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!

New prints from Binkwaffle.

We’re so happy to have three new prints from Binkwaffle on our shelves! Binkwaffles are colorful, reversible, dumpling-shaped project bags. Knitters and crocheters love them because they’re both functional and whimsical. Usually we order a random assortment of whatever fabrics Holly has on hand, but when we heard that she was debuting new prints, we … [more]

Show and tell: lace.

We always love to see what you’re making with HYS yarns, and I love to take photos of your finished pieces to share here on the blog. Sifting through the many delightful show-and-tell photos I’ve accumulated, I noticed a group of projects with a technique in common: lace. Margaretta has a fondness for lace-knitting, and has completed … [more]

Show and tell: Bradway shawls.

Earlier in the year, Katherine taught a class here at the shop on Shannon Cook’s “Bradway,” a striped triangular shawl knit with three shades of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. Her sample has been hanging at the shop ever since, a striking combination of “Truffle Hunt,” “Fossil,” and “Almanac.” It’s always fun to see the variety of color … [more]

Hello, Koel Magazine.

Another new magazine has arrived at the shop to enchant and inform: meet Koel Magazine. Pronounced “cool,” Koel is exactly that, a stylish quarterly publication out of Singapore. It’s all about home decor made with yarn crafts, from crochet and knitting to macrame, weaving, latch hooking, and embroidery. Inside, you’ll find patterns and instructions for … [more]


We are serious about keeping all kinds of needles, hooks, tools, and other notions in stock here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. We like providing options for different kinds of stitch markers, cable needles, row counters and the like, because we know from experience that having the right tool for the task at hand can … [more]

Hello, Knit Wit.

We’re excited to announce the arrival of yet another new magazine: meet Knit Wit! Knit Wit is a magazine for anyone interested in textiles and fiber arts. Pick it up to read about artists and makers, hear their stories, and see lush photos of their work and how they do it. Knit Wit is published … [more]

Shibui Sample of the Month: Churchmouse Simple Tee.

July is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We usually offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarns featured in our monthly sample, but during July, everything is 15% off – even better! Our Shibui Sample of the Month is a Churchmouse “Simple Tee,” a breezy summer top that’s as easy to knit … [more]

Annual Inventory Sale!

As many of you know, July is our annual inventory sale month. From July 5th to the 31st, everything in the shop is discounted by 15%, with the exception of classes and yarns that have already been discounted. If you’ve had your eye on a special skein, or have been planning a big project or … [more]

Vogue Knitting.

The newest issue of Vogue Knitting is here! This Early Fall 2017 issue features an article by designer and author Deborah Newton all about how to choose the right size sweater. Patterns in this issue are for the transitional Fall weather we’re daydreaming of and planning for, though not currently experiencing – textured wraps like … [more]

New buttons.

We have a small selection of buttons here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, a curated couple of shelves in the front room by the window filled with clear plastic tubes, a sample button affixed to each top. Buttons can be functional or decorative, and our selection covers both possibilities. Every now and then we add … [more]