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!

Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5:30pm,
Saturday 10am – 5pm,
Sunday 1pm – 5pm.

We are closed on Mondays.

Holiday closures 2018:

  • Thursday November 22 – Sunday November 25 –  Closed for Thanksgiving
  • Tuesday December 25 – Closed for Christmas

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

Latest Posts

  • New colors from Ewe Ewe.

    October 17, 2018: Along with a brand new yarn came a new batch of colors from Ewe Ewe! Ewe Ewe Yarns is a one-woman operation owned by Heather Walpole. When she first created Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted back in 2012, she started small, with just 7 colors. We’ve loved watching the Ewe Ewe yarn selection grow over the ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Classy mini-skeins.

    October 14, 2018: Dream in Color Classy mini-skeins are back in stock, and how! Dream in Color only occasionally produces these 50-yard mini-skeins of their worsted weight superwash wool, Classy, and the color selection is different every time. Our last restock back in June was our biggest yet, and it sold out so quickly that we requested an equally ... [more]

  • Hello, Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering.

    October 12, 2018: Last week, we welcomed a brand new yarn to the shop: Fluffy Fingering, from Ewe Ewe! Ewe Ewe specializes in soft and springy machine-washable merino wool yarns. Each one has its gauge or weight in its name, for easy yarn selection. First came Wooly Worsted, then Ewe So Sporty, then Baa Baa Bulky, and now ... [more]

  • Anniversary party and sale!

    October 10, 2018: As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, this October marks the 12 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]

  • By Hand Lookbook No. 7: British Columbia’s South Coast.

    October 08, 2018: The latest volume of By Hand is here! By Hand is a series of lookbooks, a magazine of sorts, where each issue focuses on a city or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, yarn companies, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they call ... [more]

  • Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: October.

    October 05, 2018: UPDATE: As of October 6, 2018, we are totally sold out of this limited edition colorway! ///////////////////////////////// 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. October has begun, and that means a new limited edition colorway ... [more]

  • Laine Magazine, No. 6.

    October 03, 2018: Last week, we welcomed another beautiful new issue of Laine Magazine. Laine Magazine is a publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers and handicraft as its focus. It’s only a couple of years old, but it already has quite a following, and a reputation for beautiful designs and ... [more]