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By Hand Lookbook No. 13: Northern California.

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. This issue is all … [more]


Revisiting Room 606.

As I created colorways for Isager Spinni and Highland Wool over the past couple of weeks, I found myself paging through an older book by Helga Isager, Amimono: Room 606. It’s a stylish collection of garments and accessories inspired by Danish modernist design and architecture of the 1960s, and makes use of a variety of Isager yarns. … [more]


Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 15: Open.

The fifteenth installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside. Yes, Ann Shayne and Kaye Gardiner are now Modern Daily Knitting, a welcome name change that they wrote about on their blog. MDK’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme, knitting technique, or designer. … [more]


Eat & Knit, by Marianne Isager & Camillo’s Kitchen.

When we’re not talking about yarn, Anne and I often chat about food as we work – we both love to cook and share intriguing recipes. Thus, we find Marianne Isager’s new book especially enticing – let’s take a look inside Eat & Knit! Eat & Knit is a collaboration between knitwear designer Marianne Isager … [more]


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]