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Cumbria Collection Trunk Show!

Our first Trunk Show of 2016 has arrived, and we’ve decorated our walls with the Kelbourne Woolens Cumbria Collection, featuring garments knit in Fibre Company Cumbria Worsted. These designs are inspired by the knitting tradition of the British Isles, from ganseys to stranded colorwork to cables. The Cumbria Collection features a variety of sweaters and … [more]


Old made new.

One of our end-of-year rituals here at the shop is counting up the donation jar that sits on our desk. We have a bundle of used books and magazines sitting on a ledge in the hall outside the shop, and we ask for a small donation in exchange for those items. The proceeds are sent to … [more]


Friends of Shibui Trunk Show.

Another trunk show has arrived, another opportunity to see hand-knit garments in person, which is always better than in photographs. Come by the shop before November 24th, 2015, to see garments by independent designers Julie Hoover and Steve Rousseau knit in Shibui yarns! We have five of Julie Hoover’s designs on the wall, four sweaters … [more]


Anniversary Sale!

As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, October marks the nine year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. The shop has grown and changed since Anne first opened in 2006, when the News of Orange reported on the new business at 114 S. Churton Street. We … [more]


Triangle Yarn Crawl.

The Triangle Yarn Crawl is a self-guided tour of local yarn shops, where knitters and crocheters get together and hop from one shop to the next, shopping, entering raffles, and seeing the full breadth of available fibers. They happen twice a year, and the time has come again: the Autumn 2015 crawl is coming up this weekend on … [more]


Swans Island Trunk Show.

Our next trunk show of the season has arrived, featuring garments from Swans Island! We’re offering a 10% discount on all in-stock Swans Island yarn during the show, so come by soon to see it for yourself. We’ve got six garments here on display until November 1st, five sweaters and a hat and mitt set. … [more]


Knitted Knockers.

A knitter friend of ours came in some months ago seeking Cascade Ultra Pima for a special project. We’re nosy, so we asked, “What are you planning to make?” Her answer surprised us: Knitted Knockers. She went on to explain that Knitted Knockers are soft, comfortable, knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors, and our surprise turned … [more]


Ewe Ewe Trunk Show!

Our walls are newly decorated with garments made in Ewe Ewe yarns! To celebrate, we’re offering a special 10% trunk show discount on Ewe Ewe yarns during the show. Ewe Ewe makes some of the softest, springiest, superwash merino yarns around. Ewe So Sporty is a sport weight, and Wooly Worsted is a worsted weight. … [more]


Our new ballwinder.

Yarns that come in twisted hanks need to be wound into a ball before use, a task that some knitters find pleasure in, but others consider a chore. We have a swift and ballwinder here at the shop to make quick work of that task, and we’re happy to do it for you. For years, our heavy duty … [more]


Fibre Company Yarn Tasting.

This morning we hosted a delightful Fibre Company yarn tasting. A roomful of knitters arrived with their bags full of needles, ready to sample all that the Fibre Company has to offer. Everyone got their own little pouch of yarn samples, and a stitch sampler pattern with guidance on needle size and stitch count for each … [more]