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Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool

The staff can't get enough of Cascade Ecological Wool! Available in several undyed, earthy colors, this 100% Peruvian wool yarn 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
$23.75 hank $16.59 hank
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Cascade YarnsEcological Wool
 
4.7

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (53)
  • Knits quickly (51)
  • Nice texture (47)
  • Soft (29)
  • Dyed evenly (21)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)
  • Sheds (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (47)
  • Hats (22)
  • Scarves (18)
  • Felting (15)
  • Gloves (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (43), Artist (22), Parent (10), Novice (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (59), 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.

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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

Transformed itself out of the skein!

By Woolgatherer

from Yakima, WA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blooms When Blocked
  • Fabulous Hand
  • Knits Quickly
  • Natural Undyed Wool

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

    I knitted a Through the Woods hood. Turned out beautifully. Loved knitting with it. It's wound so tightly in the skein, you don't get a good sense of its fabulous qualities until you knit with it. Caution: swatch AND block your swatch. It blooms and expands when blocked.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent product!

    By Mama Bird

    from Colorado

    About Me Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Great Stitch Definition
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice drape
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Mittens
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

    I just finished a cabled cardigan knit in one piece and realized blocking it would be a challenge. I wanted to block it with the front side up to keep the front edges straight, but worried about flattening the cables on the back.

    The cables on the back looked completely flat when wet, but fluffed up with perfect stitch definition when dry.

    I was very impressed with the quality of this yarn. There wasn't a single knot in either skein and the yarn thickness was consistent throughout. It's the most comfortable wool I've ever used.

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    • No

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Thick Pure Wool

    By Erin

    from Langley, WA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

      I love the fact this wool is less damaging to sheep and our environment, while being sturdy and warm with great stitch definition.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautifully Soft

      By Hottann the yarnasuer

      from Lancaster

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

        I used it to knot the free sweater pattern that is recomended with this lovely yarn. Super soft

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        • No

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        4.0

        Behaves Nicely

        By agmom98

        from Houston TX

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

        • Sheds

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

        The yarn did not disappoint! Very nice weight for bulky yarn projects, knits up evenly and blocks nicely. I am so pleased with this yarn for this particular sweater project that I've just ordered more of the same in another color.

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        5.0

        Fabulous to work with!

        By Susiecoyote

        from Kalorama, Victoria, Australia

        About Me Artist, Bistitchual, Designer, Dyer, Enthusiast, Teacher

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cowl
          • Hats
          • Hoodie
          • Scarves
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool:

          I made a hooded cowl that turned out very snuggly and toast warm. I'd love to make myself a knee length coat!

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          • No

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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!!

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            • No

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            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.

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              • No

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              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.

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