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4.6

Cascade Yarns 220 Sport

Cascade 220 Sport is a fantastic addition to the Cascade 220 family. This Peruvian highland wool works up at 5.5 to 6 stitches per inch. It's a great choice for colorwork and other fine gauge projects.  Made in Peru.

Content:
100% Peruvian HIghland Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/164yd
Gauge:
5.5-6 sts = 1" on US 5-6
Knitting Weight:
DK
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Cascade Yarns220 Sport
 
4.6

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (57)
  • Dyed evenly (47)
  • Nice texture (44)
  • Knits quickly (38)
  • Soft (37)

Cons

  • Twists up (5)
  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (34)
  • Hats (32)
  • Gloves (24)
  • Scarves (24)
  • Socks (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (35), Artist (13), Novice (9), Parent (5), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (57), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lightweight but soft and warm

I am making a series of neck warmers as gifts. The pattern calls for sport weight, which I hadn't really used too much prior to this project. I have been delighted with the...Read complete review

I am making a series of neck warmers as gifts. The pattern calls for sport weight, which I hadn't really used too much prior to this project. I have been delighted with the elegant appearance of the heathers and also the warmth of this yarn. Having usually used worsted weight, the warmth of this weight wool has surprised and delighted me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Bang for your Buck.

I don't normally use sport weight yarns, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. But if you like Cascade 220, and just need a lighter weight for a specific project,...Read complete review

I don't normally use sport weight yarns, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. But if you like Cascade 220, and just need a lighter weight for a specific project, you'll like this. Like its worsted namesake, it's a good value, a very servicable yarn for items that don't require frequent wahing (unless you just like hand-washing -- I don't). I'd prefer a superwash variant of it for most things I suspect.

I haven't used it in any felted projects to date, but have used other Cascade wool for such things and always been pleased with the results. This yarn would yield a felted fabric not quite so heavy, which might make it even more suitable for some items.

The project I bought this for used 2 strands held together, and the "sturdiness" (for lack of a better word) that gives it its stitch definition made the job of workign with 2 strands much easier than some yarns I've used this way. It also has less of a tendency to come untwisted than other similar yarns I've used. It also seems to be less prone to splitting or shedding than even the worsted Cascade 220.

This is not a "luxury" yarn by any measure, but will give you good results even if you're a relative novice. Overall a very serviceable yarn for knitters of all skill levels.

Reviewed by 64 customers

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5.0

Cascade Sport Yarn = Great Sport Wear!

By Susan

from Tucson, Arizona

About Me Enthusiast, Grandmother Of 2 Grandson, Knit For 2 Grandsons

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Scarves
    • Socks

    Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

    Machine washable and yet soft. Should be great for teenage boys wear.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Super yarn

    By Ubi's Mom

    from Tallahassee, Florida

    About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

      Used this yarn double to knit and felt hats. They turned out beautifully. Great yarn.

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      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      My first on-line purchase.

      By Schnauzerhugs

      from LaQunta, CA.

      About Me Beginner Weaver, Enthusiast, Knitter, Out Of The Box

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

        My first online order. Saw the yarn in a knit shop but they didn't have enough so found it on Webs and bought. Service excellent. Realized I didn't have enough and called. Person I talked to rounded up more yarn same dye lot and I received it in a couple of days. I am knitting a sweater to fit someone out of state. Took all measurements there. I didn't want to spend loads of money on this experiment. Thanks.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Cascade 220 Sport is great for Fair Isle

        By MeMary77

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

          I am using Cascade 220 Sport in a Craftsy class called, "The Fair Isle Vest, Stranded & Steeked," with instructor Mary Jane Mucklestone. This yarn is so much softer than what the class kit provides, and you can save money here with this yarn. Webs has better color choices too. The yarn is hand wash, dry flat. I made about (5) swatches with different colorway combinations so I can eventually choose different colorways for the Vest(s) that I plan to make.

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          • No

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          5.0

          220 sport

          By Dory

          from WI

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

            Like all cascade yarn the sport weight and colors offered are wonderful. Never a tie to be found. This my first time using sport weight and it is looking grand on my Fair isle sweater. Delivery is always prompt.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great to work with

            By Laura in PA

            from Sanatoga, PA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

              I'm using this to knit a rectangular lace wrap. The stitch definition is wonderful, and I can't wait until I'm finished and can block it to see the lace stretch out a bit and show the great pattern.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would buy this yarn again

              By Sue

              from Puyallup, WA

              About Me I Just Like To Knit

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful Vivid Color
              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly

              Cons

              • Sheds

              Best Uses

              • Shawl

              Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

              The yarn worked up fast and the end product was beautiful

              Service and delivery comments:

              I was disappointed that the yarn came in the mail as a hank and I had to wind it by hand. I will think twice before I order through the mail again.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Definitely NOT DK-Weight

              By Avid Knitter

              from Oregon

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good Weight

              Cons

              • Coarse
              • Twists Up

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

                Overall, after blocking, this is a nice Peruvian wool. It doesn't play nicely with K1P1 ribbing -- K2P2 or more is better. And it is definitely NOT a DK-weight yarn; it's a sport weight. I wouldn't' recommend next-to-the-skin garments due to its coarse nature unless you use Eucalan to block/dry first. But for pullovers and such (possibly worn over a shirt) it has great body and drape when worked with size 2-5 needles. It gets sloppy with size 6.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love this yarn

                By NancyD2

                from Webster, TX

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Yarn Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Baby items
                • Scarves
                • Shawls

                Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

                This yarn is soft and easy to work with. The only items I have made with it are shawls that block so easily with this yarn, scarves, baby items such as blankets, sweaters, hats, that also wash easily and maintain their shape.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                cascade 220 sport

                By woolythyme

                from kentucky

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Machine Washable
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Cascade Yarns 220 Sport:

                  this was used for a little girl's coat and hat for a wwi documentary. the color range available was spectacular, the delivery prompt, and the knitting fun to do!

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                  • No

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