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Koigu Collector’s Club: Autumn Burst.

The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! Each month, we’ll receive 21 skeins of KPPPM in a limited edition color dyed especially for a select group of local yarn stores that carry Koigu.

Koigu KPPPM:

  • fingering weight
  • hand dyed, variegated
  • 100% superwash merino wool
  • 175 yards/50 g
  • $15.50 each

This month’s special colorway is Autumn Burst, streaked with shades of teal, copper, and wheat.

KPPPM is a favorite around here, and there are so many ways to use it – here are some pattern ideas!

Look for Autumn Burst and other Koigu colors in the fingering weight section here at our shop! We’re also happy to take your order online for local pickup or shipping.

Show and tell!

Back with more show and tell! Here’s another batch of completed projects made with yarns from our shop. If you follow us on Instagram, some of these may look familiar – let’s take a closer look at these beautiful knits. Pam has been busy making “Rainy Day Hats” with Pascuali Balayage – we love her … [more]


Bluestockings, by Kate Davies & Nicole Pohl.

An intriguing new book arrived at the shop not long ago, along with Inkling – let’s look inside Bluestockings, by Kate Davies and Nicole Pohl! Bluestockings is a book of history as well as knitting patterns, a celebration of the group of eighteenth-century learned women known as the Bluestockings in prose, images, and handknit socks. … [more]


Anniversary Sale!

October marks the 15 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, a milestone we’re proud to have reached! Anne’s goal has remained the same since she first opened the shop in 2006: to bring the best natural fiber yarns, tools, and publications to stitchers in the Triangle. By that measure, in my opinion, Anne has succeeded … [more]


New colors in Malabrigo Mecha!

We are thrilled to have brand new colors in Malabrigo Mecha! Malabrigo Mecha: bulky weight single ply hand-dyed 100% superwash merino wool 131 yards/100 grams $15 each These six shades are from Malabrigo’s Women on Screen collection, a palette of tonal pastels and low-contrast variegated colorways. Because it’s so soft and easily machine-washable, Mecha is … [more]


Inkling, by Kate Davies.

We’re excited to have two new books from designer Kate Davies! First, let’s take a look at Inkling. Inkling is a colorful collection of designs for hand knitting and inkle weaving, a craft Davies picked up after an inspiring residency. She found that learning a new skill reinvigorated her creative practice, and this delightful book … [more]


Back in stock: Spindrift.

Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift is one of my very favorite yarns in the shop, a classic Shetland wool that comes in over two hundred colors! We don’t have every available shade here at the shop, but it’s a nice selection – we try to make sure there are plenty of lights, mediums, and darks in every color … [more]


Dream in Color Pop-Up Club: October 2021.

Dream in Color’s Pop Up Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tucson-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. October’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere: fingering weight 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon 400 yards/100g $34 … [more]


Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 19: Marls.

The nineteenth installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside. Designer Cecelia Campochiaro is back for her second Field Guide, focusing this time on Marls. “Marling” is what we call it when two or more strands of yarn are worked together. You can use it to achieve unique … [more]


Shelter or Tones + Ramblewood shawl.

Tamy Gore’s newest pattern caught my eye – check out “Ramblewood,” a five color shawl knit in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. This triangular shawl features slipped stitches, stripes, and eyelets, the techniques shifting from section to section. I love the colors Tamy Gore put together for the “Ramblewood” pictured above – a neutral palette of grays … [more]