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.

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving 27 November Closed
Christmas 25 December Closed
New Year 1 January Closed
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

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    Interweave Knits.

    November 24, 2014: The Winter 2015 issue of Interweave Knits is here, full of the cozy-looking garments and accessories we associate with the season. There’s a feature in this issue on the best yarns for fair isle knitting, along with a tutorial on steeking. Many knitters cringe at the thought of cutting their knitting, but if you plan ahead, ... [more]

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    Hello, Rasta.

    November 21, 2014: Every so often, we get a request for Rasta, a Malabrigo yarn we haven’t carried before. This week, we answered that request with a Malabrigo order; we’re now proud to have Rasta on our shelves! Rasta is a soft, squishy, single-ply merino wool that knits up quickly on US 13 – 17 needles. Each 150 gram skein ... [more]

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    New books.

    November 19, 2014: It’s been a busy season for new books here at the shop. Every couple of days, I find myself once again rearranging the teacart to make room for another stack of books. The folks at Interweave have been particularly hard at work this fall, publishing a wide range of knitting books. Some focus on particular styles ... [more]

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    Hello, Rowan.

    November 17, 2014: We’re thrilled to announce that we now carry two yarns from Rowan: say hello to Pure Wool Worsted and Wool Cotton! Pure Wool Worsted is a superwash, worsted weight wool that comes in a wide range of colors, including subtle heathered shades that we don’t often see in superwash yarns. Each 100 gram skein boasts ... [more]

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    Back in stock: Jitterbug.

    November 14, 2014: Yesterday we unpacked a big box from Colinette Yarns, stuffed full of Jitterbug. Colinette ships their yarns to us in wild bunches of untwisted hanks, making for a dramatic entrance. From there, we twist them up into the hanks you see on our shelves. Jitterbug is one of my favorite sock yarns, a tightly-plied superwash ... [more]

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    Swans Island Trunk Show.

    November 12, 2014: We’re delighted to announce that our next trunk show of the season has arrived, featuring garments from Swans Island! We’ve got six garments on display here at the shop until November 23rd: Bristol Ivy’s “Offshore V-Neck,” Alicia Plummer’s “Arrowhead Shawl,” Leah B. Thibault’s “Breakwater Pullover,” Michele Rose Orne’s “Celtic Mitts,” Stacey McCrea Warner’s “Spindrift Cowl,” and Isabell Kraemer’s “Audrey Cardigan.” ... [more]

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    New from Jul.

    November 10, 2014: We were delighted to unpack a shipment of shawl pins and closures from Jul this week. Shawl pins are temporary closures designed to keep a shawl or scarf in place, or close a buttonless cardigan. We have several styles in stock to suit a variety of knit or crocheted garments. We also replenished our supply of ... [more]