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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.
 
 
Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/220yds
Gauge:
5 sts = 1" on US 7-8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$9.00 hank Discountable
  • 8891 turquoise In Stock 22 hanks $9.00
  • 8010DARK Dark Natural - New! In Stock 50+ hanks $9.00
  • 2401 burgundy In Stock 35 hanks $9.00
  • 2404 atlantic In Stock 41 hanks $9.00
  • 2409 Palm In Stock 26 hanks $9.00
  • 2420 heather In Stock 21 hanks $9.00
  • 2422 lavender In Stock 17 hanks $9.00
  • 2423 montmartre In Stock 35 hanks $9.00
  • 2425 provence In Stock 16 hanks $9.00
  • 2429 irelande In Stock 19 hanks $9.00
  • 2431 chocolate heather In Stock 16 hanks $9.00
  • 2433 pacific In Stock 12 hanks $9.00
  • 2435 japanese maple In Stock 50+ hanks $9.00
  • 2445 shire In Stock 1 hank $9.00
  • 2447 peacock In Stock 41 hanks $9.00
  • 2448 mallard In Stock 28 hanks $9.00
  • 2449 peony heather In Stock 30 hanks $9.00
  • 2450 mystic purple In Stock 5 hanks $9.00
  • 2452 turtle In Stock 18 hanks $9.00
  • 4002 jet (dark gray) In Stock 10 hanks $9.00
  • 4006 galaxy In Stock 16 hanks $9.00
  • 4009 aporto In Stock 33 hanks $9.00
  • 4010 straw In Stock 34 hanks $9.00
  • 4011 sparrow In Stock 5 hanks $9.00
  • 4147 lemon yellow In Stock 20 hanks $9.00
  • 4192 soft pink In Stock 23 hanks $9.00
  • 7802 cerise In Stock 40 hanks $9.00
  • 7803 magenta In Stock 7 hanks $9.00
  • 7804 shrimp In Stock 18 hanks $9.00
  • 7807 regal In Stock 11 hanks $9.00
  • 7811 purple jewel heather In Stock 30 hanks $9.00
  • 7814 chartreuse In Stock 19 hanks $9.00
  • 7815 summer sky In Stock 30 hanks $9.00
  • 7818 blue velvet In Stock 29 hanks $9.00
  • 7822 vandyke brown In Stock 35 hanks $9.00
  • 7824 burnt orange In Stock 29 hanks $9.00
  • 7826 marigold In Stock 22 hanks $9.00
  • 7827 goldenrod In Stock 3 hanks $9.00
  • 8010 natural Backordered $9.00
  • 8012 doeskin heather Backordered $9.00
  • 8013 walnut heather In Stock 18 hanks $9.00
  • 8267 forest green In Stock 50+ hanks $9.00
  • 8393 navy In Stock 41 hanks $9.00
  • 8400 charcoal grey In Stock 50+ hanks $9.00
  • 8401 silver grey Backordered $9.00
  • 8505 white In Stock 50+ hanks $9.00
  • 8555 black In Stock 36 hanks $9.00
  • 8622 Camel In Stock 17 hanks $9.00
  • 8686 brown In Stock 16 hanks $9.00
  • 8687A Butter In Stock 22 hanks $9.00
  • 8762 Deep Lavender In Stock 23 hanks $9.00
  • 8836 Stonewash In Stock 50+ hanks $9.00
  • 8872 Iridescence In Stock 28 hanks $9.00
  • 8886 italian plum In Stock 32 hanks $9.00
  • 8892 dark teal In Stock 33 hanks $9.00
  • 8893 hunter green In Stock 45 hanks $9.00
  • 8894 christmas green In Stock 23 hanks $9.00
  • 8895 christmas red In Stock 49 hanks $9.00
  • 8905 robin egg blue In Stock 1 hank $9.00
  • 8910 citron In Stock 1 hank $9.00
  • 8914 granny smith In Stock 22 hanks $9.00
  • 9325 westpoint blue heather In Stock 24 hanks $9.00
  • 9332 sapphire In Stock 31 hanks $9.00
  • 9338 lichen In Stock 30 hanks $9.00
  • 9341 garnet heather In Stock 16 hanks $9.00
  • 9404 ruby In Stock 44 hanks $9.00
  • 9407 celery In Stock 17 hanks $9.00
  • 9408 cordovan In Stock 4 hanks $9.00
  • 9421 blue hawaii In Stock 25 hanks $9.00
  • 9444 tangerine heather In Stock 23 hanks $9.00
  • 9448A Olive Heather In Stock 26 hanks $9.00
  • 9449 midnight heather In Stock 27 hanks $9.00
  • 9451 lake chelan heather In Stock 17 hanks $9.00
  • 9452 summer sky heather Backordered $9.00
  • 9453 orchid heather In Stock 16 hanks $9.00
  • 9454 rainier heather In Stock 50+ hanks $9.00
  • 9456 sapphire heather In Stock 29 hanks $9.00
  • 9457 cobalt heather In Stock 6 hanks $9.00
  • 9459 yakima heather In Stock 18 hanks $9.00
  • 9460 Dune Heather In Stock 8 hanks $9.00
  • 9477 tutu In Stock 32 hanks $9.00
  • 9478 cotton candy In Stock 15 hanks $9.00
  • 9489 red wine heather In Stock 28 hanks $9.00
  • 9560 Liberty Heather In Stock 28 hanks $9.00
  • 9567 Smoke Blue In Stock 32 hanks $9.00
  • 9568 Twilight Blue In Stock 45 hanks $9.00
  • 9570 Concord Grape In Stock 30 hanks $9.00
  • 9572 Cabernet In Stock 36 hanks $9.00
  • 9576 Nebula Heather In Stock 29 hanks $9.00
  • 9577 Turquoise Pebble In Stock 27 hanks $9.00
  • 9611 Zinfandel In Stock 35 hanks $9.00
  • 9612 Purple Orchid In Stock 21 hanks $9.00
  • 9614 Dusk In Stock 33 hanks $9.00
  • 9615 Bright Nectarine In Stock 24 hanks $9.00
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Cascade Yarns220
 
