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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 $8.99 hank
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Cascade YarnsCasablanca
 
3.8

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hat (4)
  • Cowls (3)
  • Scarf (3)
  • Scarfs (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49)

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.

Reviewed by 52 customers

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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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    • No

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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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    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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      4.0

      Perfect for self-striping scarf

      By skeinworker

      from Oregon Coast

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      Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

      I used two skeins to make a striped scarf, similar to the Noro Striped Scarf pattern. It knitted up lovely and I am so pleased with it. It is not an especially refined yarn, but has a rustic quality that is very appealing to me. The first foot or so of yarn was weak and broke on both skeins, but after that I had no problems with the rest of the yarn. I think this is a great, more affordable, substitute for Noro Silk Garden yarn. I would definitely purchase it again for another scarf.

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      4.0

      This one deserves a try!!

      By Granny

      from Jacksonville, NC

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cowls

          Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

          This yarn is not as soft as some yarns I have worked with. But the yarn is very pretty and works up beautifully.

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          5.0

          Easy to work with and love the colors

          By Cheryl

          from Fort Myers

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          Pros

          • Easy to work with
          • Love the variety of color

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

              I found a shawl pattern using this yarn and I am now making a shawl for every wonderful woman in my family and other lwonderful ladies who have touched my life.

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              3.0

              The colors are very beautiful but the texture is not as soft

              By Judy

              from Tacoma, WA

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              Pros

              • As I Had Expected Conside
              • Ering It Is Wool Silk A
              • Nd Mohair

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

                  Great delivery

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  wonderful to work with

                  By Dolores

                  from Oakton, VA

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                  Pros

                  • Color-mix
                  • Finished look
                  • Weight and feel

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Great To Mix With A Dk

                  Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

                  Great to mix with a lighter-weight, solid-color yarn (or two) for heavy sweaters/coats.

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