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Cascade Yarns 220 Sport

Cascade 220 Sport is a fantastic addition to the Cascade 220 family. This Peruvian highland wool works up at 5.5 to 6 stitches per inch. It's a great choice for colorwork and other fine gauge projects.  Made in Peru.

Content:
100% Peruvian HIghland Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/164yd
Gauge:
5.5-6 sts = 1" on US 5-6
Knitting Weight:
DK
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Cascade Yarns220 Sport
 
4.6

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (58)
  • Dyed evenly (47)
  • Nice texture (45)
  • Knits quickly (38)
  • Soft (37)

Cons

  • Twists up (5)
  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (35)
  • Hats (32)
  • Gloves (24)
  • Scarves (24)
  • Socks (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (36), Artist (13), Novice (9), Parent (5), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lightweight but soft and warm

I am making a series of neck warmers as gifts. The pattern calls for sport weight, which I hadn't really used too much prior to this project. I have been delighted with the...Read complete review

I am making a series of neck warmers as gifts. The pattern calls for sport weight, which I hadn't really used too much prior to this project. I have been delighted with the elegant appearance of the heathers and also the warmth of this yarn. Having usually used worsted weight, the warmth of this weight wool has surprised and delighted me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Bang for your Buck.

I don't normally use sport weight yarns, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. But if you like Cascade 220, and just need a lighter weight for a specific project,...Read complete review

I don't normally use sport weight yarns, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. But if you like Cascade 220, and just need a lighter weight for a specific project, you'll like this. Like its worsted namesake, it's a good value, a very servicable yarn for items that don't require frequent wahing (unless you just like hand-washing -- I don't). I'd prefer a superwash variant of it for most things I suspect.

I haven't used it in any felted projects to date, but have used other Cascade wool for such things and always been pleased with the results. This yarn would yield a felted fabric not quite so heavy, which might make it even more suitable for some items.

The project I bought this for used 2 strands held together, and the "sturdiness" (for lack of a better word) that gives it its stitch definition made the job of workign with 2 strands much easier than some yarns I've used this way. It also has less of a tendency to come untwisted than other similar yarns I've used. It also seems to be less prone to splitting or shedding than even the worsted Cascade 220.

This is not a "luxury" yarn by any measure, but will give you good results even if you're a relative novice. Overall a very serviceable yarn for knitters of all skill levels.

Reviewed by 65 customers

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5.0

Just right

By Julia

from Des Moines IA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

    This is going to be an aran cardigan for my daughter. The stitches show up beautifully and the yarn is easy to work with.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Cascade Sport Yarn = Great Sport Wear!

    By Susan

    from Tucson, Arizona

    About Me Enthusiast, Grandmother Of 2 Grandson, Knit For 2 Grandsons

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Scarves
      • Socks

      Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

      Machine washable and yet soft. Should be great for teenage boys wear.

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      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Super yarn

      By Ubi's Mom

      from Tallahassee, Florida

      About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

        Used this yarn double to knit and felt hats. They turned out beautifully. Great yarn.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        My first on-line purchase.

        By Schnauzerhugs

        from LaQunta, CA.

        About Me Beginner Weaver, Enthusiast, Knitter, Out Of The Box

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

          My first online order. Saw the yarn in a knit shop but they didn't have enough so found it on Webs and bought. Service excellent. Realized I didn't have enough and called. Person I talked to rounded up more yarn same dye lot and I received it in a couple of days. I am knitting a sweater to fit someone out of state. Took all measurements there. I didn't want to spend loads of money on this experiment. Thanks.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Cascade 220 Sport is great for Fair Isle

          By MeMary77

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Enthusiast

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

            I am using Cascade 220 Sport in a Craftsy class called, "The Fair Isle Vest, Stranded & Steeked," with instructor Mary Jane Mucklestone. This yarn is so much softer than what the class kit provides, and you can save money here with this yarn. Webs has better color choices too. The yarn is hand wash, dry flat. I made about (5) swatches with different colorway combinations so I can eventually choose different colorways for the Vest(s) that I plan to make.

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            • No

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            5.0

            220 sport

            By Dory

            from WI

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

              Like all cascade yarn the sport weight and colors offered are wonderful. Never a tie to be found. This my first time using sport weight and it is looking grand on my Fair isle sweater. Delivery is always prompt.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great to work with

              By Laura in PA

              from Sanatoga, PA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

                I'm using this to knit a rectangular lace wrap. The stitch definition is wonderful, and I can't wait until I'm finished and can block it to see the lace stretch out a bit and show the great pattern.

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                • No

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                5.0

                I would buy this yarn again

                By Sue

                from Puyallup, WA

                About Me I Just Like To Knit

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful Vivid Color
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly

                Cons

                • Sheds

                Best Uses

                • Shawl

                Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

                The yarn worked up fast and the end product was beautiful

                Service and delivery comments:

                I was disappointed that the yarn came in the mail as a hank and I had to wind it by hand. I will think twice before I order through the mail again.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Definitely NOT DK-Weight

                By Avid Knitter

                from Oregon

                About Me Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Good Weight

                Cons

                • Coarse
                • Twists Up

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

                  Overall, after blocking, this is a nice Peruvian wool. It doesn't play nicely with K1P1 ribbing -- K2P2 or more is better. And it is definitely NOT a DK-weight yarn; it's a sport weight. I wouldn't' recommend next-to-the-skin garments due to its coarse nature unless you use Eucalan to block/dry first. But for pullovers and such (possibly worn over a shirt) it has great body and drape when worked with size 2-5 needles. It gets sloppy with size 6.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love this yarn

                  By NancyD2

                  from Webster, TX

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Yarn Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Baby items
                  • Scarves
                  • Shawls

                  Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

                  This yarn is soft and easy to work with. The only items I have made with it are shawls that block so easily with this yarn, scarves, baby items such as blankets, sweaters, hats, that also wash easily and maintain their shape.

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                  • No

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