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.


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, Shibui Rain.

    February 12, 2016: We’re delighted to announce the arrival of Shibui’s newest yarn, Rain. Rain is a dk weight mercerized cotton, but it’s unlike any mercerized cotton we’ve seen. First, its chainette construction sets it apart from more traditional plied cottons, adding a bit of elasticity where plant fibers typically have none. Second, its smooth, shiny texture suggests ... [more]

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    Cumbria Collection Trunk Show!

    February 10, 2016: Our first Trunk Show of 2016 has arrived, and we’ve decorated our walls with the Kelbourne Woolens Cumbria Collection, featuring garments knit in Fibre Company Cumbria Worsted. These designs are inspired by the knitting tradition of the British Isles, from ganseys to stranded colorwork to cables. The Cumbria Collection features a variety of sweaters and ... [more]

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    Show and tell: cowls.

    February 08, 2016: Everyone’s knitting needles have been busy lately, it seems; we’ve seen so many beautiful finished projects over the past couple of weeks. I’ve captured some of them to share with you here on the blog, and of my current collection, about half are cowls. Let’s devote this post to what has become one of the ... [more]

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    New colors from Baa Ram Ewe.

    February 06, 2016: The folks at UK yarn company Baa Ram Ewe dreamed up two new colors for their Titus and Dovestone DK yarns, and I’m happy to report that we now have them on our shelves here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! The two yarns take the dye differently, coming out bright and clear in Titus, but ... [more]

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    Interweave Knits.

    February 03, 2016: The Spring 2016 issue of Interweave Knits is here! Flipping through this issue, the first thing that caught my eye was a review of Sincere Sheep Cormo Fingering, a bouncy, naturally-dyed yarn that I’ve tried and loved. I spotted another familiar yarn put to use in this capelet, designed by Carol Feller; yep, it’s Baa Ram Ewe ... [more]

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    Hello, Fibre Company Cumbria Fingering.

    February 01, 2016: We’re delighted to welcome a brand new yarn from the Fibre Company: meet Cumbria Fingering. Like its big sister, Cumbria Worsted, Cumbria Fingering is a soft and sturdy blend of 60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, and 10% mohair. The soft white merino is blended with the dark gray masham, creating a natural heathered base color ... [more]

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    Back in stock: Berroco Modern Cotton.

    January 30, 2016: Earlier this week, a particularly large box arrived from Berroco, filled with over 40 pounds of Modern Cotton. Since its debut in Spring 2014, Modern Cotton has become a staple here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, so we picked up some of the newest colors and replenished our supply of old favorites. We now have ... [more]