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Cocoknits Sweater Workshop.

Designer Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits is well known for her cleverly-designed notions as much as for her knitting patterns. Her first book was just published, and we are excited to have it here at the shop. Take a peek inside Cocoknits Sweater Workshop! In this book, Weisenberger presents her system for custom, tailored sweaters knit seamlessly … [more]


Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook.

Here is a book you have probably seen already, one that you may even own already, for we’ve sold out and reordered it many times since its initial publication last October. It was selling quickly enough that I waited to buy my own copy until our supply steadied, so though I’ve admired it for months, I’ve … [more]


Two tried and true knitting resources.

A heavy box came this week, filled with books. Not exciting new pattern collections, not hot off the presses – each of these titles was first published 15 years ago. These are the tried and true knitting resources we use and recommend again and again, some of our humblest bestsellers. 365 Knitting Stitches A Year … [more]


Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 2: Fair Isle.

The second installment of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide series is here, and going fast! Let’s take a peek inside. Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner are the knitters, designers, and writers behind Mason-Dixon Knitting, a long-running blog that has evolved into an online community and growing list of publications. Their latest endeavor is the Mason-Dixon Knitting … [more]


Capsule, by Michele Wang for Brooklyn Tweed.

The latest book from Brooklyn Tweed has landed here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! Take a peek inside Capsule, by Michele Wang. Michele Wang designed this collection of garments and accessories with loungewear in mind, the kind of cozy, wearable knits one might fantasize about curling up in all winter. Like so many of Wang’s … [more]


Back in stock: Schoolhouse Press.

Every so often we find ourselves running low on books or patterns from Schoolhouse Press, and when it’s time to reorder, Anne and I love checking their website for a new book or pattern that we might bring in along with our old favorites. We had run out of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s classic “Adult, Baby and … [more]


New magazines and books for crocheters.

It’s been a busy month or so for new publications here at the shop. In fact, some of our newest books and magazines come and go quickly after an Instagram introduction, not even lasting long enough on our shelves to warrant a blog post. For today, I’ll shine a light on the two latest crochet … [more]


CoopKnits Socks Yeah! Volume One.

Rachel Coopey’s newest book has been out a few weeks now, and selling quickly here at the shop. We’ve got a stack of copies on the teacart again, so I figured it’s time to give it a proper introduction here on the blog. Let’s take a peek inside CoopKnits Socks Yeah! Volume One. Coopey is … [more]


New books from Brooklyn Tweed.

We are so excited to announce that we now carry books from Brooklyn Tweed! We have their first two books in stock: Capsule, by Olga Buraya-Kefelian, and Woolens, by Jared Flood. I’ve been following Brooklyn Tweed since it was but a blog, admiring many of the patterns Jared Flood and his design team have put out … [more]


Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 1: Stripes.

A delightful new book is now on our shelves, the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 1: Stripes. Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner are the knitters, designers, and writers behind Mason-Dixon Knitting, a long-running blog that has evolved into an online community and growing list of publications. Their latest endeavor is the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guides, pocket-sized … [more]