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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.
 
This yarn is on sale during our Anniversary sale during both April and May.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/220yds
Gauge:
5 sts = 1" on US 7-8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$9.00 hank $5.99 hank
  • 8891 Turquoise In Stock 10 hanks $5.99
  • 9629 Deep Wisteria - New! In Stock 36 hanks $5.99
  • 9631 Orchid Mist - New! In Stock 42 hanks $5.99
  • 9634 Aqua Haze - New! In Stock 2 hanks $5.99
  • 9635 Porcelain Blue - New! In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 9641 Purple Tourmaline - New! In Stock 17 hanks $5.99
  • 9642 Crushed Grapes - New! In Stock 25 hanks $5.99
  • 2401 burgundy In Stock 45 hanks $5.99
  • 2404 atlantic In Stock 19 hanks $5.99
  • 2409 Palm In Stock 38 hanks $5.99
  • 2420 heather In Stock 33 hanks $5.99
  • 2422 lavender In Stock 32 hanks $5.99
  • 2423 montmartre In Stock 35 hanks $5.99
  • 2425 provence In Stock 44 hanks $5.99
  • 2429 irelande In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 2431 chocolate heather In Stock 45 hanks $5.99
  • 2433 pacific In Stock 39 hanks $5.99
  • 2435 japanese maple In Stock 34 hanks $5.99
  • 2445 shire In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 2447 peacock In Stock 19 hanks $5.99
  • 2448 mallard In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 2449 peony heather In Stock 30 hanks $5.99
  • 2450 mystic purple In Stock 32 hanks $5.99
  • 2452 turtle In Stock 46 hanks $5.99
  • 4002 jet (dark gray) In Stock 9 hanks $5.99
  • 4006 galaxy In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 4010 straw In Stock 47 hanks $5.99
  • 4011 sparrow In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 4147 lemon yellow In Stock 19 hanks $5.99
  • 4192 soft pink In Stock 38 hanks $5.99
  • 7802 cerise In Stock 44 hanks $5.99
  • 7804 shrimp In Stock 41 hanks $5.99
  • 7811 purple jewel heather In Stock 40 hanks $5.99
  • 7814 chartreuse In Stock 36 hanks $5.99
  • 7815 summer sky In Stock 36 hanks $5.99
  • 7818 blue velvet In Stock 3 hanks $5.99
  • 7822 vandyke brown In Stock 19 hanks $5.99
  • 7824 burnt orange In Stock 44 hanks $5.99
  • 7826 marigold In Stock 29 hanks $5.99
  • 7827 goldenrod In Stock 33 hanks $5.99
  • 8010 natural In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 8012 doeskin heather In Stock 41 hanks $5.99
  • 8013 walnut heather In Stock 38 hanks $5.99
  • 8267 forest green In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 8393 navy In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 8400 charcoal grey In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 8401 silver grey In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 8505 white In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 8555 black In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 8622 Camel In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 8687A Butter In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 8762 Deep Lavender In Stock 27 hanks $5.99
  • 8836 Stonewash In Stock 43 hanks $5.99
  • 8872 Iridescence In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 8886 italian plum In Stock 15 hanks $5.99
  • 8892 dark teal In Stock 39 hanks $5.99
  • 8893 hunter green In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 8894 christmas green In Stock 43 hanks $5.99
  • 8895 christmas red In Stock 27 hanks $5.99
  • 8910 citron In Stock 31 hanks $5.99
  • 8914 granny smith In Stock 17 hanks $5.99
  • 9325 westpoint blue heather In Stock 4 hanks $5.99
  • 9332 sapphire In Stock 11 hanks $5.99
  • 9338 lichen In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 9404 ruby In Stock 31 hanks $5.99
  • 9407 celery In Stock 32 hanks $5.99
  • 9408 cordovan In Stock 43 hanks $5.99
  • 9421 blue hawaii Backordered $5.99
  • 9444 tangerine heather In Stock 25 hanks $5.99
  • 9448A Olive Heather In Stock 30 hanks $5.99
  • 9451 lake chelan heather In Stock 25 hanks $5.99
  • 9452 summer sky heather In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 9456 sapphire heather In Stock 29 hanks $5.99
  • 9457 cobalt heather In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 9459 yakima heather In Stock 27 hanks $5.99
  • 9478 cotton candy In Stock 37 hanks $5.99
  • 9489 red wine heather In Stock 22 hanks $5.99
  • 9560 Liberty Heather In Stock 3 hanks $5.99
  • 9567 Smoke Blue In Stock 7 hanks $5.99
  • 9568 Twilight Blue In Stock 29 hanks $5.99
  • 9570 Concord Grape In Stock 38 hanks $5.99
  • 9572 Cabernet In Stock 31 hanks $5.99
  • 9577 Turquoise Pebble Backordered $5.99
  • 9611 Zinfandel In Stock 50+ hanks $5.99
  • 9612 Purple Orchid In Stock 10 hanks $5.99
  • 9614 Dusk In Stock 44 hanks $5.99
  • 9615 Bright Nectarine In Stock 20 hanks $5.99
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Cascade Yarns220
 
4.7

(based on 396 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (296)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (318)
  • Nice texture (261)
  • Dyed evenly (250)
  • Knits quickly (220)
  • Soft (173)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (227)
  • Hats (214)
  • Scarves (179)
  • Felting (154)
  • Gloves (116)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (241), Artist (94), Parent (58), Collector (26), Novice (23)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (339), Yes (33)

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 396 customers

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5.0

The best wool yarn for everything.

By eww

from San Mateo, CA

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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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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

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      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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      5.0

      Cascade 220 is the best workhorse wool yarn ever!

      By SableStasher

      from The Oregon Coast

      About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Hats
        • Queen Sized Blanket
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

        This time out, Cascade 220 is helping me create a huge and colorful Queen Sized wool blanket. This is my own pattern and design. As soon as it is done, I will take a picture for Webs to use. This blanket pattern can be knitted by anyone. It is garter stitch and knit in one piece. It has around 13 colors of Cascade. I think it is going to be Fair Worthy this summer.

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        • No

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        3.0

        It's pretty good

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        By reggies mom

        from westminster colo

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        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

          I'm not sold on this yarn, it's good for baby things though it could be softer. I've never had much luck with great stitch definition and this yarn. Nor is it as thick as I think a worsted weigh yarn should be. Other people have had great success with it so maybe it's just me. Don't think I'll buy any more, too many other nicer yarns out there.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          220 Cascade Yarn

          By Two Sticks and Some String

          from Utah

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          Pros

          • Consistent Weight
          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Afghans
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

          I purchased this yarn to make a rainbow entrelac afghan for my daughter. I love this yarn because it has a good selection of colors to build the rainbow effect for this afghan.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great yarn for sweaters

          By JK

          from Ridgefield, CT

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

            Cascade 220 is a great yarn. Love the different colors, especially the heathers. Perfect for sweaters. Great stitch definition and blocks beautifully (doesn't get too stretchy).

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            5.0

            My "go to" wool

            By Nanni

            from MA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Will Create Balls In Time

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

            I needed to buy more in a beautiful blue...amazing that the dye lots are totally different but the yarn is virtually the exact shade of the original. Very happy!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great, reliable yarn

            By Kate

            from Mansfield, MA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

              I am making a cabled sweater right now with this yarn but I have also used it in the past for other projects such as gloves. There are a nice amount of colors and I find the yarn to be nice to work with.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good all purpose yarn

              By Mcgrish

              from Iowa

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Cascade Yarns 220:

                So many colors, so many uses!

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                • No

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