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Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 26: Moss.

The twenty sixth installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here!

MDK’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme, knitting technique, or designer. This newest Field Guide features designs by Hélène Magnússon – let’s take a look inside!

Magnússon is a designer known for putting a new spin on Icelandic knitting traditions with her patterns and books, and for her passionate knowledge of Iceland, where she lives and offers guided hiking and knitting tours.

Lovers of stranded colorwork will find inspiration in this little collection, which includes a tam, a pair of mittens, a shawl, a sweater, and a blanket, all inspired by the moss, lichen, and other tiny plants of Iceland.

MDK Field Guides are $15.95 eachorder online for local pickup or shipping, or come by to shop in person – we’re open from 11am – 5:30 pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays!

Back in stock: Malabrigo Caracol!

After spending the past few years out of production, Malabrigo Caracol is back! Malabrigo Caracol: super bulky weight thick and thin marled 100% superwash merino wool 90 yards/150 grams $25 each Caracol is a super bulky yarn with a unique texture, composed of a thick-and-thin single ply criss-crossed by a thinner yarn. Some skeins are … [more]


Kurier Waxed Canvas Project Bags.

We’ve been searching for a new source for project bags lately, and are so pleased to have found Kurier! Kurier Waxed Canvas Project Bags: Heavy weight American made waxed canvas Drawstring closure, 9” leather wristlet, removable brass stitch marker holder, four interior pockets Approximate dimensions: 10” H | 10” W | 5” D $98 each … [more]


Back in stock: Malabrigo Noventa!

We’re pleased to have a cubby full of Malabrigo Noventa again! Malabrigo Noventa: super bulky weight single ply hand-dyed 100% superwash merino wool 90 yards/125 g $24 each Noventa is plush and squishy, perfectly suited to cold-weather accessories, and one skein makes a hat or cowl in a hurry. Think Alice Dunn Smith’s “Winter Harbor Cowl,” Kristel … [more]


Sunday and friends.

Sandnes Garn Sunday has fast become a favorite here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, a soft and springy fingering weight merino wool. Though it’s lovely on its own or held double, it plays well with others – here are some yarn and pattern ideas for holding Sunday together with other yarns! Sunday + Fyberspates Cumulus … [more]


Grand Shetland Adventure Knits, by Gudrun Johnston & Mary Jane Mucklestone.

Laine’s latest book has been much anticipated here at HYS; let’s look inside Grand Shetland Adventure Knits ($50), by Gudrun Johnston & Mary Jane Mucklestone! Grand Shetland Adventure Knits is part travelogue, part knitwear collection, a celebration of Johnston and Mucklestone’s time together on Shetland. Pick up this book to read essays and travel stories, … [more]


Hello, Sandnes Garn Double Sunday!

We’re excited to have another yarn from Norwegian yarn company Sandnes Garn on our shelves: meet Double Sunday! Sandnes Garn Double Sunday: DK weight 100% merino wool 118 yards/50g $11 each This springy merino is a thicker version of Sandnes Garn Sunday, and so named because two strands of Sunday knit up at the same … [more]


17 years of HYS!

October 2023 marks the 17 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, a milestone we’re proud to have reached! Anne’s goal has remained the same since she first opened the shop in 2006: to bring the best natural fiber yarns, tools, and publications to stitchers in the Triangle. By that measure, in my opinion, Anne has … [more]


Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 25: Botanica.

The twenty fifth installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here! MDK’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme, knitting technique, or designer. This newest Field Guide features designs by Dee Hardwicke – let’s take a look inside! Dee Hardwicke is an artist and designer who works in … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Tourmaline.

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. KPPPM is a fingering weight superwash merino, hand-dyed in vibrant colors by mother/daughter team Maie and Taiu Landra on their farm outside of Toronto, Canada. … [more]


Hello, Brooklyn Tweed Arbor Lodge!

Another new yarn from Brooklyn Tweed! Meet Arbor Lodge. Brooklyn Tweed Arbor Lodge:  bulky weight 7-ply worsted spun American Targhee wool 125 yards/100g $33 each Arbor Lodge is everything you love about Arbor, but bigger. Plush and bouncy American Targhee wool, smooth texture for sharp stitch definition, a balance of softness and durability – Arbor … [more]