Welcome! You are browsing as a guest
Create a free account to see 3135 projects made from this yarn and more... What am I missing?
220 Superwash® Aran from Cascade Yarns®
220 Superwash® Aran
Cascade Yarns®
Aran (8 wpi) ?
150 yards
(137 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
16.0 to 18.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 8 - 9 or 5 - 5.5mm
100% Wool - Merino
plied
yes
  • Care:
  • Superwash

100% Superwash Merino Wool

Machine Wash Cool,
Tumble Dry Cool

Here are some helpful tips when washing 220 Superwash® Aran:

Superwash wool is designed to be machine washable and dryable, making it great for easy care and, by that fact alone, it’s not the same as regular wool. Though it is “easy-care” there are still things that you need to be careful of and watch out for when washing it. Make sure you are following the washing instructions on the ball band for that yarn.

• Use ample water. Friction is the enemy of any natural fiber, especially merino. A lot of energy efficient washers use low levels of water. Large projects need ample water to allow the piece to swish and not rub up against itself repeatedly, causing undue friction. A mesh bag is also helpful in preventing friction.

• Use the right soap. Superwash yarn is safe for the washing machine, but not necessarily for all of the chemicals found in regular laundry detergent. Many laundry detergents contain enzymes to attack protein based stains. Wool is a protein based fiber, which means the enzymes in your detergent can harm the wool. Instead of a conventional detergent we recommend using a soap that is specifically designed for use on wool. Most local yarn shops carry some type of soap appropriate for use on wool.

• Use the dryer. Superwash yarn has been processed to remove the scales on the fibers. These naturally present scales are responsible for the adhering of the fibers during felting. Without the scales the fibers lose their gripping properties. When yarn is wet, it becomes heavy and in the case of Superwash wool it will stretch if given the opportunity. Superwash wool springs back into shape in the dryer. We strongly recommend that you tumble dry your projects to prevent overstretching.

popular colorways

801 Army Green

36 stashed

45 projects

802 Green Apple

46 stashed

84 projects

809 Really Red

53 stashed

88 projects

811 Como Blue

65 stashed

89 projects

813 Blue Velvet

47 stashed

75 projects

815 Black

93 stashed

173 projects

817 Aran

118 stashed

211 projects

819 Chocolate

31 stashed

57 projects

820 Lemon

32 stashed

57 projects

821 Daffodil

35 stashed

76 projects

822 Pumpkin

40 stashed

56 projects

836 Pink Ice

26 stashed

54 projects

849 Dark Aqua

27 stashed

51 projects

854 Navy

62 stashed

132 projects

855 Maroon

32 stashed

57 projects

871 White

103 stashed

232 projects

873 Extra Creme Cafe

35 stashed

49 projects

875 Feather Grey

57 stashed

107 projects

893 Ruby

64 stashed

164 projects

894 Strawberry Cream

26 stashed

63 projects

900 Charcoal

117 stashed

262 projects

1946 Silver

121 stashed

235 projects

1950 Hunter Green

40 stashed

56 projects

1958 Sapphire

39 stashed

73 projects

1966 Italian Plum

43 stashed

76 projects

1987 Magenta

49 stashed

90 projects

1988 Red Plum

16 stashed

38 projects

1989 Royal Purple

50 stashed

54 projects

1993 Smoke Blue

31 stashed

46 projects

1995 Cactus

24 stashed

46 projects

1998 Aqua

22 stashed

40 projects

1999 Majoica Blue

30 stashed

36 projects