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Cascade Sunseeker: A Detailed Yarn Review | KT and the Squid

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. The wonderful people at Cascade provided the yarn for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. These opinions are 100% mine and are not biased in any way.

 

 

Yarn Name

Sunseeker


Manufacturer 

Cascade Yarns


Yardage

237 yards/ 100g


Fiber Content

47% cotton/48% acrylic/15% metallic yarn


Weight

Light/DK/3


Washing 

Machine wash, tumble dry low.


Price Range

$7-8


Where to purchase online

Amazon

Basic Description

Cascade Sunseeker is a unique blend of cotton, acylic an metallic thread. This pretty DK weight yarn is perfect for sparkly lightweight spring and summer garments. Cascade Sunseeker would also make a lovely glittering shawl or lacy spring scarf. Sunseeker is also great for kids knits because it’s machine washable and dryable. See more on their website HERE.

Initial Thoughts

Like all of Cascades yarns Sunseeker comes in a variety of beautiful colors. What makes this yarn a little different is the metallic thread in the yarn. It adds a very subtle sparkle that pops as you move around.

In the hank its really soft and squishy. The cotton in the yarn gives it a nice drape but the acrylic makes it so it’s not too heavy. Which is why I love cotton/acrylic blends.

It’s a 4 ply yarn and one of the plies has the metallic thread twisted in. The twist has a decent amount of spring back to it which will translate into a fabric that stretches and springs back. The yarn is pretty dense with not a lot of air in it which tells me it will be breathable and not very warm.

 How it Works up

Sunseeker was really easy to work with. The twist is tight enough that I had no issues with splitting and the yarn glided over my needles and hook. I balled an entire hank and found no knots or inconsistencies in the yarn. It’s a great quality yarn!

I had a hard time deciding if I liked the more open stitches or the textured stitches better. Both look and feel great. Because the twist is tight enough you get a decent stitch definition. The finished fabric is squishy and has great stretch and spring back for a cotton. The drape is lovey without having too much weight to it.

I steam blocked my swatches and they came out great. I was a little worried the metallic thread might melt but it wasn’t an issue. Because its machine washable you could also just wash it to block. That worked great as well.

It was hard to capture in my photos but the metallic thread subtly catches the light. It’s not too much “bling” or over the top which I like but its still sparkly and fun.

Durability

I washed and dried this swatch 5 times and rubbed it together in between each wash.

These photos are of the swatch right out of the dryer.

 

I’d call this a pass in durability. There is some slight pilling starting to form but not a lot. There’s no color fading, it’s still super soft…Not much more to say other than it looks great!

Pattern Ideas

 

Sunseeker would be great for lightweight garments, hats, baby and kid garments (they’d love the subtle sparkle!), and so much more!

What I really like is Sunseeker is a light weight cotton/acrylic.  This will keep garments light, springy and not too warm. This is perfect for plus size ladies! So if you were thinking of a light weight cotton cardigan Sunseeker would be a great option for you!

Patterns to try with Sunseeker

Sunseeker Sunhat by Elisabeth Spivey

Sunseeker Shade Swirling Shawl by Susie Bonell

Carolina Cardigan by Edie Eckman

The Modern Poncho by Cristina Mershon

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a light weight yarn with a little something special Sunseeker is your yarn! It has a subtle sparkle that catches the light as you move. Because it is a cotton/acrylic blend it also drapes nicely without being too heavy. You can also see more Avalon by viewing it on Ravlery HERE




I hope you enjoyed this yarn review! You can browse more reviews HERE. Do you know of a yarn you’d like to see reviewed? Feel free to contact me HERE let me know what yarn you’d like to see and I’ll try to get my hands on some 🙂

Katy

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