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Cascade Yarns Eco +

Cascade Eco Plus is the same yarn as Ecological Wool, but it is commercially dyed in many vibrant colors. Because of the tremendous yardage, you will be able to finish a beautiful project (sweater or even a blanket) at a great price! Eco + also felts like a dream.  Made in Peru.

Content:
100% Peruvian Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
250g/478yds
Gauge:
3.5-4 sts = 1" on US 9-10
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
$23.75 hank Discountable
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  • 2445 Shire Backordered $23.75
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  • 3101 North Sea In Stock 19 hanks $23.75
  • 3187 Moonlight Blue In Stock 17 hanks $23.75
  • 3479 Dark Purple In Stock 10 hanks $23.75
  • 4009 Aporto In Stock 3 hanks $23.75
  • 7098 Burgundy In Stock 7 hanks $23.75
  • 8400 Charcoal Grey In Stock 1 hank $23.75
  • 8448 Crushed Berry In Stock 3 hanks $23.75
  • 8511 Valentine In Stock 2 hanks $23.75
  • 8821 Peacock In Stock 17 hanks $23.75
  • 8865 Liberty Heather Backordered $23.75
  • 8997 Satine In Stock 5 hanks $23.75
  • 9332 Sapphire Backordered $23.75
  • 9338 Lichen In Stock 18 hanks $23.75
  • 9451 Lake Chelan Heather Backordered $23.75
  • 9452 Summer Sky Heather In Stock 1 hank $23.75
  • 9453 Amethyst Heather In Stock 5 hanks $23.75
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Cascade YarnsEco +
 
4.7

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (25)
  • Knits quickly (23)
  • Dyed evenly (22)
  • Nice texture (19)
  • Soft (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (24)
    • Hats (14)
    • Felting (11)
    • Scarves (10)
    • Gloves (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (20), Artist (5), Novice (4), Parent (4), Collector (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Friendliest yarn ever

    Eco Wool is one of my favorite yarns. It is so versatile. Because it is a 2-ply worsted-spun yarn, it can be knit at several gauges. You can use it for an...Read complete review

    Eco Wool is one of my favorite yarns. It is so versatile. Because it is a 2-ply worsted-spun yarn, it can be knit at several gauges. You can use it for an Aran sweater on a size 8 needle, or go all the way up to a fairly loose, drapey knit on a size 11. It is probably most at home on about a size 10 needle. The yarn has good stitch definition as well as being soft and well-behaved, so it's great for cables. The downside is that because it's not a true bulky-weight yarn, it tends to compact upon knitting. However, it can be doubled to make a firm fabric. The natural shades of Eco Wool are a sensual delight since they have a great clean lanolin smell, and in addition to looking and feeling great, the lanolin makes your hands soft while you work. When knitters talk about being overcome by yarn fumes, this is what we mean. It's addictive! The Eco Plus has all this plus some stunning, mostly heathered, dyed shades. At nearly 500 yards per skein, it's a great value.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Stretches--Be Wary!

    When knit at recommended gauge, seriously stretches when washed so be wary. Wash aggressively block your swatch and knit to it. Then block finished garment to size. (Knit to fit does NOT...Read complete review

    When knit at recommended gauge, seriously stretches when washed so be wary. Wash aggressively block your swatch and knit to it. Then block finished garment to size. (Knit to fit does NOT work with this yarn.) Many dark colours bleed profusely. Wash yarn first (I used synthrapol) if used with light colours in same garment. Otherwise, a really nice yarn.

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    5.0

    consistent

    By none

    from New York

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

        This yarn is great to work with. Slides easily off needles, good color, reduces finishing time.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love my Cascade wool yarn!

        By Kmarion

        from Castell, TX

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Crochets Easily
        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Afgans Throws

          Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

          I'm crocheting a wonderful afgan for my bed. I love the soft feel and texture of the Cascade Peruvian Wool yarn. So yummy!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was very prompt.

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          • No

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          5.0

          What wool yarn should be

          By Kate

          from Eastern Washington

          About Me Artist

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

            I am finishing a swing coat in liberty heather. It is just like I envisioned it would be. Soft, but holding its shape well, gives depth to stitches, and since they are HUGE skeins, there are very few splices, and they are easy to do. Can't wait to wear it. This is the only yarn I have used that is similar to worsted yarn I bought in Donegal Ireland. It was spun from their original type wool from local sheep. Just a little "edgy", maybe not next to your neck but beautiful stitch definition, wears like iron, and holds its shape. Now, they need to make a tweed yarn, the Ultimate.

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            5.0

            love this yarn

            By Diana

            from Troy, OH

            About Me Knitter, Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Feels good in the hand
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Slippers
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

              This yarn is beautiful and lovely to work with.

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              • No

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              5.0

              consistent quality

              By Tuffy

              from NE Iowa

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Thrummed Mittens

                Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

                I love cascade yarns! Always consistent quality, rich colors that are much more beautiful in person. I use cascade exclusively for my thrummed and felted mittens. The yarn is very durable. I wear my mittens everyday even doing chores. They get wet and dirty and they wash up wonderfully.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Wears well

                By Merry mixer

                from Philadelphia

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

                  I bought this again because I knitted a zip-front cardigan from it several years ago and it has held up wonderfully. I am going to make another cardigan because this is a good workhorse yarn. It does not snag or pill and garments retain their shape well. It is not an overly soft yarn, but is good for all but the most sensitive to wool. Being wool, it also seems to repel dirt and washes well by hand.

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                  5.0

                  Warm and Knits Up Beautifully

                  By Jan

                  from Billings, MT

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Knits Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

                    Used this yarn in Scarlet to knit up an Aran sweater and am now starting my second Aran sweater in a beautiful blue. I love this yarn!

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Lovely yarn for a great price

                    By K

                    from Canada

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good value
                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

                      So far I've used this yarn to make a couple of sweaters. It knits up very quickly. The texture is lovely and soft, and it traps heat well. I have only noticed shedding with this yarn while it's wet and being handled for blocking. This yarn is a great value for its price. I will buy it again!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery was quick and the parcel was nicely packed! Thanks!

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Nice yarn

                      By Dedicated knitter

                      from Alpena, Michigan

                      About Me Enthusiast, Novice

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Hides Mistakes
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Nice Texture

                      Cons

                      • Coarse

                      Best Uses

                      • Felting
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

                      This yarn knitted up quickly, did not shed or fray, and was consistent in color throughout. I purchased it in red (valentine) and love the depth of tone.

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                      5.0

                      Last minute gift

                      By Carol

                      from SC

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hats
                        • Socks
                        • Sweaters

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