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New patterns for Dovestone DK.

I’m happy to report that we recently got some new single patterns for Dovestone DK, the yarn featured in our current Baa Ram Ewe Trunk Show. Alison Moreton’s Landmark Collection features garments and accessories knit in Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK. Each design is inspired by a landmark in Yorkshore, home of Baa Ram Ewe. … [more]


The Acadia Collection.

We just got a new pattern collection from Kelbourne Woolens, designers and distributors of Fibre Company yarns. This group is named for the yarn it features, a yarn that has become a classic in the few years we’ve stocked it: meet the Acadia Collection. Fibre Company Acadia is a dk weight yarn made of merino wool, … [more]


Shibui Fall/Winter 2015 patterns and Trunk Show.

Shibui’s Fall/Winter 2015 Collection is here, in more than one sense. The patterns arrived with Dune and the new Shibui colors last week, and the trunk show arrived just yesterday. We’re offering a special 10% trunk show discount on Shibui yarns while the show is up, so don’t miss it! These garments are made with seven … [more]


Hello, Fibre Company Cumbria.

Another new Fall yarn has found a home here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! Meet Cumbria, from the Fibre Company. Cumbria is a soft and sturdy worsted weight yarn, composed of 60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, and 10% mohair. The soft white merino is blended with the dark gray masham, creating a natural heathered … [more]


Swans Island All American Sport: patterns.

Swans Island has developed an outstanding yarn in All American Sport, and with it, an exciting collection of patterns. I’m so excited to see all this colorwork! From pullovers and cardigans to hats, mitts, and cowls, you’ll find many different applications of two-color knitting in this collection, many of which are suitable for first-time colorwork knitters. I … [more]


New old Isager patterns.

We always place a big Isager order at TNNA, and this year our main cause was restocking Alpaca 2 and Tweed. While we were there, we learned that some old favorite patterns for Isager yarns had been rescued from their out-of-print status and rereleased as single patterns. When it was published back in 2009, Grace Anna … [more]


New Churchmouse patterns.

Back in November, we started carrying single patterns from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, a yarn shop in Washington state with a line of elegantly uncomplicated knitting and crochet patterns. We recently ordered a few new patterns from Churchmouse to liven up our pattern binders. Churchmouse patterns tend to feature simple stitch patterns and straightforward shapes, letting beautiful yarns … [more]


Hello, Shibui Twig.

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of Shibui’s newest yarn: meet Twig. Twig is a slightly textured blend of 46% linen, 42% recycled silk, and 12% wool. Each 50 gram skein has 190 yards, and it knits up at a sport or dk weight gauge into an open, draping fabric. Shibui yarns are dyed in … [more]


New patterns for Isager yarns.

Isager yarns are a longtime favorite here at the shop. Anne’s passion for Marianne Isager’s yarns and designs has proved contagious, and we keep Alpaca 1 and Alpaca 2, Spinni, Tvinni, Highland, and Tweed in good stock as a result. We’re always on the lookout for new ways to use them, and to that end, we’ve … [more]


Hello, Geilsk Cotton/Wool.

We’ve welcomed another new yarn to the shop! Meet Geilsk Cotton/Wool. Cotton/Wool is a fingering weight blend of 55% wool and 45% cotton, a combination that brings the best of both fibers to the yarn. The wool lends elasticity and loftiness to the cool, soft cotton, and the result is a nice balance of animal … [more]