About Cascade Yarns®

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

Our Company Motto

Our mission continues to provide the highest quality yarns at affordable prices.

Cascade Yarns®, Our History

Cascade Yarns was founded in the late 1980s. Wanting an affordable location, Bob Dunbabin chose a vacant storefront, in Pioneer Square, Seattle, for the office and warehouse for Cascade Yarns. 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. Bob believed that knitters cared more about the quality of the yarn, than the prestige of the office location. Bob would use the savings from the location to provide a better yarn at a better price. The real estate market in Seattle changed and Cascade Yarns has moved 4 times, but the dedication to quality and value in the yarn remains.

In the 1980’s most premium yarns came from England or Italy. Bob looked instead to South America. There he worked with Cascade Yarns suppliers to upgrade their equipment and improve the process of production. To Bob, it didn’t matter where 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 ensure the highest quality of production is maintained. In short, the proof is in the knitting.

Cascade Yarns remains a family business. Bob’s son Rob and his daughter-in-law Shannon purchased the business in January of 2011. Shannon and Rob continue to follow Bob’s mission of offering yarns that exceed expectations of both price and quality.

Our Yarn

Whether you knit, crochet or weave, let the Cascade Yarns catalog of fine yarns inspire your next fiber arts project without breaking your budget. Our yarn wholesale company searches far and wide, from all over the world to bring the finest yarns into your hands.

Our quality, affordable yarns range from machine-washable fibers to fine luxury materials including:

  • acrylic
  • alpaca
  • baby alpaca
  • cotton
  • linen
  • llama
  • merino wool
  • nylon
  • polyester
  • rayon / viscose
  • recycled fibers
  • silk
  • spandex
  • wool

The Cascade Yarns® collection of over 90 types of yarn include natural and synthetic materials. Acquiring various fiber and fiber blends in our lines which possess characteristics which span durability, stretch, softness, lustre and matte finishes. Our yarn ranges from lace/super fine gauge to super bulky.

In addition to our fine variety of yarn, Cascade Yarns® also distributes a variety of crafting tools like: knitting needles, crochet hooks, sets and accessories by PONY. We carry a variety of tools in maple and anodized sets and individual accessories and interchangeables.

Supporting the Cascade Yarns® Creative Community

Communities of makers bond together in cities far and wide to gift their crafts to hospitals, organizations and even efforts overseas. We appreciate that these groups choose to use our quality, affordable and durable yarns for their charity knitting and crochet. The handmade items span from preemie hats to charity blankets to breast prosthetics.

Cascade Yarns® is an approved yarn for Knitted Knockers, the handmade breast prosthetics for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast.

The Knitted Knockers approved yarns by Cascade Yarns® are: