Fiber Content: 70% Superwash 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: Machine Wash/Tumble Dry Low

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4.057553 out of 5 stars

Chroma Worsted 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. 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!

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.

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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.

4 out of 5 stars

I really enjoy the colors of this yarn, but the yarn itself can have inconsistencies in the ply, resulting in lumps at one extreme and yarn that falls apart at the other end. I'm absolutely in love with how the colors change and think it's perfect for the baby blanket that I'm making, but I wish more care would be given to producing a sturdy product that I won't have to spend forever rejoining.

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful colors, soft and quick to knit. Lasting well in the wash (no darning yet). Love the colors which are interesting. Will try stranding next.

5 out of 5 stars

I came to knit picks to get my usual chrome worsted yarns thinking I was going to buy my usual colors for my bed spread I am making for my granddaughter being as I could not afford to buy the yarn all at once and the colors are gone!!!!!!!!!! What to do now my bedspread is half made .Carol

4 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn, but I am so missing the old colorways!!! Where, oh where, is Sugar Cookie?? Please bring back the old variety of bright colours!!!

1 out of 5 stars

I am aware that this yarn is thick and thin, but the skeins I purchased had ENORMOUS section of thick yarn that made the stitches many times larger than the regular stitches. Also a lot of the thicker area were not spun and seemed like roving yarn. There were many places where the yarn pulled apart when tugged on and a lot of the skein was lost because large sections had to be cut to find the next section that would not pull apart. I am so disappointed in this yarn.

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