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Cascade Yarns Fixation

Looking for a great yarn with just a bit of stretch? Cascade Fixation is the perfect choice. From thick socks to garments, with a great color selection, this is a perfect choice. Cascade Fixation is available in both solid and multicolors.   Made in Brazil.

Content:
98% Cotton/ 2% Elastic
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
50g/100yd (relaxed); 186yd (stretched)
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 5-9
Knitting Weight:
DK
$5.50 ball Discountable
  • 3131 Bubblegum - New! In Stock 6 balls $5.50
  • 2137 Sky Blue In Stock 7 balls $5.50
  • 1198 Lemon In Stock 4 balls $5.50
  • 1430 Marigold In Stock 10 balls $5.50
  • 2319 Pantone In Stock 10 balls $5.50
  • 2501 Turkish Sea In Stock 13 balls $5.50
  • 2625 Blueberry In Stock 11 balls $5.50
  • 2706 Showcase Teal In Stock 10 balls $5.50
  • 3077 Pink Lemonade In Stock 30 balls $5.50
  • 3628 Yankee Red In Stock 8 balls $5.50
  • 3794 Wine In Stock 17 balls $5.50
  • 5606 Fern In Stock 10 balls $5.50
  • 5806 Grannysmith Green In Stock 8 balls $5.50
  • 6185 Fuschia In Stock 18 balls $5.50
  • 6388 Purple In Stock 10 balls $5.50
  • 6085 Pink Blush In Stock 19 balls $5.50
  • 8001 Opulent White In Stock 36 balls $5.50
  • 8176 Ecru In Stock 11 balls $5.50
  • 8990 Black In Stock 21 balls $5.50
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Cascade YarnsFixation
 
4.7

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (65)
  • Nice texture (63)
  • Dyed evenly (54)
  • Knits quickly (49)
  • Machine washable (45)

Cons

  • Stretches (9)
  • Twists up (6)

Best Uses

  • Socks (35)
  • Hats (21)
  • Gloves (17)
  • Sweaters (5)
  • Scarves (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (46), Parent (13), Collector (7), Novice (7), Artist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (56), Yes (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My family's favorite for shortie socks

This is my family's favorite for shortie socks. I have made at least 3 pairs each for my husband, son, and daughter.

The fingerless mitts are nice because they stay...Read complete review

This is my family's favorite for shortie socks. I have made at least 3 pairs each for my husband, son, and daughter.

The fingerless mitts are nice because they stay put on your hands. I have made several pairs for gifts and everyone raves about them.

I also have made several chemo caps for friends. They use the hats primarily as sleeping caps because they stay on and keep their bald heads warm.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Knits a very UNcomfortable sock!!

Easy and fun to work with, I thought I would love wearing the nicely patterned pair of socks I was able to knit with just two balls (200 yds). However, the fabric...Read complete review

Easy and fun to work with, I thought I would love wearing the nicely patterned pair of socks I was able to knit with just two balls (200 yds). However, the fabric created felt so uncomfortable on the bottoms of my feet - even in plain stockinette you begin to feel every stitch. I knit two pair, just to be sure - and I truly would not recommend this yarn for socks! In case you absolutely must knit socks, a couple tips: be careful not to stretch the yarn when knitting (it's quite elastic) and be sure to dry your socks on sock forms or they dry quite misshapen.

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5.0

I love it!

By Grandma Connie

from Buhl, Idaho

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cascade Yarns Fixation:

      I have used Fixation mostly for baby items where some stretch is an advantage--headbands, soakers

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Fixation by Cascade Yarn

      By no nickname

      from Columbia, SC

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cascade Yarns Fixation:

          I made headbands for babies and children.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Love Fixation :) for sweaters and dresses for my grands!

          By Carrie Bug

          from Wyoming

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Cascade Yarns Fixation:

            I have made many baby sweaters with Fixation yarn. The moms love them. Also baby blankets - they stretch nicely around growing babies:)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Fixation- I'm totally hooked on this yarn by Cascade.

