What’s that? Another new winter magazine already? Hello, Interweave Knits. I like the look of Betty’s Pullover… what are your favorite projects from this issue?
As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, October marks the 14 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop!
This year has been an unusual one, to say the least – the pandemic has dramatically changed the way we do business. Safety has to come first, though it also comes between all you fiber-lovers and the usual HYS shopping experience, where seeing and touching yarn in person is expected. The way we do business may have changed this year, but our goal has remained the same since Anne first opened 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 tremendously, and I am so proud to be on her team, spending my days in this special shop.
Our closure to walk-ins won’t stop our annual Anniversary Sale! From October 20 – 24, everything in stock will be 15% off, with the exception of the already discounted yarns in our Sale Trunk. This is the time to treat yourself to some exciting new yarns, splurge on an inspiring book, and save on that special project you’ve been wanting to start this fall.
Looking for inspiration? Here are some of the most popular projects here at the shop, shown in blog posts with yarns and color combinations aplenty:
- Grace Anna Farrow’s “Dawn” shawl, knit with Isager Spinni
- Ella Austin’s “Pinwheel Mitts,” knit with Isager Highland Wool
- Tif Neilan’s “Soulful Slouchy Hat,” knit with Brooklyn Tweed Peerie
- Sharon Lentsch’s “Perky Little Hat,” knit with Malabrigo Rasta
- Andrea Mowry’s “Tincture” hat, knit with Malabrigo Caprino and Shibui Haven
- Andrea Mowry’s “The Shift” cowl, knit with Malabrigo Arroyo and Mountain Meadow Wool Cody
- Ann Weaver’s “Yipes Stripes Cowl,” knit with Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted
- Tin Can Knits’ “Dog Star” pullover, knit with Berroco Ultra Wool DK
- Caitlin Hunter’s “Soldotna Crop” pullover, knit with Isager Jensen
- Marie Greene’s “Soundtrack” pullover, knit with Kelbourne Woolens Scout
A reminder: all sales are final on discounted items; there will be no exchanges or returns. Thanks!
We recently welcomed another winter knitting magazine to our growing collection. Find the January issue of Creative Knitting on the teacart. Hope you’re all enjoying the holiday weekend, sneaking a few stitches here and there between rounds of leftovers. See you at the shop soon!
A beautiful new book just landed on the teacart last week: Knit Noro Accessories, a sibling of the also-beautiful Knit Noro, which came out earlier this year. If you’re a fan of Noro yarns, which gradually self-stripe in surprising color combinations, you should certainly take a look at both of these books. In fact, why … [more]
We first welcomed Claudia Hand Painted Yarns to the Hillsborough Yarn Shop only a few months ago, but already it’s been such a hit that we decided to order more. We made up a few more kits for the Double Silk T-Shirt and Cardigan, replacing the color combinations that flew out of the shop when … [more]
The Knitter’s Pride Dreamz circulars have been a huge hit. We hadn’t even received our complete order when it was time to reorder sizes we had already sold out of. I’ve not yet tried them myself, but the positive feedback I’m hearing suggests pointy points, smooth joins, and flexible cables: all good qualities to find … [more]
Along with our Malabrigo Lace, we got a handful of bags of Malabrigo Rios in whatever colors were available. It wasn’t a big Rios shipment, but it was enough to brighten the display, and to allow us to breathe easier, knowing there were sweater quantities of a few colors, if needed. I just knit a … [more]
Malabrigo is known for its rich colors and buttery softness, as well as for its own popularity. Because of its fine qualities and popularity among knitters and crocheters, it’s hard to get a hold of, and it’s hard to keep in stock. Periodically, we’re able to replenish our collection of particular Malabrigo yarns, and this … [more]
Recently, it became clear that we were getting low on Crock-O-Dye. Crock-O-Dye is a fingering weight yarn from Knit One Crochet Too, a variegated blend of wool, silk, and nylon. It’s meant for socks, but does just as well in a shawl, scarf, sweater, hat, or fingerless mitts… or wherever else you’d like to use … [more]
Another new title from Interweave has arrived this week: Seamless Crochet, by Kristin Omdahl. Omdahl offers up a series of crocheted motifs to be joined as they’re made, rather than sewn together after the fact. The book is also filled with projects that put this technique to good use. Have a look at some of … [more]
I know I’ve written about this yarn twice before, but it’s time, once more, to remind you of the existence of Katia Fabula. Super-bulky, very soft, machine-washable merino wool which we now carry in a whopping 8 colors. Have a look! I have a feeling that as the holidays grow nearer, this yarn will begin … [more]