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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4.044117 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 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.

5 out of 5 stars

I'm here again to review this updated version of Chroma. While the softness and unique consistency is as great as ever. What I find lacking is the vibrancy that this brand carried! The colors are saturated, but not as eye catching. I've received so many messages on my Lollipop pieces, asking where they can find that colorway. PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS! You had such beautiful and brilliant colors, with Lollipop reigning supreme-at least consider making something similar!

5 out of 5 stars

Love this yarn. I bought Neon and Party Hat, have worked with both. One ball of Party Hat wouldn't pull from the center and I ended up with a knotted mess, so had to cut it and ended up with three small balls. Wish I could order another ball of it, but see that you have discontinued that colorway, so I'm going to have to try to piece together the three smaller balls in a way that seems to make sense of the color changes. I haven't noticed the inconsistency of the yarn as much as others -- but I'm working in two stranded Fair Isle type patterns, so it wouldn't be particularly noticeable. Please bring back the old colorways -- add them to the line as you couldn't have too many choices in this fiber!

4 out of 5 stars

This is my first experience using this yarn, for a cowl (& hopefully a hat also). Good qualities of this yarn, in my opinion, include: the size of the ball, how soft it is, colors available, that it's washable, & its warmth. In my opinion, cons include: it was hard to pull out stitches (it was catching on itself), I've come across 3 blemishes in the yarn so far in the first ball-1 I had to cut out (I should cut out the other 2, but don't want to keep cutting up my yarn), and sometimes it wants to split. My needle ends up going THROUGH the yarn. I'm willing to give the yarn another try later, just in case this batch is unusual with the blemishes.

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