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:

Tuesday July 4 – Independence Day

Saturday September 30 – Yom Kippur

Thursday November 23 – Thanksgiving

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

  • Show and tell: socks.

    June 26, 2017: We love seeing projects made with yarns from our shop, and we truly feel honored that so many of you bring your finished pieces in for show and tell. When I’m able, I like to take pictures of these completed projects to share here on the blog. I’m always collecting them, and sometimes they seem ... [more]

  • Wool Journey: Shetland.

    June 24, 2017: Another beautiful new book has arrived! Let’s take a look inside Wool Journey: Shetland. Wool Journey: Shetland came out of a friendly trip to Shetland taken by designers and yarn shop owners Amber Platzer Corcoran, Jaime Jennings, Malia Mae Joseph, and Stephen West. This little book is from Pom Pom Press, the folks who bring ... [more]

  • Brooklyn Tweed Capsule Trunk Show!

    June 22, 2017: Our walls are newly decorated with a Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show! Come by the shop by July 2nd to see Michele Wang’s Capsule collection. Michele Wang designed this collection of garments and accessories with loungewear in mind, the kind of cozy, wearable knits one might fantasize about curling up in all winter. Like so many ... [more]

  • Hello, Rib Magazine.

    June 19, 2017: Yes, we’re really starting to feel like a bookstore – another new magazine has landed here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! Meet Rib, a magazine for men who knit and those who knit for them. There are far more knitting patterns published with women in mind than men, which is a real shame. Rib is ... [more]

  • Hello, Amirisu.

    June 17, 2017: It’s been a busy month for new and interesting magazines, and another new title has arrived at our door. Let’s take a peek at Amirisu! Amirisu is a bilingual knitting magazine from Japan, each issue filled with patterns, articles, and interviews. Amirisu provides a glimpse into the textile and knitting culture of Japan, though fiber artists ... [more]

  • Best.

    June 15, 2017: Last week, IndyWeek announced their Best of the Triangle for 2017, and we are so proud to report that once again, we’ve been named Best Yarn Store! It felt amazing to win this title last year, and even more amazing to win it again. We’re looking forward to another year of bringing helpful classes, beautiful yarns, ... [more]

  • Pom Pom Quarterly: Summer 2017.

    June 12, 2017: The Summer 2017 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here again! Our first batch of these beauties sold out the day they arrived, so we are happy to have another bundle on the teacart here at the shop. This is their 5th anniversary issue, a real milestone for a relatively young print publication. To celebrate, they’ve ... [more]