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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 and round, which will give excellent stitch definition for texture and cable patterns. Wooly and toothsome, Jensen Yarn is not the softest fiber in our shop, but it’s sturdy and full of character, sure to wear well for years to come. I can’t wait to work with it!

Look for pattern ideas on our “DK weight” Pinterest board, and look for Jensen Yarn in the DK weight section here at the shop!

By Hand Lookbook No. 3: Nashville.

The latest volume of By Hand is here! By Hand is a series of lookbooks, a magazine of sorts, where each issue focuses on a place or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, yarn and fabric companies, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the … [more]


Hello, Laine Magazine.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve become stockists of Laine Magazine! Laine Magazine is a relatively new publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers and handicraft as its focus. Inside Laine, you’ll find a mix of knitting patterns, articles, recipes, profiles on fiber artists, and a travel guide … [more]


Flash sale! 50% off Mirasol yarns.

We’re excited to announce a surprise Flash Sale, featuring a 50% discount on all in-stock Mirasol yarns! We have a wide variety of Mirasol yarns in stock, from sport to bulky weight. Wool, silk, cotton, alpaca, bamboo, and other fibers are represented in this diverse bunch, but after this sale, these Mirasol yarns will no longer be on our shelves. Before … [more]


Cocoknits Stitch Holder Kits.

We always look forward to new products from Cocoknits, and I’m pleased to report that the latest is here at the shop! Let’s take a closer look at Cocoknits’ Stitch Holder Kits. The Stitch Holder Kit consists of three leather cords and two needles they can screw into, and they’re made to be used in … [more]


Handwoven.

The latest issue of Handwoven is here! Handwoven is a magazine for weavers, and those interested in becoming weavers. It features projects and tutorials along with articles on weaving traditions from around the world and throughout history. This issue is all about finishing techniques for all kinds of projects and all kinds of looms. Look … [more]


Back in stock: Classy mini-skeins.

Dream in Color Classy mini-skeins are back in stock! Dream in Color only occasionally produces these 50-yard mini-skeins of their worsted weight superwash wool, Classy, and the color selection is different every time. It’s fun to see a mix of new colors and old favorites with each shipment, and even more fun to arrange them … [more]


Making No. 3: Dots.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! Let’s take a look inside No. 3, whose theme is dots. Making is a bi-annual magazine for knitters and crocheters, yes, but also for embroiderers, sewists, bakers, felters, dyers, quilters – all manner of makers. Since yarn is our focus here at the shop, … [more]


BT Yokes Trunk Show!

Our walls are newly decorated with a Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show! Visit us by Sunday, May 28th, to see the BT Yokes collection in all its glory. BT Yokes is primarily a collection of pullover sweaters, though there are a couple of cleverly shaped cowls in the group. All of these pieces are informed by … [more]


Hello, Brooklyn Tweed Vale.

We’re happy to announce that Brooklyn Tweed’s newest yarn is here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! Meet Vale. Vale is a lace weight Rambouillet wool, with 450 yards on each 50 gram skein. Like all Brooklyn Tweed yarns, Vale is entirely sourced, spun, and dyed in the US, reflecting the company’s steadfast allegiance to domestic … [more]


New colors from Isager.

Some yarn companies create new colors for their existing lines each season, or each year. Isager has never done it that way, instead sticking with a tried-and-true color palette for each yarn that truly has a personality, a voice all its own. Every now and then, however, Isager surprises us with a few new shades, … [more]