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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 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2404 atlantic In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2409 Palm In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2420 heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2422 lavender In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2423 montmartre In Stock 50+ 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 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2447 peacock In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2448 mallard In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2449 peony heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 2450 mystic purple In Stock 50+ 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 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 4009 aporto In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 4010 straw In Stock 50+ 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 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 7802 cerise In Stock 44 hanks $6.29
  • 7803 magenta In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 7804 shrimp In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 7807 regal In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 7811 purple jewel heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 7814 chartreuse In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 7815 summer sky In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 7818 blue velvet In Stock 50+ 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 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 7827 goldenrod In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8010 natural In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8012 doeskin heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8013 walnut heather In Stock 50+ hanks $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 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8687A Butter In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8762 Deep Lavender In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8836 Stonewash In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8872 Iridescence In Stock 33 hanks $6.29
  • 8886 italian plum In Stock 50+ 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 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8895 christmas red In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8905 robin egg blue In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8910 citron In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 8914 granny smith In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9325 westpoint blue heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9332 sapphire In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9338 lichen In Stock 44 hanks $6.29
  • 9341 garnet heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9404 ruby In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9407 celery In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9408 cordovan In Stock 50+ 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 30 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 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9454 rainier heather In Stock 46 hanks $6.29
  • 9456 sapphire heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9457 cobalt heather In Stock 40 hanks $6.29
  • 9459 yakima heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9477 tutu In Stock 41 hanks $6.29
  • 9478 cotton candy In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9489 red wine heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9560 Liberty Heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9567 Smoke Blue In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9568 Twilight Blue In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9570 Concord Grape In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9572 Cabernet In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9576 Nebula Heather In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9577 Turquoise Pebble In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9611 Zinfandel In Stock 44 hanks $6.29
  • 9612 Purple Orchid In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9614 Dusk In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
  • 9615 Bright Nectarine In Stock 50+ hanks $6.29
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by PowerReviews
Cascade Yarns220
 
4.7

(based on 318 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (237)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (255)
  • Nice texture (202)
  • Dyed evenly (198)
  • Knits quickly (178)
  • Soft (140)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (177)
  • Hats (163)
  • Scarves (135)
  • Felting (125)
  • Gloves (89)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (189), Artist (76), Parent (47), Collector (21), Novice (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (266), 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?????

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4.0

Great yarn for felting!

By BLW

from Bennington, VT.

About Me Artist, Novice

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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      • Yes

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      i have bought this product before. am a

      By joanne

      from jcakson,ms

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

        i knit sweaters. this yarn is perfect for that.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great prices for a great product

        By Knitty Ti

        from Elk Grove, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

            I'm using the yarn for scarves and a horse blanket for our daughter.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Service of product is always prompt which I appreciate greatly. Thank you!

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            • No

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            5.0

            GREAT YARN, GREAT VALUE

            By zenknit

            from Halifax Canada

            About Me Enthusiast, Long time knitter

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Need To Ball Roll

            Best Uses

              Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

              I've knit sweaters, hats, jackets, a little to heavy for a shawl, but great for a long scarf

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              5.0

              Best Thing Since Brunswick Germantown

              By Carol in South Shore

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                I use this as my basic wool worsted for just about everything, including my winter socks. The yarn in the title, Brunswick Germantown, was slightly thicker, closer to an Aran weight, and springier, so the comparison is perhaps not apt. But tht was my old "go to" yarn. Cascade 220 is my new "go to" yarn. Love the color range. For a non-merino it is very soft, and more durable than merino.

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                • No

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                5.0

                LOVE this ysrn!

                By Heidie

                from Northern Indiana

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                  It doesn't fray so if I have to pull any out, it doesn't get stuck together. I really love working with this yarn!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Always consistent quality

                  By Dalli momma

                  from Sinking Spring PA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Never Scratchy
                  • Nice Texture
                  • No Flawsever

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                    I knit strictly for therapeutic reasons. It makes everything else in the world go away. Like Xanax without a script. Wine without the hangover. The quality of this yarn makes it a reliable joy to work with. My mistakes are well tolerated by this yarn..

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great value for price, go to yarn for ww

                    By Jan

                    from Pemberton, BC Canada

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                      Great yardage for price, lots of colors, go to yarn for worsted weight projects. Made lots of hats and sweaters from this yarn and years later the yarn still looks great without pilling.
                      Sweaters and skirts knit from this hang really nice on the body.

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