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Hello, Shibui Haven.

We’re delighted to announce that Shibui’s new yarn has arrived! Meet Haven. Shibui Haven: DK weight 80% merino, 20% cashmere 160 yards/50 grams $25 each Shibui Haven is just as soft as its fiber content suggests, a treat for the hands. With its unique 7 ply structure, Haven boasts excellent stitch definition for showing off … [more]


Dream in Color Pop-Up! Club: September.

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. September’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]


Spinni + Dawn.

Here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, we’ve long been admirers and stockists of Isager yarns, out of Denmark. Isager Spinni: lace weight single ply solid and heathered colors 100% Danish wool 328 yards/50 g $12.50 each Spinni is one of the longest standing yarns made by Isager, a rustic single-ply lace weight wool. Initially developed … [more]


Soulful Slouchy Hat + Peerie.

A recent Brooklyn Tweed restock brought some of the best-loved shades of Peerie back to our shelves. This got me thinking about Tif Neilan’s “Soulful Slouchy Hat,” just the kind of small colorwork project I love. It comes in a wide range of sizes, from toddler to adult large. Brooklyn Tweed Peerie: fingering weight 100% … [more]


Hello again, Isager Highland Wool.

A recent special order brought in a couple of new shades of Isager Highland Wool, reminding us of just how much we love this yarn. Isager Highland: light fingering weight solid and heathered colors 100% Highland wool 301 yards/50 g $10 each Some years ago, I made Carol Feller’s “Carpino” holding Highland Wool together with … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Rainbow Mountain.

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. Our most recent shipment from Koigu is Rainbow Mountain, another playful variegated colorway. These special skeins are predominantly pale yellow, streaked and spotted with whimsical pops … [more]


Wooly Worsted + Yipes Stripes Cowl.

Along with our recent Ewe Ewe Sporty restock, we also replenished our supply of Wooly Worsted. This plush worsted weight superwash merino is a staple here at our shop, whether for baby blankets, children’s sweaters, or accessories for all ages. Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted: worsted weight solid colors 100% superwash merino 95 yards/50 g $10 … [more]


Back in stock: Zauberball Crazy.

After nearly selling out of the stuff during our July sale, Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Crazy is back! Zauberball Crazy is a marled fingering weight yarn that slowly changes from one color to the next several yards at a time, so that whatever you’re knitting or crocheting with it comes out striped. I love to see patterns … [more]


Dream in Color Sock-It Club: August.

The Dream in Color Sock-It Club is back! This time around, each limited edition skein of Smooshy comes with a 100-yard mini skein for coordinating heels and toes. Dyer Veronica was inspired by shimmering red and teal Betta fish when she developed August’s colorway. Smooshy is a tightly-plied fingering weight yarn that’s ideal for sock … [more]


Sporty + Arroyo + The Shift.

Ewe Ewe Sporty is back in stock! This sport weight superwash merino has been popular lately, especially for Heather Walpole’s free “Temperature Tee,” so we’re pleased to have refreshed our supply. Ewe Ewe Sporty: sport weight solid colors 100% superwash merino 145 yards/50 grams $10 each Sporty is a good fit for Andrea Mowry’s “The Shift,” a … [more]