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Sale Trunk!

Back when we were open in the usual way, our Sale Trunk was a special place where discontinued yarns would pop up at deep discounts. The selection changed frequently, and you never knew what treasures might be found there at 30% – 40% off.

Now that we’re closed to walk-in visits due to COVID-19, we’re delighted to bring our Sale Trunk to our website! You can browse it virtually on this page, then use our online order form to place requests. Quantities vary from color to color and yarn to yarn – some we have lots of, while others are the last of their kind. If you’re curious about any of them, reach out and ask!

Rowan Wool Cotton:

  • DK weight
  • 50% merino wool, 50% cotton
  • machine-washable
  • 124 yards/50 g
  • Sale price: $9 each

Rowan Pure Wool Superwash DK:

  • DK weight
  • 100% superwash wool
  • 137 yards/50 g
  • Sale price: $5 each

Rowan Pure Wool Worsted:

  • worsted weight
  • 100% superwash wool
  • 219 yards/100 g
  • Sale price: $8 each

Shibui Staccato:

  • fingering weight
  • solid colors
  • 70% superwash merino, 30% silk
  • 191 yards/50 g
  • Sale price: $9.90 each

Shibui Rain:

  • DK weight
  • solid colors
  • 100% mercerized cotton
  • 135 yards/50 g
  • Sale price: $11.70 each

Shibui Drift:

  • worsted weight
  • solid colors
  • 85% merino, 15% cashmere
  • 110 yards/50 g
  • Sale price: $14.40

Punta del Este Linen Soft:

  • aran weight
  • solid colors
  • 100% linen
  • 85 yards/50 g
  • Sale price: $10 each

Noro Yuzen:

  • DK weight
  • self-striping
  • 56% wool, 34% silk, 10% mohair
  • 122 yards/50 g
  • Sale price: $6 each

Noro Cash Island:

  • DK weight
  • self-striping
  • 60% wool, 30% cashmere, 10% nylon
  • 110 yards/40 g
  • Sale price: $7.25 each

Geilsk Wool/Cotton:

  • fingering weight
  • solid colors
  • 55% wool, 45% cotton
  • 255 yards/50 g
  • Sale price: $8 each

Katia Fabula:

  • super bulky weight
  • variegated colors
  • 100% superwash merino
  • 38 yards/50 g
  • Sale price: $8 each

Berroco Peruvia Quick:

  • super bulky weight
  • solid color
  • 100% Peruvian highland wool
  • 103 yards/100 g
  • Sale price: $6.60 each

Get in touch if you’d like to place an order!

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Dream in Color Pop-Up! Club: September.

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Spinni + Dawn.

Here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, we’ve long been admirers and stockists of Isager yarns, out of Denmark. Isager Spinni: lace weight single ply solid and heathered colors 100% Danish wool 328 yards/50 g $12.50 each Spinni is one of the longest standing yarns made by Isager, a rustic single-ply lace weight wool. Initially developed … [more]