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!

Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5:30pm,
Saturday 10am – 5pm,
Sunday 1pm – 5pm.

We are closed on Mondays.

Closed in 2015 on the following dates:

  • May 28 – 31; yarn market.
  • July 4; Independence day.
  • September 13; Rosh Hashanah begins.
Where to park? The parking garage next to Weaver Street Market is now open to the public, free of charge!
Please note – effective April 20, 2015, the on-street parking limits of 3 hours will begin to be enforced.

Latest Posts

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    Handwoven.

    May 25, 2015: The May/June 2015 issue of Handwoven has arrived! This issue is dedicated to texture in weaving, with articles and projects focused on techniques and materials that create interesting textures in woven fabric. One such project is Judy Pagels’ “Classic Capelet,” which can be woven on a Schacht Cricket Loom, and calls for one of our ... [more]

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    Pre-Market Sale spotlight: Louisa Harding Kashmir DK.

    May 23, 2015: From May 5th – 27th, we have Elsebeth Lavold and Louisa Harding yarns discounted during our Pre-Market Sale: single skeins are reduced by 30% and full bags of 10 are 40% off! Throughout the sale, I’ll be highlighting some of these yarns and giving ideas for what to make with them. Today: spotlight on Louisa Harding Kashmir DK. Louisa Harding Kashmir DK is a machine-washable ... [more]

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    Knitscene Accessories.

    May 21, 2015: Knitscene Accessories has arrived! In this special issue, you’ll find small projects of all kinds: hats and mitts, shawls and scarves, cowls and socks, baskets and bags, jewelry, home goods, and more. The eye-catching striped sun hat on the cover is knit in our most recently-acquired yarn, Cascade Ultra Pima Fine. Look for it in ... [more]

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    Pre-Market Sale spotlight: Elsebeth Lavold Bamboucle.

    May 18, 2015: From May 5th – 27th, we have Elsebeth Lavold and Louisa Harding yarns discounted during our Pre-Market Sale: single skeins are reduced by 30% and full bags of 10 are 40% off! Throughout the sale, I’ll be highlighting some of these yarns and giving ideas for what to make with them. Today: spotlight on Elsebeth Lavold Bamboucle. Elsebeth Lavold Bamboucle is a textured blend of ... [more]

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    Hello, Cascade Ultra Pima Fine.

    May 16, 2015: A new yarn has arrived at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop just in time for warm weather knitting and crochet! Meet Cascade Ultra Pima Fine. We’ve kept Cascade Ultra Pima in stock for a few years now, a lustrous, machine-washable, mercerized cotton in a wide range of saturated colors. Ultra Pima is DK weight, and fittingly, ... [more]

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    Pre-Market Sale spotlight: Louisa Harding Grace Silk & Wool.

    May 14, 2015: From May 5th – 27th, we have Elsebeth Lavold and Louisa Harding yarns discounted during our Pre-Market Sale: single skeins are reduced by 30% and full bags of 10 are 40% off! Throughout the sale, I’ll be highlighting some of these yarns and giving ideas for what to make with them. Today: spotlight on Louisa Harding Grace Silk & Wool. Louisa Harding Grace Silk ... [more]

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    Pre-Market Sale spotlight: booklets.

    May 12, 2015: Our Pre-Market Sale isn’t just on yarns this year; we’ve also discounted pattern booklets from Elsebeth Lavold and Louisa Harding by 50%! Flipping through this sizable stack of Louisa Harding booklets, I saw dozens of patterns for garments and accessories in yarns we now have on sale. This striped cardigan is knit in the luxurious Louisa ... [more]