4.7

(based on 309 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (232)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (248)
  • Nice texture (197)
  • Dyed evenly (192)
  • Knits quickly (172)
  • Soft (136)

Cons

  • Coarse (16)
  • Twists up (9)
  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (173)
  • Hats (161)
  • Scarves (131)
  • Felting (123)
  • Gloves (88)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (185), Artist (74), Parent (46), Collector (21), Novice (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (258), Yes (29)

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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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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    • No

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    5.0

    I have purchased this often

    By Meg

    from Aiken, SC

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting

      Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

      Makes great felted slippers. Probably the best Christmas gifts I make.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Cascade 220 is a dependable yarn.

      By Coyote Jo

      from Murrieta, CA

      About Me Enthusiast, Large Family To Knit For

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

        I uses Cascade 220 mostly for sweaters, but mittens and hats work well too.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great service !

        By mmelyne

        from Trois-Rivières, QC, canada

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

              Great for a blanket

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              • No

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              1.0

              New Cascade is different :>(

              By Koiguki

              from Bennington, VT

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Experienced, Novice designer

              Pros

              • Good colors

              Cons

              • Coarse
              • Shrinks

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

              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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              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Love It!

              By Schertzrachel

              from Schertz, TX

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                I've used this yarn to make sweaters. The stitch definition is nice and minor and not so minor mistakes blend in after blocking. I love the way it wears also. There is some pilling, but that's to be expected if you're going to wear something. And they're easy to pull out. I finally have some sweaters I can practically live in!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love this yarn.

                By Hanne the Dane

                from Charles Town, WV

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Old Soul

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Easy to work with
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                  I have used this product for sweaters, coats, scarves, gloves, hats. Love to work with this yarn and the variety of colors.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Yarn

                  By Lisa

                  from Raleigh NC

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Felting

                      Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                      This is a great work horse of a yarn. I have used a lot of the 220 worsted and it is always consistent. I have used it mostly in felted projects and it felts very nicely.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Cascade 220

                      By Granny's clickin' her sticks again!

                      from Oakhurst, CA

                      About Me Doting Grandmother, Enthusiast, Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves

                        Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                        I used this on the Dark Mark Illusion scarf for my grandson, and it turned out beautiful! The yarn shows the stitches wonderfully and so far has not "wilted". I would definately use this yarn again!

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        white yarn very stiff

                        By midwest knitter

                        from Chicago IL

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly

                        Cons

                        • Coarse

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                          I found that the white yarn was too stiff, almost like cotton. So I couldn't do more intricate stitches as I had planned. I've used other 220s and never have this experience.

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