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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    Show and tell: hats and scarves.

    January 29, 2015: Time for another round of show and tell! Here are some of the finished projects our knitters have shared with us recently. Annmarie has been busy knitting colorwork tams with Jamieson Shetland Spindrift. First she made Sandy Blue’s “Autumn Tam,” while taking Nancy’s class here at the shop. Next, she used some of her leftover bits ... [more]

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    Show and tell: Swans Island All American Worsted.

    January 27, 2015: We always love to see what you’re making with HYS yarns, and I love to take photos of your beautiful finished pieces to share here on the blog. I have a nice collection to share at the moment, enough for two blog posts. Today’s group all happen to be made in the same wonderful yarn: Swans Island All American ... [more]

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    New colors in Canopy Worsted.

    January 25, 2015: This week’s delivery from Fibre Company held more than just new colors in Acadia; we also got three new shades of Canopy Worsted! “Turmeric” and “Dragonfruit” really brighten up the Canopy Worsted basket, and “Lemur” is a particularly beautiful steely gray that we simply couldn’t say no to. Canopy Worsted is a light worsted weight blend of ... [more]

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    New colors in Acadia.

    January 23, 2015: Fibre Company recently introduced new colors in Acadia, a luxurious blend of merino wool, silk, and alpaca. We’ve carried Acadia for a few years now, and always delight in adding a new color or two. It’s amazing how just a few new shades deepen the color palette. Suddenly instead of one gray, we have a warm gray and ... [more]

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    The Best of Jane Austen Knits.

    January 20, 2015: For a few years now, Interweave has published special issues featuring knit garments inspired by the novels of Jane Austen. The best of Jane Austen Knits are now collected in a book, which you’ll find on the teacart here at the shop. Designers like Vicki Square, Annie Modesitt, and Susanna IC are included, and garments range ... [more]

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    New colors in Modern Cotton.

    January 18, 2015: Berroco has dreamed up a few new colors for their Modern Cotton yarn, filling out their palette of crayon-bright colors with some more subdued hues. Berroco Modern Cotton is a worsted weight blend of cotton and rayon, and since it’s arrival last spring, it’s become a staple here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. Smooth, soft ... [more]

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    Back in stock: Cricket looms.

    January 15, 2015: Our first round of Schacht Cricket looms sold out quickly over the holidays, so we ordered twice as many for our second batch, which I’m happy to say are now here at the shop. Two of them were purchased the moment they came in. You guessed it: Anne and I each have Crickets of our own ... [more]