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.
September 01, 2014: The latest Vogue is here! This Fall 2014 issue is packed with sweater patterns, using a variety of techniques from cables to colorwork. Ready-to-wear clothing designer Eileen Fisher contributes a pattern, as well. Meg Swansen’s column discusses the process of updating Elizabeth Zimmermann’s classic Knitting Workshop, a beloved book that will always have a home on our ... [more]
August 30, 2014: Dream in Color Classy is a worsted weight superwash merino, hand-dyed in Chicago, IL. We just got a bundle of it here at the shop, but not in the usual 250-yard skeins. No, this time, we got a box full of 50-yard mini-skeins, and a fun pattern to suit them. The pattern is Nancy Leuer’s ... [more]
August 28, 2014: The newest colors and patterns from Shibui have arrived at the shop! Their newest colorways are “Blueprint,” “Fog,” “Pollen,” and “Trail,” and we now have them in Cima, Pebble, and Silk Cloud. We also got a new shade in Linen, a yarn that has been warmly embraced by knitters and crocheters alike since we first got ... [more]
August 26, 2014: The July sale carved a deep hole in our stash of Isager Alpaca 2, a soft and fuzzy fingering weight blend of alpaca and merino. Knitters and crocheters were planning sweaters, shawls, and stoles left and right, and Anne and I looked on nervously as our supply dwindled. I breathed a sigh of relief when I unpacked ... [more]
August 24, 2014: It’s time again for show-and-tell! Here are a few of the projects we’ve seen at the shop so far this summer. Summer knitting means something different to every knitter. Some folks put down their needles and hooks all summer long, but others stitch summer garments, sweaters for fall, smaller pieces that travel well, lightweight lace ... [more]
August 22, 2014: Along with a brand new yarn from Fibre Company, we’ve also received new colors in their Canopy Worsted, a blend of merino, alpaca, and bamboo. Just one 200 yard skein makes a hat or cowl, as the Kelbourne Woolens Weekenders collection taught us. I see knitters treat themselves to a skein of Canopy Worsted now ... [more]
August 20, 2014: Fibre Company’s newest yarn is here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! Meet Knightsbridge. Knightsbridge is a soft and fuzzy blend of llama, merino, and silk, a light worsted weight yarn that knits up comfortably between 5 and 5.5 stitches per inch. The colors are heathered, the fibers dyed and lightly blended before spinning. The sweaters, ... [more]