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52 Weeks of Socks.

Update: We are totally sold out of 52 Weeks of Socks, and Laine has no more copies to sell to us. Good luck on your search! ******************   We are delighted to announce that we finally have some copies of Laine’s new book, 52 Weeks of Socks! This is our second batch, actually – the … [more]


Colorwork stitch dictionaries.

Our current Strange Brew colorwork design classes have students itching for books of colorwork inspiration – stitch dictionaries in particular, books full of motifs that can be applied to a variety of projects. Three of our favorites are back in stock – let’s take a look! Andrea Rangel’s Alterknits is a playful collection of 200 … [more]


Warm Hands.

Warm Hands is here! This eclectic collection of mitten and handwarmer patterns is edited by Jeanette Sloan and Kate Davies, and features many other designers, as well. Some mittens are colorful, some are textured, some are lacy or cabled, and some combine multiple techniques for intriguing effects. The mittens in this book are knit with … [more]


Back in stock: Schoolhouse Press.

Some of our favorite Schoolhouse Press titles are now back in stock! The Opinionated Knitter is a collection of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s original newsletters and the clever designs within. It also includes updates from her daughter, Meg Swansen, and new photos of these classic designs. This is an inspiring book, and a bit sentimental for me … [more]


Knitter’s Graph Paper Journals.

I’m happy to announce that Knitter’s Graph Paper Journals are back in stock here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! Meet the perfect notebook to slip into your knitting bag. These slim, unassuming notebooks are full of knitter’s graph paper, with squares that, like knitted stitches, are wider than they are tall. This makes them ideal … [more]


Knitting Outside the Box: Drape & Fold.

Bristol Ivy’s new book is here! Let’s look inside Knitting Outside the Box: Drape & Fold.  Bristol Ivy is an independent knitwear designer whose work you likely recognize – she’s designed for Brooklyn Tweed and the Fibre Company, among others, and her patterns have appeared in publications like Pom Pom Quarterly, Making, and Amirisu. Ivy also … [more]


Westknits Bestknits 3: Shawl Evolution.

We’re pleased to have Stephen West’s newest book in stock – let’s peek inside Westknits Bestknits 3: Shawl Evolution. This collection is all about shawls, and the many possible shapes, textures, techniques, and colors they can feature. Styled with Stephen West’s signature dramatic flair and photographed with a keen sense of movement, Westknits Bestknits 3 … [more]


Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 13: Master Class.

The thirteenth 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, knitting technique, or designer. This latest one, Master Class, features patterns and adaptations from legendary designer Kaffe Fassett. Fassett is known for … [more]


Meadow.

Happy to report that Marie Wallin’s newest book is here! Let’s peek inside Meadow. Meadow is Wallin’s second collection of designs made with Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, a classic fingering weight Shetland wool. It’s one of our very favorite yarns, and it seems to be growing in popularity, as our reorders increase in frequency. Wallin is … [more]


Vanishing Fleece.

We’re delighted to have Clara Parkes’ new book in stock! Clara Parkes is a writer, designer, and expert reviewer of all things fiber. She’s the blogger behind Knitter’s Review, and it’s there that we first learned about some of our favorite products, needles, and yarns. In Vanishing Fleece, Parkes traces one 676-pound bale of wool as it’s sourced, … [more]