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Show and tell!

Back with more show and tell! Here’s another batch of completed projects made with yarns from our shop. If you follow us on Instagram, some of these may look familiar – let’s take a closer look at these beautiful knits.

Here’s Peggy’s “Kith,” a striped shawl knit with Tukuwool Fingering. Her bold choice of contrast color really makes the short row sections pop out! Pattern by Justyna Lorkowska.

Wendy brought in her “Nightshift” shawl for us to admire, knit with Malabrigo Rios – a popular yarn choice for a very popular pattern by Andrea Mowry.

Margaretta knit this sweet baby “Festival Sweater” with Berroco Ultra Wool DK – love the playful contrast colors! Pattern by PetiteKnit.

We were delighted when Rosi sent us photos of her recently completed “River Otter” – she knit this cute critter with Berroco Ultra Wool, then made the fish with Fibre Co. Acadia. Pattern by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.

Anne has been busy knitting hats! In an attempt to clean up her leftover bits and bobs, she made the first three hats holding two to five strands of yarn together for a super bulky gauge and fun marled colors.

The gray hat above is “Wister,” by Courtney Kelley, knit with Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky, and the striped hat is made with leftover Malabrigo Caracol. Earth Guild’s “Super Simple Circular Hat Calculator” is her go-to pattern, making it easy to knit any size at any gauge.

Thanks to Peggy, Wendy, Margaretta, Rosi and Anne for sharing their work with us! We love to see what you make with our yarns, and can’t wait to see what comes off your needles next.

Dream in Color Pop-Up Club: September 2021.

Dream in Color’s Pop Up Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tucson-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. September’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere: fingering weight 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon 400 yards/100g $34 … [more]


Hello, Neighborhood Fiber Co.!

We are thrilled to announce that we are now stockists for Neighborhood Fiber Co.! Neighborhood Fiber Co. was founded by Karida Collins, a dyer and designer based in Baltimore, MD. The company is so-called because Collins’ 70+ colorways are all inspired by and named for the urban neighborhoods and landscapes in and around Baltimore and … [more]


Join us for a Tones Knitalong!

Brooklyn Tweed is celebrating the launch of their new yarn, Tones, with a Knitalong! Cast on for any project you like using Tones, and use a Brooklyn Tweed pattern for an additional chance to win prizes in their Ravelry forum. The Knitalong runs from September 1 – November 3, after which winners will be randomly … [more]


52 Weeks of Socks – now in paperback!

Laine’s popular 52 Weeks of Socks is now out in paperback! This tome includes 52 patterns for knitting socks and slippers, an astonishingly large collection, and a beautiful one. You can see them all on Ravelry, a virtual way to browse the book; the list of designers is impressive, including Joji Locatelli, Isabell Kraemer, Dawn … [more]


What to knit with BT Tones?

Brooklyn Tweed’s new yarn, Tones, is already turning heads here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. What to knit with this colorful stuff? Here are some ideas! There are two new patterns especially for this yarn, Jared Flood’s “First Raglan Sweater” and Lis Smith’s “Sparkwood” cabled hat. Because Tones can easily substitute for Shelter, there’s a … [more]


Pom Pom Quarterly: Autumn 2021.

The Autumn 2021 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! Roots and branches are the inspiration for this issue, and it shows in the texture, cable, and colorwork patterns as well as the prose. As editors Meghan Fernandes and Lydia Gluck write, this issue buzzes with “cables that echo gnarled roots, … [more]


Hello, Brooklyn Tweed Tones!

We’re excited to announce that Brooklyn Tweed’s new yarn is here: meet Tones! Brooklyn Tweed Tones: worsted weight woolen-spun 3 ply overdyed 100% Columbia wool 140 yards/50g $13.75 each At first glance, Tones bears a striking resemblance to Shelter – both are worsted weight and woolen spun, with the same yardage, weight, suggested gauge, and … [more]


Show and tell: more sweaters!

It’s been fun going back through show and tell photos from Instagram over the past year since our closure – there are so many incredible projects to share. Let’s take a look at some sweaters! Like many of us, Linda spent much of the past year finishing lingering projects, and here she is modeling one … [more]


Yarn ideas for “Summernight Sky,” by Lisa Hannes.

Lisa Hannes’ latest design has us playing the color game… here are some yarn ideas for “Summernight Sky,” a two color mosaic shawl. Hannes uses a fingering weight, single ply, superwash merino – one shade is semi-solid, and the other variegated. A high contrast color combination will ensure that the mosaic pattern shows. Lady Dye … [more]


New colors in Malabrigo Sock!

This week brought us 15 new colors in Malabrigo Sock! Malabrigo Sock: light fingering weight hand dyed, variegated and semi-solid colorways 100% superwash merino wool 440 yards/100g $19.50 each This is Malabrigo’s new Encantados collection, unique hand dyed colorways inspired by fairytales and children’s stories. I’ve arranged these shades in coordinating trios, thinking of Malabrigo’s … [more]