More show and tell: sweaters and vests.

As promised, here’s a second installment of show and tell, all sweaters and vests that started as yarns at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop.


Beth and her husband came in to show off the sweater she knit for him in Plymouth Tweed. After solving a sizing conundrum and learning how to install a zipper, Beth was delighted to successfully complete this handsome sweater. Well done!


Becky recently completed this beautiful vest using Noro Silk Garden Lite, a dk weight self-striping blend of silk, mohair, and wool. She used Sirdar’s “Collared Waistcoat Vest” pattern, which is shown in a solid-color yarn, making her own colorful finished piece a particularly exciting reveal. She was especially careful about her seaming, and her attention to detail shows.


Here is a vest of a smaller size, “Onslow’s Vest” knit in the bulky weight Cascade Eco +. Margo attended Anne’s recent class on the subject, perfecting her fair isle technique and conquering steeks along the way. She sized it up so that it should fit a small child rather than the pattern’s intended recipient (a teddy bear), taking advantage of the larger gauge that a heavier yarn makes possible, and repeating a few motifs for added length.

Thanks to the knitters, crocheters, and other fiber artists who start their projects at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, and who share their work with us! We’re lucky to be surrounded by inspiring stitches every day.

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