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 Sunday, April 16th, 2017

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: Brooklyn Tweed, part 1.

    February 21, 2017: When we first announced that we’d become a Brooklyn Tweed stockist, we were quickly joined in our enthusiasm by a great many knitters eager to get their hands on Brooklyn Tweed yarns. After all, these are yarns with big reputations, yarns that lots of us had seen only online. No surprise, then, that I have two ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Berroco Modern Cotton.

    February 18, 2017: Berroco Modern Cotton is a staple around here, an economical, machine-washable blend of cotton and rayon in that versatile gauge, worsted weight. It was time for a restock and restock we did, filling our Modern Cotton bins and brightening up our selection. Modern Cotton is perfect for warm-weather knit and crochet projects, or year-round for ... [more]

  • Vogue Knitting.

    February 16, 2017: The latest issue of Vogue Knitting is here! Let’s take a peek. Themes of this issue include cables, marled yarn, and Canada. Holding two strands of yarn together as you knit opens up color-blending possibilities that really change the look of the yarn at hand. Case in point: the marled hoodie above is knit with ... [more]

  • Show and tell: all kinds.

    February 14, 2017:   It’s time for more show and tell! Here are some finished pieces that began their lives as HYS yarns. Not long ago, April came in wearing her “Guriddo Stole,” a lace and garter stitch wrap that she knit in the delightful Shibui Staccato, a fingering weight blend of superwash merino and silk. This wasn’t ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Binkwaffle bags.

    February 11, 2017: Once again, we’ve replenished our dwindling supply of Binkwaffle bags, those colorful, reversible, dumpling-shaped bags that have become everyone’s favorite. We got a fresh new batch of small and large Binkwaffles. A large Binkwaffle bag is roomy enough to accommodate a big wrap, baby blanket, or sweater in progress. The small size, on the other hand, ... [more]

  • Hello, Fibre Company Luma.

    February 09, 2017: Meet Luma, the newest yarn from the Fibre Company! Luma is a smooth DK weight blend of 50% merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, and 10% silk. This balanced combination of elastic animal fiber and cool plant fiber is ideal for year-round wear, especially in our warm North Carolina climate. The design team at ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Stanza.

    February 07, 2017: February 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 “Stanza,” by Shellie Anderson, a stylishly simple cowl knit with 2 skeins of Shibui Drift. Drift is a worsted weight blend ... [more]