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Hello, Isager Jensen Yarn.

A brand new yarn has arrived from Isager in Denmark! Meet Jensen Yarn.

Jensen Yarn is named for Danish knitwear designer Ase Lund Jensen, the subject of Marianne Isager’s latest book. It’s a DK weight wool sourced and spun entirely in Denmark, with about 275 yards on each 100 gram skein.

Jensen Yarn is smooth and round, which will give excellent stitch definition for texture and cable patterns. Wooly and toothsome, Jensen Yarn is not the softest fiber in our shop, but it’s sturdy and full of character, sure to wear well for years to come. I can’t wait to work with it!

Look for pattern ideas on our “DK weight” Pinterest board, and look for Jensen Yarn in the DK weight section here at the shop!

Dovestone Smallholding Trunk Show!

We were delighted to receive our latest trunk show early – come by the shop between now and the end of August to see the Dovestone Smallholding Trunk Show! Ella Austin’s Dovestone Smallholding is a book of stuffed toys knit with Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK, a soft and beautiful blend of British wools. We … [more]


New prints from Binkwaffle.

We’re so happy to have three new prints from Binkwaffle on our shelves! Binkwaffles are colorful, reversible, dumpling-shaped project bags. Knitters and crocheters love them because they’re both functional and whimsical. Usually we order a random assortment of whatever fabrics Holly has on hand, but when we heard that she was debuting new prints, we … [more]


Show and tell: lace.

We always love to see what you’re making with HYS yarns, and I love to take photos of your finished pieces to share here on the blog. Sifting through the many delightful show-and-tell photos I’ve accumulated, I noticed a group of projects with a technique in common: lace. Margaretta has a fondness for lace-knitting, and has completed … [more]


Show and tell: Bradway shawls.

Earlier in the year, Katherine taught a class here at the shop on Shannon Cook’s “Bradway,” a striped triangular shawl knit with three shades of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. Her sample has been hanging at the shop ever since, a striking combination of “Truffle Hunt,” “Fossil,” and “Almanac.” It’s always fun to see the variety of color … [more]


Hello, Koel Magazine.

Another new magazine has arrived at the shop to enchant and inform: meet Koel Magazine. Pronounced “cool,” Koel is exactly that, a stylish quarterly publication out of Singapore. It’s all about home decor made with yarn crafts, from crochet and knitting to macrame, weaving, latch hooking, and embroidery. Inside, you’ll find patterns and instructions for … [more]


Scissors.

We are serious about keeping all kinds of needles, hooks, tools, and other notions in stock here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. We like providing options for different kinds of stitch markers, cable needles, row counters and the like, because we know from experience that having the right tool for the task at hand can … [more]


Hello, Knit Wit.

We’re excited to announce the arrival of yet another new magazine: meet Knit Wit! Knit Wit is a magazine for anyone interested in textiles and fiber arts. Pick it up to read about artists and makers, hear their stories, and see lush photos of their work and how they do it. Knit Wit is published … [more]


Shibui Sample of the Month: Churchmouse Simple Tee.

July is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We usually offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarns featured in our monthly sample, but during July, everything is 15% off – even better! Our Shibui Sample of the Month is a Churchmouse “Simple Tee,” a breezy summer top that’s as easy to knit … [more]


Annual Inventory Sale!

As many of you know, July is our annual inventory sale month. From July 5th to the 31st, everything in the shop is discounted by 15%, with the exception of classes and yarns that have already been discounted. If you’ve had your eye on a special skein, or have been planning a big project or … [more]


Vogue Knitting.

The newest issue of Vogue Knitting is here! This Early Fall 2017 issue features an article by designer and author Deborah Newton all about how to choose the right size sweater. Patterns in this issue are for the transitional Fall weather we’re daydreaming of and planning for, though not currently experiencing – textured wraps like … [more]