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New colors in Berroco Ultra Wool.

We recently got a big bundle of new colors from Berroco in yarns across their line of machine-washable wools – Ultra Wool DK, Ultra Wool (worsted weight), and Ultra Wool Chunky. Today, I’m sharing new colors, project ideas, and color combinations in the worsted weight Ultra Wool – let’s take a look!

Berroco Ultra Wool:

  • worsted weight
  • 100% superwash wool
  • 219 yards/100g
  • $12 each

These pastels fill out the already large Ultra Wool color selection, and makes for rich color combinations.

Here are some two-color projects for worsted weight yarn:

The colors above are a snapshot of what we have on hand right now, but it changes from day to day; Berroco Ultra Wool comes in over 80 colors, which you can see on the Berroco website. If there’s a color you’d like that you don’t see in our photos here, ask us and we may be able to order it for you!

Order online for local pickup or shipping, and keep an eye out for an upcoming post on Ultra Wool Chunky!

Kauni swatches.

Since we first got Kauni in stock, we’re forever reordering it. Its long, slow gradation of colors is eye-catching, indeed, and has caught the attention of many. With our most recent order of Kauni, though, we got a little something extra. People often ask us, “So, what does this yarn do?” They can sense that … [more]


Isager adoration.

As you know, we at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop are big Isager fans. We stock many books by designer Marianne Isager, from perennial shop favorite Japanese Inspired Knits to Inca Knits, Classic Knits, and Knitting Out of Africa. We are also quite enamored of her daughter, Helga Isager, whose designs are collected in a series … [more]


A gentle reminder.

July is coming to a close, friends. The end of the month may mean many things to many people, but we can all come together on this one: the end of July brings the end of our July sale. I trust that you have all spent the last three weeks meticulously planning your next several … [more]


From Lantern Moon.

Several times we’ve ordered these small drawstring project bags from Lantern Moon, embroidered with frolicking sheep. Several times we’ve sold out of them quickly. If you’ve seen these frolicking sheep and wanted one of your own, you’re in luck. As of this week, they’re back in stock, in a bright turquoise and a rich purple. … [more]


Creative Knitting.

More Autumn inspiration arrived this week in the form of the September issue of Creative Knitting. Look for it on the teacart. Keep the faith: sweater weather will come again.


Hello, Sulka. Hello, K’acha.

From time to time, our yarn displays need what we call “fluffing.” We pull the skeins down from their cubby, or out of their basket, and commence fluffing: we rewind loose skeins, make sure all colors are represented, and then stack them up in a pretty spectrum, that they might look their very best. I … [more]


Lavishea lotion bars.

In midsummer, with the promise of new fall yarns still months away, the tide of shipments recedes. We’re not getting boxes of yarn in the mail every day, as we do in other seasons. Instead, we are preparing for the rush of shipments that is not so far away. We put all of our yarn … [more]


Hello, Bearfoot.

Mountain Colors Bearfoot: here is a loveable sock yarn. It’s not a new arrival; rather, we’ve had it at the shop for quite some time. However, having recently reorganized the sock yarn display, I’ve only recently come to admire its depth of color and its unusual fiber content. Bearfoot is easily our only sock yarn … [more]


Great Adirondack roving.

Back in stock: brightly colored roving from Great Adirondack. Spinners, take note!


Not to brag, but.

Look what we just put up in the shop window! We are delighted, and so proud to have received 1st place for “Best Yarn Shop” in the News of Orange County‘s Reader’s Choice Awards, four years in a row! Thanks, everybody!