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What can I knit with 12 50g balls of Patons Cascade Double knitting yarn?

March 14th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Knitting Double

I bought 12 balls of this amazing greenish color yarn at a charity shop for jusy 4pounds. The packaging says it’s double knit weight. It looks almost like French knitting; that is to say it’s like a very finely tube knitted ribbon. Shiny and silky to the touch. 64% Viscose and 36% nylon. There are no suggestions for patterns on the labels (either inside or out).

What size needles would I use (maybe a 4mm)?? And just what would I make with it??
In addition, I have done some looking and it seems really difficult to find the actual yarn I bought. I went to the Patons page, but couldn’t find anything that looks like it. I figured maybe the color was discontinued, but there’s nothing with that name "Cascade" or that has the same texture.

Brilliant
Light Shades ( 246103 ) & Dark Shades ( 246104 )

Tension
24 sts – 32 rows = 4" (10 cm)
Suggested Knitting Needle
3.75 mm, US – 5
Suggested Crochet Hook
3.75 mm, US – F/5

http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.php?LGC=brilliant
I did a search on the patons web site for the yarn weight, and this is the suggested size. there are also free patterns on the site based on the yarn weight. even if you cannot find the exact yarn, you should find something based on the weight. i also suggest that you knit a swatch, just in case the gauge is not quite right.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tantelise // Mar 14, 2010 at

    I always like to check the yarn companies’ web sites. Many have free patterns designed to feature their yarns, but since there are no "knitting police", you could certainly use another company’s design with your Patons yarn.

    Patons has a website, as does Elann, and most other companies.

    According to what I can find, your 4mm needles should work. Of course, gauge/tension is always up to you. Personally, I usually need to go down two sizes to get a good swatch.
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    Long years of practice!

  • 2 CAROL W // Mar 14, 2010 at

    That is a lot of yarn. You could easily make a cardigan or a jumper
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  • 3 mliz55 // Mar 14, 2010 at

    Brilliant
    Light Shades ( 246103 ) & Dark Shades ( 246104 )

    Tension
    24 sts – 32 rows = 4" (10 cm)
    Suggested Knitting Needle
    3.75 mm, US – 5
    Suggested Crochet Hook
    3.75 mm, US – F/5

    http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.php?LGC=brilliant
    I did a search on the patons web site for the yarn weight, and this is the suggested size. there are also free patterns on the site based on the yarn weight. even if you cannot find the exact yarn, you should find something based on the weight. i also suggest that you knit a swatch, just in case the gauge is not quite right.
    References :

  • 4 Mommiedearest // Mar 14, 2010 at

    Does the paper show the length of the yarn? If so maybe you may have enough to make a jacket of shrug. Let me know the yardage and what you may be interested in and I will try to find you some patterns to look at. e-mail me
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  • 5 anissia // Mar 14, 2010 at

    go to knitty.com and look at some patterns there . look at the guage on the label and find something that matches. usually a size 4-7 needle US would work. or try the berrocco knitting site they have cute patterns and if you make a guage swatch you should be able to find a pattern that would go with it.
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