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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    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]

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    Seven years and counting.

    July 14, 2014: Once again, we’ve won “Best Yarn Shop” in the News of Orange County’s Reader’s Choice Awards. We’re so proud to have seven years’ worth of “Best Yarn Shop” awards hanging in our window! Thanks so much to all who voted, and to everyone who supports the shop! 

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    Vogue Knitting.

    July 12, 2014: The Early Fall issue of Vogue Knitting is here! The Early Fall issue is early, indeed, arriving as it does in mid-Summer. That makes it a perfect diversion for hot days, however, a reminder that one day, cool weather will come again. We’ll knit in anticipation. In this issue, Deborah Newton talks pockets, and plenty of ... [more]

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    Show and tell: Shibui and more.

    July 09, 2014: I’m always collecting photos of the beautiful finished pieces knitters and crocheters bring in to share with us, garments that started their lives as HYS yarns. Time for another round of show-and-tell!  Conny keeps her hands and needles busy, and has started and completed two shawls this past month with yarns from our shop. This ... [more]