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.

We will be closed on the following dates in 2016:

  • Saturday, Dec 24 – Christmas eve and first night Chanukah, closing at 2pm
  • Sunday, Dec 25 – Christmas
  • Saturday, Dec 31 – New Year’s eve, closing at 2pm
  • Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 – New Year’s day


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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    Shibui Sample of the Month: Trace.

    December 07, 2016: December is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarns purchased for our featured sample til the end of the month. Our current Shibui Sample of the Month is “Trace,” by Shellie Anderson, a simple stockinette pullover framed by ribbing along the sides and bottom edge. The ... [more]

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    New books from Brooklyn Tweed.

    December 04, 2016: We are so excited to announce that we now carry books from Brooklyn Tweed! We have their first two books in stock: Capsule, by Olga Buraya-Kefelian, and Woolens, by Jared Flood. I’ve been following Brooklyn Tweed since it was but a blog, admiring many of the patterns Jared Flood and his design team have put out ... [more]

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    Hello, Harmony Farm Candles.

    December 02, 2016: One of the new products in our Gifts section is a small sampling of candles from Harmony Farm Candles, a one-woman operation out of nearby Mebane, North Carolina. That one woman happens to be a friend of mine, the charming and conscientious Erin Hils. Her candles are hand-poured in small batches using 100% US-sourced soy ... [more]

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    Shibui Trunk Show: Fall/Winter 2016 Collection.

    November 30, 2016: Over the weekend, one trunk show came down, and a new one went right up. Come by the shop soon to see Shibui’s Fall/Winter 2016 Collection. The Fall/Winter 2016 pattern collection, by Shellie Anderson, makes good use of their newest yarn, Drift, though you’ll also see plenty of other familiar Shibui yarns like Staccato, Cima, Dune, ... [more]

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    Hello, Alchemy Silk Scarves.

    November 27, 2016: Many of you know Alchemy as a yarn company, makers of Silken Straw, Sanctuary, Sparky, and Lust. They are all that and more, and we’re delighted to share something new from Alchemy in our Gifts section: hand-painted silk scarves. Gina Wilde, the artist and creative mind behind Alchemy, has been working with a fair trade ... [more]

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    November 25, 2016: The holiday shopping season is upon us, and we’re always honored and appreciated to be considered a gift source. Some knitters make it plain, and send their loved ones directly to our website to order a HYS Gift Certificate. Others have mentioned our shop enough times that their family and friends know to look here ... [more]

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    Show and tell: for grown-ups.

    November 23, 2016: I’m back with another round of show-and-tell, this time for the grown-ups among us. Kellie has been busy crocheting “Artfully Simple Infinity Scarves” with Noro Silk Garden Lite. She reports that the pattern is as easy as its title suggests, but that it’s endlessly entertaining, especially with colorful self-striping yarns like these. They’re long enough ... [more]