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.

We will be closed on the following dates in 2016:

  • Thursday, Nov 24 – Thanksgiving
  • Sunday, Dec 25 – Christmas


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

Please note – effective April 20, 2015, the on-street parking limits of 3 hours will begin to be enforced.

Latest Posts

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    HYS bags.

    October 21, 2016: If you happen to follow us on Instagram, or visited us at the shop last weekend, you may have already seen our newest addition: sturdy canvas totes and zipper bags decorated with our own Hillsborough Yarn Shop logo! Anne and I have been plotting these bags for some months now, working with the kind and ... [more]

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    Shibui Sample of the Month: Nova colorways.

    October 19, 2016: Our October Shibui Sample of the Month is on display at the shop til October 30th, and we’re offering the Shibui yarns for this project at 10% off throughout the month! This particular “Nova” is knit with two different yarns held together, dk weight Dune and  lace weight Cima, each in the color “Cove.” “Cove” looks a bit ... [more]

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    October 17, 2016: Update: this issue of knit.wear is sold out! ____________ The latest issue of knit.wear is here, and it’s flying off our shelves! This stylish magazine from Interweave is notably garment-oriented, a publication with more sweater patterns than accessories. I spotted some familiar yarns in this issue: a sweater knit in Shibui Pebble, with a bit ... [more]

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    10 years.

    October 13, 2016: As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, this October marks the 10 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 stitchers ... [more]

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    Interweave Crochet & Celtic Cable Crochet.

    October 11, 2016: The past week or so brought two new publications for crocheters: the Fall 2016 issue of Interweave Crochet and a new book, Celtic Cable Crochet. This issue of Interweave Crochet is full of cardigans, cold-weather accessories, and even a smart houndstooth bag. Both publications feature cables, a technique I’m far more used to seeing in ... [more]

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    Show and tell: accessories.

    October 09, 2016: It’s been less than a month since my last “show and tell” blog post, but already there’s so much to share. Here are some of the finished projects that started life as yarn on our shelves! Above is the “Rise” hat, knit by Robin, who is teaching an upcoming class on the subject here at ... [more]

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    Shibui Sample of the Month: Nova.

    October 06, 2016: October is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarns purchased for our featured sample til the end of the month. Our current Shibui Sample of the Month is “Nova,” by Shellie Anderson. “Nova” is a sleeveless top with a small collar, originally designed for warm-weather wear ... [more]