Flash sale! 50% off Louisa Harding yarns.

We’re excited to announce a surprise Flash Sale this weekend, featuring a 50% discount on all in-stock Louisa Harding yarns!

We have over ten different Louisa Harding yarns in stock, from DK to bulky weight. Wool, silk, cotton, angora, rayon, and other fibers are represented in this diverse bunch, but after this weekend, these Louisa Harding yarns will no longer be on our shelves. Before they disappear, we’re offering a 50% discount on all the Louisa Harding we have – the deepest discount we’ve ever offered. We’re eager to make room for exciting new yarns!

Come by the shop this Saturday and Sunday, January 28th and 29th, 2017, to get these lovely yarns at a great price. Hope to see you there!

A reminder: all sales are final on discounted yarn. There can be no returns or exchanges, nor special orders–the discount applies only to what we currently have in stock. Thanks! 

Mirasol Tupa: now on sale!

Another discontinued yarn has moved to the Sale Trunk here at the shop: Mirasol Tupa. It’s a lovely yarn, but since it’s no longer manufactured, we’re now offering it at a deep discount of 20% off the original price!

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Tupa is a DK weight blend of merino and silk, a soft and shiny yarn in bright colors. Knitted fabric in Tupa has a nice mix of bounce and drape, making it ideal for scarves, cowls, shawls, mitts, and hats. We still have sweater quantities, too – look for pattern ideas on our “DK weight” Pinterest board!

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Though we’re sad to see good yarns go, we love sharing them with you at a discounted price. Come by to pick up some Tupa at a great price before it disappears!

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A reminder: all sales are final on discounted yarn. There can be no returns or exchanges, nor special orders–the discount applies only to what we currently have in stock. Thanks!

10 years.

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As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, this October marks the 10 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. The shop has grown and changed since Anne first opened in 2006, but always with the goal of bringing the best natural fiber yarns, tools, publications, and classes to stitchers in the Triangle. By that measure, in my opinion, Anne has succeeded tremendously, and I am so proud to be on her team, spending my days in this special shop.

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We always celebrate our anniversary with a sale, and this year is no exception; from Friday, October 14th – Sunday, October 16th, everything in the shop will be 15% off, with the exception of classes and that which is already discounted. This is the time to treat yourself to some exciting new yarns, and save on that big project you’ve been wanting to start this fall.

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We’re doing something special this year, too, because an anniversary like this deserves a party. On Friday, October 14th, we’re having a party at the shop from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Join us for food, drink, and the launch of an exciting new product we’ve been planning for just this happy occasion. We hope to see you Friday evening!

We are so grateful to all of you for your support over the years, for shopping and learning and sharing with us. Come by the shop during the sale and let us thank you in person, in a tangible way!

(A reminder: all sales are final on sale items; there can be no exchanges, returns, or special orders. Thanks!) 

A reminder.

We’re quickly coming up on the end of the month, and with it, the end of our Annual Inventory Sale. With that in mind, let today’s blog post be a quick reminder to come into the shop before the sale ends!

Everything in the shop is 15% off for just a few more days–every skein of yarn, every pair of needles, every hook, every book, every magazine, pattern, notions case, project bag; all of it is discounted. If you’ve been meaning to come by to take advantage of the sale but let the month get away from you, hurry in before the end of the day on Sunday, July 31st.

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Sunday also happens to be the last day of the Shibui Spring/Summer 2016 Collection Trunk Show, another good reason to hurry in before July is done. Hope to see you soon!

Another reminder–all sales are final on discounted items; there can be no exchanges, no returns, nor will we special order. Thanks! 

Book Raffle!

One of our big goals at market this year was to find a new book distributor, as the one we’d long relied on went out of business earlier in the year. I’m happy to report that we did find a lovely new source for books, and they were kind enough to send us home from market with something special: five brand new knitting books, each signed by their authors.

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To celebrate our new book distributor, we’re having a raffle, and giving away these signed copies as prizes. For each book you purchase during our Annual Inventory Sale this July, you’ll receive a raffle ticket, an entry to win a signed copy of one of the following books:

  • Knitting Ephemera, by Carol J. Sulcoski
  • Knitlandia, by Clara Parkes
  • Cable Left, Cable Right, by Judith Durant
  • Knit Wear Love, by Amy Herzog
  • Wee Garter Stitch, by Vickie Howell

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At the end of the month, we’ll draw 5 raffle tickets, one for each book. Come by the shop during July to get anything in stock at 15% off, and get a chance to win a book with each book you buy!

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We have lots of new books to choose from, along with a large collection of older ones. Ask us if you’re seeking a recommendation; we love books almost as much as we love yarn, and have favorites in a variety of categories. See you at the shop!

 

Just a reminder–all sales are final on discounted items; there can be no exchanges, returns, or special orders. Thanks!

Annual Inventory Sale!

As many of you know, July is our annual inventory sale month.

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From July 1st to the 31st, everything in the shop is discounted by 15%, with the exception of classes and yarns that have already been discounted. If you’ve had your eye on a special skein, or have been planning a big project or two, now is the time to take the leap!

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Pick up a Jul Forager bag, stock up on your favorite needles and hooks, treat yourself to a special book or two, or snag the makings of a “Straw Into Gold” shawl at the sale price. Have you tried Fibre Company Cumbria Worsted, treated yourself to an Echoview Fiber Mill kit, or succumbed to the appeal of a “3 Color Cashmere Cowl”? Give yourself permission, it’s on sale.

