Cascade Yarns 220 Sport

$4.75 Hank
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  • Fiber Content: 100% Peruvian HIghland Wool
  • Weight: DK, Sport
  • Gauge: 5.5-6 sts = 1" on US 5-6
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/164yd
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Peru

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.

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4.75220 Sport
 
4.6

(based on 114 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (99)
  • Nice texture (85)
  • Dyed evenly (81)
  • Knits quickly (66)
  • Soft (63)

Cons

  • Coarse (5)
  • Twists up (5)
  • Snags (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (61)
  • Hats (57)
  • Scarves (44)
  • Gloves (41)
  • Socks (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (66), Artist (22), Parent (17), Novice (12), Collector (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (96), Yes (14)

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 114 customers

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5.0

Prompt!

By Katrina

from Brookline

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 4.75 220 Sport:

      Loved getting the perfect shade of gray that I needed in within 2 days!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great for Color Work

      By Holly C

      from Suffield, CT and Cerro Gordo, PR

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Mittens, all of the above I make in color work
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about 4.75 220 Sport:

        I am a devoted fair isle, stranded, color work designer and knitter. This yarn is perfect for it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Excellent yarn

        By sunshine7834

        from Georgia

        About Me Parent

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about 4.75 220 Sport:

          I used it to make a special crocheted afghan for my Grandson, who is in the US Army.
          Was easy to work with and project turned out beautiful. Love it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          I would buy this yarn again

          By Dee

          from Narvon, PA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • I love the texture of this yarn and how it knits
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • I'm making a vest and it is beautiful
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about 4.75 220 Sport:

            I like how I can get a good looking, consistent stitch with this yarn. There is very little splitting and my mistakes are easily fixed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Best all round sport yarn!

            By Retired

            from Greenville, N.C.

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Christmas ornaments
              • Gloves
              • Socks

              Comments about 4.75 220 Sport:

              I love the variety of colors and used them to make tree ornaments for packages and of course trees, everyone was thrilled to get one.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Cascade Sport

              By Mertricoter

              from Seattle and Scottsdale

              About Me Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about 4.75 220 Sport:

                Like Cadcade yarns, especially their superwash ones.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Good yarn

                By don't have one

                from Troutdale Oregon

                About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Socks

                  Comments about 4.75 220 Sport:

                  I mostly make hand coverings and baby things. This yarn works well

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Lovely yarn

                  By jawsie

                  from Georgia

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                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • splits

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves

                  Comments about 4.75 220 Sport:

                  I made some fingerless mitts for my giant man's hands with these. I needed something that was pretty sturdy, but also soft enough on the hands to be an enjoyable wear. I think that this fits both criteria. The only thing that wasn't super great about it is it split a bit and if you drop a stitch it's a bear to get back up the ladder. On the other hand, though, when a stitch slipped off the needles, it didn't immediately drop down.
                  I will for sure use this yarn again, but not on something that requires good stitch definition. I wouldn't use this yarn for cables or lace.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  I would definitely order this product again!

                  By Barb the knitter

                  from Newton, MA

                  About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about 4.75 220 Sport:

                    Yarn is beautiful and I am busy making it into a baby sweater.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great yarn

                    By Omizoomi

                    from Evanston, IL

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                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Easy To Fix
                    • Hides Mistakes
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Socks
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about 4.75 220 Sport:

                      This is a true workhorse and can be used for so many projects.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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