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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, and 10% silk. Each 100 gram skein has a generous 328 yards, so that most sizes of these sweaters can be made with just 4 – 6 skeins.

We don’t have print copies of these patterns, but they’re all available individually on Ravelry:

Come by the shop soon to see this collection for yourself! It’s such a treat to try them on for size and admire the stitching up close. We’re offering a 10% discount on Arranmore Light during the show, too – hope to see you there!

A reminder: discounted yarns are considered final sale, meaning no returns or exchanges can be made after purchase. Thanks!

Hello, CoopKnits Socks Yeah! DK.

We’re excited to announce the arrival of another new fall yarn: meet CoopKnits Socks Yeah! DK! Socks Yeah! DK is a thicker version of CoopKnits Socks Yeah!, from designer Rachel Coopey. Both yarns are smooth, tightly plied blends of superwash merino and nylon, which make them perfect for sock-making, as the name suggests. To that … [more]


Ten years and counting.

Once again, we’ve won “Best Yarn Shop” in the News of Orange County’s Reader’s Choice Awards. We’re so proud to have ten years’ worth of “Best Yarn Shop” awards hanging in our window! Thanks so much to all who voted, and to everyone who supports the shop!


Dream in Color Pop Up! Club.

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 August shipment features Jilly, a fingering weight superwash merino wool with 440 … [more]


Pom Pom Quarterly: Autumn 2017.

The Autumn 2017 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here! This issue is guest-edited by designer and writer Juju Vail, and the themes and motifs throughout reflect her interest in a fully handmade wardrobe. In many cases, the knit garments are modeled with sewn garments Vail herself created. Anna Maltz contributes an essay on slow … [more]


Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 4: Log Cabin.

The fourth installment of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside. Ann Shayne and Kaye Gardiner’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme or knitting technique. The theme here is Log Cabin, a motif you may recognize from quilting. In knitting, it’s a modular technique that builds … [more]


Hikari Collection Trunk Show!

We’re delighted to announce that the fourth Trunk Show of this busy month has arrived. Come by the shop by September 3rd to see the Hikari Collection, featuring five gossamer garments in Fibre Co. Meadow! The Hikari Collection comes from Japanese knitwear desgner michiyo, who has created lightweight, roomy garments well-suited to warm-weather wear or … [more]


Back in stock: Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply/Sport.

Our big fall order from Fyberspates came in last week, and one of the yarns we restocked in a big way is Scrumptious 4ply/Sport. Scrumptious 4ply/Sport is a soft, shimmering yarn, made of 55% superwash merino and 45% silk. It’s a bit heavy for a fingering, and a bit light for a sport, hence its … [more]


Akerworks Swatch Gauge.

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of an exciting new knitting gadget: the Akerworks Swatch Gauge is now in stock here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! The Swatch Gauge is a new tool for measuring gauge, a heavy plastic one with cut-outs for counting how many stitches or rows make four inches, horizontally and vertically. … [more]


New buttons from Late Bloomer Pottery.

Frumet of Late Bloomer Pottery came for a visit this week, and brought along a fresh supply of buttons. Frumet is a local potter who makes beautiful functional pieces here in the Triangle. We keep a supply of her yarn bowls in our Gifts section here at the shop, along with a little basket of ceramic buttons. … [more]


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 … [more]