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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
  • 4010 Straw In Stock 17 hanks $23.75
  • 3102 Canton - New! In Stock 17 hanks $23.75
  • 3103 Legion Blue - New! In Stock 11 hanks $23.75
  • 3106 Foxglove - New! In Stock 7 hanks $23.75
  • 0050 Black In Stock 11 hanks $23.75
  • 2445 Shire In Stock 21 hanks $23.75
  • 2452 Turtle In Stock 10 hanks $23.75
  • 3101 North Sea In Stock 14 hanks $23.75
  • 3187 Moonlight Blue In Stock 6 hanks $23.75
  • 3479 Dark Purple In Stock 1 hank $23.75
  • 4009 Aporto In Stock 6 hanks $23.75
  • 7098 Burgundy In Stock 5 hanks $23.75
  • 8400 Charcoal Grey In Stock 8 hanks $23.75
  • 8448 Crushed Berry In Stock 11 hanks $23.75
  • 8511 Valentine In Stock 19 hanks $23.75
  • 8821 Peacock In Stock 17 hanks $23.75
  • 8865 Liberty Heather In Stock 16 hanks $23.75
  • 8997 Satine In Stock 16 hanks $23.75
  • 9332 Sapphire In Stock 3 hanks $23.75
  • 9338 Lichen In Stock 24 hanks $23.75
  • 9451 Lake Chelan Heather In Stock 11 hanks $23.75
  • 9452 Summer Sky Heather In Stock 12 hanks $23.75
  • 9453 Amethyst Heather In Stock 9 hanks $23.75
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Cascade YarnsEco +
 
4.6

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (31)
  • Knits quickly (29)
  • Dyed evenly (28)
  • Nice texture (23)
  • Soft (15)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (28)
  • Hats (15)
  • Felting (12)
  • Scarves (11)
  • Gloves (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (25), Artist (7), Parent (6), Novice (5), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33), Yes (3)

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.

Reviewed by 40 customers

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5.0

it was my first big project and it is easy to use

By Nathalie

from Canada

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

    everything is fine. Long to receive but it's back ordre for a moment so i understand it's take a time tosend me thé wool

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Drapes nicely for a poncho

    By Knit Wit

    from Cooperstown, NY

    About Me 60 Years Of Knitting

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

        Drapes well. Use for ponchos and bulky sweaters

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Love this yarn!

        By Brescn

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

          Great yarn for heavier sweaters, scarfs and afghans. Warm and sturdy with great yardage.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Beautiful coloring

          By none

          from Southern Michigan

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Knits Quickly
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Gauge Lighter Than Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

          Love the texture and coloration of this yarn.

          Have not yet completed the project as it was a bit lighter than the pattern called for.

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          • No

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          4.0

          great yarn

          By Barb the knitter

          from Indiana PA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Also Put Up In Large Skei
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Like The Large Skein
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

              It will be made into a gift.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Coarse and hard on hands!

              By Knit nut

              from Wi

              About Me Enthusiast, Parent

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight

              Cons

              • Caused Reaction
              • Coarse
              • Sheds
              • Snags

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

                I've never had a reaction to wool until I bought 4 skeins of this to make a throw. Ugh. It's coarse and was abrasive to my hands just in the winding. The knitted fabric isn't particularly rough but after a couple of days of handling this yarn, I was itchy, hands were raw and my eyelids were puffy. (I was stunning. Lol.) I knit with and wear wool regularly so there must be something about this particular wool that I'm sensitive to. I would like to see more details about it beyond it being "Peruvian" e.g. what type of sheep so I know what to avoid in the future. I'm now stuck with 4 huge skeins of this which isn't returnable b/c it was on sale.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Wonderful to work with!

                By Carla the Constant Knitter

                from Baltimore MD

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

                    Knitting my third hood and more planned with this terrific yarn. Huge skein so only one needed per piece - great colors to choose from and so easy to knit with! Great weight so is perfect for any cold weather accessories.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Yarn forever, splicing never.

                    By accordionmama

                    from Edmonton

                    About Me Artist, Parent

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Easy To Fix
                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Rustic
                    • Yardage Galore

                    Cons

                    • Can't Use Yarnballer
                    • Coarse

                    Best Uses

                    • Felting
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco +:

                    I love this yarn. It's scratchy and it pills... but it is rustic and it knits quickly on a huge variety of needle sizes (4mms to 8mms comfortably.) You can't beat the yardage for the price.

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                    • No

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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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