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:

  • November 26; Thanksgiving
  • December 25; Christmas
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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    Recent books.

    November 30, 2015: Over the past few weeks, a couple of new books have arrived here at the shop, each with its own unique tone. Courtney Spainhower’s Family Friendly Knits is full of practical garments and accessories for children and adults, and has a rustic, wholesome look. Look here for tweedy sweaters for fall and winter, practical pieces for ... [more]

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    Back in stock: Vivacious 4ply.

    November 27, 2015: Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply has only been on our shelves since February, and already we’re due for a second big reorder. Over and over again, knitters are drawn to our cubby full of Vivacious 4ply by the rich, hand-dyed colorways and the softness of the yarn. I’m happy to report that a big box of Vivacious ... [more]

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    Thanksgiving show and tell.

    November 25, 2015: We have a lot to be thankful for, and the inspiring knitters, crocheters, and weavers who frequent our shop are at the top of our list. With you all in mind, here’s another bunch of show and tell! All of these projects started their lives as yarns here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. Ruth recently ... [more]

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    Back in stock: Malabrigo Rasta.

    November 23, 2015: Just in time for cold weather, we’ve restocked Malabrigo Rasta! Rasta is a soft, squishy, single-ply merino wool that knits up quickly on US 13 – 17 needles. Each 150 gram skein has 90 yards, which may not sound like a lot, but those 90 yards go a long way at 2 or 2.5 stitches ... [more]

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    Interweave Knits.

    November 20, 2015: The Winter 2016 issue of Interweave Knits is here, and copies have been flying off our teacart. This issue has been particularly popular, I think, because of its tempting collection of aran- and gansey-inspired sweaters. All those cables and texture patterns look cozy to wear and interesting to knit, and as the weather is finally ... [more]

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    Technicolor cowl.

    November 18, 2015: For the past year or so, Nancy Leuer’s “Technicolor Cowl” has been a popular project here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. Calling for eight 50-yard mini-skeins of Dream in Color Classy, it’s a simple but entertaining project with a focus on color. This cowl is knit in the round, with stripes of stockinette and reverse ... [more]

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    Back in stock: Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere.

    November 16, 2015: Every year at TNNA, we visit the Dream in Color booth and pick out a new palette of Smooshy with Cashmere. Their selection of colors is overwhelming, ever-expanding, and cannot be contained by a color-card, so we wait to order until we can see them all in person. Anne and I were delighted when a ... [more]