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Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool

The staff can't get enough of Cascade Ecological Wool! Available in several undyed, earthy colors, it knits and felts beautifully. Cascade Ecological Wool has a whopping 478 yards per skein, so it is a tremendous value. Made in Peru.

 

Content:
100% Peruvian Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
250g/478yd
Gauge:
3.5-4 sts = 1" on US 9-10
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
$22.50 hank Discountable
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Cascade YarnsEcological Wool
 
4.6

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (48)
  • Knits quickly (45)
  • Nice texture (42)
  • Soft (26)
  • Dyed evenly (19)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)
  • Sheds (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (42)
  • Hats (17)
  • Felting (14)
  • Scarves (13)
  • Gloves (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (37), Artist (20), Parent (10), Novice (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great value, great weight, great colour

Used double to knit a cabled blanket. Great stitch definition. Love the long length! Great value. Easy to see errors and fix.

Even when I ran out of yarn...Read complete review

Used double to knit a cabled blanket. Great stitch definition. Love the long length! Great value. Easy to see errors and fix.

Even when I ran out of yarn and bought 3 more skeins, with different dye lots (in natural colour), there is no difference in colour after washing.

Softens with washing.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Be Wary of Stretching

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.) Otherwise, a really nice yarn.

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5.0

Great chunky wool

By Knit pick

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Color Choices
  • Good stitch definition
  • Good Texture
  • Good Weight
  • Great Value
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

    Great customer service!! 5 stars!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Enjoying the yarn, love the feel of it.

    By KK

    from Golden, CO

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

      love the web site can't wait to visit for next project.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Love this wool - knits up beautifully

      By Knitymama

      from Pittsfield, MA

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

        I love this wool. It's great for stitch definition, and knits up soft enough for a baby sweater! Amazing value, gorgeous natural colors, very high quality. You can't go wrong with it!

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        • No

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        5.0

        AS Described

        By Annie

        from NE PA

        About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

          I used this for a toddler coat. It is soft and warm and not unduly heavy in weight although it has some considerable volume, It washed up easily for blocking and air dried true to size.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Very Nice yarn

          By thrin

          from Silicon Valley, CA

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Natural Colors
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • Splitty

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters
          • Throws

          Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

          This is a nice wool that will work up into a great finished product. I am making the Quilt and Cable Blanket (free pattern from Cascade) and I am very pleased with the cable definition and the overall look.
          The yarn is the tiniest bit splitty, but it's only really an issue on the cable rows.

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          • No

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          4.0

          good bulky yarn: soft hand

          By Sandy the knitter

          from Hampton, NH

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

            I am knitting The Dude with this yarn, the sweater from the Big Lebowski. It will be an awesome sweater

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Fabooo!

            By Generalp

            from Rockton, IL

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

                Made two cabled sweaters for my husband. Fabulous sweaters from a wonderful yarn!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                one of my favorite yarns

                By Jill

                from Bend, Oregon

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Natural
                • Nice Texture
                • Sheepy
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

                  I love this yarn so much. It's lovely and soft and minimally processed.It knits up quickly- projects fly off the needles. Also great yardage, a value for the price, especially when it's on sale.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  My favourite all rounder

                  By cardun

                  from South Australia, Australia

                  About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Novice, Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Meterage
                  • Price
                  • Texture

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

                    This yarn has an honesty and integrity to it.
                    Most definitely not the softest yarn, in fact it is quite course (which I love), but without a doubt one of the most versatile yarns on the market (in my opinion).

                    Cascade Eco Wool is my favourite yarn, I love everything about it, from the appearance to the smell.
                    Rustic in appearance and wholesome in its touch.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wool yarn

                    By Barb

                    from Osage Beach, MO

                    About Me Enthusiast, Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Love Working With It
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Felting
                      • Scarves

                      Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

                      Love working with it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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