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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! Made in China. 

 

Content:
62% Wool/22% Silk/16% 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
 
3.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

59%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful color (3)
  • Soft (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hat (3)
  • Scarf (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Results are great!

I went down 2 sizes on the needles and knit loosely. That way I had no problems with yarn breaking. I have done 3 cowls with it and it worked well. Striking color...Read complete review

I went down 2 sizes on the needles and knit loosely. That way I had no problems with yarn breaking. I have done 3 cowls with it and it worked well. Striking color patterns when knitted! Not a yarn with drape so I used patterns which I wanted with a bit more firm result.

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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.

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4.0

Lovely colors

By mistygri

from CA

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        Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

        Right up there with Noro, in my book. And no knots found so far (unlike Noro).

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        • No

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        4.0

        Soft with beautiful colors

        By Coyote Jo

        from Murrieta, CA

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        Pros

        • I Love The Muted Colors
        • It is very soft

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Cardigan Sweaters

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

        I happen to love color and will not work with a color I don't like, therefore I chose the muted range of blues. It is a pleasure to work with this yarn.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good color; not good for soft pieces

        By Tollyon

        from Oregon coast

        Pros

        • Colorful
        • Crisp Hand
        • Good stitch definition

        Cons

        • Bits Of Plant
        • Kinks In Ball
        • Not Soft

        Best Uses

        • Hat
        • Outerwear
        • Vest

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

        I bought some Casablanca to knit a vest for someone who prefers simple, colorful garments and who lives in a warm climate, thinking it might have a similar hand to, but less weight than, cotton. The yarn is not soft, contrary to the description, but quite crisp. The silk adds great color and slubs, and gives the fabric a dry hand, but since it has a lot of wool, it will be much warmer and more elastic than cotton, especially in the ribbed knitting of the pattern I've chosen. I don't see much evidence of the mohair, either in softness or halo.
        I am not having any breakage problems (I generally knit loosely, and did also go down two needle sizes to make gauge), but the yarn has a LOT of twist, and I have to let my knitting hang to un-twist every few rows. This may have been the mfr's response to breakage problems, as it feels quite sturdy. I think it will work fine for the simple vest I'm knitting (although she may have to save the vest for winter), but I'm not enamored with the yarn enough to use it again.

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        1.0

        Pretty but fragile

        By CTDamsel

        from CT

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              Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

              I made a scarf. The yarn broke numerous times. I would not recommend nor purchase again

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              1.0

              Color is awesome, but...

              By Mrs. B

              from Nebraska

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              Pros

              • Colorway Is Really Pretty

              Cons

              • Pricklies In The Yarn

              Best Uses

              • Accessories

              Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

              This yarn is what I call "dirty", meaning that the wool wasn't combed well enough before spinning. Now there are "pricklies" in it, tiny bits of plant matter, that rub over the finger and are prickly. This distracts me from knitting because I always stop and try to get them out!
              I like the colorway of this yarn a lot.

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              3.0

              Handle with care!

              By maudiesmom

              from Winona, Minnesota

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              Pros

              • Lovely colors
              • Soft
              • Thick And Thin

              Cons

              • Easily Broken
              • Fragile
              • Occasional Knots

              Best Uses

              • Maybe Scarves
              • not sure

              Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

              I was attracted to the Casablanca because of its lovely color variations and could hardly wait to get my hands on it. Imagine how surprised and disappointed I was when it came apart on my third stitch! It happened so often that I finally realized that this yarn needs special care and loose knitting tension. I finally was able to adjust and it calmed down too. However, I didn't finish my project because I had to knit so slowly and carefully.
              I'm surprised that a product so defective would come from Cascade, as I've never had problems with their yarns before. I really hope they can produce another lovely-colored yarn like this, only this time with a stronger weave.

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              5.0

              Lovely Yarn!

              By denisejh

              from Long Beach, Ca

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              Pros

              • Beautiful colors
              • Great price
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Haven't found any

              Best Uses

              • Scarf
              • Sweater
              • Vest

              Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

              I believe this is a yarn to be discontinued so I was lucky enough to purchase it at a great price. I got the colorway, Forest, and it's very beautiful. I purchased 15 skeins so I have enough for a sweater or vest and more.

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              5.0

              Beautiful yarn! Great price. Very happy.

              By Fossette Tricot on FB

              from Jonquiere, Canada

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                    Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

                    Bright colors, soft yarn. Love it!

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Pretty yarn, but it breaks

                    By Becky

                    from Missoula, Mt

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Nice Color Ways
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Breaks easily

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats

                    Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

                    I made a hat with this yarn and while I was knitting the yarn broke three times and I used maybe half of the skein. I do like the texture and feel of the yarn as well as the colors.

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    disappointing

                    By snow day knitter

                    from way upstate New York

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                    Comments about Cascade Yarns Casablanca:

                    I purchased this yarn hoping it would be an inexpensive substitute for a Noro project. Wow, was I wrong. The texture was rough and cheap feeling, and the skeins were full of knots and breaks. Despite the fiber content it lacked that touch of luxury you might expect from silk and mohair. The colors were surprisingly dull and lifeless and did not consort happily together. The overall effect was "blah." I've tried it with different needles and stitches, hoping against hope that I can find another use for this stuff. Casablanca has cured me of buying yarns online, sight unseen. Henceforth I will only buy yarns I have met personally. This was an expensive mistake, but I will put it down to a "learning experience." Be careful.

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