I love this yarn. I have made a number of hats and cowels with it. I am now making a baby blanket from the book Quick Baby Blankets. My favorite outcome was with the gaptastic cowl pattern by Jen Geigley. It was a seed stich on size 13 needles and came out so soft, with a nice drape. The only con is that there are only 128 yards in the skein.
I use a lot of Cascade yarns for projects that are meant to be gifts. Especially for gifts for the little ones. It’s a good sturdy yarn in a super wash wool. Warm ad soft for baby yet easy care for mom.
I made a cowl of this yarn for a friend. I machine washed this on delicate with my socks and other handknits and it was a disaster. I didn't dry it. The stripped cowl is completely fuzzed and pilled beyond belief.
I purchased this yarn to make a sweater I've been wanting to make for a very long time. At first, I loved how soft the yarn was but the more I knit, I noticed that the yarn mostly the white but all 3 colors seemed to be thinner in spots. I also realized that for an adult sweater, there wasn't much structure or bounce. I was working on 10s
I finished the sweater and blocked it the way I usually do. soak, shape & air dry. It was so soft and floppy when I took it out of the water that I was almost afraid to handle it. Because it was superwash, when it was partially dry, I threw it in the dryer on medium for 15 min to see if it would pull together. When I took it out, there were 4 holes in it mid sweater - not in the seams and it was all pilled. The sweater looked horrible. All that work and I don't have a sweater that I want to wear.
I have been knitting for 50 years and I knit a lot and have never had an experience like this. I'm afraid that even if I fix the holes and defuzz it, I will be battling this problem continuously.
For the record, I did NOT buy this yarn from Jimmy Beans but as I do purchase most of my yarn here, I chose to share my experience and perhaps save someone else the same heartache! Please also read the comments on this yarn on Ravelry before you purchase especially if you are making a larger item. Seems like mittens and children's hats work ok.