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Hello, Berroco Ultra Wool DK.

Meet the latest addition to our shop, Berroco Ultra Wool DK!

Berroco Ultra Wool DK is lighter version of the well-loved, worsted weight Ultra Wool – a smooth and sturdy superwash wool, one of the few that suggests “tumble dry low” rather than “lay flat to dry.” That makes it a truly easy-care yarn, perfect for baby and children’s garments, blankets, and everyday accessories.

Each 100 gram ball boasts 292 yards, already wound into a center-pull skein, no less. The center-pull end is neatly tucked into the label, so you don’t have to reach into the depths of the skein to fumble for it, one of the pleasing features of Ultra Wool in both worsted and DK weight.

Look for Ultra Wool DK in our DK weight section here at the shop, and check out all the new colors we got in Ultra Wool worsted, too!

Show and tell: little sweaters.

Time for another round of show and tell, where we share projects that started life as yarn at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. The last group was made up of adult sweaters, so for today, let’s look at some baby sweaters, those quick-to-knit garments that are no less satisfying for their small size. Gwen knit the … [more]


Show and tell: sweaters.

We have had so much amazing show-and-tell around the shop over the past couple of months! As ever, I take photos of these amazing pieces when I’m able, collecting them to share here on the blog. My collection long ago outgrew a single blog post, so I’ve divvied them up into categories for a series … [more]


Hello, Dovestone Natural Chunky.

Another exciting new yarn has arrived to entice us: meet Dovestone Natural Chunky! Dovestone Natural Chunky is the latest from Baa Ram Ewe, a small yarn company out of Yorkshire. Their noble aim is to revitalize the textile industry in their region by sourcing and spinning their yarns entirely in the UK. Dovestone Natural Chunky … [more]


Back in stock: Lang Merino+ Color.

Somewhere in the recent rush of exciting new fall yarns, a big box of Lang Merino+ Color arrived. This order brought sold-out colors back into stock, along with three new colorways. Again and again, knitters reach for this yarn when they see it on the shelf, drawn by its unique color combinations and soft, smooth texture. One … [more]


Fibre Company Trunk Show!

Our latest trunk show arrived a few days earlier than expected, a pleasant surprise that has filled our walls with beautiful handknits. Come by the shop to see an excerpt from Fibre Company’s Fell Garth II collection, all knit with Arranmore Light! Arranmore Light is a DK weight tweed, composed of 80% merino, 10% cashmere, … [more]


Making No. 4: Lines.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! Let’s take a look inside No. 3, whose theme is lines. Making is a bi-annual magazine for knitters and crocheters, yes, but also for embroiderers, sewists, bakers, felters, dyers, quilters – all manner of makers. I spotted a couple of familiar yarns put to … [more]


Dream in Color Pop up! Club, part 2.

We’re happy to announce that we’re participating in Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club 2017-18! That means that every two months from August to February, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. Our October shipment features BFL Sock, a fingering weight blend of bluefaced leicester … [more]


Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 11 Trunk Show!

We are delighted to announce that a new trunk show from Brooklyn Tweed is here to spend a couple of weeks at our shop. Come by before October 22nd to see the Wool People 11 collection! Wool People is an annual collaboration between Brooklyn Tweed and a variety of independent knitwear designers from around the … [more]


Hello, Brooklyn Tweed Quarry.

Since we first got Brooklyn Tweed yarns in stock back in January, there’s been one missing piece in our selection. We began with Shelter, Loft, and Arbor, then got Vale as soon as it came out. We’re delighted to announce that the one BT yarn we waited for is now on our shelves. Meet Quarry! … [more]


Anniversary party and sale!

As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, this October marks the 11 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. The shop has grown and changed since Anne first opened in 2006, but always with the goal of bringing the best natural fiber yarns, tools, publications, and classes to … [more]