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Whatever it is you’ve been wanting, come by the shop during the month of July to get 15% off your purchase! We’ll be closed on July 3rd and 4th for the holiday, but otherwise open at our regular business hours. We’ve got an exciting raffle going all month long, too–more on that soon!

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Just a reminder–all sales are final on discounted items; there can be no exchanges, returns, or special orders. Thanks!

Going-to-Market Sale spotlight: Schulana Sojabama.

From May 10th – June 5th, we have Colinette and Schulana yarns discounted during our Going-to-Market Sale: single skeins are 30% off, or 40% off when you buy 10 or more! Throughout the sale, I’ll be highlighting some of these yarns and giving ideas for what to make with them. Today: spotlight on Schulana Sojabama.

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Schulana Sojabama is a dk weight blend of 55% bamboo and 45% soy, with 120 yards on each 50 gram ball. These smooth, silky plant fibers have maximum drape, making Sojabama perfect for lightweight scarves, shawls, and loose-fitting summer sweaters.

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Looking through projects on Ravelry using Sojabama, I spotted a few “Summer Flies” shawls and the lovely lace “Gridwork” scarf. The natural drape of this yarn makes it ideal for the “Drop Stitch Scarf,” as well, or cast on extra stitches for a wider piece and make a drop stitch shawl.

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For larger garments, consider Amy Herzog’s “Bryony,” Purl Soho’s “Silken Straw Summer Sweater,” or Shellie Anderson’s “Nova,” “Meridian,” and “Interval.” Sojabama is the right gauge for an “Easy Folded Poncho,” and would make a lovely summer version of that timeless pattern, perfect for covering up in chilly air-conditioned spaces.

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Come by the shop to check out Schulana Sojabama and all our other discounted yarns during the Going-to-Market Sale!

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A reminder: all sales are final on discounted items. There can be no returns or exchanges, nor special orders–the discount applies only to what we currently have in stock. Thanks! 

Going-to-Market Sale spotlight: Colinette Jitterbug.

**************** As of May 30, 2017, we are totally sold out of Colinette Jitterbug ****************

 

From May 10th – June 5th, we have Colinette and Schulana yarns discounted during our Going-to-Market Sale: single skeins are 30% off, or 40% off when you buy 10 or more! Throughout the sale, I’ll be highlighting some of these yarns and giving ideas for what to make with them. Today: spotlight on Colinette Jitterbug.

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Jitterbug has been a well-loved yarn here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, and I expect it to be one of the first to sell out during our Going-to-Market Sale. This fingering weight superwash merino is tightly-plied, making it sturdy enough for socks, but soft enough for shawls or baby things. It’s on the robust end of fingering weight, so it still makes a substantial fabric at a larger gauge; knit it tightly for hard-wearing socks or mittens, or go up a few needle sizes for a softly draping fabric.

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Consider Elizabeth Zimmermann’s classic “Baby Surprise Jacket,” Martina Behm’s “Hitchiker,” or the “Simple Sock Pattern” that comes printed on the Jitterbug label. Look for more pattern ideas on our “Fingering weight” Pinterest board!

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Come by the shop to pick up some Colinette Jitterbug before it disappears, and be sure to check out all our other discounted yarns during the Going-to-Market Sale!

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A reminder: all sales are final on discounted items. There can be no returns or exchanges, nor special orders–the discount applies only to what we currently have in stock. Thanks! 

Going-to-Market Sale!

Our annual trip to market is coming up in early June, which means it’s time to make some room for new Fall and Winter yarns with a big sale. Come by the shop for our annual Going-to-Market Sale!

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From May 10th – June 5th, all in stock Colinette and Schulana yarns will be deeply discounted, along with Fibre Company Savannah. Look for 30% discounts on single skeins and 40% discounts on 10 or more.

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Between Colinette and Schulana, we have a wide range of gauges, fibers, and textures represented, from lace to bulky weight, from superwash wool to bamboo and soy, from solids to variegates. Going-to-Market Sale yarns include: Fibre Company Savannah, Colinette Banyan, Cadenza, and Jitterbug, Schulana Cashmerino, Cotton Silk, Insieme, Kid Seta, Lambswool, and Sojabama. We’re also tucking a few other yarns into our Sale Trunk, so be sure to check there while you’re shopping the Going-to-Market Sale!

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These are beautiful yarns in all kinds of colors, suitable for many types of knitting, crochet, and weaving projects. Come by between May 10th and June 5th to take advantage of our Going-to-Market Sale, and do stop in early for best selections!

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A reminder: all sales are final on discounted yarn. There can be no returns or exchanges, nor special orders–the discount applies only to what we currently have in stock. Thanks! 

Baa Ram Ewe Trunk Show!

We’re delighted to be hosting a Baa Ram Ewe Trunk Show, featuring garments from Carol Feller’s Dovestone Hills.

DSCN5750All six of these garments are knit in Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK, a dk weight blend of 50% bluefaced leicester, 25% masham, and 25% wensleydale wools, all sourced and spun in the UK. We’re offering a 10% discount on this special yarn while the trunk show is here.

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Come by the shop before May 6th to admire the Baa Ram Ewe Trunk Show and pick out some Dovestone DK for your next project!

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A reminder: all sales are final on discounted items; there can be no exchanges, no returns, nor will we special order. Discount applies only to in-store purchases. Thanks!