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!


Now open for drop-in shopping from Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm!

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Masks are required and we will limit occupancy to 5 shoppers at a time; read more about our in-store shopping policies here. Thanks for your cooperation!

Holiday closures:

  • Closed for Thanksgiving break November 24 – November 29
  • Closed Christmas day December 25
  • Closed New Years day January 1


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

Virtual Knitting Classes! Though we’re not currently offering classes at the shop, we are pleased to have partnered with Pam Grushkin, a nationally recognized designer and teacher, to offer Virtual Knitting Classes with Pam Grushkin™Head to her website to check out the current class offerings and enroll, using our special coupon code for 10% off: HillsboroughYarn-NC-10


Latest Posts

  • New colors in Malabrigo Mecha!

    October 14, 2021: We are thrilled to have brand new colors in Malabrigo Mecha! Malabrigo Mecha: bulky weight single ply hand-dyed 100% superwash merino wool 131 yards/100 grams $15 each These six shades are from Malabrigo’s Women on Screen collection, a palette of tonal pastels and low-contrast variegated colorways. Because it’s so soft and easily machine-washable, Mecha is ... [more]

  • Inkling, by Kate Davies.

    October 11, 2021: We’re excited to have two new books from designer Kate Davies! First, let’s take a look at Inkling. Inkling is a colorful collection of designs for hand knitting and inkle weaving, a craft Davies picked up after an inspiring residency. She found that learning a new skill reinvigorated her creative practice, and this delightful book ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Spindrift.

    October 08, 2021: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift is one of my very favorite yarns in the shop, a classic Shetland wool that comes in over two hundred colors! We don’t have every available shade here at the shop, but it’s a nice selection – we try to make sure there are plenty of lights, mediums, and darks in every color ... [more]

  • Dream in Color Pop-Up Club: October 2021.

    October 05, 2021: Dream in Color’s Pop Up Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tucson-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. October’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere: fingering weight 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon 400 yards/100g $34 ... [more]

  • Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 19: Marls.

    October 02, 2021: The nineteenth installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside. Designer Cecelia Campochiaro is back for her second Field Guide, focusing this time on Marls. “Marling” is what we call it when two or more strands of yarn are worked together. You can use it to achieve unique ... [more]

  • Shelter or Tones + Ramblewood shawl.

    September 29, 2021: Tamy Gore’s newest pattern caught my eye – check out “Ramblewood,” a five color shawl knit in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. This triangular shawl features slipped stitches, stripes, and eyelets, the techniques shifting from section to section. I love the colors Tamy Gore put together for the “Ramblewood” pictured above – a neutral palette of grays ... [more]

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Sunflower.

    September 26, 2021: 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. Koigu KPPPM: fingering weight hand dyed, variegated 100% superwash merino wool 175 yards/50 g $15.50 each This month’s special colorway is Sunflower, a vibrant blend ... [more]