Cascade Yarns Eco + - Amethyst Heather (9453)
  • Fiber Content: 100% Peruvian Wool
  • Weight: Bulky, Worsted
  • Gauge: 3.5-4 sts = 1" on US 9-10
  • Weight/Yardage: 250g/478yds
  • Care: Hand Wash
  • Country Of Origin: Peru

Cascade Yarns Eco +

$23.75 Hank
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Cascade Yarns Eco Plus is the same yarn as Ecological Wool, but it is commercially dyed in many vibrant colors. Because of the tremendous yardage, you will be able to finish a beautiful project (sweater or even a blanket) at a great price! Eco + also felts like a dream. 

Cascade Yarns Eco + - Amethyst Heather (9453)
(9453) Amethyst Heather
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Aporto (4009)
(4009) Aporto
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Black (0050)
(0050) Black
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Blue Turquoise (3108)
(3108) Blue Turquoise
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Campfire Heather (9654)
(9654) Campfire Heather
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Canton (3102)
(3102) Canton
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Charcoal Gray (8400)
(8400) Charcoal Gray
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Foxglove (3106)
(3106) Foxglove
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Green Banana (3109)
(3109) Green Banana
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Legion Blue (3103)
(3103) Legion Blue
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Lichen (9338)
(9338) Lichen
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - North Sea (3101)
(3101) North Sea
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Peacock Blue (3112)
(3112) Peacock Blue
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Sapphire (9332)
(9332) Sapphire
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Satine (8997)
(8997) Satine
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Straw (4010)
(4010) Straw
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Summer Sky Heather (9452)
(9452) Summer Sky Heather
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Turtle (2452)
(2452) Turtle
$16.49
Cascade Yarns Eco + - Valentine (8511)
(8511) Valentine
$16.49

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23.75Eco +
 
4.6

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (46)
  • Knits quickly (43)
  • Dyed evenly (40)
  • Nice texture (38)
  • Soft (20)

Cons

  • Coarse (5)
  • Stretches (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (42)
  • Hats (27)
  • Scarves (19)
  • Felting (17)
  • Gloves (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (39), Artist (9), Parent (8), Novice (6), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Friendliest yarn ever

Eco Wool is one of my favorite yarns. It is so versatile. Because it is a 2-ply worsted-spun yarn, it can be knit at several gauges. You can use it for an...Read complete review

Eco Wool is one of my favorite yarns. It is so versatile. Because it is a 2-ply worsted-spun yarn, it can be knit at several gauges. You can use it for an Aran sweater on a size 8 needle, or go all the way up to a fairly loose, drapey knit on a size 11. It is probably most at home on about a size 10 needle. The yarn has good stitch definition as well as being soft and well-behaved, so it's great for cables. The downside is that because it's not a true bulky-weight yarn, it tends to compact upon knitting. However, it can be doubled to make a firm fabric. The natural shades of Eco Wool are a sensual delight since they have a great clean lanolin smell, and in addition to looking and feeling great, the lanolin makes your hands soft while you work. When knitters talk about being overcome by yarn fumes, this is what we mean. It's addictive! The Eco Plus has all this plus some stunning, mostly heathered, dyed shades. At nearly 500 yards per skein, it's a great value.

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Stretches--Be Wary!

When knit at recommended gauge, seriously stretches when washed so be wary. Wash aggressively block your swatch and knit to it. Then block finished garment to size. (Knit to fit does NOT...Read complete review

When knit at recommended gauge, seriously stretches when washed so be wary. Wash aggressively block your swatch and knit to it. Then block finished garment to size. (Knit to fit does NOT work with this yarn.) Many dark colours bleed profusely. Wash yarn first (I used synthrapol) if used with light colours in same garment. Otherwise, a really nice yarn.

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5.0

Wonderful knit

By 

from Newport, VT

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Sweaters

    Comments about 23.75 Eco +:

    I knit a baby jacket for a cousin having a baby who lives in Buffalo NY. This will be the perfect weight for brisk fall walks!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Pretty good yarn

    By 

    from Windham, VT

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Stretches

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about 23.75 Eco +:

    This yarn does best when thought of as worsted weight and knitted at a gauge of at least 18st/4 inches in stockinette. I recently knit a long cardigan with it at this gauge. It grew slightly in all directions after soaking. The cardigan has received heavy wear, and tended to droop slightly after repeated wearings. The drooping was fixed with a quick soak, towel pressing out of water, and laying the garment flat to dry. There has been a bit of pilling, but not enough to mar the essentially good-looking sweater. I use this yarn all the time, and find that the tighter the gauge, the better it handles. I also like to combine it with alpaca sock yarn, keeping the gauge at 18 st/4 inches for a heavy sweater that wears very well.
    Incidentally, I ran out of yarn for the cardigan project and had to use a different dye lot. There was absolutely NO detectable difference in the two dye lots.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Nice Basic Wool Yarn

    By 

    from Cromwell CT

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    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Stretches

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about 23.75 Eco +:

    A lovely wool yarn that worked up nicely in a man's sweater. It handled my frogging well without shedding or unraveling and didn't notice any pilling. For the price it is a great value.

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    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Great yarn for sweater knitting!

    By 

    from New Haven, CT

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    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Coarse

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about 23.75 Eco +:

    I had knit a blanket a few years ago out of Eco+, and it is a good staple yarn to get a quick knit done. I am not sure how well the yarn holds up over time. The blanket was a gift for my in-laws, and a few years later, the blanket looks a bit worse for wear. I am not sure if it is due to how they care for the blanket (they have no dryer, and not sure if it has been put through the washer), or just the yarn itself. I am about half way through a sweater and hopefully it holds up better. Not the softest yarn, but not overly scratchy either. Really great value.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Love the color

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    from CT

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    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about 23.75 Eco +:

      Love the color.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Eco Yarn is the best

      By 

      from Vermont

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blankets

        Comments about 23.75 Eco +:

        Used this to make 2 beautiful "Nordic blankets"

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        • No
         
        4.0

        A workhorse!

        By 

        from Sourthern Connecticut

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        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about 23.75 Eco +:

          Use to border a blanket knitted with Noro Silk Garden. Perfectly uniform stitches and edges.

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          5.0

          Fast service. Spot on color.

          By 

          from Medina, Ohio

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          Comments about 23.75 Eco +:

          Knitting shawl and is the recommended yarn. Looks exactly like the picture on Ravelry.

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          5.0

          Great for a Tomten jacket

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          from Boston, MA

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          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about 23.75 Eco +:

            This yarn knits evenly and quickly.

             
            5.0

            Wonderful

            By 

            from Three Forks, MT

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about 23.75 Eco +:

              Perfect staple yarn. No knots, uniform, and way softer than I expected.

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              • No

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