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Back in stock: needle-felting kits.

For a couple of years now, we’ve carried needle felting kits from Romney Ridge Farm in Maine. Each kit has the instructions and materials needed to create tiny woolen creatures, and we try to have a nice selection of animals to choose from. Not long ago, we found ourselves without a single sheep kit, a problem that … [more]


Schacht Zoom Loom.

Last week, we announced that the Hillsborough Yarn Shop has become a Schacht dealer, and I promised a closer look at the Schacht products we carry. First up: the Zoom Loom. The Zoom Loom is Schacht’s littlest loom, a pin loom for weaving small squares of fabric. It comes with clear instructions, and is accessible enough … [more]


Isager “Tokyo” kits.

If you haunt Ravelry like we do, you may already be aware of Marianne Isager’s latest design: “Tokyo,” a geometric striped shawl knit with her Spinni and Alpaca 1 yarns. When “Tokyo” caught our eye, we learned that the pattern is only available in kit form. What could we do but order some for the shop? … [more]


Hanne Falkenberg Trunk Show.

We’re thrilled to announce that the Hanne Falkenberg Trunk Show arrived early, giving us more time to enjoy these ten beautiful garments! Hanne Falkenberg is a Danish designer whose patterns come in kits with her signature Shetland yarn, and are often made in garter stitch with flattering short-row shaping and colorful stripes. They are always … [more]


New kits from Romney Ridge Farm.

We just got new needle felting kits from Romney Ridge Farm in Maine! Last year at TNNA, Anne fell for the needle felted sheep, and a few other barnyard creatures. This year, we got kits to needle felt a whole menagerie of animals. Rabbits, Shetland ponies, bears, seals, foxes, puffins and owls… any and all can … [more]


Garter Ruffle Scarf kits.

Anne and I have just finished putting together a brand new HYS kit for our “Garter Ruffle Scarf.” Anne designed and knit it with Shibui Heichi, Shibui Pebble, and Louisa Harding Mulberry. All three yarns are different gauges, but share a common fiber: silk. Heichi is a worsted weight 100% recycled silk, Pebble is a … [more]


Mountain Colors boot-topper kits.

    Another collection of knitting kits has arrived from Mountain Colors! Based in Montana, Mountain Colors is a small yarn company that has been hand-dyeing yarn for almost twenty years. In the past couple of months, we’ve gotten Mountain Colors kits for headbands and colorwork mittens. This latest kit is for fair isle boot toppers. … [more]


Mountain Colors headband kits.

A knit or crocheted headband is a practical accessory, but not one that we see tons of patterns for; hats are far more common. For those with cold ears and ponytails, however, headbands are far superior to hats, and much more likely to be worn. From Mountain Colors: a headband kit that knits up quickly, … [more]


Julep B.

We just got some brand new kits from Julep B. featuring Classic Elite Firefly! Firefly is a sport weight blend of rayon and linen, lustrous fibers that drape beautifully, making the yarn perfectly suited to shawl-knitting. We have Julep B. shawl kits in two styles, “Lillian” and “Sylvia.” Each kit contains a shawl pattern and enough … [more]


Mountain Colors mitten kits.

We just got in some new kits from Mountain Colors, the Montana hand-dyers that make Bearfoot. Here are the “X-Country Mitten” kits, with the pattern and yarn needed to make a cozy pair of colorwork mittens. The yarn inside these kits is the worsted weight Mountain Goat, a lustrous blend of wool and mohair. Each kit … [more]