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Koigu Collector’s Club: Sunflower.

The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! 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.

Koigu KPPPM:

  • fingering weight
  • hand dyed, variegated
  • 100% superwash merino wool
  • 175 yards/50 g
  • $15.50 each

This month’s special colorway is Sunflower, a vibrant blend of yellow, gold, brown, and green.

When I unpacked it, I thought of Anne’s most recent sweaters for her granddaughters, colorwork yokes that use a solid shade in the background and a variegated for the contrast color.

I found a few shades in Brooklyn Tweed Peerie that seemed to speak directly to Sunflower, then looked to Jennifer Steingass and her dazzling portfolio of stranded patterns.

“Lightwood Cowl,” by Jennifer Steingass, photo © Jennifer Steingass

The yarn bundles pictured here include enough yardage for Steingass’s “Lightwood Cowl,” with Peerie as the Main Color and KPPPM as the Coordinating Color. If you’re craving a sweater project, also consider Steingass’s “Hinterland,” “Anaashah,” and “Nordic Nights” – we’re happy to help calculate yardage for your size!

Want to make a “Lightwood Cowl” of your own? 3 skeins of BT Peerie and 2 skeins of Koigu KPPPM come to $76.75order online if one of these strikes your fancy, or come by the shop to select your own combination! We’re open between 11am – 5:30pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays.

Winterburn DK + Homestead.

Laine’s 52 Weeks of Shawls has been a runaway hit here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop – thanks to everyone who has ordered a copy! The book is full of inspiring patterns, and though we don’t carry every yarn that’s called for, we love helping folks find good substitutions. When Natalya Berezynka, designer of the … [more]


Dream in Color Pop-Up Club: May 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. May’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]


By Hand Lookbook No. 15: Rhode Island.

The latest volume of By Hand is here! By Hand is a series of lookbooks where each issue focuses on a city or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they call home. No. 15 is all … [more]


Laine Magazine, No. 11.

Laine Magazine is back with their 11th issue! Laine Magazine is a publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers as its focus, and a reputation for beautiful designs and tantalizing photography. Issue 11 features patterns from an amazing group of designers, the likes of Gudrun Johnston, Paula Pereira, … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: April Showers and Snow Tulips.

The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! 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. This month, we also got a special color in Koigu Othello, a super soft, super bulky yarn! Koigu Othello: super bulky weight 100% merino wool … [more]


Reed and Pebble, Grass and Stone.

“Grass and Stone” is a brand new pattern by Elizabeth Elliott, a bias-knit scarf with subtle part-row stripes of single and doubled yarn at each end. The yarns are Shibui Reed and Pebble, the first a linen chainette and the second a tweedy blend of recycled silk, merino, and cashmere. Reed brings drape and Pebble … [more]


52 Weeks of Shawls.

We are delighted to announce that Laine’s new book is here, 52 Weeks of Shawls! This 260+ page tome includes 52 patterns for knitting shawls, scarves, and cowls, an astonishingly large collection, and a lovely one. You can see them all on Ravelry, a virtual way to browse the book; the list of designers is … [more]


New colors in Brooklyn Tweed Dapple!

Dapple is Brooklyn Tweed’s first departure from wool, a DK weight blend of organic cotton and merino that’s been a hit here at our shop. We’re delighted to report that two new colors just arrived! Brooklyn Tweed Dapple: DK weight woolen-spun, tonally dyed 60% merino wool, 40% organic cotton 165 yards/50 g $12.75 each Dapple … [more]


Making No. 11: Dawn.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! The theme of Issue No. 11 is dawn and new beginnings, a theme that’s explored in knitting, crochet, sewing, dyeing, quilting, and weaving – projects for makers of all kinds! Contributors include Kristine Vejar, Susan B. Anderson, Paula Pereira, Ocean Rose, Yamagara, and others. … [more]


Yarn ideas for Laura Nelkin’s Open Minds MKAL.

A knitter recently brought our attention to Laura Nelkin’s upcoming mystery knit-along, Open Minds, asking if we could help put some yarns together. I’m always happy to help make suggestions for just the right yarn and color combinations, but a mystery knit-along is usually a little tricky. After all, how to choose colors for a … [more]