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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
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Cascade Yarns220
 
4.7

(based on 403 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (301)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (324)
  • Nice texture (265)
  • Dyed evenly (254)
  • Knits quickly (224)
  • Soft (177)

Cons

  • Coarse (19)
  • Twists up (11)
  • Stretches (3)
  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (229)
  • Hats (218)
  • Scarves (182)
  • Felting (156)
  • Gloves (117)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (245), Artist (99), Parent (60), Collector (29), Novice (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (345), Yes (34)

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?????

Reviewed by 403 customers

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5.0

Good product, fast shipping

By PhiPhi

from Annapolis, Maryland

About Me Novice, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves

    Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

    Good service, quick delivery.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Cascade 220

    By Karen

    from Springfield, IL

    About Me Artist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Socks

      Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

      I used this for felting a Noni Purse.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      220 Cascade Yarn

      By Karen

      from Springfield, IL

      About Me Artist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Hats
        • Socks

        Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

        I have always found Cascade 220 to be a great yarn. Always lots of colors to be found and felting is simply wonderful! Whether making socks, hats or felting purses or hot pads/trivets it is a great yarn. Just love it! Also enjoy mixing it with Noro Kureyon Yarn - they work well together and brings even more color into the picture!

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        • No

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        5.0

        great yarn

        By EI

        from denver CO

        About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

          This is my favorite staple yarn. The yarn has the right twist, colors ,weight and price. Great yardage. Soft without being too soft Not scratchy at all and not tons of lanolin so easier on the allergies

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          • No

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          5.0

          WEBS always comes through

          By deena

          from New York

          About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Afghan

            Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

            A useful and well-colored yarn that I look at as a "workhorse" of my knitting.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Yarnstash Staple

            By Yarndude

            from Illinois

            About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                I'm knitting afghans frim this yarn for family members who know to ask about washing instructions first,otherwise I'd be a little nervous about just how well this yarn felts.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Heather

                By Jayne

                from Alpharetta, Georgia

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Color Was Duller Than Pic

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                Yarn is very versatile, and is great for afghans as well.

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                • No

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                5.0

                The best wool yarn for everything.

                By eww

                from San Mateo, CA

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Machine Washable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                  I donate afghans for the cancer centers.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love this yarn

                  By Louisa

                  from Port Townsend, WA

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Socks

                    Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                    I am knitting a new Christmas stocking for my granddaughter with this yarn. I love the fact that this washes.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Good quality yarn

                    By Shell

                    from Houston TX

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Afghan

                    Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                    Nothing to add..

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                    • No

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