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:

  • 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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    July 30, 2015: Another new magazine has landed at the shop! Here’s a look inside the latest issue of Handwoven. The September/October 2015 issue of Handwoven is dedicated to home decor, and features projects for a variety of looms. Look to this issue for all manner of woven textiles for the home: towels and rugs, throws and pillows, ... [more]

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    July 28, 2015: A new special issue from Interweave has found its way to the shop: take a peek inside Felted. Felted covers all manner of felt crafts, from needle felting and wet felting to stitching with felt, whether found or created. Some of these projects begin with yarn and knitting needles and are then wet-felted in the washing machine; ... [more]

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    Knightsbridge Trunk Show!

    July 25, 2015: We’re excited to be hosting a Fibre Company Trunk Show: the Knightsbridge Collection! The Knightsbridge Collection features menswear-inspired designs from Kate Gagnon Osborne, Courtney Kelley, and the rest of the Kelbourne Woolens design team, along with independent designers, the likes of Bristol Ivy, Isabell Kraemer, Carrie Bostick Hoge, and more. This collection boasts a wide variety ... [more]

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    Shetland show and tell.

    July 23, 2015: Here’s another bunch of show and tell! All of these projects started their lives as yarns here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, and all those yarns have something in common: they’re all composed of 100% Shetland wool, the somewhat prickly stuff that I love so much. It’s not merino-soft, but Shetland wool maintains its shape ... [more]

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    Summer show and tell.

    July 21, 2015: Time for another round of show and tell! Here are some of the finished projects our knitters have shared with us recently. Conny brought in her stunning “Hitofude Cardigan,” knit in Swans Island Organic Merino Fingering. This clever design is knit all in one piece, an a-line lace cardigan that calls out for yarn with excellent ... [more]

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    Folk Knitting.

    July 18, 2015: The newest special issue from Interweave arrived at the shop this week! Take a peek inside Folk Knitting. Folk Knitting features projects and essays inspired by textile traditions from around the world. I spotted two patterns from Marianne Isager, excerpts from her Knitting Out of Africa and Inca Knits collections. If these designs pique your ... [more]

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    New books for all.

    July 15, 2015: We’re halfway through our Annual Inventory Sale, and folks have been taking advantage of our 15% discount in many different ways. Some are stocking up on their favorite needles, others are snapping up Cricket Looms (which are now temporarily out of stock!), and still more are planning ahead for holiday gift-making, while there’s still plenty of ... [more]