Welcome! You are browsing as a guest
Create a free account to see 14822 projects made from this yarn and more... What am I missing?
220 Superwash® Sport from Cascade Yarns®
220 Superwash® Sport
Cascade Yarns®
Sport (12 wpi) ?
136 yards
(124 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
5.5 to 6.0 sts
= 1 inch
US 5 - 6 or 3.75 - 4mm
100% Wool - Merino
yes
  • Care:
  • Superwash

100% Superwash Merino Wool

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

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

186 stashed

218 projects

802 Green Apple

348 stashed

482 projects

803 Royal Purple

218 stashed

280 projects

807 Raspberry

248 stashed

317 projects

809 Really Red

305 stashed

427 projects

811 Como Blue

260 stashed

296 projects

813 Blue Velvet

272 stashed

329 projects

815 Black

400 stashed

531 projects

817 Aran

533 stashed

731 projects

819 Chocolate

236 stashed

255 projects

820 Lemon

172 stashed

253 projects

821 Daffodil

294 stashed

459 projects

822 Pumpkin

177 stashed

293 projects

836 Pink Ice

140 stashed

179 projects

841 Moss

149 stashed

175 projects

845 Denim

179 stashed

217 projects

849 Dark Aqua

140 stashed

185 projects

854 Navy

214 stashed

368 projects

859 Lake Chelan Heather

283 stashed

302 projects

871 White

542 stashed

839 projects

873 Extra Creme Cafe

179 stashed

205 projects

893 Ruby

377 stashed

468 projects

894 Strawberry Cream

202 stashed

231 projects

897 Baby Denim

146 stashed

207 projects

900 Charcoal

437 stashed

655 projects

904 Colonial Blue Heather

207 stashed

232 projects

1910 Summer Sky Heather

435 stashed

447 projects

1913 Jet

124 stashed

177 projects

1915 White

197 stashed

461 projects

1946 Silver Grey

590 stashed

873 projects

1967 Wisteria

140 stashed

193 projects

8555 Black

119 stashed

254 projects