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!

Temporary Closure, beginning March 16, 2020:

In light of COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close the shop to foot traffic. We wish everyone health and safety, and hope there’s comfort in stitching in the meantime. Please email us with any questions, place orders online and take good care of yourselves!


We’re here answering the phone from Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.


Holiday closures:

  • Saturday, July 4 – closed for Independence Day

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

Latest Posts

  • Sale Spotlight: Isager Alpaca 3.

    July 06, 2020: Everything in our shop is 15% off during July, our Annual Inventory Sale! All month, I’ll be shining a spotlight on the yarns we have in stock – today, let’s look at Isager Alpaca 3! Isager Alpaca 3: bulky weight chainette construction 50% alpaca, 50% wool 137 yards/50 grams $10 each This yarn has tremendous ... [more]

  • Sale Spotlight: BC Garn Loch Lomond.

    July 03, 2020: Everything in our shop is 15% off during July, our Annual Inventory Sale! All month, I’ll be shining a spotlight on the yarns we have in stock – today, let’s look at BC Garn Loch Lomond! BC Garn Loch Lomond: DK weight 2 ply tweed 100% wool 170 yards/50 grams $9 each What to make ... [more]

  • Best Yarn Store & Annual Inventory Sale!

    July 01, 2020: We are honored and excited to be named Best Yarn Store in the Triangle! Thanks so much for all your support, it means even more than usual, coming in the midst of our temporary closure due to COVID-19. We truly miss the company of our community, but health and safety are our priorities as we ... [more]

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Barn Art.

    June 29, 2020: The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! Each month, we’ll receive 21 skeins of KPPPM in a limited edition color dyed especially for a select group of local yarn stores that carry Koigu. Our most recent shipment from Koigu is Barn Art, a playful variegated colorway. These special skeins are predominantly pale gray, beige, and ivory, streaked and spotted ... [more]

  • Pom Pom Quarterly: Summer 2020.

    June 26, 2020: The Summer 2020 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! This vibrant issue came out with two different covers, hinting at the abundance of warm-weather garments those covers contain. Kindred Red’s whimsical “Ardent” is knit with Kelbourne Woolens Mojave, a sport weight blend of cotton and linen. Pom Pom has always ... [more]

  • On our needles.

    June 24, 2020: What’s in Anne’s Plystre Project Pouch, besides a Baby Baggu? A grandson-sized “Atlas (For Kids),” knit with Brooklyn Tweed Loft! I love the color combination she chose – Flannel for the main color, Snowbound and Old World for the contrast colors. Many of you know that Anne never limits herself to one project at a ... [more]

  • Sale of the Week: Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed!

    June 22, 2020: We’ve decided to keep our doors closed through the month of June, though we’re still virtually open for online orders. As we have done throughout April and May, we’ll have a special sale each week – 15% off a featured yarn, our Sale of the Week! Our next Sale of the Week is 15% off Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed, from June 22 ... [more]