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Hello, Amano Mayu Lace.

Meet the very newest yarn here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop: Amano Mayu Lace!

Amano Mayu Lace is a luxurious lace weight yarn, as soft and smooth as its fiber content suggests – royal alpaca, cashmere, and silk. These fibers provide drape alongside buttery softness, making Mayu Lace perfect for delicate lace scarves and shawls.

This yarn is dip-dyed for a tonal, semisolid effect, a slight variegation but not enough to distract from stitch patterns.

 

What to knit with Mayu Lace? So far Amano has two patterns for this new yarn: one skein makes an “Irene Bandana” (pictured at left), two makes a “Julieta Shawl.”

It would also work beautifully in Melanie Berg’s “Whiteout” shawl, Kate Davies’ “Hap for Harriet,” Ambah O’Brien’s “Alinda Wrap,” and Evelyn A. Clark’s popular “Swallowtail Shawl.”

Each 50 gram skein of Amano Mayu Lace has 437 yards, and costs $28. Use our online order form to place requests or ask for suggestions – we’re happy to help you plan your next project!

 

Sale of the Week, Virtual Trunk Show: Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2019!

Though we’re keeping our doors closed during May, we’re still virtually open for mail orders, and we want to offer something fun during this uncertain time. Throughout May, we’ll have a special sale each week – 15% off a featured yarn, our Sale of the Week! Another trunk show has arrived from Brooklyn Tweed – the Fall 2019 collection … [more]


Back in stock: Tukuwool Fingering.

We recently restocked Tukuwool Fingering, a Finnish yarn that has become a favorite around here in the few short years we’ve carried it. Tukuwool Fingering is a woolen-spun, fingering weight blend of Finnsheep and Finnsheep-Texel wool, sourced and produced entirely in Finland. It’s a little toothy, but soft enough for next-to-skin wear, depending upon one’s preferences; … [more]


By Hand Lookbook No. 12: London.

The latest volume of By Hand is here! By Hand is a series of lookbooks where each issue focuses on a city or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they call home. This issue is all … [more]


Sale of the Week: Kate Davies Àrd-Thìr!

Though we’re keeping our doors closed during May, we’re still virtually open for mail orders, and we want to offer something fun during this uncertain time. Throughout May, we’ll have a special sale each week – 15% off a featured yarn, our Sale of the Week! Our next Sale of the Week is 15% off Kate Davies Àrd-Thìr, from May … [more]


Lopi “Weatherman” kit & Berroco 123 DropShip.

For the past few weeks, we’ve been participating in Berroco’s 123 DropShip program, which some of you have already taken advantage of – thanks so much for your orders! This program allows you to order any Berroco yarn from us, even those we don’t usually carry, and Berroco will ship them directly to you. This … [more]


Making No. 9: Simple.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! The theme of this soothing new issue is Simple, a sentiment expressed in projects and tutorials for knitting, crocheting, embroidery, sewing, screen printing, punch needle rug-making, and more. Contributors include Ocean Rose, Susan B. Anderson, Bristol Ivy, Jacqueline Cieslak, and others. Beautifully photographed and … [more]


Sale of the Week: Kelbourne Woolens Germantown!

Though we’re keeping our doors closed during May, we’re still virtually open for mail orders, and we want to offer something fun during this uncertain time. Throughout May, we’ll have a special sale each week – 15% off a featured yarn, our Sale of the Week! Our next Sale of the Week is 15% off Kelbourne Woolens Germantown, … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Fantasie.

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. Our most recent shipment from Koigu is Fantasie, a lively variegated colorway, streaked with ivory, bright yellow, orange, green, and pink. Unpacking it, I was reminded … [more]


Back in stock: Plystre Project Pouches!

We’re delighted to announce that we have a few Plystre Project Pouches back in stock! Plystre is a small company based in Oslo, Norway, that focuses on creating effortless, functional bags for knitters. Our first batch of their Project Pouches sold out quickly, just before we had to close our doors in mid-March due to … [more]