Welcome to the Hillsborough Yarn Shop.

We specialize in high-quality natural fiber yarns for people who love to hand knit and crochet. We’re set up a little like a shoe department in a department store; there’s a skein or two of every available color and kind of yarn on the shelf, and more in the back if you need it for a bigger project. Please come visit us, have a cup of tea, knit, relax, and shop!


Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5:30pm,
Saturday 10am – 5pm,
Sunday 1pm – 5pm.

We are closed on Mondays.

Closed in 2015 on the following dates:
May 27 – 31; yarn market.
July 4; Independence day.

Where to park? The parking garage next to Weaver Street Market is now open to the public, free of charge!
Please note – effective April 20, 2015 the on street parking limits of 3 hours will begin to be enforced.  You may read more here

Latest Posts

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    April 16, 2015: The Summer 2015 issue of Knitscene is here! The “Serape Shawl” on the cover is knit in Shibui Staccato, a luscious fingering weight blend of merino and silk. Staccato is a new yarn at the shop this Spring, but has quickly become a favorite. Many of these patterns call for yarns you can find at HYS, ... [more]

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    More and more new colors in Shetland Spindrift.

    April 13, 2015: It’s been about a year since I last wrote about Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift here on the blog. Our little basket of Shetland Spindrift has grown over the past year, as interest in the yarn and in colorwork knitting has grown here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift is a classic fingering weight 2-ply shetland wool. It ... [more]

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    Splendid Apparel.

    April 11, 2015: Designer Anna Zilboorg’s latest book is here! Meet Splendid Apparel: a Handbook of Embroidered Knits. Zilboorg is local enough to visit our shop a few times a year, and even led a workshop here back in 2011. She taught what must have been the beginnings of this book: a bit of embroidery, and a bit of ... [more]

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    Hello, Handwoven.

    April 09, 2015: We’re delighted to announce that we now carry Handwoven Magazine! Handwoven is an Interweave publication dedicated to handweaving in its many forms, and on many kinds of looms. Inside you’ll find articles on particular techniques and weaving traditions from around the world, along with projects that put those techniques and traditions to work. I was ... [more]

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    Show and tell: Fibre Company.

    April 07, 2015: Here’s another round of show and tell! As I was sifting through my stash of recent show-and-tell photos, I noticed one brand of yarn popping up over and over again: Fibre Company. Let’s have a look at what you’ve been making with Fibre Company yarns. Mary knit this bright “Autumn in Garrison” hat with a single ... [more]

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    Show and tell: shawls.

    April 05, 2015: We always love to see what you’re making with HYS yarns, and I love to take photos of your beautiful finished pieces to share here on the blog. I’ve collected a nice bunch of them over the past couple of months, enough for two blog posts. Let’s begin with shawls. Amy knit this exquisite garment for her daughter’s wedding, a ... [more]

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    Baa Ram Ewe Trunk Show!

    April 03, 2015: We’re delighted to be hosting a Baa Ram Ewe Trunk Show, featuring garments from Rachel Coopey’s Coop Knits Toasty Vol. 1! All of these accessories are knit with Baa Ram Ewe Titus, a fingering weight blend of alpaca, Wensleydale, and Bluefaced Leicester wools, sourced and spun entirely in the UK. This collection shows how well Titus behaves ... [more]