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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/Tumble Dry Low

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3.515625 out of 5 stars

Sale! Chroma Fingering Yarn

$6.99 - $9.99 100g / ball  Original Price: $9.99

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

I knit a lace shawl with Lupine and love the color change. Unlike some of the reviews I had no problem with the yarn. It can get thin and I can knit tightly but had no breakage. It's been washed & blocked is one of my favorites. I bought additional yarn in Vermont and can't wait to get started on it.

1 out of 5 stars

I had used this yarn before without any problems, but the ball I am using now is terrible quality, I don't mind the thick and thin but the thin in this ball is like sewing thread and the thick is almost bulky, it breaks far too easily, have had to rejoin several times and I am only halfway through my project, while I love the subtle colour change the quality of this yarn is awful, what happened?? very disappointed in this product!

1 out of 5 stars

I like the colors and the softness of the yarn, but its thickness is highly irregular, varying from nearly threadlike to worsted weight. I could ignore that except for the fact that the yarn actually broke twice. Both times, I was holding the sock I was knitting up to untangle it and the weight of the sock caused the yarn to simply pull apart. I've never seen anything like that before. I could shred several inches apart until I found a stronger spot to continue knitting after reattaching the yarn. This used to be a better quality yarn before you started having it made in China. I'll stick to Hawthorne in the future.

5 out of 5 stars

For about 2 months, because of the very mixed reviews, I hesitated to buy a large amount of this yarn for a 'magnum opus' afghan (Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope) . Eventually the temptation was tooooooo great. I risked it. Now I am in the VERY HAPPY camp. The yarn feels almost hand spun and the colours are a vivid pleasure which transition smoothly through from one end of their range and back. I understand that some people would find a tendency for the yarn to split. A knitter needs to be careful to make stitches accurately. There is a slight slight in fibre thickness but only as much as one would expect with a handspun yarn and well within tolerable limits. Besides, I use it for Fairisle patterning so it is hardly noticeable when weaving 2 strands together. I can see that the fine hairs along the yarn might make stitches difficult (but not impossible) to unpick. So it is important to concentrate on your colour chart and avoid making casual mistakes. I will buy more of this yarn in the future and have already recommended it to friends.

3 out of 5 stars

I love the colors! (Sugar Cookie) however it did take some getting used to. I didn't realize how tight I knit until I realized how the yarn kept breaking however, once I loosened up the stitches have held up nicely. Not sure if it will affect my project later down the line however.

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