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Yarn & Fiber
Our knitting shop in Hood River, Oregon specializes in natural yarns and offers a wonderful selection
of quality yarns, raw alpaca fiber, alpaca rovings, supplies, books, and
gifts. We sell Kromski and Schacht spinning wheels, looms, and weaving and spinning tools and supplies.
Compare our discount yarn prices on the web,
and then take advantage of FREE SHIPPING FOR ORDERS OVER $50!
See us on TV, on the Web, and in print
NEW! December 2012
The episode of the Oregon Lifestyles cable show that features us
aired on Comcast cable channels 11, 22, and 23 in Portland, Gresham,
Beaverton, and Oregon City at the end of December. You can watch
our part of the episode online at http://www.makaiohana.com/Oregon_Products.html
interviewed and filmed us for a "Small Business Success" segment that aired for a second time on December 12 & December 14.
The short segment is posted on the Web at http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2011/12/05/sbs-small-business-success-cascade-alpacas.cnn
We were guests on the Localite TV show
here in the Gorge. The 30-minute program aired at 7 p.m. on May 6 on Charter Cable Channel 7 in the gorge.
Oregon Lakes & Rivers article Winter 2011
Read a little bit about us and our alpacas in the Oregon Lakes & Rivers article at http://oregonlakesandrivers.com/
NBC's Today show
See us in a feature that was aired on NBC's Today show on Arpil 13, 2010.
Jane Pauley visited our ranch to interview Thomas about his career change from being an Operations Manager at West Marine
to becoming an alpaca rancher. You can read three articles about us and about alpacas:
- A Rural Reinvention
- Alpacas Are Awesome
- Reality Check: Alpaca Ranching
National TV commercial
Thomas, Connie, and some of their alpacas are in an
American Express TV commercial
that was filmed in Hollywood and aired during 2010. All of those alpacas are so much fun!
American Express video on the Web
On August 19, 2010, American Express posted a video profile of our alpaca business
that is available on their website.
Watch a video of our alpacas and yarn shop
Here's a fun video
of what you'll see when you visit our ranch and our alpacas. See you soon!
Luxurious alpaca socks
breathe and are comfortable all year round. Soft, durable, wrinkle-resistant, and eco-friendly, alpaca fleece is a warm, natural fiber that you'll love to wear every day.
We Have Spinning Wheels and Weaving Looms!
Find out more about the gorgeous Kromski spinning wheels
and the best-selling looms in the United States—the Baby Wolf.
Yarns We Carry
We offer luxurious alpaca yarn
including baby alpaca
at affordable prices.
and crochet yarn
from silk yarn to
bamboo yarn, as well as the softest wool yarn for
and to crochet
Our alpaca wool
and alpaca rovings are from our alpacas and a neighboring ranch.
bamboo knitting needles
and circular knitting needles
in a full range of sizes.
If you don't see the yarn you are looking for on our website, give us a call.
Here are the yarns we carry in the shop.
Bulky (6: Super Bulky,
Chunky (5: Bulky,
Worsted/Aran (4: Medium,
Lamb's Pride Worsted
Noro Silk Garden
Louisa Harding Kimono Angora
Plymouth Linen Isle
Plymouth Royal Bamboo
Tahki Cotton Classic
Tahki Tweedy Cotton Classic
Cascade Ecological Wool
Plymouth Outback Mohair
Crystal Palace Mikado Ribbon
DK/Light Worsted (3: Light,
Sport (2: Fine,
Brown Sheep Nature Spun
(1: Super Fine,
We also carry Fiber Trends
March: Saturday and Sunday 11:00–4:00
April–May: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11:00–4:00
June–October: Open daily 11:00–5:00
November–December 23: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11:00–4:00
Always open by appointment.
the Cascade Alpaca Ranch, visitors are also welcome to meet these rare animals. Come see our newest babies!