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Order online from the Hillsborough Yarn Shop!

You may have noticed a new page on our website, or heard it from us in our most recent newsletter – you can now order online from the Hillsborough Yarn Shop!

We’ve always been a brick and mortar yarn shop, believing in the importance of seeing and handling materials in person before purchasing. We’ve never had an online store for this reason, and starting one now is a monumental task that can’t happen overnight. However, while our storefront is closed, we are happy to take mail orders so we can continue to connect our community with the yarn and tools we love to work with.

How to order? If there’s something particular you’re looking for, you can request it by filling out our online order form. Our blog and Instagram give a good sense of the yarns and other products we carry, and right now, that’s the best way to see what we have available. If you don’t have a particular yarn brand or color in mind, however, don’t hesitate to reach out – we’re happy to answer questions and make recommendations, as ever!

This past few weeks, we’ve answered questions like “Can you recommend bright colors for a ‘Nightshift’ shawl?” and “Which fingering weight yarns do you have 300 grams of in light neutral colors?” and “What colors of Cascade Nifty Cotton do you have on hand?” We take our time with questions like these, making thoughtful suggestions, checking our inventory, taking photos, and annotating them with color names or numbers.

Expect a delay between placing your order and hearing back from us; we’ll have to manually check our inventory, prepare a Paypal invoice, and so on. We will try to match your requests, however several of our suppliers are no longer shipping and we may not have the ability to special order.

We do have a few new policies for mail orders, regarding shipping costs, returns, and Frequent Buyer cards – read them over before you order, so we can all be on the same page.

We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to shopping for yarn and supplies, and we especially appreciate your support of our shop during this uncertain time. Thank you so much for your order!

Hello, Balayage.

We’re pleased to announce the arrival of a brand new yarn – meet Pascuali Balayage! Balayage is the result of a collaboration between knitwear designer Melanie Berg and German yarn company Pascuali. Balayage is a fingering weight blend of 80% alpaca and 20% organic merino wool. The resulting combination is incredibly soft in the hand, … [more]


Shibiu Trunk Show: Fall 2019.

Our walls are newly decorated with an exciting Shibui Trunk Show! We’ll have 5 garments and accessories from their Fall 2019 pattern collection on display here at the shop until Sunday, February 23, 2020. Shibui’s Fall 19 collection shines a spotlight on one of their newest yarns, Nest. Nest is a DK weight merino and … [more]


Brooklyn Tweed Sample of the Month: Orime.

Our Brooklyn Tweed Sample of the Month for February is here! Come by this month to see “Orime.” “Orime” is a short sleeved top designed by Veronik Avery for BT Early Fall 2018. It features knit stitches arranged diagonally on a background of reverse stockinette, a folded collar and neckline facing for structure and a … [more]


Shibui Sample of the Month: Scroll.

February is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on the Shibui yarn used in our featured sample til the end of the month. This month, Shibui sent us Scott Rohr’s “Scroll,” a lightweight scarf knit with Shibui Pebble and Silk Cloud held together intermittently for a … [more]


Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: February.

Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. February’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! This peaceful beige Smooshy Cashmere is flecked with streaks of rose and an occasional dash of green. … [more]


Show and tell: blankets.

Time for another round of show and tell! I love to take photos of finished projects when folks bring them into the shop to share with us, and to share them here on our blog. I always seem to have a backlog of photos, thanks to the many productive knitters and crocheters who frequent our … [more]


Hello, Winterburn DK.

We’re delighted to announce that we now carry Baa Ram Ewe Winterburn DK! Baa Ram Ewe is a small yarn company out of Yorkshire with a noble aim: to revitalize the textile industry in their region by sourcing, spinning, and dyeing their yarns entirely in the UK. Winterburn DK is a 50%/50% blend of Bluefaced … [more]


By Hand Lookbook No. 11: Vermont and New Hampshire.

The latest volume of By Hand is here! By Hand is a series of lookbooks where each issue focuses on a city or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they call home. Vermont and New Hampshire … [more]


Warm Hands.

Warm Hands is here! This eclectic collection of mitten and handwarmer patterns is edited by Jeanette Sloan and Kate Davies, and features many other designers, as well. Some mittens are colorful, some are textured, some are lacy or cabled, and some combine multiple techniques for intriguing effects. The mittens in this book are knit with … [more]


The Weekender KAL: show and tell.

Back in April 2019, Anne and I embarked on an informal knit-along, knitting Andrea Mowry’s “The Weekender” sweater and inviting anyone and everyone to join us. We were delighted that so many folks were inspired to make the sweater, each bringing their own style and taste to this simple design, each knitting at their own … [more]