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Fibre Company Trunk Show!

Our latest trunk show arrived a few days earlier than expected, a pleasant surprise that has filled our walls with beautiful handknits. Come by the shop to see an excerpt from Fibre Company’s Fell Garth II collection, all knit with Arranmore Light!

Arranmore Light is a DK weight tweed, composed of 80% merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% silk. Each 100 gram skein has a generous 328 yards, so that most sizes of these sweaters can be made with just 4 – 6 skeins.

We don’t have print copies of these patterns, but they’re all available individually on Ravelry:

Come by the shop soon to see this collection for yourself! It’s such a treat to try them on for size and admire the stitching up close. We’re offering a 10% discount on Arranmore Light during the show, too – hope to see you there!

A reminder: discounted yarns are considered final sale, meaning no returns or exchanges can be made after purchase. Thanks!

Making No. 4: Lines.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! Let’s take a look inside No. 3, whose theme is lines. Making is a bi-annual magazine for knitters and crocheters, yes, but also for embroiderers, sewists, bakers, felters, dyers, quilters – all manner of makers. I spotted a couple of familiar yarns put to … [more]


Dream in Color Pop up! Club, part 2.

We’re happy to announce that we’re participating in Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club 2017-18! That means that every two months from August to February, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. Our October shipment features BFL Sock, a fingering weight blend of bluefaced leicester … [more]


Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 11 Trunk Show!

We are delighted to announce that a new trunk show from Brooklyn Tweed is here to spend a couple of weeks at our shop. Come by before October 22nd to see the Wool People 11 collection! Wool People is an annual collaboration between Brooklyn Tweed and a variety of independent knitwear designers from around the … [more]


Hello, Brooklyn Tweed Quarry.

Since we first got Brooklyn Tweed yarns in stock back in January, there’s been one missing piece in our selection. We began with Shelter, Loft, and Arbor, then got Vale as soon as it came out. We’re delighted to announce that the one BT yarn we waited for is now on our shelves. Meet Quarry! … [more]


Anniversary party and sale!

As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, this October marks the 11 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. The shop has grown and changed since Anne first opened in 2006, but always with the goal of bringing the best natural fiber yarns, tools, publications, and classes to … [more]


Shibui Sample of the Month: Riverine.

October is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for our featured sample til the end of the month. This month’s featured sample is “Riverine,” by Theresa Gaffey, a stockinette and garter stitch wrap knit on the bias. Three Shibui yarns are used in this design, … [more]


Laine Magazine, No. 3.

Last week, we welcomed another beautiful new issue of Laine Magazine. Laine Magazine is a relatively new publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers and handicraft as its focus. Inside Laine, you’ll find a mix of knitting patterns, articles, recipes, profiles on fiber artists, and a travel guide … [more]


Amirisu, Issue 14.

The latest issue of Amirisu has arrived! Amirisu is a bilingual knitting magazine from Japan, each issue filled with patterns, articles, and interviews. Amirisu provides a glimpse into the textile and knitting culture of Japan, though fiber artists and knitwear designers from around the world are featured. This issue turns its attention to London, providing a … [more]


A Stash of One’s Own.

Clara Parkes’ latest book is here! A Stash of One’s Own is a collection of essays by Clara Parkes and over twenty other knitters about loving, living with, and letting go of yarn. Each essay reveals the complicated relationship between knitters and their yarn collections, one that can be marked by everything from pleasure, grief, … [more]