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Cascade Yarns Casablanca - Forest (08)

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Cascade Yarns Casablanca

$7.99 Hank
$17.00

  • Fiber Content: Wool/ Silk/ Mohair
  • Weight: Worsted
  • Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1" on US 8 (5mm)
  • Weight/Yardage: 100g/220yds
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: Made in China

Cascade Casablanca is a striking blend of warm wool, nubby silk, and lofty mohair. This one-ply worsted weight yarn comes in a range of stunning self-striping color combinations, from pastel rainbow to muted neutrals. Casablanca is light and soft, with a slight tweedy texture from the silk and a halo effect from the mohair. Garments made from Casablanca will be warm and lightweight, with unique texture and out of this world color! Note: fiber content percentage varies. Made in China. 

 

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3.8

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to work with (4)
  • Beautiful color (3)
  • Soft (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Cowls (4)
  • Hat (4)
  • Scarf (3)
  • Scarfs (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (57)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Recommend with patience and care

I'm very happy with the way this yarn worked for me. I noted some reviewers found that the yarn "pulled apart". This is a woolen spun, so if you're used to...Read complete review

I'm very happy with the way this yarn worked for me. I noted some reviewers found that the yarn "pulled apart". This is a woolen spun, so if you're used to working with worsted spun this is quite different. The spin technique is what allows the dyed in the wool progression of color, and that's what you're paying for. It's not easy to manufacture and the results are awesome. You can break the yarn fairly easily with just your hands, but with a woolen yarn that isn't a defect. It should be handeled carefully when winding and unwinding so that you don't un-twist it. If you wind a round ball and let it roll around while you're knitting it can lose twist. If you get a tangle don't yank on it. Then it should be fine. I would say that the spin is inconsistent. Of four hanks there was one that was more "over spun" and kinked back on itself some. It took a little more patience but once it was knit it was fine. One color was spun a bit thicker than the other which affected both the yardage and the gauge.

I used Karen Baumer's Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf pattern; about 1-1/2 hanks Casablanca knit together with 1 hank of Cascade Kid Seta; 29 stitches on size 10-1/2 needle; 5-1/2" X 74". Knit until the mohair runs out. The Kid Seta gives the scarf a bit more stability and more halo after washing. Finished they are SO soft and drapey and the color transitions are perfect!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lovely but way too fragile

i made a simple lace scarf with this and the finished product was pretty and the colors lovely, but knitting with it was a pain. The yarn is far too fragile -- especially...Read complete review

i made a simple lace scarf with this and the finished product was pretty and the colors lovely, but knitting with it was a pain. The yarn is far too fragile -- especially if there is a chance you might have to frog even the least little bit to correct an error. I had to make 4 felt joins in one skein when the yarn unexpectedly broke on me because it got tugged on for several different reasons. And these tugs were nothing out of the ordinary and the same kind of tugs I would give any kind of yarn and expect it to hold up! I've never worked with a yarn this flimsy before and hope I don't have too again.

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4.0

Love it - except...

By bsirius?

from St. Paul MN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • excellent value
  • gorgeous colorways
  • pleasure to knit
  • sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • cowls
    • hats
    • mitts and gloves

    Comments about true Casablanca:

    My first skein is THICK AND THIN!! I did not expect that.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    I would probably buy this again

    By Aislinn

    from Waterford CT

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    Comments about true Casablanca:

    I haven't finished my project yet, and am glad I didn't choose a very structured shape. This yarn has a wonderful drape. I don't think anything highly constructed would work well.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Beautiful!

    By Minko

    from Otway, OH

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    Comments about true Casablanca:

    I've made 3 socks ( I'm just learning how) out of this and each is different, but absolutely beautiful! It is a little coarse, but I had absolutely no problems with breakage.

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    1.0

    Awful yarn

    By Northwesterner

    from Northwest Washington State

    Pros

      Cons

      • Breaks
      • Sheds
      • Splits

      Best Uses

        Comments about true Casablanca:

        I fell in love with the colors on this yarn, but just winding the skeins into center-pull balls was enough to make me hate it.

        First: it wants to break; it's extremely fragile.

        Second: it's so loosely held together it will be a bear to work with without its splitting.

        Third: it shreds like a sick dog. My swift and ball winder were covered with ultra fine fibers, which went all over my dining room.

        I've come to expect a lot from Cascade, and their workhorse yarns are pretty good (Cascade 220, etc.). But this yarn, and Souk, and real clunkers.

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        5.0

        Love Casablanca

        By Mariella

        from Waukesha, USA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gorgeous Colorways
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

        • Slightly Coarse
        • Weak Spots

        Best Uses

        • Scarves Cowls Ponchos

        Comments about true Casablanca:

        I have purchased several dozen hanks to use in a winter scarf project. I adore this yarn and I am sorry Cascade has discontinued it.

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        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this yarn!

        By Cheryl

        from Fort Myers

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Work With

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about true Casablanca:

            I've used Casablanca yarn to make 15 shawls so far and intend to make about 10 more using this yarn.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Vivid colors!

            By Coyote Jo

            from Murrieta, CA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great To Work With

            Cons

            • A Little Rough

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters Ponchos

            Comments about true Casablanca:

            I am making a poncho for my great granddaughter and with her coloring I chose the bright colors of orange, blue and green. It is fun to wind the balls and see the colors change. The work is moving smoothly and with the combination of colors fascinating to see the changes. The fiber mix is also very nice. It is a little rough so I wouldn't put it next to the skin, but outer wear works well.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Casablanca

            By Theo

            from MA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Yarn To Work With

            Cons

            • I Would Have Like It To B

            Best Uses

            • Cowl

            Comments about true Casablanca:

            Love the colors and weight

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Great colors and very sturdy

            By Bernardsville

            from Phoenix, AZ

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            Comments about true Casablanca:

            Excellent service, as always.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Good stuff

            By John p

            from Franklin, NC

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Love The Way It Feels

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarfs

              Comments about true Casablanca:

              Knits up good.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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