2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 21: Cascade Yarns

A-Glamping We Will Go: 5th Annual National Crochet Month Blog Tour

Welcome to Crochetville’s fifth annual National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) blog tour, taking place each day of March 2017. Join us for a month of virtual glamping (aka glamorous camping), as we visit crochet designers, crochet-friendly local yarn stores, and yarn companies, as well as offer some fun giveaways.

Today’s Posts: Kathy Kelly | Tove Fevang | Donna Knox | Cascade Yarns

Want to Chat about the Tour?

Part of the fun of glamping is the daily round-up around the campfire, chatting and stitching with friends. We hope you’ll join us in our NatCroMo Facebook group, where we’ll be sharing daily camping recipes, campfire songs about crochet, and so much more! We’d also love to hear about your favorite things you’ve discovered on the tour and see photos of your current crochet projects. You’re invited to join us daily for virtual cocktails/appetizers and dinner. (We’ll be sharing links to some fabulous recipes!)

Cascade Yarns

Crochetville is very proud to have Cascade  Yarns with us today, March 21, as one of the featured yarn companies on our 2017 Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). If you’d like to know even more about Cascade  check out our post from last year’s blog tour.

Cascade Yarns

Find Cascade Yarns Online:

Website: http://www.cascadeyarns.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CascadeYarns

 

Cascade Yarns has published a special guest blog post by designer Laura Krzak, describing the creation process for her Bloomfield Shawl pattern. It’s a fascinating look at the behind-the-scenes process of pattern design. Click here to read her post!

 

About Cascade’s Yarn:

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

Our Company Motto:
We strive to sell the highest quality products at remarkably low prices.

History:
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 and crocheters 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 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®’s supplier 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 insure the highest quality of production is maintained. In short, the proof is in the knitting and crocheting.

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 crocheting with them.

 

About Cascade’s Crochet Patterns

Cascade Yarns | Bloomfield Shawl

Bloomfield Shawl, FREE

Bloomfield Shawl in Heritage Wave designed by Laura Krzak

 

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  1. Mary Vaerewyck March 25, 2017

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