Cascade Yarns Fixation

$5.50 Ball
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  • Fiber Content: 98% Cotton/ 2% Elastic
  • Weight: DK, Sock
  • Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1" on US 5-9
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/100yd (relaxed); 186yd (stretched)
  • Care: Machine Wash Regular
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Brazil

Looking for a great yarn with just a bit of stretch? Cascade Fixation is the perfect choice. From thick socks to garments, with a great color selection, this DK weight yarn is a perfect choice. Cascade Fixation is available in both solid and multicolors.  Made in Brazil.

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5.5Fixation
 
4.7

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (78)
  • Nice texture (77)
  • Dyed evenly (61)
  • Machine washable (57)
  • Knits quickly (56)

Cons

  • Stretches (10)
  • Twists up (6)

Best Uses

  • Socks (41)
  • Hats (30)
  • Gloves (21)
  • Sweaters (8)
  • Headbands (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (57), Parent (15), Collector (8), Artist (7), Novice (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69), Yes (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My family's favorite for shortie socks

This is my family's favorite for shortie socks. I have made at least 3 pairs each for my husband, son, and daughter.

The fingerless mitts are nice because they stay...Read complete review

This is my family's favorite for shortie socks. I have made at least 3 pairs each for my husband, son, and daughter.

The fingerless mitts are nice because they stay put on your hands. I have made several pairs for gifts and everyone raves about them.

I also have made several chemo caps for friends. They use the hats primarily as sleeping caps because they stay on and keep their bald heads warm.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Knits a very UNcomfortable sock!!

Easy and fun to work with, I thought I would love wearing the nicely patterned pair of socks I was able to knit with just two balls (200 yds). However, the fabric...Read complete review

Easy and fun to work with, I thought I would love wearing the nicely patterned pair of socks I was able to knit with just two balls (200 yds). However, the fabric created felt so uncomfortable on the bottoms of my feet - even in plain stockinette you begin to feel every stitch. I knit two pair, just to be sure - and I truly would not recommend this yarn for socks! In case you absolutely must knit socks, a couple tips: be careful not to stretch the yarn when knitting (it's quite elastic) and be sure to dry your socks on sock forms or they dry quite misshapen.

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5.0

I would definitely buy this yarn again.

By Krisknits

from Maui

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Socks
    • Sweaters

    Comments about 5.50 Fixation:

    I am making a short sleeved sweater for myself but I'm thinking that hats and baby clothes would work out beautifully too. It feels almost like terry cloth. Very soft and cottony.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love the stretch!

    By trexpatton

    from Manassas, VA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bodices For Dresses
      • Headbands

      Comments about 5.50 Fixation:

      Used to crochet bodice of flower girl dress. Bottom was made of tulle.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      great specialized yarn!

      By Callie

      from Pinehurst, N.C.

      About Me Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Socks

        Comments about 5.50 Fixation:

        perfect for projects that require stretch in yarn.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        So versatile!

        By Mommy B.

        from Brooklyn, N.Y.

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Great For A Variety Of It
        • Headbands Hats Baby Stuf
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Keep Wanting More

        Best Uses

        • Anything That Needs Stret
        • Baby And Toddler Items
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Socks

        Comments about 5.50 Fixation:

        I've made headbands with this yarn in a variety of colors. I am currently working on a hat for a baby as a thank you gift to the parents.This is a fun yarn to work with.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love this yarn

        By KAS

        from Green Bay

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 5.50 Fixation:

            Use for baby hats

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My Favorite Yarn

            By nana's creations

            from Asheville NC

            About Me Enthusiast, Love A Challenge, Parent

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            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Enough Elastic To Hold Shape
            • Good Weight
            • I Can Not Say Enough Goodit
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Baby Outfits
              • Dresses
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Headbands
              • Leg Warmers
              • Scarves
              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about 5.50 Fixation:

              I feel i can use this for anything.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Soft with a little stretch ensures a lovely fit

              By Purl

              from St. Paul, MN

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Infant Booties

                Comments about 5.50 Fixation:

                I use this yarn to knit infant and children's hats. The yarn is especially nice for infants bc the gentle stretch allows the hat to stay on. I knit hats for premature infants at a local hospital and the floor nurses prefer this yarn over all others. It is very soft and does not bleed or shed plus it stays on.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Fixation

                By Deb

                from Canberra, Australia

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 5.50 Fixation:

                    Great for knitting clothes for dolls as there is enough stretch to knit a jumper or dress without having to allow for a fastener so can be knitted in the round and then just pull over the top of the dolls head.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Cascade fixated

                    By Semperfimom

                    from Brighton, Mi

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to work with
                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Love The Stretch
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                    • Be Sure To Work Relaxed
                    • Stretches

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Socks
                    • Waist And Cuff Ribbing

                    Comments about 5.50 Fixation:

                    Great for socks or any item that requires a stretchy yarn.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Great if you're looking for some elasticity in your cotton

                    By Cappy

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats
                      • Socks

                      Comments about 5.50 Fixation:

                      I had bought this to finish a woven lap blanket and it turned out the stretch in it didn't match what I had been using. However, I turned part of the blanket into dish cloths and they're very absorbent. I could see using this yarn for excellent knitted cotton socks with that little bit of elasticity to make pulling them on easier!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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