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New from Plymouth.

We recently unloaded a big box from Plymouth, full of new yarns, patterns, and notions. Gina is a new yarn for us here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, a soft, self-striping, worsted weight wool. We got eight colorways and a handful of patterns to give you ideas for how to use this yarn. Sakkie is … [more]


More new single patterns.

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about some new additions to our binders of single patterns. The shop is full of books and magazines, which often get more attention than these humble white binders. But the binders are the place to turn when you want to make a shawl without investing in a book … [more]


Hello, Berroco Maya.

Recently a knitter came into the shop with a conundrum. “I want to make something summery,” she said,”but I love working with wool.” How well I relate; there is nothing like the feel of stretchy, springy, bouncy wool yarn in the hand. Plant fibers, by nature, lack elasticity, but they don’t have to stay that … [more]


Back in stock: Titus.

For the past few weeks, there’s been a nearly-empty basket in the fingering weight section at the shop. Two skeins of Titus Dark have been sitting there, looking lonely, save for the knit samples tucked in with them. We were waiting for a shipment from Baa Ram Ewe, where Titus has been backordered (and Titus … [more]


New single patterns.

Many of you know by now to look to the teacart for the latest knitting and crochet books and magazines. When a boxful of books comes in, that’s where they go: front and center, so you’ll always see the newest publications as you enter the shop. Single patterns, however, are sorted into project categories and … [more]


Welting Fantastic.

I’m happy to announce that I’ve recently published two new patterns of my own design: the Welting Fantastic Cowl and Welting Fantastic Mitts. Though the patterns were only published this past weekend, I’ve had the knitting done for months, which I spent wearing this set on a near-daily basis. Both are made in String Theory’s … [more]


Two new colors in Titus.

As soon as we learned that Yorkshire yarn company Baa Ram Ewe had begun producing new colors of their well-loved yarn, Titus, we ordered some for the shop. Say hello to Titus Light and Titus Dark. All three shades of Titus share a common gauge and fiber content: fingering weight, and comprised of 50% Grey … [more]


Hello, Yarn Hollow.

We are delighted to announce that we now carry Photograph, a yarn from Yarn Hollow. Yarn Hollow is a yarn company that has grown from one dyer in her garage to a three-person hand-dyeing operation out of Grandville, Michigan. Yarn Hollow has a variety of yarn bases and a palette of colorways that can be … [more]


New color in Kauni Effektgarn.

This week, we received an exciting shipment: a brand new colorway in Kauni Effektgarn, a sport weight, self-striping wool. The yarn in any given skein of Kauni shifts gradually from one color to the next, and it’s these long color repeats that set it apart from other self-striping yarns. Kauni¬†can yield fascinating and stunning results … [more]


From Plymouth.

A very large box arrived this week from Plymouth, the company that brings us a wide range of yarns from the classic 100% wool Galway to the fluffy Baby Alpaca Grande to self-striping yarns in a variety¬†of fibers. This particular box contained a little bit of everything: a new sample sweater made up in Galway, … [more]