Cascade 220 Peruvian Wool - Black 8555

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Cascade Yarns - 220 Peruvian Wool - Black 8555

Cascade 220 Peruvian Wool Yarn is knitters and crocheters #1 favorite wool yarn. 220 yards, in hundreds of shades, ideal to felt. Classic yarn time-tested, reliable and reputable, wool that is the #1 most used wool yarn by knitters and crocheters.  Cascade 220 Wool Yarn makes the best warm jackets, hats, scarves, everything for warmth. Everyones' favorite 100% Peruvian Wool, the most trusted yarn.

Cascade 220 Wool is neither treated with a solution to remove the scales, nor coated to keep them closed. Because of this, 220 Wool has retained its thermal properties. This yarn will keep you warm, yet still allow your skin to breath. Even wet, Cascade 220 Wool will keep you warm, unlike superwash wools. But with that trade off you do need to hand wash this yarn. (Machine washing with agitation, temperature changes and ph imbalances will cause the thermal scales to open and close, ending with a felted project.) 220 Wool Yarn felts extremely well, and because of that it is one of the most sought after felting yarns. But I love it for jackets, vests, hats and cardigans!


  • Composition: 100% Peruvian Wool
  • Weight: 100 gr / 3.5 oz
  • Approx: 220 yds / 200 m
  • Size: [4] Worsted
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  • Knitting Needle Size: US 7 - 8 / 4.5 - 5 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 4.5 – 5 sts = 1"
  • Crochet Hook Size: H / 5.00 mm (I / 5.50 mm, J / 6.00 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 14 sc = 4" (10 cm) (13 sc = 4" (10 cm), 13 sc = 4" (10 cm)
  • Care: HAND WASH ONLY.   Unless you want it to shrink and felt.
  • Put-Up: hanks
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  • 5
    Cascade 220 Black

    Posted by Pamela Witte on Apr 14, 2020

    I am really picky when it comes to yarn, which is primarily why I use Cascade. The black yarn is a *little* thinner than most of the other Cascade yarns, so if you're into tight tension when you knit, you might not be happy with it... you'll notice smaller gauge...but I love it. It knits up well, it has a good feel to it... I've used other black wool yarn, and I always go back to this one. Always.

  • 4
    Cascade 220 yarn

    Posted by John on Jan 22, 2020

    Great yarn, order it all the time, love all the colors that the brand comes in. Just wish it was just a wee bit heavier, just a little to match the natural 100% wool yarn that we use in weight along with it. Angelika has the best customer service!!!!!!!

  • 5
    Cascade 220 Yarn Black 8555

    Posted by Woody Pike on Apr 06, 2018

    Strong yarn, crisp color and lots of it.