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]
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, let’s take a look at Ultra Wool Chunky!
Berroco Ultra Wool Chunky:
- bulky weight
- 100% superwash wool
- 145 yards/100g
- $12 each
Ultra Wool Chunky is a 100% superwash wool that’s soft, sturdy, and economical, perfect for cozy garments and accessories for adults and children alike. Here are some pattern ideas:
- “Instance,” by Alicia Plummer – colorwork hat
- “Ridgefield Hat” – cabled hat
- “Cocoa Cowl,” by Tif Neilan – twisted rib and slip stitch cowl, combines bulky and super bulky weight yarns – try Malabrigo Rasta!
- “Snow Day Stocking,” by Purl Soho – marled Christmas stockings
- “The World’s Simplest Mittens,” by Tin Can Knits – mittens for all sizes, in four gauges – use the chunky weight instructions for Ultra Wool Chunky
- “Twice Reversible Ribbed Poncho,” by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
- “Bennett,” by Amy Christoffers – cabled pullover
- “Audrey’s Cardigan,” by Elisabeth Smith – stockinette cardigan with contrast color micro-stripes along hem and cuffs
Order online for local pickup or shipping!
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]
Pagewood Farm Alyeska is back in stock! Though you may know it as “the Pagewood with the cashmere,” which is what we often call it, its softness being somewhat more memorable than its name. This is decadent sock yarn, folks. Sock knitters looking to pamper their feet should consider Alyeska, as should mitten, glove, and … [more]
We got a box from Lantern Moon this week, filled with special things: a few sets of their ebony needles, rosewood Sox Stix, and, most alluringly, bunches of bags. Some are small project bags, for safely stowing your knitting away, and perhaps even tucking into a purse or tote along with all the other things you … [more]
Our four-week series of Going-to-Market sales concludes this weekend with one last sale! Week Four: Classic Elite. That means that all our Classic Elite yarns are 25% off starting today and ending Sunday, June 12th.Our Classic Elite yarns come in a variety of weights, from lace up through bulky, and many combinations of fibers, from … [more]
There’s a lot of good reading material on the teacart right now. The summer magazines keep pouring in. And what’s that right in the middle? The new Interweave Crochet magazine! Crochet enthusiasts, come and check it out!
I wrote before about the Marion Foale 3-ply wool. Since then, several things have happened to increase our love for this yarn, as well as our supply of it. For one, the striped top I was dreaming up is now on the needles. The yarn is a dream to knit with, and creates a fabric … [more]
Anne is now a grandmother! Jared Gabriel and Caleb Liam were born on May 27th, 2011, weighing in at 5 lbs 1 oz and 5 lbs 9 oz respectively. Anne is completely over the moon for these little guys. We’ve got their picture on the wall at the shop, which is likely to be frequently … [more]
Our four-week series of Going-to-Market sales continues! Week Three: Debbie Bliss. That means that select yarns by Debbie Bliss are 25% off starting today and ending Sunday, June 5th. Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton. Debbie Bliss is a favorite designer and producer of yarn at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. We’re proud to carry many of her … [more]
At first, when we saw the new Vogue Knitting magazine, Early Fall 2011, we thought: What? Early fall, already? Then we thought: Ooh! New Vogue to look at! Fresh new patterns are always welcome here, even if fall seems far away. As always: check out the newest of the new on the teacart.