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.

Holiday closures:

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019 – Closed for Rosh Hashanah
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – Closed for Yom Kippur

Where to park? The parking garage next to Weaver Street Market is open to the public, free of charge!

Latest Posts

  • New colors in Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering.

    August 17, 2019: Earlier in the week I introduced eight new shades from Fibre Company for their Cumbria Worsted. I’m delighted to report that those same eight shades are also available in 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 ... [more]

  • New Late Bloomer yarn bowls.

    August 15, 2019: Our friend Frumet recently stopped by with a brand new batch of ceramic yarn bowls. Frumet is a local potter who makes beautiful functional pieces here in the Triangle, and we’ve carried her buttons and yarn bowls for a few years now. This time around, we requested shades of blue, and Frumet delivered – from ... [more]

  • Back in stock: needles and hooks.

    August 13, 2019: Last month’s sale put a big dent in our supply of needles and hooks, but I’m happy to report that this week brought two shipments of them, bringing us as up to date as possible on our supply of those most essential tools for making stitches. Knitters have all kinds of preferences when it comes ... [more]

  • New colors in Fibre Co. Cumbria Worsted.

    August 10, 2019: Fibre Company just added eight fresh new shades to Cumbria Worsted! Cumbria Worsted is composed 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 over which all the other colorways are dyed. How to use Cumbria Worsted? Look ... [more]

  • Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: August.

    August 08, 2019: Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. August’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Dyed on Dream in Color’s aptly-named Smooshy with Cashmere, this highly variegated colorway is streaked with purple, ... [more]

  • Back in stock: our favorite MDK Field Guides.

    August 06, 2019: The eleventh installment of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide series was a popular one – we ordered and reordered Wanderlust and on both occasions, sold out in no time. For our third order, we decided to bring back some of our other favorite MDK Field Guides, just in case anyone had missed out on them the ... [more]

  • Back in stock: cocoknits Knitter’s Block and Sweater Care Kit.

    August 03, 2019: Cocoknits is the brainchild of Julie Weisenberger, a knitwear designer and purveyor of high quality tools for knitters. She’s carefully developed notions that are as nice to use as they are to look at. This week brought two of them back into stock – the Knitter’s Block and Sweater Care Kit, tools for the care ... [more]