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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.

Foothills Yarn & Fiber Shop

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

January 2014
Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life by Jane Pauley

In 2014, every baby boomer will have reached the milestone age of fifty. For most, it's not the end, but the beginning of something new. Read our story and the delightful, compelling, and inspiring stories of many others who started their own businesses. Find the book on Amazon.com.

October 2013
What Do Alpacas and William Shatner Have In Common?

Read the blog of Quirky Warrior Woman Writer, Kimberly A Cook, to find out!

June 2013
William Shatner Interviewed Thomas

Thomas flew to LA on June 20 to tell his story to William Shatner who is writing a book on entrepreneurs who started businesses when over 55 years old. Hire Yourself will tell the stories and relate to us the lessons we can learn from them. We'll announce the book when it's published!

December 2012
Oregon Lifestyles

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.

December 2011
CNN

CNN 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

May 2011
Localite TV Show

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.

Winter 2011
Oregon Lakes and Rivers

Read a little bit about us and our alpacas in the Oregon Lakes & Rivers article at http://oregonlakesandrivers.com/
content/meet-alpacas
. You'll need to register for a free account.

April 2010
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

Fall 2010
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. You can watch an early version of the commercial at http://vimeo.com/m/10170788.

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!

August 4–25, 2014
Black Sheep Lamb's Pride Trunk Show

Brown Sheep Company provides handworkers of all levels of knitting experience with delightful and gratifying projects for themselves, their families, and their friends. Come see this trunk show of beautiful designs knit in Lamb's Pride yarn. And, while you’re here, meet our alpacas and their newest babies.

Alpaca Socks!
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.

The Baby Wolf
Yarns We Carry
We offer luxurious alpaca yarn, including baby alpaca, at affordable prices.

We have knitting yarn and crochet yarn from silk yarn to bamboo yarn, as well as the softest wool yarn for knitting and to crochet.

Our alpaca wool and alpaca rovings are from our alpacas and a neighboring ranch.

We have 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,
1.5–2.75 sts/in)
Chunky (5: Bulky,
3–3.75 sts/in)
Worsted/Aran (4: Medium,
4–5 sts/in)
Worsted/Aran continued
  • Cascade 220
  • Cascade Quatro
  • Lamb's Pride Worsted
  • Noro Silk Garden
  • Noro Kureyon
  • Louisa Harding Kimono Angora
  • Plymouth Royal Bamboo
  • Tahki Cotton Classic
  • Tahki Tweedy Cotton Classic
  • Cascade Ecological Wool
  • Di.Ve Autunno
  • Plymouth Tweed
DK/Light Worsted (3: Light,
5.25–6 sts/in)
  • Plymouth Baby Alpaca DK
Sport (2: Fine,
5.75–6.5 sts/in)
  • Brown Sheep Nature Spun
  • Cascade Fixation
Fingering/Sock/Lace
(1: Super Fine,
6.75–8+ sts/in)
  • Misti Alpaca Lace
Patterns
We also carry Fiber Trends patterns.

Shop Hours
March–May: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11:00–4:00
Memorial Day 11:00–4:00
June–October: Open daily 11:00–5:00
November–December 22: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11:00–4:00
Veteran's Day 11:00–4:00
Always open by appointment.

Contact Information
Phone: 541.354.3542
Email: info@foothillsyarn.com
Located at the Cascade Alpaca Ranch, visitors are also welcome to meet these rare animals. Come see our newest babies!


Cascade Alpacas of Oregon

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