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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    Enchanted Knits.

    July 30, 2014: Another new magazine has landed here at the shop: Enchanted Knits. Enchanted Knits is a new special issue from Interweave, a collection of designs inspired by fairy tales. This one magazine boasts 27 patterns of all kinds, including garments and accessories for men and women, a few sweet baby knits, and even a tiny dress for Thumbelina. ... [more]

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    Knitting Traditions.

    July 28, 2014: Another new magazine is here to tempt and inspire: Knitting Traditions. Knitting Traditions looks at the craft from a historical perspective, focusing on techniques and styles from all over the world and across time.  In this issue, you can read all about ganseys, lace, Civil War era knitting, and more, and knit patterns informed by these ... [more]

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    Knitted accessories: two new books.

    July 25, 2014: Interweave’s two latest books for knitters focus on small projects, a good fit for summer stitching. Socks, hats, scarves, and other little things are not too heavy in your lap on hot days, nor too heavy in your tote as you travel. Looking for new and inspiring small projects? Consider these two new publications. Sockupied ... [more]

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    Show and tell: colorwork and more.

    July 23, 2014: It’s time for more show and tell! Here are some finished pieces that began their lives as HYS yarns.  Emily has gone crazy for stranded colorwork, and brought in two amazing projects to show us this past week. Above is her “Tracery” vest, from last year’s Unofficial Harry Potter Knits, knit in Plymouth Happy Feet. The stained-glass ... [more]

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    Norah Gaughan, Vol. 15.

    July 20, 2014: A new Norah Gaughan collection is something to look forward to, and her latest has just arrived at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. Look no further than the teacart for Vol. 15! Using a variety of Berroco yarns and a muted color palette, Gaughan’s designs draw inspiration from maritime motifs this time around. Twisted cables suggest ... [more]

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    The Stole.

    July 18, 2014: For over two years now, Theresa Gaffey’s “Stole” from Wearwithall has been a popular project here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. The “Stole” is a striped wrap, knit in simple, soothing ribbing with a deliciously soft fingering weight yarn: Isager Alpaca 2. Just a reminder–all sales are final on sale items; there can be no exchanges, no returns, ... [more]

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    July 16, 2014: We’ve just received another new magazine: KnitScene’s Fall 2014 issue is here! This issue focuses on texture patterns, tweeds, and scarves of all kinds–the cozy stuff of Fall knitting. Familiar yarns always catch my attention as I’m flipping through a new magazine. Hey there, Savannah, Shetland Spindrift, and Pebble. A stack of knitting and crochet ... [more]