Cascade 220 Fingering.

As I alluded to in a recent post, there are many patterns floating around out there that call for fingering weight yarn, and with good reason. Fingering weight yarn often comes in 100 gram skeins, which go a long way at about 400 yards per skein, depending upon the kind and company. One 100 gram skein can usually make a shawlette, a scarf, a pair of mitts or socks–a good deal for an entire project’s worth of yarn. Fingering weight yarn is also lightweight, making it quite appropriate for our less-than-arctic North Carolinian Falls and Winters. There’s also something aesthetically pleasing about the fabric a fine yarn creates, which tends to drape more readily than its thicker cousins. There is a lot to love about fingering weight yarn, and here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, we have a lot of fingering weight yarn to love. Here’s one more.

Cascade 220 Fingering is a very reasonably priced 2-ply yarn composed of 100% Peruvian wool; it comes in 50 gram skeins of 275 yards each. Its reasonable price is one of its major virtues; substitute it for Loft and you could knit the Stasis sweater for less than $40. Substitute it for Alpaca 2 and you could knit the Stole for less than $50.

It’s not a superwash wool, so you’ll have to hand-wash whatever lovely thing you make from it. Hand-washing can be a joyous activity, though, as I’ve written here before, so that’s hardly a drawback.

Cascade 220 Fingering’s other major virtue is its wide range of solid colors, perfect for combining in stripes or colorwork. We have 19 colors in stock with the 20th on backorder, giving you plenty to choose from as you plan your next project using fingering weight yarn.

Come by the shop to see Cascade 220 Fingering and the (many!) other fingering weight yarns we have to offer. See you there!

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