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Koigu Collector’s Club: Tapestry.

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.

Koigu KPPPM:

  • fingering weight
  • hand dyed, variegated
  • 100% superwash merino wool
  • 175 yards/50 g
  • $15.50 each

This month’s limited edition shade is Tapestry, a variegated mix of pastels on an ivory backdrop.

We have so many fingering weight yarns that could pair well with KPPPM in Tapestry, whether you’re seeking high or low contrast, solid or variegated.

What to make? Here are some pattern ideas for mixing many colors!

Look for Koigu KPPPM in the fingering weight section here at our shop, along with many others! We’re here from 11am – 5:30pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays; masks required for entry.

Back in stock with new colors: Kelbourne Woolens Germantown!

Last week, a giant box arrived from Kelbourne Woolens, packed full of their worsted weight wool, Germantown. Inside were no less than 10 new colors, plus a handful of colors we’d sold out of. We now have 35 shades in stock, including a few marled Germantown Unicorns – enough to warrant a new display! Kelbourne … [more]


Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 20: Atlas.

The twentieth installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside. MDK Field Guide No. 20 features patterns by Erika Knight, a British knit and crochet designer with a taste for accessible yet enticing projects. A patchwork blanket, an entrelac tote, a balaclava, a textured scarf, and a boxy … [more]


Loft + SSP (slip stitch party) shawl.

Isabell Kraemer’s latest design looks like so much fun, a slip stitch shawl in six shades of Brooklyn Tweed Loft! As soon as I saw “SSP (slip stitch party) shawl,” I went straight for our Loft display, intrigued by the play of low and high contrast combinations in Kraemer’s design. Brooklyn Tweed Loft: fingering weight … [more]


Dream in Color Pop-Up Club: March 2022.

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. March’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]


Pom Pom Quarterly: Spring 2022.

The Spring 2022 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! “Dreamscape” is the theme of issue 40, rendered in fluffy mohair, soft pastels, loose gauges, and delicate openwork. This ethereal collection is made up of garments with romantic details – bell sleeves, ruffles, scalloped collars, and the like. There are a … [more]


HYS Color Club: Spring!

The HYS Color Club continues, and we’re opening it up for Spring signups! HYS Color Club is a subscription of thoughtfully curated accessory projects for knitters who like surprises and love working with color! We’ll pair yarns and patterns to keep you entertained all year long, creating custom colorways for each project. Each season includes … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Koigu Barn at Dawn.

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]


Zauberwolle + solid colors.

Schoppel-Wolle Zauberwolle is the latest arrival here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, a marled self-striping merino wool. I wrote in its introductory post about mixing two contrasting colors, but Zauberwolle plays well with solid colors, too. Read on for some color and pattern ideas! Here, I’ve paired Zauberwolle with Swans Island All American Sport – … [more]


Hello, Zauberwolle!

Meet the newest arrival here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop: Schoppel-Wolle Zauberwolle. Schoppel-Wolle Zauberwolle: sport weight marled, self-striping 100% merino wool 273 yards/100 g $23 each Like other Schoppel-Wolle yarns we’ve carried, Zauberwolle is a marled yarn that slowly changes from one color to the next several yards at a time, so that whatever you’re knitting … [more]


HYS Color Club: Rios + Inclinations Shawl.

The Winter season of HYS Color Club wraps up with a bigger project, a fun change of pace after January’s colorwork mitts. Club members got six skeins of Malabrigo Rios to knit Andrea Mowry’s “Inclinations Shawl,” a colorful triangular shawl knit in half fisherman’s rib. For this project, the six color palette is composed of two three-skein … [more]