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:

  •  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 8, 9, and 10 – closed for Passover
  • Sunday, April 12 – closed for Easter
  • 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

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Refuge.

    February 16, 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. January’s colorway is a little late, but still so welcome – a variegated bouquet of pastel shades with streaks of turquoise, pink, and ivory. ... [more]

  • Hello, Balayage.

    February 14, 2020: We’re pleased to announce the arrival of a brand new yarn – meet Pascuali Balayage! Balayage is the result of a collaboration between knitwear designer Melanie Berg and German yarn company Pascuali. Balayage is a fingering weight blend of 80% alpaca and 20% organic merino wool. The resulting combination is incredibly soft in the hand, ... [more]

  • Shibiu Trunk Show: Fall 2019.

    February 12, 2020: Our walls are newly decorated with an exciting Shibui Trunk Show! We’ll have 5 garments and accessories from their Fall 2019 pattern collection on display here at the shop until Sunday, February 23, 2020. Shibui’s Fall 19 collection shines a spotlight on one of their newest yarns, Nest. Nest is a DK weight merino and ... [more]

  • Brooklyn Tweed Sample of the Month: Orime.

    February 09, 2020: Our Brooklyn Tweed Sample of the Month for February is here! Come by this month to see “Orime.” “Orime” is a short sleeved top designed by Veronik Avery for BT Early Fall 2018. It features knit stitches arranged diagonally on a background of reverse stockinette, a folded collar and neckline facing for structure and a ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Scroll.

    February 07, 2020: February is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on the Shibui yarn used in our featured sample til the end of the month. This month, Shibui sent us Scott Rohr’s “Scroll,” a lightweight scarf knit with Shibui Pebble and Silk Cloud held together intermittently for a ... [more]

  • Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: February.

    February 05, 2020: 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. February’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! This peaceful beige Smooshy Cashmere is flecked with streaks of rose and an occasional dash of green. ... [more]

  • Show and tell: blankets.

    February 02, 2020: Time for another round of show and tell! I love to take photos of finished projects when folks bring them into the shop to share with us, and to share them here on our blog. I always seem to have a backlog of photos, thanks to the many productive knitters and crocheters who frequent our ... [more]