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!

We’ll be closed Thursday – Monday May 1st – 5th, as we’re heading to Market for our annual buying trip. We’ll reopen at our regular business hours on Tuesday, May 6th.


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

We are closed on Mondays.

Where to park? The parking garage next to Weaver Street Market is now open to the public, free of charge!

Latest Posts

Show and tell: baby things and cowls.

April 23, 2014: I’m always collecting photos of the beautiful finished pieces knitters and crocheters bring in to share with us, garments that started their lives as HYS yarns. Time for another round of show-and-tell! Paula knit this baby vest in Swans Island Organic Washable DK, a semisolid merino wool, making for a brighter version of the sample ... [more]


April 20, 2014: Many of you are probably familiar with Ann Budd’s Handy Guides for knitters and crocheters, little pamphlets for estimating how much yarn is necessary for any given project. They work by matching up the gauge of your yarn with the finished dimensions of your garment-to-be. Designer Hannah Fettig has created a similar yardage estimator that ... [more]

Knitter’s Graph Paper Journal.

April 18, 2014: I’m happy to announce that we now stock Knitter’s Graph Paper Journals at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, the perfect notebook to slip into your knitting bag. These slim, unassuming notebooks are full of knitter’s graph paper, with squares that, like knitted stitches, are wider than they are tall. This makes them ideal for penciling in ... [more]

Hello, Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift.

April 16, 2014: We’ve long been stockists of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, a classic fingering weight 2-ply shetland wool. One of my favorite (and hardest-wearing) sweaters is knit in Shetland Spindrift, in fact. Anne and I were delighted to replenish our supply of the stuff recently, and picked up a couple of new patterns as well. Shetland wools are ... [more]

Shibui Mix Party.

April 14, 2014: On Sunday, we hosted a Shibui Mix Party. We currently stock three Shibui yarns, but we offered our Mix Party attendees the opportunity to sample and place special orders for any and all nine of the beautiful yarns that Shibui produces. In between sips of mimosas and bites of bagels, knitters and crocheters worked up ... [more]

Knitting Traditions.

April 11, 2014: Another new magazine has found a home on the teacart at the shop. The latest issue of Knitting Traditions is here! Knitting Traditions focuses, as its title suggests, on traditional knitting and the history of the craft. Contemporary knitting patterns run alongside articles and archival photos of the knitting traditions that inspired them. In this ... [more]


April 9, 2014: The Summer 2014 issue of KnitScene is here! Flipping through this issue, Anne and I were struck by how many of these garments are knit in fine gauge yarns, from sport weight down to lace weight. Though fine gauge sweaters may take longer to knit than their heavier counterparts in worsted, aran, or bulky weight, ... [more]

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We don't have an online store for our yarns and accessories, but we're happy to take your order over the phone!

Call us: (919) 732-2128

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