            By MomMom -

            from Lumberton, NJ

            About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Grand parent, Knitter Crocheter, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Wide Array Of Colors
            • Crochets Up Quickly
            • Dog Scarves Collar Bling
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Elasticity For Headbands
            • Good Weight
            • Have Used For Booties Cowls
            • Holds shape
            • My New Favorite Yarn
            • Nice Texture
            • Perfect For Infant Hats
            • Prince Princess Crowns

            Cons

            • No Hot Dryer
            • No Ironing Allowed

            Best Uses

            • All Things Baby Toddler
            • Bathing suits
            • Booties
            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Headbands Crowns
            • Scarves
            • Spring-fall Sweaters
            • Sunsuits

            Comments about Cascade Yarns Fixation:

            Fixation yarns are the perfect solution for knit/crocheted items for wee ones. The yarn's ability to stretch (give) a bit so as not to confine the baby's delicate skin, nor pinch or leave indentations yet retain its shape makes for beautiful crowns, headbands, hats and caps along with items even for pets, (cowls, scarves, etc).
            The available colors range from soft pastels to bold and bright. Feminine to masculine, as well as neutral too.
            But don't just limit yourself to knitting with this yarn for infants, babies and toddlers - hats for adults always feel perfect - not like they're beginning to squeeze your head after a short time. Fixation yarn is my favorite yarn now- I just wish my hands could work as fast as I dream of the next projects I want to make from Fixation yarns.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Fixation.

            By dawnlee

            from Wheeling WV

            About Me Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Stretches

            Best Uses

            • Headbands

            Comments about Cascade Yarns Fixation:

            Made infants headbands.

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              5.0

              A Good Sock Yarn

              By maudiesmom

              from Winona, Minnesota

              About Me Collector, Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Socks
                • Travel Socks Fingerless

                Comments about Cascade Yarns Fixation:

                I'm fairly new to sock-knitting and only discovered Cascade Fixation recently. I made a pair of " pedicure socks" and was very pleased with how the yarn worked up and the finished product. The built-in elasticity made a snug but comfortable sock and the heavier weight made knitting faster and easier. The colors are nicely combined and well saturated. The only slight concern I had was adjusting to the tension within the yarn itself, but, once I got used to working with its stretchiness, it was easy to find my rhythm. I think this yarn would be especially good in "low-cuff" socks and fingerless mitts, where fit is important.
                I found a nice selection of colors and blends at WEBs.

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                • No

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                5.0

                didnt use it yet. but looks lovely and r

                By na

                from Pa

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Cascade Yarns Fixation:

                    I plan on using it as a base color for a ruffle yarn skirt for a child

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                    5.0

                    Wonderful stretch yarn

                    By Granny Gwen

                    from Colorado Springs, CO

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats
                      • Socks

                      Comments about Cascade Yarns Fixation:

                      I use this yarn to make chemo night caps for my church cancer ministry. The yarn has just the right amount of stretch to keep the caps on during sleep. It's wonderful yarn, I love it!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic Fixation!

                      By Tammy

                      from Idaho Falls, ID

                      About Me Enthusiast, Experienced crocheter, Grandparent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Almost Any Baby Project
                        • Gloves
                        • Hats
                        • Socks

                        Comments about Cascade Yarns Fixation:

                        I really like making baby items such as booties, hats, and sweaters as this yarn stretches so it will adjust a bit as baby grows. I have also used it to make fingerless gloves and it's great!

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Everything shipped great and were the exact colors I was looking forward to seeing.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        4.0

                        Love the results!

                        By Karen the Knitting Addict

                        from Woodstock, CT

                        About Me Enthusiast, Knitting Addict

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Finished Product
                        • Good Weight
                        • Machine Washable
                        • Nice Texture

                        Cons

                        • Getting Used To Elastic

                        Best Uses

                        • Hats

                        Comments about Cascade Yarns Fixation:

                        I used this to make hats for babies at Mass General Hospital. The cotton content is important because of possible allergies. I used double pointed needles and found it almost impossible to hide the "ladders" from one needle to another, but when the hats were finished it didn't detract at all. The feel of the cotton is great and the elastic content makes the wearing of the hats comfortable for a range of head sizes.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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