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West Highland Way.

Delighted to announce that Kate Davies’ newest book is here! West Highland Way is a stunning collection of patterns and essays inspired by the Scottish long-distance walking route it’s named for. Landmarks along this route are marked with musings from Davies and a garment inspired by said landmark. “Còinneach,” a favorite cardigan of mine, is … [more]


K (Knit), by Helga Isager.

Helga Isager’s newest book is here! K (Knit) aims to encourage new knitters to grow their skills, and features elegantly simple designs in Isager yarns, mostly sweaters with a few accessories. Each one is named for a stitch that’s prominent in the pattern; a cabled pullover is named “C6 (Cable 6),” for example, and a … [more]


Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 6: Transparency.

The sixth 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 here is transparency, a quality that admittedly, may not be among the first we think of when we think … [more]


Knitting Outside the Box.

Bristol Ivy’s Knitting Outside the Box was published in October, but it sold out before I ever had a chance to properly feature it here on the blog. Again and again, over the past few months, we reordered and it quickly disappeared. With a fresh stack of them here on our teacart, the time has come … [more]


Marie Wallin’s Shetland.

Happy to report that Marie Wallin’s Shetland is back in stock! This exquisite book is full of intricate fair isle designs in a kaleidoscopic array of colors, all knit with the quintessential Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. Wallin is a British designer known for her rich colorwork designs, inspired by traditional fair isle knitting, but applied to modern, … [more]


Marlisle.

We’re excited to announce that Anna Maltz’s new book has arrived! Let’s take a peek at Marlisle. Marlisle is a new knitting technique developed by Anna Maltz, a combination of marled knitting, where two different colors of yarn are held together, and fair isle, a more traditional form of colorwork, sometimes called stranded knitting. Maltz, … [more]


Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible.

In the last blog post, I shared some of the newest books here at the shop. Here’s one more, so lovely that I could have photographed every page, so popular that our first shipment sold out before it ever made it to the blog. Hitomi Shida’s Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible is an exquisite stitch dictionary … [more]


New books.

Here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, we unpack boxes of books and magazines almost as often as boxes of yarn. New patterns and writing on knitting and crocheting are part of what keeps us inspired, and gives us new ideas. Here are a some of the books that have found a home on our shelves … [more]


Back in stock: Knitting Comfortably.

Today a big box of books arrived at the shop, a second batch of Carson Demers’ instant classic, Knitting Comfortably. Our first order sold out soon after it arrived, back in November, claimed by knitters eager to preserve and protect the health of their hands, wrists, shoulders, etc. When we placed a second order, we … [more]


Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 5: Sequences.

The fifth 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 here is sequences, drawing on the inspired work of designer Cecelia Campochiaro. Like the Field Guides before it, this … [more]