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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    Nancy’s Knit Knacks.

    March 29, 2015: We recently ordered some knitterly notions from Nancy’s Knit Knacks, filling in where supplies had dwindled. The WPI Tool Kit is a clever gadget for measuring the number of wraps-per-inch of any given yarn. This is a handy way to estimate the gauge of an unlabeled yarn, or determine if one yarn may be substituted ... [more]

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    New Churchmouse patterns.

    March 27, 2015: Back in November, we started carrying single patterns from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, a yarn shop in Washington state with a line of elegantly uncomplicated knitting and crochet patterns. We recently ordered a few new patterns from Churchmouse to liven up our pattern binders. Churchmouse patterns tend to feature simple stitch patterns and straightforward shapes, letting beautiful yarns ... [more]

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    Back in stock: Classy mini-skeins.

    March 24, 2015: Back in August, we got a bundle of mini-skeins from Dream in Color and a fun, simple pattern to go with: the “Technicolor Cowl.” We all had fun putting wild colorways together, and before we knew it, they were sold out. I’m happy to report that we were finally able to get Dream in Color ... [more]

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    New colors in Titus.

    March 22, 2015: We’re delighted to announce the recent arrival of three new colors in Baa Ram Ewe Titus! Titus 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 ... [more]

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    Triangle Yarn Crawl.

    March 19, 2015: The Triangle Yarn Crawl is a self-guided tour of local yarn shops, where yarn-lovers get together and hop from one shop to the next, shopping, entering raffles, and seeing the full breadth of available fibers. They happen twice a year, and the time has come again: the Spring 2015 crawl is coming up soon on March 21st ... [more]

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    For crocheters.

    March 17, 2015: The last couple of weeks have seen a trio of new publications for crocheters here at the shop. The Spring 2015 issue of Interweave Crochet features a range of projects, from blankets and bags to sweaters and skirts. Kristin Omdahl’s Crochet So Lovely is all about crocheted lace. She covers lace motifs and allover lace ... [more]

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    Rowan Pure Wool: new colors, booklets.

    March 15, 2015: Rowan has added six new shades to their Pure Wool Worsted line, and we’re happy to have them on our shelves. All six are heathered, each shade composed of a few solid shades that are blended together to look solid from a distance. They fill out our existing selection nicely to make a well-rounded palette. What ... [more]