I checked knittersreview and they haven't reviewed this yarn, so I need your help. My plan is to knit the great american aran afghan one square at a time. I don't mind plymouth encore, but I want to keep consider other yarns as well. I saw online somewhere that someone had used Cascade 220.
I know it is 100% wool--but I don't know what it feels like. Is it appropriate for an afghan in terms of softness/scratchiness factor?
Thanks for your feedback!
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Personally, I wouldn't use it for an afghan for 3 reasons..
1. I can't imagine hand washing an afghan!
2. I think it pills if I remember correctly.
3. It's great for felting, but I wouldn't want it next to my skin. I'm wool sensitive though.
When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.
I have bunches of Cascade 220 and I think that for wool it is pretty soft -- not merino soft, mind you, but soft enough for a sweater. In fact, I'm planning a Cable-Down Raglan in some Sapphire Heather that I got from LittleKnits as a bag sale.
I also love how it felts and I love the yardage you get for the money.
I think it's an all around great yarn for the price.
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