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Show and tell!

Back with more show and tell! Here’s another batch of completed projects made with yarns from our shop. If you follow us on Instagram, some of these may look familiar – let’s take a closer look at these beautiful knits. Pam has been busy making “Rainy Day Hats” with Pascuali Balayage – we love her … [more]


Shelter or Tones + Ramblewood shawl.

Tamy Gore’s newest pattern caught my eye – check out “Ramblewood,” a five color shawl knit in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. This triangular shawl features slipped stitches, stripes, and eyelets, the techniques shifting from section to section. I love the colors Tamy Gore put together for the “Ramblewood” pictured above – a neutral palette of grays … [more]


Peavine + Tukuwool Fingering.

Gudrun Johnston’s “Peavine” is our featured hat pattern for September, the final month of the HYS Hat Club! HYS Hat Club members received four skeins of Tukuwool Fingering for the project, enough to knit two or three “Peavine” hats with the colors in different arrangements. Here’s a trio in each of the HYS Hat Club … [more]


Studio Sock + Studio Sampler.

Itching to cast on with our newest arrival, Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock? Consider Leslie Anne Robinson’s “Studio Sampler,” an asymmetric triangular shawl. Robinson’s design moves through garter stitch, stripes, and brioche, keeping things interesting with a variety of stitch patterns and color combinations. Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock: fingering weight, hand-dyed, 100% machine-washable merino, … [more]


Join us for a Tones Knitalong!

Brooklyn Tweed is celebrating the launch of their new yarn, Tones, with a Knitalong! Cast on for any project you like using Tones, and use a Brooklyn Tweed pattern for an additional chance to win prizes in their Ravelry forum. The Knitalong runs from September 1 – November 3, after which winners will be randomly … [more]


What to knit with BT Tones?

Brooklyn Tweed’s new yarn, Tones, is already turning heads here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. What to knit with this colorful stuff? Here are some ideas! There are two new patterns especially for this yarn, Jared Flood’s “First Raglan Sweater” and Lis Smith’s “Sparkwood” cabled hat. Because Tones can easily substitute for Shelter, there’s a … [more]


Show and tell: more sweaters!

It’s been fun going back through show and tell photos from Instagram over the past year since our closure – there are so many incredible projects to share. Let’s take a look at some sweaters! Like many of us, Linda spent much of the past year finishing lingering projects, and here she is modeling one … [more]


Show and tell: little sweaters.

Back with more show and tell! Here’s another batch of completed projects made with yarns from our shop. If you follow us on Instagram, some of these may look familiar – let’s take a closer look at these sweet sweaters for babies and children. Pam knit this “Ezra” cardigan with Brooklyn Tweed Dapple, a DK weight … [more]


Show and tell!

It’s been too long since I shared some show and tell here on the blog! Those of you who follow us on Instagram may have seen some of these inspiring projects over the past few months, but they’re all worth a bit more attention – let’s take a look. Here’s Kathryn with her “Slipstravaganza” shawl, … [more]


Tukuwool Fingering & Silk Cloud + Sea Mist.

Flipping through the most recent issue of Laine Magazine, I was struck by how many patterns are shown in fuzzy yarns, with a soft halo from alpaca or mohair. One in particular caught my eye: “Sea Mist,” by George Cullen, an asymmetrical triangular shawl that pairs a rustic Shetland wool with a floaty mohair/silk blend. … [more]