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Anniversary Sale!

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:

A reminder: all sales are final on discounted items; there will be no exchanges or returns. Thanks!

Knit Simple.

It may seem a little early for the Fall 2011 magazines to start showing up, but the cozy looking sweaters, hats, and scarves in the newest issue of Knit Simple are great fodder for autumnal knitting fantasies.  Truly: summer is a good time to get small cold-weather accessories finished so that they’re wearable as soon … [more]


Tools of the trade.

If you’ve been to our shop, you may already be familiar with the range of knitting needles and crochet hooks we stock. Addi Turbo and Lace circulars for those who prefer slick, quick, metal knitting needles, and Crystal Palace circulars, straights, and double points for those who prefer the smooth, slightly clingy quality of bamboo. … [more]


Creative Knitting.

A brand new addition to the Hillsborough Yarn Shop magazine collection: Creative Knitting magazine. Inside you’ll find another batch of new, summery patterns, from cardigans to sleeveless tops to decorative scarves. Take a look inside and see what you think of this new-to-us magazine.


Hillsborough Yarn Shop’s Annual Summer Sale!

July is here again, and with it comes our annual summer sale: absolutely all of our yarns are 15% off during the month of July! Even that special skein whose temptation you’ve been resisting. Maybe it’s Kauni. Maybe it’s Schaefer. Maybe it’s Malabrigo. Maybe it’s yarn for a project you’ve been daydreaming about, say, a … [more]


Summer reading.

Last week, Anne and I unpacked two boxes of books, almost all of which were new to the shop. We quickly made space on the teacart for them, and filled it even more quickly. As I’ve explained here before and as regulars have come to expect, the teacart is reserved for the newest additions to the shop. … [more]


Handy, indeed.

If you’ve ever walked into the shop, fallen in love with a skein of yarn and asked us, “Is this enough for a scarf?” then you’ve probably seen Anne and I consult one of these. The Knitter’s (and Crocheter’s) Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements is a little pamphlet filled with charts that are filled with … [more]


Shenandoe Farm. Again.

Just as I finished my Shenandoe cardigan, we received a new batch of Shenandoe Farm yarn. Same great yarn, now available in brown, 8 ounce cones. Come and get it.


Interweave Knits Weekend.

This week, the newest special issue of Interweave Knits magazine joined the rest of the summer magazines on the teacart. Interweave Knits Weekend is full of all kinds of knitting projects: hats, bags, scarves, sweaters for children and adults, socks, leg-warmers, toys… Fancy a sneak peek? My favorite, naturally: colorwork socks. Come check it out … [more]


Julia shows and tells.

I first wrote about the Shenandoe Farm angora goat yarn back in April, when I introduced the local yarns nook and waxed rhapsodic about this rustic,  undyed yarn. It wasn’t long after I finished that cabled hat that I started on a sweater out of the same yarn. Now that I’ve completed said sweater, I … [more]


Summer classes.

We have a handful of new classes scheduled for the coming months, all centered around projects you may have seen around the shop lately: Have you seen the newest issue of Vogue Knitting magazine? Katherine is teaching a class on the cover project, a cabled capelet. If you’re interested in learning to cable and to … [more]