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Pom Pom Quarterly: Winter 2022.

The latest issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here!

Rich with color, texture, and technique, the patterns in this issue are inspired by the work of women artists Etel Adnan and Hilma af Klint.

 

I spotted a few familiar yarns in this issue – Kjerstin Rovetta’s cool colorblock “Periphery” hat is shown in Kelbourne Woolens Germantown, and Amy Blackwell’s “Hilma,” the striking cover sweater, is shown in Malabrigo Rios. Look for both of these in our worsted weight section here at the shop!

Pom Pom always has interesting non-knitting content, as well – this issue features interviews with yarn dyers, an essay exploring the history of the color pink, and a tempting recipe for carrot cake.

Pom Pom Quarterly is $25.50 – come by to snag a copy between 11am – 5:30pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays. We’re also taking orders online for local pickup or shipping. Along with this issue, we have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019Summer 2020Autumn 2020Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Winter 2021Spring 2022, 10th Anniversary, and Autumn 2022 issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!

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]


Scout + Halibut.

We were delighted to receive a box full of Kelbourne Woolens Scout today, the soft and sturdy wool that’s become a staple in our DK weight section. Kelbourne Woolens Scout DK weight 2ply, worsted spun 100% wool 274 yards/100 grams $16 each Caitlin Hunter’s recent “Halibut” sweater makes good use of Scout – as does … [more]


Loft and Spindrift + Kellister.

As I was putting together pattern recommendations to go with our recent Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift restock, I took a shine to Gudrun Johnston’s “Kellister.” The classic fair isle XO pattern, the perfectly subtle slouch, the combination of neutrals and warm autumn shades – it spoke to me, and got me thinking about combining Brooklyn Tweed … [more]


Back in stock: Spindrift.

We got a big shipment from Jamieson’s this week, bursting with Spindrift! Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift is one of my very favorite yarns in the shop, a classic Shetland wool that comes in over two hundred colors! We don’t have every available shade here at the shop, but it’s a nice selection – we try to make … [more]


Dream in Color Pop-Up Club: February 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. February’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]


Show and tell: colorwork.

Time for another round of show and tell, this time featuring colorwork projects! Susan knit this “Pātikitiki Hat” with Brooklyn Tweed Dapple, a mesmerizing colorwork pattern by Francoise Danoy. Here’s another inspiring colorwork hat – Becki’s “Kasilof,” knit with Brooklyn Tweed Tones. Pattern by Caitlin Hunter. Linda sent us this photo of her finished “Hinterland,” knit … [more]


Koigu Collector’s Club: Fjord.

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]