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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
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Cascade YarnsEco +
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (29)
  • Knits quickly (26)
  • Dyed evenly (25)
  • Nice texture (21)
  • Soft (13)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (25)
  • Hats (14)
  • Felting (12)
  • Scarves (10)
  • Gloves (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Artist (6), Parent (6), Novice (4), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

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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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

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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

                        Comment on this review

                        (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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