Cascade Yarns


Cascade Yarns® is a yarn distribution company selling over 80 different yarns.

It all began in the late 1980's. Bob Dunbabin found a location for Cascade Yarns® in a vacant storefront, in Pioneer Square, Seattle. The space was modest, squeezed between a mission for the homeless and the main north-south rail line. To Bob, the modest but logistically well located space suited the company’s needs. Best of all, it came with a good price. Bob believed that knitters cared more about the quality of the yarn, than the prestige of the office location. Bob would use the saving from the location to provide a better yarn at a better price. The real estate market in Seattle changed and Cascade Yarns® has moved 3 times, but the dedication to quality and value in the yarn remains.

Bob is not a conformist and cared mostly about quality and value. In the 1980’s most premium yarns came from England or Italy. Bob looked instead to South America. There he worked with Cascade Yarns® supplier to upgrade their equipment and improve the process of production. To Bob, it didn’t matter were a yarn was made, so long as the materials were good, the spinning equipment right, and the workers happy and well trained. Cascade Yarns® continues to work closely with its business partners to insure the highest quality of production is maintained. In short, the proof is in the knitting.

Cascade Yarns® remains a family business with Bob's daughter-in-law, Shannon, joining the business in 2003 and his son, Rob, moving full time into the business in 2005. We love our yarns and we hope that you enjoy knitting with them.


 
128 Superwash
128 Superwash is a 100% Superwash Merino Wool in a Bulky Weight

128 Superwash Multis
128 Superwash Multis is a 100% Superwash Merino Wool in a Bulky Weight.

220
Cascade 220 is 100% Peruvian Highland Wool in a Worsted Weight

220 Superwash
220 Superwash is 100% Superwash Wool in a Light Worsted Weight

220 Superwash Aran Splatter
Cascade 220 Superwash Aran Splatter is 100% Superwash Merino Wool in an Aran Weight.

220 Superwash Sport
220 Superwash Sport is 100% Superwash Merino Wool in a Sport Weight

Alpaca Lace
Alpaca Lace is 100% Baby Alpaca in a Lace Weight

Avalon
Avalon is 50% Cotton & 50% Acrylic in a Worsted Weight

Baby Alpaca Chunky
Baby Alpaca Chunky is 100% Baby Alpaca in a Bulky Weight

Cherub DK
Cherub DK is 55% Nylon & 45% Acrylic in a DK Weight

Cherub DK Multis
Cherub DK Multis is 55% Nylon & 45% Acrylic in a DK Weight

Color Duo
Color Duo is 70% Baby Alpaca & 30% Merino Wool in a Worsted Weight

Eco Alpaca
Eco Alpaca is 100% Undyed Baby Alpaca in a Worsted Weight

Eco Duo
Eco Duo is 70% Undyed Baby Alpaca & 30% Undyed Merino Wool in a Worsted Weight

Fixation
Fixation is 98.3% Cotton & 1.7% Spandex in a DK Weight

Forest Hills
Forest Hills is 51% Silk & 49% Merino Wool in a Lace Weight

Forest Hills Multis
Forest Hills Multis is 51% Silk & 49% Merino Wool in a Lace Weight

Heritage 150
Heritage 150 yarn is a 75% Superwash Merino Wool/25% Nylon blend in a Fingering Weight.

Heritage Paints
Heritage Paints is 75% Superwash Merino Wool & 25% Nylon in a Fingering Weight

Pacific
Pacific is 60% Acrylic & 40% Superwash Merino Wool in a Worsted Weight

Pluscious
Pluscious is 100% Polyester in a Chunky Weight+

Ultra Pima
Ultra Pima is 100% Pima Cotton in a DK Weight

Venezia Sport
Venezia Sport is 70% Merino Wool & 30% Silk in a Sport Weight

Venezia Worsted
Venezia Worsted is 70% Merino Wool & 30% Silk in a Worsted Weight