Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits.

Two new magazines arrived this week, fresh issues of Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits.

Lace is a theme of this most recent issue of Vogue, with a feature from Meg Swansen on the subject and lots of garments and accessories in openwork patterns.

This leafy top is knit with Fibre Company Luma, a DK weight blend of 50% merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, and 10% silk.

The latest issue of Interweave Knits features a Fibre Company yarn, too – Courtney Spainhower’s “Whitehorn Shawl” is shown in Cumbria Worsted.

Look for Vogue and Interweave Knits on the teacart here at our shop, amongst the newest books and magazines. See you there!

Interweave Knits.

Today, we welcomed the newest issue of Interweave Knits to the teacart, where the latest books and magazines are stored.

This Spring 2018 issue is full of garments for men and women alike, and I spotted a few familiar yarns at work among them. The cabled cardigan on the cover is made with Berroco Ultra Alpaca, a practical worsted weight blend of wool and alpaca.

The textured cardigan below is shown in Fibre Company Arranmore Light, a DK weight blend of merino, cashmere, and silk.

Those who know me won’t be surprised this colorwork pullover caught my eye, in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor, no less!

There’s also a handy article on combining solid color stockinette fabric with stranded colorwork within a single garment, taking into account the difference in gauge that’s often found there. Come by the shop to read it over and peruse these new designs!

Interweave Knits.

This week, we welcomed the newest issue of Interweave Knits to the teacart, where the latest books and magazines are stored.

The theme of this Summer 2017 issue is Shakespeare, and the garments and accessories within all take their inspiration from his plays.

The beachy cover-up above was knit with one of our very favorite warm-weather yarns, Shibui Twig. I spotted a double-knit cowl in Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed, for those who work with wool all year long.

Come by the shop to peruse the new magazines and plan your next project!


The latest issue of Handwoven magazine is here!

This issue focuses on Scandinavian weaving traditions and design.

As ever, Handwoven offers a mix of articles and projects for a variety of looms, from rigid heddle looms like our Schacht Cricket to 8 shaft floor looms.

Come by the shop to pick up a copy of Handwoven and plan your next weaving project!

Interweave Knits.

The Spring 2017 issue of Interweave Knits is here!

This issue is crowded with cozy, classic-looking sweaters for men and women alike. This one was knit in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, a worsted weight, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia wool.

Another favorite yarn appears in this issue, too: Fibre Company Arranmore, a bulky tweed with a rustic look and soft hand.

Look for the latest issue of Interweave Knits on the teacart here at the shop, among other recent publications. See you there!

New magazines and books for crocheters.

It’s been a busy month or so for new publications here at the shop. In fact, some of our newest books and magazines come and go quickly after an Instagram introduction, not even lasting long enough on our shelves to warrant a blog post. For today, I’ll shine a light on the two latest crochet magazines, in case you’ve missed them in all the hubbub.

The Winter 2017 issue of Interweave Crochet features an article on practicing mindfulness with crochet, something many makers understand well. There’s also a tutorial on crochet chart-reading, a must for those looking to move into more complicated patterning.

This issue of Crochet Scene is packed full of patterns for garments, accessories, jewelry, and home goods, made in yarns ranging from lace weight to super bulky.

Courtney Kelley, of Kelbourne Woolens, has designed a cowl for this issue, made with Fibre Company Tundra.

Other recent acquisitions in the crochet department include Tamara Kelly’s Quick Crochet for the Home, Kate Bruning’s Let’s Go Camping: Crochet Your Own Adventure, and Modern Crochet Mandalas.

Come by the shop to see the latest crochet publications, and to plan your next project!


Update: this issue of knit.wear is sold out!


The latest issue of knit.wear is here, and it’s flying off our shelves!


This stylish magazine from Interweave is notably garment-oriented, a publication with more sweater patterns than accessories.


I spotted some familiar yarns in this issue: a sweater knit in Shibui Pebble, with a bit of Shibui Cima on the bottom edge for a layered look, and a lace-edged poncho in Fibre Company Canopy Fingering.


Maybe it’s just because I’m finishing up a cardigan at the moment, but for me the standout feature of this issue was a new-to-me buttonband technique from designer Sarah Solomon.


Come by the shop to pick up a copy of knit.wear while they last!


Interweave Crochet & Celtic Cable Crochet.

The past week or so brought two new publications for crocheters: the Fall 2016 issue of Interweave Crochet and a new book, Celtic Cable Crochet.


This issue of Interweave Crochet is full of cardigans, cold-weather accessories, and even a smart houndstooth bag.


Both publications feature cables, a technique I’m far more used to seeing in knitted garments than crochet.


Crochet is a craft that can do far more than it is sometimes given credit for, however, and new magazines and books continue to open our eyes to the possibilities.

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Come by the shop to see what’s new, and to plan your next project, whether knit or crochet. See you there!

Interweave Knits, Holiday 2016.

The Holiday 2016 issue of Interweave Knits has arrived!


This special issue features festive knits for giving and decorating during the holidays.


There are a variety of heirloom garments and accessories, of course, like this intricate cabled cape knit in Fibre Company Cumbria Fingering.


I particularly like this spread of patterns based on the knitterly illustrations of childrens’ book author Jan Brett. What a special gift this colorwork stocking would make with a copy of The Hat!


Come by the shop to browse the newest magazines and plan your holiday gift-making!


Interweave Knits.

The 20th Anniversary issue of Interweave Knits is here!


This Fall 2016 issue is packed with cozy sweaters, and many of them are knit in yarns we carry here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. The colorwork sweater below was knit in one of my personal favorites, Swans Island All American Sport.


Not only is the “Comanche Hill Cardigan” knit in a familiar yarn, it was also designed by a familiar knitter, Kathryn Folkerth. Though she now lives in Tanzania, Kathryn is a HYS regular when she’s in town, and we’re so excited to see her work in Interweave!


Flipping through this issue, I saw more of my personal favorites: Fibre Company Cumbria Worsted in the “Rawah Pullover” above, Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK in the “Calder Pullover” below, Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift in the fair isle “Fall River Vest” … yes, this issue is dedicated to wooly, toothy sweater yarns!



Mary Jane Mucklestone’s article on steeking is a good introduction to the subject of cutting your knitted fabric, a technique often used in colorwork cardigans and vests.


Look for Interweave Knits on the teacart here at the shop, tucked in with the latest books and magazines. See you there!