Posts Tagged ‘Cascade’

Yarn Tasting,Trunk Shows and Fun…Oh My!

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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Have you ever wanted a chance to sample a yarn before you buy it? Well now you can! We are hosting a Cascade Yarn Tasting on February 12 from  6-7:30 pm. Come try out the wide variety of Cascade yarns that we carry, including their new Spring yarns and check out all the wonderful pattern support. You might get inspired to start a new project! We’ll raffle some fabulous prizes throughout the evening and provide snacks for you to enjoy, you’ll even have the opportunity to get a free set of Colonial Blonde circular needles when you purchase $40 of regularly priced Cascade yarn! This event is free, but registration is required

Cascade Yarn Tasting February 12th 6:00pm-7:30pm at WEBS retail Store in Northampton MA - more details at

If you visit the store in mid February you’ll see the stylish and cozy garments from knitwear designer Cirilia Rose in the trunk show from her new book, Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads. Cirilia began her knitwear career at WEBS while a student at UMASS, and has worked with important knitwear companies such as Berroco, Skacel and currently , New Zealand mill Woolyarns. Over 20 garments and accessories will be available for you to discover in this trunk show, and you can pick up a copy of her book while you’re here.

Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads Trunk Show at WEBS retail store in February - more details at


There are always book signings, trunk shows and special events happening in our store, be sure to check our calendar and the Events listing to see what’s coming!


Extra Savings on Cascade Closeouts

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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This week (6/3/14-6/9/14), we’re offering our Cascade Yarns closeouts at an extra 15% off! All you have to do is enter code CASCCLOS at checkout and the additional discount will be taken.

Don’t miss your chance to save even more on incredible yarn! There are some spectacular yarns in our Cascade Yarns closeout section. Cascade Heritage 150 Paints, Cascade 128 Solid, and Cascade Greenland top the list, and there isn’t a bad yarn in the bunch.

Cascade Heritage 150 Paints at

Cascade Heritage 150 Paints is an excellent yarn for not only socks, but accessories like shawls, hats, and more. Originally $26.00, the closeout price of $12.99 is great, but it’s an even better deal when you take 15% off bringing the price down to $11.04. If you’re a crocheter, check out the pattern on Cascade’s website for the Arched Cuff Mitts. If you’re a knitter, the Checkerboard Mesh Scarf is a lovely accessory.

Cascade 128 Solids at

If a bulky weight yarn is more your speed, the lofty Cascade 128 Solids might interest you. It works up at 3 to 3.5 stitches per inch making for speedy projects. There are several free hat patterns on Cascade’s website, from the simple Garter Rib Hat (and Legwarmers) to the more involved Chunky Fair Isle Pom Pom Hat.

Cascade Greenland at

Looking for a nice, machine washable wool? Cascade Greenland is a lovely option. The density of the plies in this yarn means that your stitches will pop. With the additional 15% savings, Cascade Greenland is just $5.95 per ball, and it was originally $13.00. The 3D Cowl or the Playtime Hoodie would be fun projects for this yarn.

Check out all of our Cascade closeouts and start saving with code CASCCLOS today!

Knitting Season is Open

Friday, September 13th, 2013
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My last post, which ran a few weeks ago, had a glaring error, and it is this: I took it for granted that I am famous enough for the entire world to know who I am.  I am indeed the new Education Manager, and my name is Amy Greeman. This is what I look like:

Amy Greeman, Education Manager

Amy Greeman, Education Manager

Ok, on to my pick this week. I lovelovelove Fall and Winter, which makes me an outcast in most groups. Knitters, however also love these seasons, because crisp air and cool temperatures mean lots of knitting. As I wander around the store, a few new yarns caught my eye and I thought I’d share them with you for your Fall knitting pleasure.

Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino is the Queen of the fingering-weight set. We haven’t had this particular yarn in the store for a VERY long time and I am thrilled it’s here now. There are loads of beautiful colors and it’s just begging to be knit into socks or hats, or a gorgeous shawl.

Shibui Pebble reached it’s sporty-weight hand out and grabbed me as I walked by our showcase for it. I’m a sucker for a sport-weight, and this blend of silk/wool/cashmere is balanced just right–not too stiff and not too drapey. I would make any sweater that incorporated a lacy or knit/purl pattern stitch with this.

Clockwise: Infusion Handpaint, Koigu, Eco Highland Duo, and Pebble

Clockwise: Infusion Handpaint, Koigu, Eco Highland Duo, and Pebble

Universal Yarn Infusion Handpaint was a surprise to me. I’m not that thrilled with a lot of variegation, because I like to do very textured knitting, but this wool/acrylic blend feels beautifully soft and the colors are really blended nicely. I could see a nice, thick winter scarf or shrug to keep in a chilly office in this superwash yarn.

Finally, my new favorite yarn, I must confess, isn’t new at all. It’s a luscious Cascade standby I recently discovered, Eco Highland Duo. I’ve knit a cabled cowl in it, and am using it for a much more technical knit now, this Kira K design that will be a gift for my mom.

What is your new Fall discovery? What will you be knitting while you watch football (or the new season of Homeland) on TV?

Free Pattern Thursday: Horizontal Vertical Kimono in Cascade 220 Superwash

Thursday, May 31st, 2012
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It’s the last day of our Anniversary Sale, and we have one last free pattern that features a sale yarn. The Horizontal Vertical Kimono is knit in Cascade 220 Superwash.

While the name of the Cascade Yarns Horizontal Vertical Kimono may be a little perplexing, the garment is not… Its simply adorable. This stylish tunic-length vest is knit side-to-side (hence the “horizontal” in the name), yet when it is worn the pattern runs vertically. The various stitch patterns add some beautiful texture without detracting from the garment as a whole. This vest can be made both in different bust sizes and in different lengths, allowing for a more custom fit.

I can’t believe May is over! And I really can’t believe the Anniversary Sale is coming to a close. Do you have any projects planned for your Anniversary Sale yarns?