Cascade Yarns Eco Highland Duo

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  • Fiber Content: 70% Undyed Baby Alpaca/30% Undyed Merino Wool
  • Weight: Worsted
  • Gauge: 4.5sts = 1" on US 8
  • Weight/Yardage: 100g/197yds
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Peru

This incredibly soft single-ply yarn is a blend of undyed baby alpaca and undyed merino. You’ll love knitting up cozy garments and accessories in the natural shades of Cascade Eco Highland Duo. Made in Peru.

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Cascade YarnsEco Highland Duo
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (7)
  • Warm (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sweater (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Super Soft--Lovely Hand

I ordered this in the natural darkest brown color, and it is a little lighter in person. However, it is so, so soft. The yarn has had no weird joins, and is...Read complete review

I ordered this in the natural darkest brown color, and it is a little lighter in person. However, it is so, so soft. The yarn has had no weird joins, and is super strong and very stretchy.

My only caveat is that is is a "thinner" worsted. The thickness does alter slightly, but not enough to negatively affect stitch definition. There is a light haze around the hat I am making--very light and pleasing. I could pet this hat all day. I love the natural color and feel, and unlike other dyed yarns, this does not hurt my eyes while knitting (dyes seem to make my eyes hurt), nor does it have any stinky dyed smell.

I was using this to knit my father a hat--in a "plain" manly color, but when I try it on for sizing, I am in love with the natural warm color myself. I think I might get more of this super lovely, warm, soft yarn to make myself a shawl. It's cozy, and one imagines feeling very warm and romantic and old-fashioned in such a garment.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Soft but...

The yarn was soft and the colors were beautiful and natural. The issue I had was that of the 4 skeins I had, none of the were split less than 6 times. Two...Read complete review

The yarn was soft and the colors were beautiful and natural. The issue I had was that of the 4 skeins I had, none of the were split less than 6 times. Two of the skeins must have been made from the ends of a ton of different skeins. Some of the lengths were no more than 12 inches long. Makes it very hard to use the skeins in project without it becoming a pain to use. Not very happy with it at all.

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5.0

Lovely, soft yarn. Will use again.

By Lindsey

from Bridgeport, TX

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Pros

  • soft
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweater
    • Vest

    Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco Highland Duo:

    I'm using it for a vest in stockinette. Good stitch definition in spite of its halo. Gets fuzzier with repeated handling. There are spots where it is very loosely plied and therefore has a tendency to split. Doesn't frog well. Seems strong; hasn't broken under the strain of my tight knitting.
    I bought color 2203, Cafe Au Lait, and was afraid it would be too light. Not so! It more resembles "Latte."
    I'm giving it 5 stars; after all, it is a single ply alpaca blend. I'll gladly live with the halo

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    5.0

    Super soft yarn

    By Cher

    from Jacksonville, Florida

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    Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco Highland Duo:

    I used this yarn to make a Celtic scarf. It was so soft and easy to work with. I absolutely love this yarn.

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    5.0

    Soft and natural

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    By Birchcreek

    from Northern BC

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    Pros

    • Cuddly
    • Lovely drape
    • Natural
    • Soft
    • Undyed
    • Warm tones

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accessories
      • Blankets
      • Stuffed toys
      • Sweaters
      • Vests

      Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco Highland Duo:

      I love everything about this yarn. It is lovely to work with and makes a beautiful soft fabric.

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      2.0

      Soft but...

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      By Katnip

      from Seffner, FL

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      Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco Highland Duo:

      The yarn was soft and the colors were beautiful and natural. The issue I had was that of the 4 skeins I had, none of the were split less than 6 times. Two of the skeins must have been made from the ends of a ton of different skeins. Some of the lengths were no more than 12 inches long. Makes it very hard to use the skeins in project without it becoming a pain to use. Not very happy with it at all.

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      • No

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      5.0

      super soft beautiful wool

      By Carla

      from the Netherlands

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      Pros

      • Knits Up Easily
      • Light in weight
      • Super soft
      • Warm

      Cons

      • no cons

      Best Uses

      • Cardigans
      • Sweater
      • Wraps

      Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco Highland Duo:

      The wool is soft, warm and feels light and delicate, yet it's also strong.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Quick delivery

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      • No

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      1.0

      Eco Highland Duo

      By rob

      from Ga

      Pros

      • Soft
      • Warm

      Cons

      • Pills Badly

      Best Uses

      • Maybe Scarf

      Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco Highland Duo:

      I used the yarn to make convertible mittens. Within two months the fabric was covered with pills.

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      • Yes

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Silky soft

      By Sooze

      from Berkeley, ca

      Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco Highland Duo:

      I second everyone's comments on angora-like softness, haloed stitch definition, and yummy natural colors. The yarn has no twist (is slubby) with slightly thick and thin stretches which made me use a smaller than recommended needle size so that my finished fabric didn't end up with thin spots. I have ordered this two different times and will order again. Every person without exception who has gotten one of these scarves has put it to their face and said something akin to "oh my ....gosh".

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      5.0

      lovely natural fiber yarn

      By Quiba

      from Denver, CO

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      Pros

      • East To Knit
      • So soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco Highland Duo:

          very soft and cozy natural fiber

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          • No

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          4.0

          lovely

          By littlepuski

          from brooklyn

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          Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco Highland Duo:

          I love that it is not dyed. The light colour was a little more hard to work with than the dark, it also comes apart every now and then.

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          4.0

          Very soft and warm

          By None

          from Bluff Point, NY

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          Pros

          • A Light-weight Icelandic
          • Like A Lighter Weight Ice
          • Very soft and warm

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Hat
          • Mittens
          • Scarf
          • Stuffed Toy
          • Sweater

          Comments about Cascade Yarns Eco Highland Duo:

          Sand was a darker tan than I expected.

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          • No

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