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Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport

Cascade 220 Superwash Sport is a machine washable merino wool that's perfect for any project that calls for a lighter weight yarn. Since it's washable, it's great for baby projects! Made in Peru. New dyelots made in China. 

Content:
100% Superwash Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/136yds
Gauge:
5-6 sts = 1" on US 5-6
Knitting Weight:
Sport
$6.25 hank Discountable
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Cascade Yarns220 Superwash Sport
 
4.3

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (99)
  • Good weight (95)
  • Machine washable (90)
  • Nice texture (90)
  • Dyed evenly (73)

Cons

  • Unravels (8)
  • Splits (5)
  • Sheds (4)
  • Snags (4)
  • Fabric pills (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (58)
  • Sweaters (56)
  • Hats (53)
  • Gloves (33)
  • Socks (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (75), Artist (19), Parent (15), Knitter (5), Grandparent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (99), Yes (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Really Warm Socks

Having difficulty finding some sport weight, machine washable yarn for sock making on my circular sock knitting machine, I gave this yarn a try. Wow, really nice, soft socks that knitted up...Read complete review

Having difficulty finding some sport weight, machine washable yarn for sock making on my circular sock knitting machine, I gave this yarn a try. Wow, really nice, soft socks that knitted up with no problems whatsoever. I do not know how well they will wear or if they might pill, but after a couple washes, they seem just fine.

At the same time, I evaluated some Kroy Pattons yarn that was 75% wool, 25% nylon. The Kroy was a lighter, sport weight and the socks were not as soft, though they probably will wear better. I much prefer the Cascade 220 yarn.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice Yarn, Reasonably Priced

I am knitting a cabled sweater and find the yarn very splitty - it is impossible to cable without a needle. When you slip a stitch off the needle it promptly tries to unravel...Read complete review

I am knitting a cabled sweater and find the yarn very splitty - it is impossible to cable without a needle. When you slip a stitch off the needle it promptly tries to unravel and splits when you try to pick it up. I also have a lot of trouble with splitting the yarn with normal knitting/purling. The color isn't even close to what is shown on the web page - I ordered the 900 Charcoal which is shown as more of a medium gray. The yarn I received is labeled as 900 but the color is closer to the 815 Black. Luckily my son in law likes the color so I didn't have to return it. The yarn is very soft and has nice stitch definition, the fabric looks and feels lovely!

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5.0

Perfect wool for Drachenfelsl shawl

By Sue

from Montreal, Canada

About Me Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Socks

    Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport:

    I originally used this wool for socks. I loved its softness and uniform tension. And now, I chose it for the drachenfels shawl, and honestly, it's given a beautiful piece of work. A gidf for my daughter-in-law who will appreciate the fact that its machine washable.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    Peach is a disappointing color

    By Leila Tricote

    from Framingham, MA

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable

    Cons

    • Color Is Off

    Best Uses

    • Baby garments

    Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport:

    I wanted a non-traditional color other than baby pink for a baby girl cardigan so I ordered the Peach color. I expected a pink with slightly orange hue, almost like a coral, and what I received looks more like a very light baby pink.
    It's a great yarn, I just don't recommend this color--it looks very polyester, cheap, and the color is very "old-fashioned layette".

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great superwash

    By Dulcimer lady

    from virginia

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft
    • Softness

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport:

      i couldn't believe how quickly it arrived. I love your service.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Perfect indeed!

      By revlcsw

      from Norfolk, VA

      About Me "compulsive Knitter", Grandparent, Longtime knitter

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful color
      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Feels good to work with
      • Good Weight
      • Has Good Hand
      • Knits Quickly
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • A Child's Sweater
        • Gloves
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport:

        I bought this because I was seeking a washable wool in true red for a size 10 sweater for my half-Norwegian granddaughter.
        I often have to unravel and re-knit. this yarn is very forgiving of such abuse. A few years ago I had knit up some Dale falk in blue working in the yoke pattern with Purl sts. This year she wants red. I have had good experiences with Cascade and Cascade Superwash yarns. When I found "really red" on sale, even. I bought it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        3.0

        Love - hate relationship

        By Mary the knitter

        from Huntsville, AL

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Knitter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Splits Pills Knots

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport:

        I love the shawl that I made with this product, but making it was very challenging. I had to continually back out of a knit or purl stitch to pick up all of the yarn, because when it was knit, I had only picked up part of the thread. It split and caused me to spend lots of extra time in redoing stitches.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Nice yarn

        By kayT

        from Austin TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport:

            I've made several afghans with this yarn; it's nice and soft, machine wash and dry (good for gifts), and affordable for afghans. The color choices are great too.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            I love this yarn

            By Linda

            from St Louis

            About Me Knitter, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful colors
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Splits a bit

            Best Uses

            • Baby blanket
            • Perfect For Baby

            Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport:

            Great yarn in such pretty colors. I'm making a colorful baby blanket and it is just perfect! Cascade is always a brand I trust for quality.

            The only drawback? The yarn splits just a bit while knitting- I just have to be careful and watch my stitches. This is not unusual, even with high quality yarns, so not a big deal.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Fantastic customer service. I had to exchange a color and even though I did not have the order number, they processed my exchange smoothly and quickly. Very friendly service representative.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Soft with beautiful colors

            By Coyote Jo

            from Murrieta, CA

            About Me Enthusiast, Grandmother

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport:

              I am planning to make a wrap with it for casual wear.I may keep it or give it away.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              lovely soft merino AND machine wash

              By knitting oma

              from urbana il

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Machine Washable
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Splits easily

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport:

              bought 3 colorways for grandkid knitting first project a baby Aran sweater so problems with splitting magnified. my guess is it will be just fine with straight stockinette. my new favorite yarn for grandkid garments.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Lovely Yarn!

              By firefly1

              from Coulee Dam,WA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport:

                I find this yarnt to be very, very soft and pliable. It works up smoothly and I've never had a problem with snagging or uneven weave. The texture is smooth and the color is true. Love this yarn!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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