Last Saturday, master knitter Michelle came into the shop with a dress-form (named Chloe) wearing her latest finished object, an intricately cabled pea coat from Shirley Paden’s Knitwear Design Workshop: The Comprehensive Guide to Handknits. It blew us all away, to the point that I could not resist asking to take their photo for the … [more]
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!
After much unpacking, admiring, reorganizing, and rearranging, it’s time to show off. New colors of Berroco Sox, stuffed into their cubby but eager to get out. We also have a new pattern book to go with–brightly colored children’s garments, taking advantage of the self-patterning quality of this yarn. A bright spectrum of Pure Pima, lounging … [more]
My friend Andrea has been a sometime knitter for a few years now, completing a scarf here, a patchwork blanket there, but focusing primarily on her animation projects (a subject worthy of an entire blog; go there and see this if animated wool peaks your curiosity). Recently, however, she has taken up knitting in a more … [more]
********* As of December 15th, 2015, we no longer have any Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in stock. ********* Allow me to introduce you to my favorite yarn of the moment. Simple, sturdy, yet soft, and suitable for most any project: Cascade 220 Superwash Sport. A few weeks ago, we had only a handful of colors. … [more]
A lot of days at the yarn shop begin with a box. This one arrived last Tuesday. Our UPS guy dropped it off in the back room where we could spread out its contents and find space to store them. Inside, I found a few replacement bags of Noro Silk Garden Sock in colors … [more]