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Manufacturer Cascade Yarns Yardage Baby: 50g/229 yrds, DK: 50g/2180yrds , Worsted: 100g/240 yrds, Chunky: 100g/136 yrds, Fiber Content 55% nylon, 45% acrylic Weight Fine/Sock/2, Light/DK/3, Worsted/Medium/4, Chunky/5 Washing Machine wash, tumble dry. Price Range $3-5 Where to purchase online
Baby: 50g/229 yrds, DK: 50g/2180yrds , Worsted: 100g/240 yrds, Chunky: 100g/136 yrds,
55% nylon, 45% acrylic
Fine/Sock/2, Light/DK/3, Worsted/Medium/4, Chunky/5
Machine wash, tumble dry.
Where to purchase online
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Cascade Cherub is a soft blend of acrylic and nylon. It’s great for baby items and easy to care for. See more on their website HERE.
Like most of Cascade’s yarn Cherub comes in several great colors. They have the classic baby pastels as well as fun more modern colors. In the skein the yarn is really soft and has a slight halo.
It’s a 3 ply yarn with a medium twist. With 3 ply yarns you get nice balanced stitches that pop. I can also tell it has a slight sheen which tells me it will have at least a little drape to it. I also like that it doesn’t feel stiff at all and should just get softer with washing.
How it Works up
I really enjoyed working with Cherub. I used both the Aran and DK. The yarn is smooth and glides over your needles and hook. I found no knots or uneven bits so it’s a great quality yarn
Like a suspected the stitches in the finished fabric popped really nicely. I think things like cables will be great for this yarn.
To block my swatches I simply threw them in the wash. I debated taking some steam to them but was afraid with the nylon content I’d end up killing the yarn (take the spring back out). I really don’t think the swatches needed much more than a washing anyway. This is the kind of yarn that you really don’t want to do much blocking to (except for a simple wash). Since it’s for babies you really don’t want to fuss with it too much because who on Earth with babies has time for that!?
The finished fabric is light and has a slight drape. It’s still super soft and will feel dreamy on your skin.
I washed and dried this swatch 3 times and rubbed it together in between each wash.
Like I said, I did not block anymore after washing. I think the swatch held up really well! I was skeptical because of the halo that started off on the yarn but after all my washing a rubbing I see NO pilling!
I think this yarn will definitely hold up to all the wear and abuse of babies and children. This is a yarn you can use to make a special little one in your life a garment they can wear again and again and even pass down to someone else.
Absolutely, cherub is made for babies and kids but I’d totally wear something made out of this yarn! In fact, it was one yarn I suggested for my Kram Cardi CAL. It’s perfect if you might be allergic to wool.
One thing you might keep in mind when picking a pattern is the blocking. You want to just throw the item in the wash and be good to go. So picking patterns that might have some unattractive curling issues might not be the best idea. If you wanted to take some steam to it I will warn you to make it really quick so you don’t kill the yarn.
You can search for pattern specifically designed for Cherub on Cascades Website.
Cherub is a great affordable yarn for babies but could also be used for adults as well! If you’re looking for something that will hold u to wash after wash then this is your yarn. It comes in a great selection of colors and is extremely soft against the skin. You can also see more Cherub by viewing it on Ravlery HERE.
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