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, 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!

Latest Posts

Hello, Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift.

April 16, 2014: We’ve long been stockists of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, a classic fingering weight 2-ply shetland wool. One of my favorite (and hardest-wearing) sweaters is knit in Shetland Spindrift, in fact. Anne and I were delighted to replenish our supply of the stuff recently, and picked up a couple of new patterns as well. Shetland wools are ... [more]

Shibui Mix Party.

April 14, 2014: On Sunday, we hosted a Shibui Mix Party. We currently stock three Shibui yarns, but we offered our Mix Party attendees the opportunity to sample and place special orders for any and all nine of the beautiful yarns that Shibui produces. In between sips of mimosas and bites of bagels, knitters and crocheters worked up ... [more]

Knitting Traditions.

April 11, 2014: Another new magazine has found a home on the teacart at the shop. The latest issue of Knitting Traditions is here! Knitting Traditions focuses, as its title suggests, on traditional knitting and the history of the craft. Contemporary knitting patterns run alongside articles and archival photos of the knitting traditions that inspired them. In this ... [more]


April 9, 2014: The Summer 2014 issue of KnitScene is here! Flipping through this issue, Anne and I were struck by how many of these garments are knit in fine gauge yarns, from sport weight down to lace weight. Though fine gauge sweaters may take longer to knit than their heavier counterparts in worsted, aran, or bulky weight, ... [more]

New colors in Acadia.

April 7, 2014: Acadia, from the Fibre Company, is a special yarn indeed, and has become a favorite at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. This DK weight blend of merino, alpaca, and silk has a unique blend of rugged tweedy texture and soft hand, and served as our introduction to the Fibre Company. We were delighted to receive the ... [more]

Shibui Trunk Show!

April 4, 2014: We’re delighted to announce that we’re hosting a Shibui Trunk Show, featuring 6 garments and accessories knit in Shibui yarns. Shibui yarns are designed to be knit on their own or held together, using two or three strands at a time to make bespoke yarn blends. We currently stock three Shibui yarns, all lace weight: Cima, Pebble, ... [more]


April 2, 2014: Have you heard of the knook? A knook is a crochet hook with a large eye at one end, like a tapestry needle. It’s a fusion of knitting and crochet, a hook for making knitted fabric. We now have Addi Knooks at the shop, which come in sets of two: 4 mm and 6 mm. ... [more]

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We don't have an online store for our yarns and accessories, but we're happy to take your order over the phone!

Call us: (919) 732-2128

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