feels like a worsted weight and most of it feels like it's varying between sport & fingerling. I'm just glad that the project I am using it for isn't one where the inconsistency will detract from the final product. I love the colors, the yarn feels wonderful, but I wouldn't buy it again.

4 out of 5 stars

I loved knitting with this yarn, the colors are very pretty and I liked the gradients. But both balls had joins and the thickness wasn't consistent. At times it would be as thin as sport and others as thick as Bulky. But the yarn is very soft, warm and cuddly.

4 out of 5 stars

I purchased this yarn in Wondermint. The color is gorgeous, the darker colors look better in person but the yellow tone is dimmer than show on the website. This soft yarn works up nicely despite the fact that it changes in thickness as you go along. I did notice that there was a join in my ball but it didnt bother me. I'll be buying again. Couldn't give it an excellent because the delivery process was the utmost hassle.

4 out of 5 stars

I love the colors and the softness, but was really unhappy with the inconsistency in the thickness of the yarn. I would love to see these colors on a plied yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

I received this in mesa and have in love with the color and the feel of this gorgeous yarn. I'm working up a blanket in the mesa worsted and it's stunning. The colors change gradually - no abrupt color changes here! That's why I love it so much. The quality is outstanding, as is usual with Knit Picks, and my favorite colors are all here. Well done, Knit Picks!

5 out of 5 stars

I was so pleased with this yarn! I, for one, love that it goes from thick to thin every now and then, though it is mostly consistent. It's splendidly soft, and I'm definitely going to have to treat myself to more colors sometime!

4 out of 5 stars

I love the colors and how soft it is. My only complaint I have is in the balls of lollipop I received, the yarn was not a consistent weight. Some of it was thicker then it should be and then it would turn the thickness that it should be but then go to really thin. It did this through out the ball.

4 out of 5 stars

Love how this yarn knits, but very disappointed when both balls of yarn I have used so far, have had a join in the yarn. The join colors do not match and leave a hard line of different color in the work, instead of the gradual shading. For the price I would have not expected this.

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE IT LOVE IT Soft and a Joy to work with!!

5 out of 5 stars

Love the thread it works up so easy. I made an owl blanket for a friend and it turned beautiful!

5 out of 5 stars

I have made the Bootie crocodile st. pattern. this yarn is fantastic. Love everything about it.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn (beautiful to work with and beautiful colours) but the website lists "Bare" as one of the four solids available but it is nowhere to be seen. Where is it?

5 out of 5 stars

I would love to see a natural or bare color available in worsted!