Cascade Longwood Yarn Reviews

This 100% superwash extrafine merino wool is incredibly soft to the touch and comes in a huge selection of colors, making this yarn ideal for hats, cardigans, blankets and more!!  Read the full description...


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Product Information (for 08 Artisan Gold (Discontinued))

Gauge (sts. / inch):
4.5
Physical Weight:
100g
Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Specific Fiber:
100% Superwash Extrafine Merino Wool
US Needle:
7-8
Washing Instructions:
Machine Wash
Weight:
Heavy Worsted/Aran (16-18 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
191    Knitting Calculator  View Knitting Calculator
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Machine Dyed
Feel:
  Squishy
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  China
Put Up:
  Ball
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Soft
Texture:
  Smooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  Medium
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Overall Longwood Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 based on 11 reviews)

Feels nice, but sizing is maybe a bit... 4 out of 5 stars (4 out of 5)
This being a machine washable yarn available in vivid primary colors, I ordered this yarn to make a Lego-themed hat for my nephew for Christmas, and I found it one of the more unique yarns I've worked with. In ball form, it felt almost spongey, strangely enough. It was very soft and squishy. As I worked with it, the fabric it produced was really nice and soft as well. However, no matter what I did, I could not get a hat that was the right size! I can't say it's entirely the yarn's fault, because I like to knit things at denser gauge than most knitters, and my hunch is that doing so really made the fabric much less elastic than it would have been if I had worked it at the specified gauge. And, well, I was tired after already working on a cowl, shawl, tote bag, and another hat. My gauge could have been slipping too. The bottom line, though, is that it's a really soft, squishy yarn that feels almost like foam if you squeeze it right. It would be great for the right project and in the right hands. It being machine washable is only a plus, especially for kids' projects. This yarn could even be used for baby projects if you wish because of its softness and washability.
By shinobineko on Mar 17, 2017      (read shinobineko's 4 other reviews) 5 out of 13 found this review helpful
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5 out of 5 stars (5 out of 5)
By Tidewater Needler on Dec 08, 2016      (read Tidewater Needler's 15 other reviews) 2 out of 5 found this review helpful
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Great yarn 5 out of 5 stars (5 out of 5)
I love knitting with Longwood. I have made hats and fingerless gloves with it this Christmas and the results are always lovely. It is soft and warm and shows stitch definition well.
By Tidewater Needler on Nov 28, 2016      (read Tidewater Needler's 15 other reviews) 13 out of 23 found this review helpful
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Cascade Longwood Yarn 5 out of 5 stars (5 out of 5)
The yarn is so squishy soft. I will make socks for me after the Holiday knitting is finished. I can hardly wait!
By NH Gal 2 on Oct 26, 2016      (read NH Gal 2's 4 other reviews) 10 out of 20 found this review helpful
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Great Knit 5 out of 5 stars (5 out of 5)
Longwood is one of my favorites to go to for hats, gloves, and scarves. It is soft and warm and knits up with great definition. I plan on using this for a watch cap and fingerless gloves for my nephew.
By Tidewater Needler on Oct 26, 2016      (read Tidewater Needler's 15 other reviews) 19 out of 38 found this review helpful
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Very Soft 5 out of 5 stars (5 out of 5)
I love this yarn. It is very soft and nice to work with.
By mamartinez1 on Jun 05, 2016      (read mamartinez1's 4 other reviews) 15 out of 25 found this review helpful
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5 out of 5 stars (5 out of 5)
By Kopp Beatrice on May 08, 2016      (read Kopp Beatrice's 2 other reviews) 7 out of 11 found this review helpful
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5 out of 5 stars (5 out of 5)
Love is yarn! It is soft, easy to work with and has beautiful drape.
By Pay on Jan 13, 2016      (read Pay's 1 other review) 6 out of 10 found this review helpful
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5 out of 5 stars (5 out of 5)
By Kopp Beatrice on Sep 11, 2015      (read Kopp Beatrice's 2 other reviews) 10 out of 22 found this review helpful
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5 out of 5 stars (5 out of 5)
By xo2jks on Feb 10, 2015      (read xo2jks's 1 other review) 32 out of 67 found this review helpful
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