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Hello, Berroco Ultra Wool DK.

Meet the latest addition to our shop, Berroco Ultra Wool DK!

Berroco Ultra Wool DK is lighter version of the well-loved, worsted weight Ultra Wool – a smooth and sturdy superwash wool, one of the few that suggests “tumble dry low” rather than “lay flat to dry.” That makes it a truly easy-care yarn, perfect for baby and children’s garments, blankets, and everyday accessories.

Each 100 gram ball boasts 292 yards, already wound into a center-pull skein, no less. The center-pull end is neatly tucked into the label, so you don’t have to reach into the depths of the skein to fumble for it, one of the pleasing features of Ultra Wool in both worsted and DK weight.

Look for Ultra Wool DK in our DK weight section here at the shop, and check out all the new colors we got in Ultra Wool worsted, too!

Wrist Rulers.

Another giftworthy new item has found a home here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop – Wrist Rulers! Wrist Rulers are leather bracelets engraved with inches and centimeters, handmade in Portland, Oregon. These leather wrist rulers are beautiful and practical, a winning combination in our book. We have three colors in stock – natural, red, and … [more]


Shibui Fall/Winter 2017 Trunk Show!

A new Trunk Show has arrived to decorate our walls, Shibui’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection! These garments are designed by Shellie Anderson, Shibui’s in-house designer, the mind behind the simple, elegant garments the company is so well known for. Many of these feature two different yarns held together throughout, creating unique color and fiber combinations. There … [more]


Knit Wit, Issue 7.

The latest issue of Knit Wit is here! Knit Wit is a magazine for anyone interested in textiles and fiber arts. Pick it up to read about artists and makers, hear their stories, and see lush photos of their work and how they do it. Knit Wit is published biannually, with a “Cold” and a … [more]


Cocoknits Maker’s Keep.

This week, an eagerly-anticipated shipment arrived from cocoknits – a box full of Maker’s Keeps! Cocoknits has reimagined their signature Knitter’s Keep as the Maker’s Keep: a silicone slap bracelet with a magnetic face, designed to keep your tools close at hand as you knit. It used to come at a higher price, with a … [more]


Pom Pom Quarterly: Winter 2017.

The Winter 2017 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here! Patterns in this issue are inspired by geometric and geologic forms, which these designers have interpreted using a variety of techniques. The beautiful cover sweater is made with Isager Highland, and the graphic hat below is made with Brooklyn Tweed Arbor. Pom Pom columnist Anna … [more]


Kelbourne Woolens Pop Collection Trunk Show!

We’re pleased to present our latest Trunk Show: Kelbourne Woolens’ Pop Collection, featuring Fibre Company Arranmore Light! Kelbourne Woolens is our US distributor of Fibre Company yarns, and as such, they often develop pattern collections for those yarns. The Pop Collection is what they dreamed up this season for Arranmore Light, inspired by fashion, music, and youth … [more]


Hello, West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply.

I’m happy to announce that a new sock yarn has found a home here at the shop! Meet Signature 4ply, from West Yorkshire Spinners. West Yorkshire Spinners is a yarn company in the UK, and like Baa Ram Ewe, their focus is on producing high quality yarns from British wool, and revitalizing the textile industry in … [more]


Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 5: Sequences.

The fifth installment of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside. Ann Shayne and Kaye Gardiner’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme or knitting technique. The theme here is sequences, drawing on the inspired work of designer Cecelia Campochiaro. Like the Field Guides before it, this … [more]


Rib Magazine No. 3: Alchemy.

We’re happy to report that the latest issue of Rib Magazine is here! Rib is a magazine for men who knit and those who knit for them, one filled with patterns and articles of interest to male knitters, who so rarely see themselves reflected in craft magazines. One of the recurring columns is “Why I knit,” … [more]