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Cascade Yarns 220

Cascade 220 is just simply one of our most popular yarns. This 100% wool, worsted weight yarn is available in an incredible selection of colors, including a huge number of beautiful heathers. It's great for everything from felting to sweaters!  Made in Peru.
 
This yarn is in our Anniversary sale in both April and May!
 
 
 
 
 
Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/220yds
Gauge:
5 sts = 1" on US 7-8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$9.00 hank $6.29 hank
  • 8891 turquoise In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2401 burgundy In Stock 33 hanks $6.29
  • 2404 atlantic In Stock 33 hanks $6.29
  • 2409 Palm In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2420 heather In Stock 35 hanks $6.29
  • 2422 lavender In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2423 montmartre In Stock 31 hanks $6.29
  • 2425 provence In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2429 irelande In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2431 chocolate heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2433 pacific In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2435 japanese maple In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2445 shire In Stock 30 hanks $6.29
  • 2447 peacock In Stock 45 hanks $6.29
  • 2448 mallard In Stock 41 hanks $6.29
  • 2449 peony heather In Stock 42 hanks $6.29
  • 2450 mystic purple In Stock 37 hanks $6.29
  • 2452 turtle In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 4002 jet (dark gray) In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 4006 galaxy In Stock 46 hanks $6.29
  • 4009 aporto In Stock 47 hanks $6.29
  • 4010 straw In Stock 49 hanks $6.29
  • 4011 sparrow In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 4147 lemon yellow In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 4192 soft pink In Stock 42 hanks $6.29
  • 7802 cerise In Stock 39 hanks $6.29
  • 7803 magenta In Stock 48 hanks $6.29
  • 7804 shrimp In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 7807 regal In Stock 41 hanks $6.29
  • 7811 purple jewel heather In Stock 47 hanks $6.29
  • 7814 chartreuse In Stock 32 hanks $6.29
  • 7815 summer sky In Stock 3 hanks $6.29
  • 7818 blue velvet In Stock 37 hanks $6.29
  • 7822 vandyke brown In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 7824 burnt orange In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 7826 marigold In Stock 45 hanks $6.29
  • 7827 goldenrod In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8010 natural In Stock 40 hanks $6.29
  • 8012 doeskin heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8013 walnut heather Backordered $6.29
  • 8267 forest green In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8393 navy In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8400 charcoal grey In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8401 silver grey In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8505 white In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8555 black In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8622 Camel In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8686 brown In Stock 37 hanks $6.29
  • 8687A Butter In Stock 49 hanks $6.29
  • 8762 Deep Lavender In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8836 Stonewash In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8872 Iridescence In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8886 italian plum In Stock 41 hanks $6.29
  • 8892 dark teal In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8893 hunter green In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8894 christmas green In Stock 42 hanks $6.29
  • 8895 christmas red In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8905 robin egg blue In Stock 16 hanks $6.29
  • 8910 citron In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8914 granny smith In Stock 25 hanks $6.29
  • 9325 westpoint blue heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9332 sapphire In Stock 35 hanks $6.29
  • 9338 lichen In Stock 47 hanks $6.29
  • 9341 garnet heather In Stock 40 hanks $6.29
  • 9404 ruby In Stock 45 hanks $6.29
  • 9407 celery In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9408 cordovan In Stock 48 hanks $6.29
  • 9421 blue hawaii In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9444 tangerine heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9448A Olive Heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9449 midnight heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9451 lake chelan heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9452 summer sky heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9453 orchid heather In Stock 37 hanks $6.29
  • 9454 rainier heather In Stock 28 hanks $6.29
  • 9456 sapphire heather In Stock 46 hanks $6.29
  • 9457 cobalt heather In Stock 14 hanks $6.29
  • 9459 yakima heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9477 tutu In Stock 2 hanks $6.29
  • 9478 cotton candy In Stock 37 hanks $6.29
  • 9489 red wine heather In Stock 37 hanks $6.29
  • 9560 Liberty Heather In Stock 49 hanks $6.29
  • 9567 Smoke Blue In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9568 Twilight Blue In Stock 44 hanks $6.29
  • 9570 Concord Grape In Stock 37 hanks $6.29
  • 9572 Cabernet In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9576 Nebula Heather In Stock 37 hanks $6.29
  • 9577 Turquoise Pebble In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9611 Zinfandel In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9612 Purple Orchid In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9614 Dusk In Stock 45 hanks $6.29
  • 9615 Bright Nectarine In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Cascade Yarns220
 
4.7

(based on 325 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (241)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (262)
  • Nice texture (208)
  • Dyed evenly (204)
  • Knits quickly (182)
  • Soft (146)

Cons

  • Coarse (17)
  • Twists up (9)
  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (183)
  • Hats (166)
  • Scarves (140)
  • Felting (127)
  • Gloves (92)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (193), Artist (76), Parent (49), Collector (21), Novice (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (273), Yes (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice wool!

