December is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for our featured sample until the end of the month. December’s sample is “Madison,” a tubular ribbed scarf designed to look like a sweater sleeve. The pattern is free when you purchase the yarn to make … [more]
A beautiful new issue of Laine Magazine just arrived – let’s look inside issue No. 7.
Laine Magazine is a publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers and handicraft as its focus. It’s only a couple of years old, but it already has quite a following, and a reputation for beautiful designs and tantalizing photography.
Inside this issue of Laine, you’ll find knitting patterns from Nancy Marchant, Stephen West, Kristin Drysdale, Carol Feller, and others, profiles on designer Veera Välimäki and the Fibre Company, and a travel guide to London.
One of the standout designs of this issue, in my opinion, is Kristin Drysdale’s “Marit,” a steeked colorwork cardigan knit with Tukuwool Fingering. I’m only able to resist casting on right away because I’m currently knitting a steeked colorwork cardigan with Tukuwool Fingering!
Come by the shop to page through Laine and our other books and magazines. We hope you find inspiration here!
We’re so happy to have a fresh supply of Binkwaffle bags on our shelves! Binkwaffles are colorful, reversible, dumpling-shaped project bags. They’re made primarily from US-made fabrics, a detail we were pleased to learn from their new tags. Knitters and crocheters love them because they’re both functional and whimsical. Our most recent shipment boasts a … [more]
Our latest Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show just arrived, featuring garments and accessories from their Early Fall 18 collection! Designs in this group were inspired by origami, and feature geometric texture patterns in BT’s worsted-spun yarns, Vale, Peerie, and Arbor. All three of these yarns boast sharp stitch definition, ideal for showing texture and lace. Seeing these garments close … [more]
A new month has begun, and with it comes the next installment of the Koigu Collector’s Club! 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. KPPPM is a fingering weight superwash merino, hand-dyed in vibrant colors by mother/daughter team … [more]
The Making 2019 wall calendar is here, and so lovely! Each month has a beautiful watercolor of a fiber animal or plant alongside a plant used for natural dyeing. This would be a welcome gift for any knitter, spinner, dyer, or fiber-lover this holiday season. Come by the shop to pick one up!
The Winter 2018 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! Pom Pom is a beautifully designed magazine, carefully put together by writers and editors who clearly love printed matter as much as they love knitwear. This issue is guest edited by none other than Norah Gaughan, who was also featured in … [more]
This season, we seem to be constantly ordering and reordering Berroco Ultra Wool and Ultra Wool DK. Not long before we closed for our Thanksgiving break, I unpacked a bigger box than ever from Berroco, for it contained some new colors along with all our old favorites. Ultra Wool and Ultra Wool DK are smooth … [more]
As of today, the shop is closed for a Thanksgiving break. Those of us who work and teach at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop are taking time to be with family and friends, to relax and take note of what we’re grateful for. One thing we are particularly thankful for is the community of makers that … [more]
The ninth 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. Revolution in all its forms was the inspiration behind the four cabled designs in this edition, and the featured designer with … [more]
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and though we’ve mentioned it in our email newsletter, I wanted to post a reminder that we’ll soon be closing for a Thanksgiving break. In years past, we’ve been open for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, major shopping holidays that have always been good for business. Last year we closed … [more]