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.
Other dates we will be closed:
Thursday – Sunday, Nov 23 – 26: Thanksgiving break
Where to park? The parking garage next to Weaver Street Market is open to the public, free of charge!
October 22, 2017: Our latest trunk show arrived a few days earlier than expected, a pleasant surprise that has filled our walls with beautiful handknits. Come by the shop to see an excerpt from Fibre Company’s Fell Garth II collection, all knit with Arranmore Light! Arranmore Light is a DK weight tweed, composed of 80% merino, 10% cashmere, ... [more]
October 20, 2017: Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! Let’s take a look inside No. 3, whose theme is lines. Making is a bi-annual magazine for knitters and crocheters, yes, but also for embroiderers, sewists, bakers, felters, dyers, quilters – all manner of makers. I spotted a couple of familiar yarns put to ... [more]
October 17, 2017: We’re happy to announce that we’re participating in Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club 2017-18! That means that every two months from August to February, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. Our October shipment features BFL Sock, a fingering weight blend of bluefaced leicester ... [more]
October 14, 2017: We are delighted to announce that a new trunk show from Brooklyn Tweed is here to spend a couple of weeks at our shop. Come by before October 22nd to see the Wool People 11 collection! Wool People is an annual collaboration between Brooklyn Tweed and a variety of independent knitwear designers from around the ... [more]
October 12, 2017: Since we first got Brooklyn Tweed yarns in stock back in January, there’s been one missing piece in our selection. We began with Shelter, Loft, and Arbor, then got Vale as soon as it came out. We’re delighted to announce that the one BT yarn we waited for is now on our shelves. Meet Quarry! ... [more]
October 10, 2017: As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, this October marks the 11 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. The shop has grown and changed since Anne first opened in 2006, but always with the goal of bringing the best natural fiber yarns, tools, publications, and classes to ... [more]
October 07, 2017: October is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for our featured sample til the end of the month. This month’s featured sample is “Riverine,” by Theresa Gaffey, a stockinette and garter stitch wrap knit on the bias. Three Shibui yarns are used in this design, ... [more]