Show and tell: Shibui and more.

I’m always collecting photos of the beautiful finished pieces knitters and crocheters bring in to share with us, garments that started their lives as HYS yarns. Time for another round of show-and-tell! 


Conny keeps her hands and needles busy, and has started and completed two shawls this past month with yarns from our shop. This one is Judy Marples’ “Sonetto Shawl,” knit in Mirasol Tupa.


Conny also knit up this feather and fan shawl using Jade Sapphire Silk/Cashmere held together with Shibui Silk Cloud. Both yarns are lace weight, but the Jade Sapphire is variegated while the Shibui is solid. The combination makes the overall color of the piece more cohesive and gives it depth.


Emily has also been knitting with Shibui yarns, mixing colors and seeing what happens. She brought in this lace scarf that she made with not two, but three yarns held together: two shades of Shibui Cima and one Silk Cloud, all in green.


It’s always a bit of an experiment to hold yarns together; how will the colors behave? Which one will be dominant, or will they blend to look solid? I love seeing the before and after like this, and I’m amazed at how well these three greens play together.


Debbie brought in this chevron striped baby blanket, knit in Berroco Modern Cotton, the first of three baby blankets on her current to-knit list. Modern Cotton is a great choice for a blanket–soft, washable, and affordable–and Debbie’s color combination is just lovely.


I finished this shop sample recently, “Mix No. 26,” a scarf knit with two strands of Shibui Pebble held together. The chevron pattern looks like stranded colorwork, but is in fact a slip stitch pattern, so that only one color is at work on any given row. Come by the shop to see it for yourself; there are so many enticing colors to choose from in Pebble!

ruth diamanten



Ruth wore her “Diamanten” shawl in last Sunday, a beautiful lace garment knit with Shibui Cima and Grignasco Kid Seta held together throughout. I was sorry to miss this shawl in action, but Anne snapped this photo for me so I could share it here on the blog. Well done, Ruth!


Thanks to everyone who starts and shares their projects at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! We feel lucky to be surrounded by such creative people.

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