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Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 11: Wanderlust.

The eleventh 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. The theme of this tenth Field Guide is Wanderlust, interpreted by designer Wendy Bernard as a choose-your-own-adventure approach to sock knitting.

This little book is all about hitting the road with the ultimate travel project: a pair of socks. Bernard includes instructions for socks from the cuff down or from the toe up, along with a variety of stitch patterns to play with.

We have a lot of tempting sock yarns here at the shop, the likes of CoopKnits Socks Yeah!, Malabrigo Sock, Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply, Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering, and of course those tempting limited edition colorways from Dream in Color and Koigu.

Maybe your stash is already bursting with sock yarns you’ve picked up as souvenirs over the years – this book is just the thing to get those yarns on your needles.

Come by the shop to pick up a copy and a skein of sock yarn for your next road trip!

Snow, show and tell, and new colors from Kelbourne Woolens.

The shop was closed yesterday for inclement weather, and with the snow quietly falling as I write and the roads remaining hazardous, we do not plan to open the shop tomorrow. As ever, if you’re planning a trip to our shop and have any question about the weather, do check our website before you head … [more]


Shibui Sample of the Month: Madison.

December is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for our featured sample until the end of the month. December’s sample is “Madison,” a tubular ribbed scarf designed to look like a sweater sleeve. The pattern is free when you purchase the yarn to make … [more]


Back in stock: Binkwaffle bags.

We’re so happy to have a fresh supply of Binkwaffle bags on our shelves! Binkwaffles are colorful, reversible, dumpling-shaped project bags. They’re made primarily from US-made fabrics, a detail we were pleased to learn from their new tags. Knitters and crocheters love them because they’re both functional and whimsical. Our most recent shipment boasts a … [more]


Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show: Early Fall 18.

Our latest Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show just arrived, featuring garments and accessories from their Early Fall 18 collection! Designs in this group were inspired by origami, and feature geometric texture patterns in BT’s worsted-spun yarns, Vale, Peerie, and Arbor. All three of these yarns boast sharp stitch definition, ideal for showing texture and lace.   Seeing these garments close … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Giving.

A new month has begun, and with it comes the next installment of the Koigu Collector’s Club! 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 … [more]


Making 2019 Wall Calendar.

The Making 2019 wall calendar is here, and so lovely! Each month has a beautiful watercolor of a fiber animal or plant alongside a plant used for natural dyeing. This would be a welcome gift for any knitter, spinner, dyer, or fiber-lover this holiday season. Come by the shop to pick one up!


Pom Pom Quarterly: Winter 2018.

The Winter 2018 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! Pom Pom is a beautifully designed magazine, carefully put together by writers and editors who clearly love printed matter as much as they love knitwear. This issue is guest edited by none other than Norah Gaughan, who was also featured in … [more]


Back in stock, show and tell: Berroco Ultra Wool and Ultra Wool DK.

This season, we seem to be constantly ordering and reordering Berroco Ultra Wool and Ultra Wool DK. Not long before we closed for our Thanksgiving break, I unpacked a bigger box than ever from Berroco, for it contained some new colors along with all our old favorites. Ultra Wool and Ultra Wool DK are smooth … [more]


Show and tell: from the classroom.

As of today, the shop is closed for a Thanksgiving break. Those of us who work and teach at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop are taking time to be with family and friends, to relax and take note of what we’re grateful for. One thing we are particularly thankful for is the community of makers that … [more]


Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 9: Revolution.

The ninth 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. Revolution in all its forms was the inspiration behind the four cabled designs in this edition, and the featured designer with … [more]