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.

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving 27 November Closed
Christmas 25 December Closed
New Year 1 January Closed
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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    Last minute gifts.

    December 20, 2014: I know many of you have been busily stitching gifts this holiday season, and Anne and I are right there with you, knitting up until almost the last minute. We recently got these cute gift tags in, with care instructions on the back, so you can send your handmade gifts off with all the relevant information. ... [more]

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    Back in stock: Binkwaffle bags.

    December 18, 2014: I’m so happy to report that Binkwaffle bags are back in stock! Our first batch of Binkwaffle project bags sold out in no time, thanks to their clever reversible design and whimsical prints. This next group is a mix of small and large bags, each one a unique combination of fabrics. That means there’s only ... [more]

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    Vogue Knitting.

    December 16, 2014: The latest issue of Vogue Knitting is here! This issue features a great article on Barbara Walker, author of the amazing four volume Treasury of Knitting Patterns published by Schoolhouse Press. As a nod to Walker, many of the patterns in this issue include two-color mosaic motifs, a genre of stitch patterns to which she ... [more]

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    December 13, 2014: Yokes is here! Yokes is writer and designer Kate Davies’ newest book, and one that we’ve been eagerly anticipating since October, when she started posting previews on her blog. I’ve been reading her blog for years now, admiring her patterns and appreciating her written voice. An historian as well as a knitwear designer, Davies approaches her ... [more]

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    More for crocheters.

    December 11, 2014: It’s rare that a week goes by without a new magazine or book popping up here at the shop. This week, our three newest publications are all for crocheters: one book and two magazines. Brenda K.B. Anderson’s Crochet Ever After is a whimsical collection of crochet projects inspired by classic fairy tales. Patterns for scarves, ... [more]

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    Schacht Cricket Loom.

    December 09, 2014: Last week, we announced that the Hillsborough Yarn Shop has become a Schacht dealer, and I promised a closer look at the Schacht products we carry. Over the weekend, I put the Zoom Loom in the spotlight here on the blog. Next up: the Cricket Loom. The Cricket Loom is a small and simple rigid heddle loom, ... [more]

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    Show and tell: a lace shawl and a handful of hats.

    December 07, 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! Pat knit this delicate beaded lace shawl in Shibui Cima, a soft alpaca/merino blend with excellent stitch definition. The pattern is “Diospyros,” from Andrea Jurgrau’s ... [more]