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Cascade Yarns Casablanca

Cascade Casablanca is a striking blend of warm wool, nubby silk, and lofty mohair. This one-ply worsted weight yarn comes in a range of stunning self-striping color combinations, from pastel rainbow to muted neutrals. Casablanca is light and soft, with a slight tweedy texture from the silk and a halo effect from the mohair. Garments made from Casablanca will be warm and lightweight, with unique texture and out of this world color! Note: fiber content percentage varies. Made in China. 

 

Content:
Wool/ Silk/ Mohair
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/220yds
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 8 (5mm)
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$17.00 hank $7.99 hank
  • 06 Teals In Stock 31 hanks $7.99
  • 08 Forest In Stock 50+ hanks $7.99
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Cascade YarnsCasablanca
 
3.9

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to work with (4)
  • Beautiful color (3)
  • Soft (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hat (4)
  • Cowls (3)
  • Scarf (3)
  • Scarfs (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Recommend with patience and care

I'm very happy with the way this yarn worked for me. I noted some reviewers found that the yarn "pulled apart". This is a woolen spun, so if you're used to...Read complete review

I'm very happy with the way this yarn worked for me. I noted some reviewers found that the yarn "pulled apart". This is a woolen spun, so if you're used to working with worsted spun this is quite different. The spin technique is what allows the dyed in the wool progression of color, and that's what you're paying for. It's not easy to manufacture and the results are awesome. You can break the yarn fairly easily with just your hands, but with a woolen yarn that isn't a defect. It should be handeled carefully when winding and unwinding so that you don't un-twist it. If you wind a round ball and let it roll around while you're knitting it can lose twist. If you get a tangle don't yank on it. Then it should be fine. I would say that the spin is inconsistent. Of four hanks there was one that was more "over spun" and kinked back on itself some. It took a little more patience but once it was knit it was fine. One color was spun a bit thicker than the other which affected both the yardage and the gauge.

I used Karen Baumer's Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf pattern; about 1-1/2 hanks Casablanca knit together with 1 hank of Cascade Kid Seta; 29 stitches on size 10-1/2 needle; 5-1/2" X 74". Knit until the mohair runs out. The Kid Seta gives the scarf a bit more stability and more halo after washing. Finished they are SO soft and drapey and the color transitions are perfect!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lovely but way too fragile

i made a simple lace scarf with this and the finished product was pretty and the colors lovely, but knitting with it was a pain. The yarn is far too fragile -- especially...Read complete review

i made a simple lace scarf with this and the finished product was pretty and the colors lovely, but knitting with it was a pain. The yarn is far too fragile -- especially if there is a chance you might have to frog even the least little bit to correct an error. I had to make 4 felt joins in one skein when the yarn unexpectedly broke on me because it got tugged on for several different reasons. And these tugs were nothing out of the ordinary and the same kind of tugs I would give any kind of yarn and expect it to hold up! I've never worked with a yarn this flimsy before and hope I don't have too again.

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5.0

Love Casablanca

By Mariella

from Waukesha, USA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gorgeous Colorways
  • Nice Texture

Cons

  • Slightly Coarse
  • Weak Spots

Best Uses

  • Scarves Cowls Ponchos

Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

I have purchased several dozen hanks to use in a winter scarf project. I adore this yarn and I am sorry Cascade has discontinued it.

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5.0

Love this yarn!

By Cheryl

from Fort Myers

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Work With

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

      I've used Casablanca yarn to make 15 shawls so far and intend to make about 10 more using this yarn.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Vivid colors!

      By Coyote Jo

      from Murrieta, CA

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      Pros

      • Great To Work With

      Cons

      • A Little Rough

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters Ponchos

      Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

      I am making a poncho for my great granddaughter and with her coloring I chose the bright colors of orange, blue and green. It is fun to wind the balls and see the colors change. The work is moving smoothly and with the combination of colors fascinating to see the changes. The fiber mix is also very nice. It is a little rough so I wouldn't put it next to the skin, but outer wear works well.

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      4.0

      Casablanca

      By Theo

      from MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Yarn To Work With

      Cons

      • I Would Have Like It To B

      Best Uses

      • Cowl

      Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

      Love the colors and weight

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great colors and very sturdy

      By Bernardsville

      from Phoenix, AZ

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      Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

      Excellent service, as always.

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      5.0

      Good stuff

      By John p

      from Franklin, NC

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      Pros

      • Love The Way It Feels

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarfs

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

        Knits up good.

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        5.0

        Knits like a breeze

        By Momma Sousa

        from Fort Myers , Florida

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        Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

        Easy to knit with, made wonderful scarf for sister up north

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Breaks too easily

        By Hortensia12

        from Northern California

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

        I made an ombre hat with this yarn and Lamb's Pride wool. This yarn breaks very easily, rather wish I had read the reviews before buying it! However, I adapted to that and the hat is pretty. I love the colors, I think it's a good substitute for some Noro yarns, but I wonder how durable the finished item will be.

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        4.0

        Generally good, some drawbacks

        By Empty

        from Los Angeles

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        Pros

        • Easy To Handle
        • Good Spacing Of Color

        Cons

        • Breaks
        • No Good After Frogging

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

        I am a beginner. This yarn was manageable for me. It breaks, which is an issue, except once you see that you can pretty easily avoid it. It is useless after frogging, so try any new moves out on another yarn! The scarves I have knitted with it came out well, but they do have a rustic look about them. This yarn is not soft, it is relatively stiff and the width varies. On average it is about average width for the worsteds I have used so far.

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        5.0

        Love this yarn.

        By Tnn

        from Lexington, KY

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        Pros

        • Color
        • Variegation

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hat
          • Leggings
          • Scarves

          Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

          I love this yar. A lot of people complain that it breaks easy. It does, especially at the beginning and end of the spools but I learned how to use it in all my crochet items. I have made several hats, gloves, and leggings with these and they are so soft and luxurious. I have noticed that with mostly natural fiber yarn that they tend to break easier but they are softer. I believe this is from the shorter hairs that are used in the spinning. But because of this the yarn tend to be softer to the touch. Feels a lot softer than some Noro lines.

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