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Hello, addi Bamboo FlexiFlips.

Another new kind of needle has arrived here at the shop – meet addi’s brand new Bamboo FlexiFlips! Addi FlexiFlips offer an alternative to double points or magic loop for small-circumference knitting. They come in tubes of three 8″ needles, and the basic strategy is to divide your total stitch count in half between two needles, … [more]


Knitter’s Pride Zing DPNs.

We recently added a new kind of knitting needle to our regular offerings here at the shop! Meet Knitter’s Pride Zing. Zing is a lightweight aluminum needle, where each size is a different color, save for the extra-sharp silver points. They first caught our attention because of their low price, to be honest – we … [more]


Hello, addi FlexiFlips.

We’re thrilled to have a fresh bouquet of addi FlexiFlips here at the shop! These new needles from addi offer an alternative to double points or magic loop for small-circumference knitting. They come in tubes of three 8″ needles, and the basic strategy is to divide your total stitch count in half between two needles, then … [more]


Needles and hooks.

Knitters have all kinds of preferences when it comes to needles. Smooth, slippery, pointy, blunt, round or square… there are lots of choices, and we try to have a little bit of everything, knowing that these preferences differ from knitter to knitter and from project to project, depending upon what kinds of techniques or fibers … [more]


Addi FlipStix.

Addi has created a new kind of double pointed needle: meet Addi FlipStix. Some plant fiber yarns have a tendency to split, and for those, a blunt needle is preferable. Some stitch patterns require the precision of a sharp needle. FlipStix have a blunt Turbo point on one end and a sharp Lace point on the other, … [more]


Knook.

Have you heard of the knook? A knook is a crochet hook with a large eye at one end, like a tapestry needle. It’s a fusion of knitting and crochet, a hook for making knitted fabric. We now have Addi Knooks at the shop, which come in sets of two: 4 mm and 6 mm. … [more]


Even more Rockets.

A couple of months ago, we ordered a few sizes and lengths of Addi’s newest circular needle, Addi Turbo Rockets. Lovers of metal knitting needles have always had at least two choices at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop: Addi Turbos, with their slippery finish and blunt tip, or Addi Lace, with their resin-sealed finish and sharp point. … [more]


Holiday gifts.

The holiday shopping season is upon us! Those of you shopping for special gifts for knitters and crocheters may find yourself at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, seeking goodies for the fiber-lovers you love. Yarn is always welcome, of course, but it can be hard to choose yarn for someone else, especially if you’re not sure … [more]


Addi Turbo Rockets.

As I’ve written here before, knitters have all kinds of preferences when it comes to needles. Smooth, slippery, pointy, blunt, round or square… there are lots of choices, and we try to have a little bit of everything, knowing that these preferences differ from knitter to knitter and from project to project, depending upon what … [more]


Back in stock: Knitter’s Pride needles.

Our Annual Inventory Sale left us with some big holes in our supply of Knitter’s Pride needles, so it was with great relief that I unpacked an absolutely enormous shipment of needles this past week. Now they’re all here: circular and double pointed Dreamz, Cubics, and Karbonz needles. We even got a set of the … [more]