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 in downtown historic Hillsborough, North Carolina, to 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:

  • July 4 and 5; Independence day weekend.
  • 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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    Hello, Habu XS-45 20/3 Bamboo.

    July 04, 2015: Habu’s bamboo lace weight yarn arrived at the shop this week, just in time for summer stitching and weaving. XS-45 20/3 Bamboo may not be a romantic name, but the yarn itself is lovely, a lace weight 100% bamboo with elegant drape and lustre. A Ravelry search reveals that this yarn is often used held together with other ... [more]

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    Annual Inventory Sale!

    July 01, 2015: As many of you know, July is our annual inventory sale month. From the 1st to the 31st, everything in the shop is discounted by 15%, with the exception of classes and yarns that have already been discounted. If you’ve had your eye on a special skein, or have been planning a big project or ... [more]

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    New old Isager patterns.

    June 28, 2015: We always place a big Isager order at TNNA, and this year our main cause was restocking Alpaca 2 and Tweed. While we were there, we learned that some old favorite patterns for Isager yarns had been rescued from their out-of-print status and rereleased as single patterns. When it was published back in 2009, Grace Anna ... [more]

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    Araucania Ranco and Queensland Bebe Cotsoy: now on sale!

    June 26, 2015: Two more discontinued yarns have moved to the Sale Trunk here at the shop: Araucania Ranco and Queensland Bebe Cotsoy. Lovely yarns, both, but since they’re no longer manufactured, we’re offering them now at a deep discount of about 30% off their original price! Araucania Ranco is a fingering weight yarn from Chile, hand-dyed in variegated and semi-solid ... [more]

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    Back in stock: Malabrigo.

    June 24, 2015: Malabrigo is a small yarn company out of Uruguay that is well known for its soft merino yarns, and their vivid, hand-dyed colorways. We stock many of their yarns here at the shop, and their popularity means we order and reorder from Malabrigo with some frequency. Our most recent Malabrigo order was a particularly large ... [more]

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    Vogue Knitting.

    June 21, 2015: The Early Fall 2015 issue of Vogue Knitting has arrived here at the shop, right in the middle of a heat wave that makes “Early Fall” seem particularly far away. This issue has plenty of patterns to fuel your cold-weather knitting fantasies: cabled cowls and mitts, classic colorwork, textured sweaters, and a collection of cardigans ... [more]

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    Baa-bles and pom-poms.

    June 18, 2015: While we were at TNNA, in between swatching new yarns and meeting with vendors, I worked on a colorwork hat. In spite of the long, busy days, the hat was quickly completed, due to the thick, quick-knitting yarn, and the adorable, addictive nature of the pattern. Here’s my “Baa-ble Hat,” a free pattern designed by ... [more]