I knit lots of baby shoes & I have liked this yarn for those projects. It has a good weight and great stitch definition. The main reason I feel I keep coming...Read complete review

I knit lots of baby shoes & I have liked this yarn for those projects. It has a good weight and great stitch definition. The main reason I feel I keep coming back to it it the endless color options.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

New Cascade is different :>(

Cascade 220 has been changed- it has something to do with the processing, spinning etc and the company won't explain what has happened. The new style skeins have a dyelot number with 5...Read complete review

Cascade 220 has been changed- it has something to do with the processing, spinning etc and the company won't explain what has happened. The new style skeins have a dyelot number with 5 numbers and a alpha letter (see example below) vs the old style which had 4 numbers. Since November 2014, it almost impossible to find enough old style (the one with 4 numericals in the dyelot number) to make a sweater. Initially I found the yarn felt different - something to do with the spinning/ plying. It feels like a harder yarn in the hand. There is less loft than old Cascade and it is coarser.

12-30-14: I bought at Webs Cascade 220 (regular not superwash) #4010 (Straw) Dyelot 2K3548, which is the new style yarn - dyelot new style. I swatched it flat on #4 needle and carefully recorded the st ct: on #4 needle I got 25 sts over 4," or 6.25 st/in unblocked. I like to downgauge a little knowing that blocking makes it grow and I like a tighter fabric. I made a cardi in Cascade old style that came out at 5.8 st/in and it is perfect. I have worked up the first skein for the new project - about 4" long, so time for a gauge check.

Unblocked, now getting 25 st over 4" or 6.25 st/in. I blocked a corner of the sweater using my usual method of warm water sponged on, blotted and patted down and let dry.

IT SHRUNK!!!! The 25 st area marked off with thin scrap wool, now measures 3-3/4" which is 6.66 st/in. HOW CAN THIS BE??!!! In all my experience with wool yarn, blocking relaxes the wool and makes it expand. I've never seen it shrink. This means over 308 st the chest measurement will be 46" instead of 49."

WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO CASCADE 220?????

Reviewed by 325 customers

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5.0

Cascade superwash sport - the dependable yarn

By Coyote Jo

from Murrieta, CA

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

    I seem to buy this yarn over and over. It is so very soft, pretty and fun to work with.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Another great yarn

    By PRA

    from Flathead Valley, Montana

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Slightly splitty

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

    This is another great workhorse yarn from Cascade. I wanted a contrasting color to use on a DK weight jacket I'm knitting, and Cascade 220 comes in so many great colors that I was able to find what I needed. I do think it's a bit lighter than other worsted weights I've used, which made it great for my project. I'm trying to switch from Flicking to Continental knitting, which means I had to tink back several times, but the yarn showed no ill effects from this abuse. I'll definitely be buying this again.

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    4.0

    Consistent, soft for being pure wool

    By Rovve

    from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Socks
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

      Kids' sweaters, socks, mitts, cowls, dresses

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      • No

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      5.0

      Nice yarn!

      By VLuvs2knit

      from Arkansas

      About Me Enjoys Knitting

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

        Made a sweater with this yarn, it knitted great!

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast delivery.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Very Pleased!

        By BLW

        from Bennington, VT.

        About Me Multi-crafter

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight

        Cons

        • None That I Know Of

        Best Uses

        • Felting

        Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

        Great yarn for felting. Have tried a couple other brands and this one seems to be best so far. They offer a great variety of colors too! I enjoy!

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        • No

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        5.0

        good, basic yarn

        By Bonniemaev

        from Bar Harbor, Maine

        About Me Enthusiast

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

          I initially bought the yarn to knit a basic sweater. I used the left over yarn to knit mittens. Friends loved the color so much that I knit and gifted two cowls, plus one for myself. I also used this yarn to make a two-color, double-knit scarf. Love it.

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          5.0

          Workhorse

          By Mommabaush

          from Las Vegas, NV

          About Me Addicted to yarn, Empty Nester, Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Multi-purpose
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Go-to For Anything
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

            Among the most universally useful knitting yarns on the market. Strong yet soft, rainbow of colors, easy to knit -- just all around great.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great yarn for felting!

            By BLW

            from Bennington, VT.

            About Me Artist, Novice

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Knits Quickly
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting

              Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

              fairly new to felting and I'm pleased with how this yarn works. Not all 100% wool yarns felt alike.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good go-to yarn

              By dehvohkahn

              from Florida

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight

              Cons

              • Coarse

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                I'm enjoying this yarn - it's soft for a wool, and softens up some with Eucalan, but not as much as I hoped it would from other reviews. Going to give it another go in the Eucalan and hope for a little softer, as I'm using it for a blanket. Love love love the range of colors! Haven't had any problems with dye running, hand-washes well.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A work horse yarn

                By Knitting for Decades

                from Dayton, OH

                About Me Avid knitter, Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Holds Up To Use
                • Knits Quickly

                Cons

                • Will Felt

                Best Uses

                • Felting projects
                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                Cascade 220 is a work horse yarn. My most recent projects were 2 hats and 2 sweaters. One sweater had a lot of cables and the cables showed up very well. For both sweaters, the arms gained some length when wet blocked, so you might want to plan for cuffs or make them a bit short. The yarn will felt, so make sure whoever gets objects knit with this yarn is able to hand wash and block dry.

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