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New colors in Malabrigo Mechita.

This week brought us a big box of Malabrigo Mechita in nine brand new speckled colorways!

Mechita is a single ply superwash merino in a fingering weight, with a generous 420 yards on each 100 gram skein.

Suitable for sweaters, shawls, scarves, cowls, mitts, baby things and lightweight hats, Mechita has great potential.

In fact, it’s become a bit of a staple in our Fingering weight department, one we reorder again and again.

Look for Mechita in the fingering weight section here at the shop, and peruse our “Fingering weight” board on Pinterest for pattern ideas. We hope you find inspiration there, as well as among these colorful skeins of yarn!

New colors from Shibui.

This spring, Shibui introduced a new yarn, Fern, but they also added three new colors to nearly every line of yarn they make. First is White, a brighter white than Shibui’s existing Ivory. You can see from the photo above that White varies from yarn to yarn, looking bleached and bright in Rain and Lunar, but … [more]


Pom Pom Quarterly: Spring 2018.

The Spring 2018 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here! The theme of this issue is postage stamps, and more broadly, the global connections they represent. Each of the designs featured were inspired by a stamp, and where possible, the yarn used for that garment shares a country of origin with the stamp that inspired … [more]


Knitting Outside the Box.

Bristol Ivy’s Knitting Outside the Box was published in October, but it sold out before I ever had a chance to properly feature it here on the blog. Again and again, over the past few months, we reordered and it quickly disappeared. With a fresh stack of them here on our teacart, the time has come … [more]


Hello, Kelbourne Woolens Scout.

It’s been only a couple of months since Kelbourne Woolens debuted their very first yarn, Andorra, and already we’re welcoming their second! Meet Scout. Scout is a DK weight 2ply wool in heathered colorways, with a generous 274 yards on each 100 gram skein. It knits up at a gauge of 20-22 stitches over 4″ … [more]


Hello, Shibui Reed.

Today was the first day of Spring, though dropping temperatures and a prediction of snow had us doubtful. Still and all, warm weather is coming, and that means new plant fiber yarns are popping up at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. Last week, I introduced Shibui Fern, an organic cotton – today, let’s meet Shibui Reed! … [more]


Hello, Semilla.

Earlier in the month, we welcomed BC Garn to the fold here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. We now stock two yarns from this Danish company; Loch Lomond got a proper introduction on the blog, and now it’s time to meet Semilla. Semilla is a 100% organic wool. This means it’s been certified by the … [more]


Marie Wallin’s Shetland.

Happy to report that Marie Wallin’s Shetland is back in stock! This exquisite book is full of intricate fair isle designs in a kaleidoscopic array of colors, all knit with the quintessential Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. Wallin is a British designer known for her rich colorwork designs, inspired by traditional fair isle knitting, but applied to modern, … [more]


Hello, Shibui Fern.

Shibui’s newest yarn is here! Meet Fern. Fern is a sport weight organic cotton, with 232 yards on each 50 gram skein. Unlike Rain, Shibui’s DK weight cotton, Fern is matte rather than lustrous, and brushed for extra softness. Like all Shibui yarns, Fern is designed to be used on its own or mixed with … [more]


Amirisu, Issue 15.

The latest issue of Amirisu is here! Amirisu is a bilingual knitting magazine from Japan, each issue filled with patterns, articles, and interviews. Amirisu provides a glimpse into the textile and knitting culture of Japan, though fiber artists and knitwear designers from around the world are featured. Texture is the theme of this issue, and color … [more]


New from Shibui.

We just got a huge order from Shibui, full of new yarns, patterns and colors! Their newest yarn is Fern, a sport weight organic cotton, which comes in a wearable range of neutrals with a few pops of color. New to us is Reed, a replacement for (and improvement upon) their now-discontinued Linen. Reed is … [more]