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Pom Pom Quarterly: Autumn 2019.

The Autumn 2019 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!

The patterns and colors in this issue are inspired by the coast – ocean waves, sand and pebbles, shells and sailor’s knots.

As ever, there are a variety of knitting techniques on display in this issue – stripes and stranded colorwork, gansey-like knit and purl textures, slipped and twisted stitches, and more.

There’s also an essay on sailor’s knots by Clara Parkes, a briny quick pickle recipe, and even a bit of poetry from natural dyer Ocean Rose – just the kind of quirky, interdisciplinary flourishes that make Pom Pom such a special publication.

Come by the shop to get a closer look at this issue of Pom Pom, and pick up a copy to inspire your stitching!

Hello, Malabrigo Quinteto.

This week brought another enormous Malabrigo order to our shop, two heavy boxes bursting with vivid hand-dyed color. It was packed primarily with bags of Rios, Sock, and Washted, but we snuck in a little something new, too. Meet Quinteto! Quinteto is a pack of five speckled colors in Mechita, Malabrigo’s fingering weight, single ply, … [more]


Kelbourne Woolens Perennial Trunk Show!

Another Trunk Show is here to decorate our walls for a while, featuring garments knit with Kelbourne Woolens Perennial! Perennial is a light fingering weight blend of superwash merino, Suri alpaca, and nylon, a combination that’s both soft and sturdy, suitable for all kinds of projects. The Trunk Show features sweaters for babies and adults … [more]


Pom Pom Quarterly: Spring 2019.

The Spring 2019 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! The theme of this issue is Botanicals, one expressed in crocheted garments, knitwear, and in writing.   Columnist Anna Maltz shares thoughts on plant-based fibers like cotton and linen, the likes of which are put to use in some of this issue’s … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Vitamin D.

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. KPPPM is a fingering weight superwash merino, hand-dyed in vibrant colors by mother/daughter team Maie and Taiu Landra on their farm outside of Toronto, Canada. February’s … [more]


Back in stock: the Lilly Brush.

I’m happy to report that Lilly Brushes are back in stock here at the shop! The Lilly Brush is not a glamorous tool, but a practical one, a brush designed to remove pills from knitted fabric. The bristles on the Lilly Brush pick up stray fibers and pills as you brush it across your garment. Many of … [more]


Show and tell: Brooklyn Tweed Peerie.

I’m back with more show and tell, focused this time on accessories and garments knit with Brooklyn Tweed Peerie. Peerie is one of the four yarns featured in our current BT Wool People 12 Trunk Show, so it seems fitting to share some of the projects folks are making with this special yarn. Kathryn knit … [more]


HYS Needle Gauges.

Hillsborough Yarn Shop needle gauges are back in stock! Our needle gauges are made for us here in the US by Nancy’s Knit Knacks, and feature holes for measuring needles from 1.50 mm to 19 mm, or US 000 – US 35. We love and trust these gauges because of how many sizes they cover, … [more]


Show and tell: for the home.

Time for another round of show and tell! I love to take photos of finished projects when folks bring them into the shop to share with us, and to share them here on our blog. I always seem to have a backlog of photos, thanks to the many productive knitters, crocheters, and weavers who frequent … [more]


Laine Magazine, No. 7.

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 … [more]


Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 12 Trunk Show!

We are delighted to announce that a new trunk show from Brooklyn Tweed is here to spend a couple of weeks at our shop. Come by before March 3rd to see the Wool People 12 collection! Wool People is an annual collaboration between Brooklyn Tweed and a variety of independent knitwear designers from around the … [more]