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Traditions Revisited: Modern Estonian Knits, by Aleks Byrd.

Let’s peek inside the newest book from Laine!

Traditions Revisited: Modern Estonian Knits is designer Aleks Byrd’s introduction to Estonian knitting techniques, a collection of richly textured garments and accessories.

Knitted fringe, braids, and bobbles adorn these colorful pieces, along with twisted stitches and roosimine, an Estonian inlay technique that creates the look of embroidery.

Traditions Revisited is $43 – look for it here at our shop, among the latest publications. We’re also happy to take your order online for local pickup or shipping!

HYS Color Club!

Announcing a brand new club from the Hillsborough Yarn Shop – the HYS Color Club! 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 … [more]


Show and tell: for Anne’s grandchildren.

Earlier this year, Anne set a lofty goal: she would knit a sweater for each of her five grandchildren for Hanukkah. When she mentioned this in conversation at the shop, eyes would widen in disbelief – even child-sized sweaters represent an awful lot of knitting, after all. For her granddaughters, she picked Anna Johanna’s “Taimi,” pattern, … [more]


Thanksgiving break, colorwork show and tell.

As you may have read in our most recent newsletter, the shop will be closed for our usual Thanksgiving break from November 24 – 29. Feel free to place online orders or email inquiries during that time, but know that we won’t be monitoring our inbox until we’re back in the shop on November 30! … [more]


Amirisu, Issue 23.

A new issue of Amirisu is here! Amirisu is a knitting magazine based in Japan, each issue filled with articles, interviews, and patterns from designers all over the world. Helga Isager, Veronik Avery, Dianna Walla, Sari Nordlund, Paula Pereira and others have contributed to this issue, designing garments and accessories inspired by their favorite films. … [more]


Silk Mohair + fingering weight.

We’ve seen so many patterns lately that call for a lace weight mohair paired with fingering weight wool – sometimes solid, sometimes variegated, always creating an enticing fuzzy fabric. Isager Silk Mohair is just the yarn for this, and we’ve got loads of options in the fingering weight section here at our shop – you’ll … [more]


Pom Pom Quarterly: Winter 2021.

The Winter 2021 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! Rhythm is the theme for this issue, and it shows in the texture and colorwork patterns as well as the prose. “Polyrhythm,” the striking sweater on the cover, was designed by Johanna Kunin for Berroco Ultra Wool. We were particularly excited … [more]


Silk Mohair + Quarry.

Isager Silk Mohair is the newest yarn here at our shop, a fine and fluffy yarn that plays well with others. We are particularly enthused about pairing it with Brooklyn Tweed Quarry, a woolen spun yarn found in our bulky weight section. Silk Mohair brings softness and a fuzzy halo to Quarry, which is lofty and … [more]


Dream in Color Pop-Up Club: November 2021.

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. November’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]


Making No. 12: Dusk.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! The theme of Issue No. 12 is dusk, a theme that’s explored in knitting, crochet, sewing, dyeing, quilting, rug hooking, and embroidery – projects for makers of all kinds! The mood of dusk is conjured by shades of purple and gray, which appear in … [more]


Hello, Isager Silk Mohair!

We are delighted to announce a new arrival at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop: meet Isager Silk Mohair! Isager Silk Mohair: lace weight 70% kid mohair, 30% silk 233 yards/25 g $16 each Isager is a Danish yarn company led by designers and co-owners Marianne Isager and her daughter, Helga Isager. They are known for combining … [more]