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.

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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    Needle cases from Della Q and Namaste.

    September 18, 2014: We just got shipments from Della Q and Namaste full of colorful cases to help you make sense of your knitting needles. As knitters, our needle collections are ever-expanding and in need of some order, a need that these cases answer in style. A bonus: get your needles organized, and you’re far less likely to accidentally buy ... [more]

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    New colors in Titus Shades.

    September 16, 2014: We’re delighted to announce the recent arrival of three new colors in Titus Shades! Titus Shades is a fingering weight blend of alpaca, Wensleydale, and Bluefaced Leicester wools, sourced and spun entirely in the UK. We’re proud to have been the first US stockist of the stuff, back in 2012 when it came in just ... [more]

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    New kits from Romney Ridge Farm.

    September 14, 2014: We just got new needle felting kits from Romney Ridge Farm in Maine! Last year at TNNA, Anne fell for the needle felted sheep, and a few other barnyard creatures. This year, we got kits to needle felt a whole menagerie of animals. Rabbits, Shetland ponies, bears, seals, foxes, puffins and owls… any and all can ... [more]

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    Back in stock: String Theory sock yarns.

    September 12, 2014: Our supply of String Theory sock yarns has been getting dangerously low, a problem we’re always thrilled to correct because it means picking out colors! Karen Grover and Tanis Williams, the amazing dyers at String Theory, create so many delightful, memorable colorways. Many of them have become favorites that we must order if they’re available, but ... [more]

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    Interweave Knits Gifts.

    September 10, 2014: The latest Gifts issue from Interweave Knits is here, which means it’s time to start planning holiday gift-knitting if you haven’t already. This issue of Gifts is packed full of projects, and a wide variety at that. Knitted ornaments, cold-weather accessories and garments for children and adults, cozies for smartphones, tablets, and wine bottles… look ... [more]

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    Back in stock: Misti Alpaca sock yarns.

    September 08, 2014: It’s rare that we run completely out of a yarn before reordering, but such was the case with Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn. By the time we made it to TNNA to place our Fall order, not one skein of the stuff remained on our shelves, so we picked a whole new color palette. ... [more]

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    Hello, Swans Island All American Worsted.

    September 05, 2014: We’re delighted to announce that Swans Island’s newest yarn has arrived at the shop: meet All American Worsted! All American Worsted is a 2-ply woolen-spun blend of 75% Rambouillet wool and 25% alpaca. There are 210 yards on each 80 gram skein, every bit of which was grown, processed, spun, and dyed in the USA. All ... [more]