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Balayage + Rainy Day Hat.

Last year, when Pascuali Balayage was brand new, Anne knit Melanie Berg’s “Rainy Day Hat” in shades of purple. We both loved the lightweight hat that resulted, and were especially pleased that Anne had enough yarn left over to make a matching pair of Berg’s “Rainy Day Mitts” with the color placement reversed. Pascuali Balayage: fingering weight 80% … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Reef.

The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! Each month, we’ll receive 21 skeins of KPPPM in a limited edition color dyed especially for a select group of local yarn stores that carry Koigu. Koigu KPPPM: fingering weight hand dyed, variegated 100% superwash merino wool 175 yards/50 g $15.50 each This soothing blend of blues and greens fits nicely into … [more]


Da Crofters Kep.

We’re so excited about “Da Crofters Kep,” Shetland Wool Week’s featured pattern for 2021! This six-color fair isle hat is currently available as a free pattern download from the Shetland Wool Week website. A new Shetland Wool Week hat pattern is something I look forward to every year, so I downloaded it as soon as … [more]


Winterburn DK + Homestead.

Laine’s 52 Weeks of Shawls has been a runaway hit here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop – thanks to everyone who has ordered a copy! The book is full of inspiring patterns, and though we don’t carry every yarn that’s called for, we love helping folks find good substitutions. When Natalya Berezynka, designer of the … [more]


Dream in Color Pop-Up Club: May 2021.

Dream in Color’s Pop Up Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tucson-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. May’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere: fingering weight 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon 400 yards/100g $34 … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: April Showers and Snow Tulips.

The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! Each month, we’ll receive 21 skeins of KPPPM in a limited edition color dyed especially for a select group of local yarn stores that carry Koigu. This month, we also got a special color in Koigu Othello, a super soft, super bulky yarn! Koigu Othello: super bulky weight 100% merino wool … [more]


New colors in Brooklyn Tweed Dapple!

Dapple is Brooklyn Tweed’s first departure from wool, a DK weight blend of organic cotton and merino that’s been a hit here at our shop. We’re delighted to report that two new colors just arrived! Brooklyn Tweed Dapple: DK weight woolen-spun, tonally dyed 60% merino wool, 40% organic cotton 165 yards/50 g $12.75 each Dapple … [more]


Yarn ideas for Laura Nelkin’s Open Minds MKAL.

A knitter recently brought our attention to Laura Nelkin’s upcoming mystery knit-along, Open Minds, asking if we could help put some yarns together. I’m always happy to help make suggestions for just the right yarn and color combinations, but a mystery knit-along is usually a little tricky. After all, how to choose colors for a … [more]


Hello, Kelbourne Woolens Camper!

We’re excited to announce that Kelbourne Woolens has a brand new yarn, and we’ve got it right here at our shop – meet Camper! Kelbourne Woolens Camper: fingering weight 100% wool 200 yards/50 g $9 each Camper is a lighter weight version of KW’s popular Scout, and comes in all the same solid and heathered … [more]


Shelter + Otte.

Brooklyn Tweed’s latest pattern collection is Form + Expression, five garments and accessories united by the theme of self-expression through color and texture. Of this group, “Otte” leapt out at me, as colorwork pullovers often do. Knit with worsted weight, woolen-spun Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Jared Flood’s unisex design invites playful color combinations. Brooklyn Tweed Shelter: … [more]