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New from Cocoknits.

I’m happy to announce that we now have the very latest notions from Cocoknits in stock! Our first shipment of these new items sold out too quickly for an appearance on the blog, but with a fresh batch on our shelves, it’s time to give them a proper introduction. Cocoknits is the brainchild of Julie Weisenberger, … [more]


Sheep soap.

Visitors to our shop often notice a certain recurring theme in our décor. Yes, we love sheep, for they’re the charming creatures who provide our most beloved fiber: wool. I can’t tell you how many times we’re asked if our sheep are for sale, and though we hate to disappoint, we can’t part with them; most … [more]


Back in stock: Late Bloomer Pottery.

Happy to report that our shelves are once again full of yarn bowls and ceramic buttons from Late Bloomer Pottery! Frumet is a local potter who makes beautiful functional pieces here in the Triangle. Her yarn bowls are a little different each time, varying the color, texture, and shape of the cut-outs. Yarn bowls are designed to … [more]


New notions and old favorites from Cocoknits.

Cocoknits notions have been a hit here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. We’ve sold out and reordered the Knitter’s Keep and all manner of stitch markers again and again since they first arrived in November. I’m happy to report that once again, we’ve restocked our favorite Cocoknits products, so come by if you’ve been anxious to … [more]


Back in stock: Cocoknits notions.

Happy to report that our shelves are once again full of notions from Cocoknits! It seems many of you were as smitten with these thoughtful gadgets as we were; the little green table I decorated with Cocoknits goodies back in November was quickly cleared. The Knitter’s Keep was the first to sell out, a silicone … [more]


Back in stock: the Lilly Brush.

One of our favorite tools is back in stock: the Lilly Brush. The Lilly Brush is not a glamorous tool, but a practical one, a brush designed to remove pills from knitted fabric. The bristles on the Lilly Brush pick up stray fibers and pills as you brush it across your garment. Since pilling is inevitable for … [more]


Hello, Cocoknits notions.

Back in May at TNNA, we ran into Clara Parkes at the Cocoknits booth and fell in love with what we found there. Cocoknits is the brainchild of Julie Weisenberger, a knitwear designer and purveyor of high quality tools for knitters. We’re thrilled to be offering her line of notions, blocking equipment, and her signature Knitter’s … [more]


Late Bloomer yarn bowls.

We’re happy to announce that we now carry ceramic yarn bowls from Late Bloomer Pottery! Frumet is a local potter who makes beautiful functional pieces here in the Triangle. We’ve been carrying her ceramic buttons at the shop since June, and are thrilled to add these yarn bowls to our selection of locally-made goods. Yarn bowls … [more]


New from Della Q.

Every year at TNNA, we restock needle and hook cases from Della Q. Della Q’s cases remind us that every aspect of our craft can be as pleasing as it is functional, from the patterns to the fibers to the tools to how we store them. The Crochet Roll has a space for hooks of all … [more]


Baa-bles and pom-poms.

While we were at TNNA, in between swatching new yarns and meeting with vendors, I worked on a colorwork hat. In spite of the long, busy days, the hat was quickly completed, due to the thick, quick-knitting yarn, and the adorable, addictive nature of the pattern. Here’s my “Baa-ble Hat,” a free pattern designed by … [more]