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    Cascade Yarns Pastaza

    Cascade Pastaza is a wonderful llama/wool blend. The llama adds softness and warmth while the wool lightens the weight. It is available in many beautiful colors, including several gorgeous heathers.  Made in Peru.

    Check out Brooklyn Tweed's Girasole blanket for a great pattern using 14 hanks of Pastaza. You can purchase and download it now in the Ravelry pattern store.

    Content:
    50% Llama/50%Peruvian Wool
    Care:
    Hand Wash
    Weight/Yardage:
    100g/132yds
    Gauge:
    4 sts = 1" on US 9
    Knitting Weight:
    Worsted
    $8.50 hank $4.99 hank
    SORRY, THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
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    Cascade YarnsPastaza
     
    4.5

    (based on 52 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Knits quickly (37)
    • Nice texture (37)
    • Good weight (35)
    • Soft (35)
    • Dyed evenly (28)

    Cons

    • Sheds (8)
    • Coarse (3)
    • Twists up (3)

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (22)
    • Hats (21)
    • Scarves (20)
    • Felting (16)
    • Gloves (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (27), Artist (9), Collector (5), Designer (4), Parent (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (41), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very nice Aran

    I quite like this yarn and have purchased a ton of it(both plain and 'paints') here at WEBS where it is nearly always on sale : ) YAY WEBS!
    The...Read complete review

    I quite like this yarn and have purchased a ton of it(both plain and 'paints') here at WEBS where it is nearly always on sale : ) YAY WEBS!
    The yarn is very thick for it's worsted classification, I think it's more an aran or even a 'light' bulky. (Wishing all the listings/labels gave WPI instead of the stiches per inch. SPI vary with needle/knitter WPI does not)
    I like the texture of the yarn, it is not SUPER soft - is still woolly & 'rustic' but not scratchy. Great range of colors. Knits up wonderfully fast, a lofty/loose spin but not too loose. Gives excellent definition to both simple and complex patterns. Once its knit it doesn't shed much- as knitted? well, a little but not near as much as many other lofty single plies.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Super itchy

    While the llama adds a bit of sheen to the yarn (and that looks nice when knitted up), the feel of the knitted garment is so rough and itchy that it's almost unwearable. ...Read complete review

    While the llama adds a bit of sheen to the yarn (and that looks nice when knitted up), the feel of the knitted garment is so rough and itchy that it's almost unwearable. I would not use this yarn again for anything other than bags or coasters.

    Reviewed by 52 customers

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    4.0

    Lovely yarn

    By Devinzgrandma

    from Lorton, Virginia

    About Me Enthusiast

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Sheds

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Cascade Yarns Pastaza:

    Excellent yarn for the price. Only down side is the shedding. Would purchase again.

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    • No

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    3.0

    Thick and heavy

    By Sissy

    from San Antonio, TX

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    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly

    Cons

    • Coarse

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Cascade Yarns Pastaza:

    Wonderful for a heavy sweater for boating or other excursions in a cold climate. Not recommended for scarves or lighter crochet wear.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Lovely, lovely yarn!!!

    By Coach dd

    from Western NC

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Lightly Sheds In Knitting

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Cascade Yarns Pastaza:

    Makes beautiful fabric by itself.
    Have put w/another yarn to make a heavier fabric for jacket wgt--PERFECT!!!
    Mixed colors for icelandic patterns and Pastaza makes the pattern pop!!

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    • No

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    4.0

    cascade yarns pastaza

    By Cj

    from Carmel, NY

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    Pros

    • Beautiful Soft Yarn
    • Good Weight
    • Love Varied Coloration

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Cascade Yarns Pastaza:

      I purchased two different colors and they're both great. I'm making a scarf and then plan to make a sweater with the second color. so far, the yarn is enjoyable to work with.

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      5.0

      Pastaza yarn by Cascade Yarns

      By Deb

      from Palatine, Illinois

      About Me Novice, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Pastaza:

        I love this yarn. I am sorry its discontinued.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great yarn- got two colors!

        By Spunky

        from Pewaukee, WI

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

        • Sheds

        Best Uses

        • Blanket

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Pastaza:

        Great yarn, I loved it so much I bought more of it in other colors. It knits fast, it's warm, and I've been using it for winter blankets. The only thing is that it sheds A LOT. But I figure it's worth it nonetheless.

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        5.0

        Excellent value for a superb yarn

        By Goldie

        from West Danby, NY

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        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Cascade Yarns Pastaza:

          I'm planning a shrug and also felted items, i.e. mittens and hats.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Pastaza Perfection

          By Mammy

          from NH

          About Me Enthusiast, Knit Newsletter Writer, Newfoundland Dog Owner, Parent, Reiki Practitioner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Colors Shimmer-no Glitter
          • Dyed Evenly
          • Garments Keep Shape
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Luxurious Feel
          • Nice Texture
          • Price Reasonable
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Cascade Yarns Pastaza:

            I have used Pastaza for, at least, ten sweaters dating back 21 years. The original sweater is still being worn often. It works particularly well with cables and holds their shape.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            nice yarn

            By audrey

            from athol, ma.

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Cascade Yarns Pastaza:

              I made a long sweater out of this yarn for my mother a couple of years ago and it really withstands the hands of time. It's still just as nice as when I made it and the best part is that it hasn't pilled at all. I don't find it to be rough and the blending of shades is really nice.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              felted purses ponchos hats sweaters

              By Dixie the knitter

              from ,Tequesta Fl

              About Me Collector, Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Don~~~apos~~~t Discontinue
              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Cascade Yarns Pastaza:

                Great yarn

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                • No

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