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:
April 5th; Easter Sunday.
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!

Latest Posts

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    Addi FlipStix.

    March 02, 2015: Addi has created a new kind of double pointed needle: meet Addi FlipStix. Some plant fiber yarns have a tendency to split, and for those, a blunt needle is preferable. Some stitch patterns require the precision of a sharp needle. FlipStix have a blunt Turbo point on one end and a sharp Lace point on the other, ... [more]

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    Ewe Ewe Trunk Show!

    February 27, 2015: Snowy weather delayed our Ewe Ewe Trunk Show a bit, but now it’s here! We have a variety of garments on display knit in Ewe Ewe’s superwash merino yarns, Ewe So Sporty and Wooly Worsted. From small projects, like socks, mitts and cowls, all the way up to baby blankets, shawls, and sweaters, the range of ... [more]

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    New patterns for Isager yarns.

    February 25, 2015: Isager yarns are a longtime favorite here at the shop. Anne’s passion for Marianne Isager’s yarns and designs has proved contagious, and we keep Alpaca 1 and Alpaca 2, Spinni, Tvinni, Highland, and Tweed in good stock as a result. We’re always on the lookout for new ways to use them, and to that end, we’ve ... [more]

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    Hello, Malabrigo Mechita.

    February 23, 2015: We’re happy to announce the arrival of a brand new yarn from Malabrigo: hello, Mechita. Mechita is a single ply superwash merino in a fingering weight, with a generous 420 yards on each 100 gram skein. This hand-dyed yarn comes in a wide range of colorways from semisolid to variegated, including many old favorites and some ... [more]

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    Malabrigo Trunk Show!

    February 21, 2015: We’re delighted to announce that we’ve received a trunk show featuring garments knit in Malabrigo yarns! Malabrigo is a small yarn company out of Uruguay that is well known for its soft merino yarns, and their vivid, hand-dyed colorways. This collection features a variety of accessories and a few sweaters, knit in a wide range ... [more]

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    Hello, Geilsk Cotton/Wool.

    February 20, 2015: We’ve welcomed another new yarn to the shop! Meet Geilsk Cotton/Wool. Cotton/Wool is a fingering weight blend of 55% wool and 45% cotton, a combination that brings the best of both fibers to the yarn. The wool lends elasticity and loftiness to the cool, soft cotton, and the result is a nice balance of animal ... [more]

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    Interweave Knits.

    February 18, 2015: Spring knit and crochet magazines always seem to arrive just as winter is hitting its stride, an irony that strikes me every year. With a layer of wintry mix on the ground outside, I sit down to write about the newest in warm-weather knitting. Interweave Knits Spring 2015 is here! Spring is a season of layering, ... [more]