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Show and tell!

Back with more show and tell! Here’s another batch of completed projects made with yarns from our shop. If you follow us on Instagram, some of these may look familiar – let’s take a closer look at these beautiful knits.

Here’s Peggy’s “Kith,” a striped shawl knit with Tukuwool Fingering. Her bold choice of contrast color really makes the short row sections pop out! Pattern by Justyna Lorkowska.

Wendy brought in her “Nightshift” shawl for us to admire, knit with Malabrigo Rios – a popular yarn choice for a very popular pattern by Andrea Mowry.

Margaretta knit this sweet baby “Festival Sweater” with Berroco Ultra Wool DK – love the playful contrast colors! Pattern by PetiteKnit.

We were delighted when Rosi sent us photos of her recently completed “River Otter” – she knit this cute critter with Berroco Ultra Wool, then made the fish with Fibre Co. Acadia. Pattern by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.

Anne has been busy knitting hats! In an attempt to clean up her leftover bits and bobs, she made the first three hats holding two to five strands of yarn together for a super bulky gauge and fun marled colors.

The gray hat above is “Wister,” by Courtney Kelley, knit with Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky, and the striped hat is made with leftover Malabrigo Caracol. Earth Guild’s “Super Simple Circular Hat Calculator” is her go-to pattern, making it easy to knit any size at any gauge.

Thanks to Peggy, Wendy, Margaretta, Rosi and Anne for sharing their work with us! We love to see what you make with our yarns, and can’t wait to see what comes off your needles next.

Dream in Color Pop-Up Club: November 2021.

Dream in Color’s Pop Up Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tucson-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. November’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere: fingering weight 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon 400 yards/100g $34 … [more]


Making No. 12: Dusk.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! The theme of Issue No. 12 is dusk, a theme that’s explored in knitting, crochet, sewing, dyeing, quilting, rug hooking, and embroidery – projects for makers of all kinds! The mood of dusk is conjured by shades of purple and gray, which appear in … [more]


Hello, Isager Silk Mohair!

We are delighted to announce a new arrival at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop: meet Isager Silk Mohair! Isager Silk Mohair: lace weight 70% kid mohair, 30% silk 233 yards/25 g $16 each Isager is a Danish yarn company led by designers and co-owners Marianne Isager and her daughter, Helga Isager. They are known for combining … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Autumn Burst.

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 Autumn Burst, streaked with … [more]


Show and tell!

Back with more show and tell! Here’s another batch of completed projects made with yarns from our shop. If you follow us on Instagram, some of these may look familiar – let’s take a closer look at these beautiful knits. Pam has been busy making “Rainy Day Hats” with Pascuali Balayage – we love her … [more]


Bluestockings, by Kate Davies & Nicole Pohl.

An intriguing new book arrived at the shop not long ago, along with Inkling – let’s look inside Bluestockings, by Kate Davies and Nicole Pohl! Bluestockings is a book of history as well as knitting patterns, a celebration of the group of eighteenth-century learned women known as the Bluestockings in prose, images, and handknit socks. … [more]


Anniversary Sale!

October marks the 15 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, a milestone we’re proud to have reached! Anne’s goal has remained the same since she first opened the shop in 2006: to bring the best natural fiber yarns, tools, and publications to stitchers in the Triangle. By that measure, in my opinion, Anne has succeeded … [more]


New colors in Malabrigo Mecha!

We are thrilled to have brand new colors in Malabrigo Mecha! Malabrigo Mecha: bulky weight single ply hand-dyed 100% superwash merino wool 131 yards/100 grams $15 each These six shades are from Malabrigo’s Women on Screen collection, a palette of tonal pastels and low-contrast variegated colorways. Because it’s so soft and easily machine-washable, Mecha is … [more]


Inkling, by Kate Davies.

We’re excited to have two new books from designer Kate Davies! First, let’s take a look at Inkling. Inkling is a colorful collection of designs for hand knitting and inkle weaving, a craft Davies picked up after an inspiring residency. She found that learning a new skill reinvigorated her creative practice, and this delightful book … [more]


Back in stock: Spindrift.

Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift is one of my very favorite yarns in the shop, a classic Shetland wool that comes in over two hundred colors! We don’t have every available shade here at the shop, but it’s a nice selection – we try to make sure there are plenty of lights, mediums, and darks in every color … [more]