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Koigu Collector’s Club: Sunflower.

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.

Koigu KPPPM:

  • fingering weight
  • hand dyed, variegated
  • 100% superwash merino wool
  • 175 yards/50 g
  • $15.50 each

This month’s special colorway is Sunflower, a vibrant blend of yellow, gold, brown, and green.

When I unpacked it, I thought of Anne’s most recent sweaters for her granddaughters, colorwork yokes that use a solid shade in the background and a variegated for the contrast color.

I found a few shades in Brooklyn Tweed Peerie that seemed to speak directly to Sunflower, then looked to Jennifer Steingass and her dazzling portfolio of stranded patterns.

“Lightwood Cowl,” by Jennifer Steingass, photo © Jennifer Steingass

The yarn bundles pictured here include enough yardage for Steingass’s “Lightwood Cowl,” with Peerie as the Main Color and KPPPM as the Coordinating Color. If you’re craving a sweater project, also consider Steingass’s “Hinterland,” “Anaashah,” and “Nordic Nights” – we’re happy to help calculate yardage for your size!

Want to make a “Lightwood Cowl” of your own? 3 skeins of BT Peerie and 2 skeins of Koigu KPPPM come to $76.75order online if one of these strikes your fancy, or come by the shop to select your own combination! We’re open between 11am – 5:30pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays.

52 Weeks of Socks – now in paperback!

Laine’s popular 52 Weeks of Socks is now out in paperback! This tome includes 52 patterns for knitting socks and slippers, an astonishingly large collection, and a beautiful one. You can see them all on Ravelry, a virtual way to browse the book; the list of designers is impressive, including Joji Locatelli, Isabell Kraemer, Dawn … [more]


What to knit with BT Tones?

Brooklyn Tweed’s new yarn, Tones, is already turning heads here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. What to knit with this colorful stuff? Here are some ideas! There are two new patterns especially for this yarn, Jared Flood’s “First Raglan Sweater” and Lis Smith’s “Sparkwood” cabled hat. Because Tones can easily substitute for Shelter, there’s a … [more]


Pom Pom Quarterly: Autumn 2021.

The Autumn 2021 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! Roots and branches are the inspiration for this issue, and it shows in the texture, cable, and colorwork patterns as well as the prose. As editors Meghan Fernandes and Lydia Gluck write, this issue buzzes with “cables that echo gnarled roots, … [more]


Hello, Brooklyn Tweed Tones!

We’re excited to announce that Brooklyn Tweed’s new yarn is here: meet Tones! Brooklyn Tweed Tones: worsted weight woolen-spun 3 ply overdyed 100% Columbia wool 140 yards/50g $13.75 each At first glance, Tones bears a striking resemblance to Shelter – both are worsted weight and woolen spun, with the same yardage, weight, suggested gauge, and … [more]


Show and tell: more sweaters!

It’s been fun going back through show and tell photos from Instagram over the past year since our closure – there are so many incredible projects to share. Let’s take a look at some sweaters! Like many of us, Linda spent much of the past year finishing lingering projects, and here she is modeling one … [more]


Yarn ideas for “Summernight Sky,” by Lisa Hannes.

Lisa Hannes’ latest design has us playing the color game… here are some yarn ideas for “Summernight Sky,” a two color mosaic shawl. Hannes uses a fingering weight, single ply, superwash merino – one shade is semi-solid, and the other variegated. A high contrast color combination will ensure that the mosaic pattern shows. Lady Dye … [more]


New colors in Malabrigo Sock!

This week brought us 15 new colors in Malabrigo Sock! Malabrigo Sock: light fingering weight hand dyed, variegated and semi-solid colorways 100% superwash merino wool 440 yards/100g $19.50 each This is Malabrigo’s new Encantados collection, unique hand dyed colorways inspired by fairytales and children’s stories. I’ve arranged these shades in coordinating trios, thinking of Malabrigo’s … [more]


Knit Hats with Woolly Wormhead.

Woolly Wormhead’s new book is here! Knit Hats with Woolly Wormhead is a collection of 22 hat patterns for all ages from a designer who self identifies as a Hat Architect. Her designs are innovative, surprising, and fun to knit – Anne is a big fan! Woolly Wormhead has dedicated her entire knitwear design career … [more]


We’re open for drop-in shopping!

After nearly 17 months of keeping our storefront locked, we are positively delighted to announce that we are open for drop-in shopping again! No more appointments – just come on by. Hours: Our new hours will be 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays; we’ll be closed on Sundays and Mondays. Safety: For everyone’s … [more]


Yarn ideas for “Illuminate,” by Andrea Mowry.

Andrea Mowry’s latest design has us playing the color game… here are some yarn ideas for “Illuminate,” a striking striped pullover with a colorwork yoke. Mowry uses a sport weight wool for the main color, and doubles up a lace weight mohair/silk blend for the contrast color. For the lace weight yarn, we love Shibui … [more]