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Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: January.

Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. January’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last!

Smooshy with Cashmere is the featured yarn this month, dyed in a limited edition speckled and variegated colorway. This yarn is deliciously soft and squishy, perfect for next-to-skin wear, and makes an amazing pair of socks or a special scarf, shawl, or cowl. Look for pattern ideas on our “Fingering weight” board over on Pinterest.

You’ll find this limited edition colorway in the fingering weight section here at our shop, and hurry in if you want to snag one – these special Dream in Color shades don’t last long!

Back in stock: Classy mini-skeins.

Dream in Color Classy mini-skeins are back in stock, and how! 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. Our last restock back in June was our biggest yet, and it sold out so quickly that we requested an equally … [more]


Hello, Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering.

Last week, we welcomed a brand new yarn to the shop: Fluffy Fingering, from Ewe Ewe! Ewe Ewe specializes in soft and springy machine-washable merino wool yarns. Each one has its gauge or weight in its name, for easy yarn selection. First came Wooly Worsted, then Ewe So Sporty, then Baa Baa Bulky, and now … [more]


Anniversary party and sale!

As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, this October marks the 12 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. The shop has grown and changed since Anne first opened in 2006, but always with the goal of bringing the best natural fiber yarns, tools, publications, and classes to … [more]


By Hand Lookbook No. 7: British Columbia’s South Coast.

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 city or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, yarn companies, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they call … [more]


Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: October.

UPDATE: As of October 6, 2018, we are totally sold out of this limited edition colorway! ///////////////////////////////// Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. October has begun, and that means a new limited edition colorway … [more]


Laine Magazine, No. 6.

Last week, we welcomed another beautiful new issue of Laine Magazine. 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 … [more]


New colors in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter and Loft.

Brooklyn Tweed recently released three new shades in Shelter and Loft, and we’re delighted to have them here at the shop! Iceberg is a pale, chilly blue; there’s truly nothing like it in the Shelter and Loft palette! It plays well with the existing blues, while also expanding the options for color combinations. In the photo below, … [more]


Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show: Winter 18.

We’re excited to have a new Trunk Show decorating our walls. Come by the shop before October 14 to see the Brooklyn Tweed Winter 18 collection! The Brooklyn Tweed design team is prolific, and creates new pattern collections several times a year. Each one is met with excitement here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop; Anne … [more]


Dream in Color Sock-It Club, part three.

Dream in Color’s Sock-It Club has arrived again! Every month from July to November, we’re getting sock yarn in a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. September’s limited edition Sock-It Club colorway is dyed on BFL Sock, a fingering weight blend of bluefaced leicester wool and nylon, … [more]


Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 8: Merry Making.

The eighth 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. This little book is dedicated to small projects that make great gifts. As in every Field Guide, Ann and Kaye’s ruminations … [more]