Published February 24, 2021 | By Julia
We’re delighted to have a fresh supply of Shibui Haven after a recent restock!
This decadent DK weight merino/cashmere blend has been mighty popular for Shellie Anderson’s “Helix” hat – we’ve lost track of how many of you are out there making one, or coming back for a second! We’ve got all your favorite colors back on our shelves, along with a few new shades.
To make “Helix,” you’ll need 1 skein each of Shibui Haven and Shibui Silk Cloud, yarns that are known for their softness. Together they are an extra special treat for the hands.
Shibui Haven: DK weight, 80% merino, 20% cashmere, 160 yards/50 g; $25 each
Shibui Silk Cloud: lace weight, 60% mohair, 40% silk, 330 yards/25 g; $26.50 each
The pattern is free when you buy 1 skein each of Haven and Silk Cloud to make the hat – we’ll print a copy and include it in your order.
Published January 25, 2021 | By Julia
The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! Each month, we’ll receive 21 skeins of KPPPM in a limited edition color dyed especially for a select group of local yarn stores that carry Koigu. This month, we got not one, but TWO new colorways! Koigu KPPPM: fingering weight hand dyed, variegated 100% superwash merino wool 175 yards/50 g $15.50 each … [more]
Published January 22, 2021 | By Julia
We recently restocked some of the most popular colors of Kelbourne Woolens Perennial, a soft and fuzzy fingering weight yarn. Kelbourne Woolens Perennial: light fingering weight 60% superwash merino, 25% Suri alpaca, 15% nylon 497 yards/100g $26 each The folks at Kelbourne Woolens have designed this yarn to be something of a staple – soft … [more]
Published January 19, 2021 | By Julia
Norah Gaughan’s new book is here! Let’s look inside her Twisted Stitch Sourcebook. In this book, designer Norah Gaughan introduces over 125 twisted stitch patterns with both written and charted instructions. I’m a huge fan of stitch dictionaries like this one, with its lovingly-photographed swatches, detailed notes and numbers, and guidance for creating original designs. … [more]
Published January 16, 2021 | By Julia
Members of the HYS Hat Club got a special treat this month – a brand new yarn! Back when we received our first order from Lady Dye Yarns, we squirreled away the limited amount of DK weight superwash merino. Though most of it went out with our HYS Hat Club, we still have a few … [more]
Published January 14, 2021 | By Julia
Shellie Anderson’s “Helix” has been a popular project here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop lately, a simple hat made elegant with the use of truly luxurious fibers. To make “Helix,” you’ll need 1 skein each of Shibui Haven and Shibui Silk Cloud, yarns that are known for their softness. Together they are an extra … [more]
Published January 11, 2021 | By Julia
Dapple was one of the brand new yarns we brought in last year, Brooklyn Tweed’s first departure from wool – a DK weight blend of organic cotton and merino. It’s been popular here at our shop, so we jumped as soon as BT had more in stock. Delighted to report that we now have a … [more]
Published January 8, 2021 | By Julia
We’ve been busy restocking for the new year ahead, filling in on yarns whose numbers had dwindled. Cascade 220 Fingering is one such yarn, an economical fingering weight wool that we’re delighted to have back in stock! Cascade 220 Fingering: fingering weight 100% wool 275 yards/50 g $5.25 each What to make with Cascade 220 … [more]
Published January 5, 2021 | By Julia
The latest volume of By Hand is here! By Hand is a series of lookbooks where each issue focuses on a city or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they call home. No. 14 is all … [more]
Published December 31, 2020 | By Julia
What are you working on as 2020 comes to an end? Anne and I have closed up shop for the day, and we’ll be closed tomorrow, Jan. 1, as well. Now’s the time for rest, year-end contemplation, and knitting, of course – here’s a peek at our current projects. Anne has been busy stitching for … [more]
Published December 27, 2020 | By Julia
We recently replenished our supply of Kelbourne Woolens Andorra, a bouncy sport weight blend of merino and highland wool with a dash of mohair. Kelbourne Woolens Andorra: sport weight 60% merino wool, 20% highland wool, 20% mohair 185 yards/50 g $12 each Not long ago, I put together some color combinations for a knitter interested … [more]