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Show and tell: for the home.

Time for another round of show and tell! I love to take photos of finished projects when folks bring them into the shop to share with us, and to share them here on our blog. I always seem to have a backlog of photos, thanks to the many productive knitters, crocheters, and weavers who frequent our shop. Here’s a batch of show and tell featuring projects made for the home – mostly blankets!

Glen knit this “Ombre Waves Knit Blanket” as a gift for his daughter and son-in-law, using Malabrigo Rios, everyone’s favorite hand-dyed, superwash, worsted weight merino.

Petra wove the overshot table runner below using a cotton yarn in the warp and Brigg’s & Little Sport in the weft. The pattern is intricate and visually mesmerizing, even more so in the bold colors Petra chose – well done, Petra!

Peggy knit Jared Flood’s “Talon Throw” as a gift for her niece, a generous gift indeed.

Peggy used Berroco Ultra Alpaca, a soft and sturdy blend of wool and alpaca, and a staple of our worsted weight section here at the shop.

Berroco Ultra Wool is a staple of our worsted weight section, too, and another great yarn for blanket-making. Elsbeth used Ultra Wool for this striking Purl Soho “Mosaic Blanket.”

Amy knit this colorful blanket for her newest grandchild using Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted, a squishy superwash merino. The pattern is Svetlana Gordon’s “Hexagon Kaleidoscope Patchwork Knitting,” adapted to include butterfly patches among the flowers.

Thanks to Glen, Petra, Peggy, Elsbeth, and Amy for sharing their work, and to everyone who starts their projects with a trip to the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! We can’t wait to see what you make next.

Hello, Navia Uno.

Meet Navia Uno, one of the newest yarns here at our shop. Navia is a family-run yarn company from the Faroe Islands, specializing in traditional Faroese wool. Their yarns are now distributed in the US by our friends at Kelbourne Woolens, who traveled to the Faroe Islands earlier in the year and wrote a bit … [more]


Hello, Ultra Wool Fine.

Brand new from Berroco, meet the newest member of the Ultra Wool family – hello, Ultra Wool Fine! Like Ultra Wool and Ultra Wool DK before it, Ultra Wool Fine is a 100% superwash wool that’s soft, sturdy, and economical. Ultra Wool Fine is a fingering weight, perfect for fine-gauge garments and accessories for adults … [more]


New year’s eve.

2018 was a big year for us here at the shop, full of exciting new yarns, books, tools, projects, and classes. We won the title of “Best Yarn Store” in the Triangle for the third year in a row, celebrated our twelfth year in business, and worked every day toward our goal of bringing the best quality yarns and information to the wonderful … [more]


Hello, addi Bamboo FlexiFlips.

Another new kind of needle has arrived here at the shop – meet addi’s brand new Bamboo FlexiFlips! Addi FlexiFlips offer an alternative to double points or magic loop for small-circumference knitting. They come in tubes of three 8″ needles, and the basic strategy is to divide your total stitch count in half between two needles, … [more]


Milarrochy Heids.

Kate Davies’ newest book is here on our teacart, among the latest books and magazines for knitters. Milarrochy Heids is a collection of colorful hats designed by a variety of talented knitters. Some are familiar to us, like Felicity Ford, Ella Gordon, and Dianna Walla, while others are new names we can’t wait to get acquainted … [more]


Show and tell: Anne’s “Dog Stars.”

A few months ago, Anne set a lofty goal: she would knit a sweater for each of her four grandchildren for Hanukkah. When she mentioned this in conversation at the shop, eyes would widen in disbelief – even four child-sized sweaters represent an awful lot of knitting, after all. She picked Tin Can Knits’ “Dog … [more]


Knitter’s Pride Zing DPNs.

We recently added a new kind of knitting needle to our regular offerings here at the shop! Meet Knitter’s Pride Zing. Zing is a lightweight aluminum needle, where each size is a different color, save for the extra-sharp silver points. They first caught our attention because of their low price, to be honest – we … [more]


Kelbourne Woolens Building Blocks Collection Trunk Show!

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve just received a Trunk Show featuring Kelbourne Woolens Germantown. Come by the shop to see accessories from the Building Blocks Collection! Germantown is a North American sourced yarn with a story to tell, a recreation of a classic wool that had been produced in Germantown, Pennsylvania, under a … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Holiday.

A new month has begun, and with it comes the next installment of the Koigu Collector’s Club! 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. December’s colorway is called Holiday, a festive blend of cranberry, pink, and cream, with … [more]


New colors in Malabrigo Rasta.

Malabrigo recently released a bunch of new colors in their super bulky Rasta yarn, and with our recent winter weather, we’re especially excited to have them in stock! Rasta is a soft, squishy, single-ply merino wool that knits up quickly on US 13 – 17 needles. Each 150 gram skein has 90 yards, which may not … [more]