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!

Temporary Closure, beginning March 16, 2020:

In light of COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close the shop. We wish everyone health and safety, and hope there’s comfort in stitching in the meantime. Please email us with any questions and take good care of yourselves!


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

  • Sale of the Week, Virtual Trunk Show: Kelbourne Woolens Andorra!

    March 31, 2020: Though we have to keep our doors closed during April, we’re still virtually open for mail orders, and we want to offer something fun during this uncertain time. Throughout April, we’ll have a special sale each week – 15% off a featured yarn, our Sale of the Week! Our first Sale of the Week is ... [more]

  • Show and tell: Brooklyn Tweed Loft.

    March 28, 2020: Time for another round of show and tell! We love to see what you all are making with yarn from our shop, and when I’m able, I take pictures so that I can share those projects here on the blog. Looking over my current collection of show and tell photos, I spotted a handful in ... [more]

  • Shibui Spring 2020 patterns.

    March 26, 2020: Shibui recently released a pattern collection for Spring 2020 – let’s take a look! This collection comes from Shellie Anderson, who was an in-house designer Shibui for some years and still loves to work with their yarns. She has a knack for creating garments that look simple, but feature thoughtful details to “challenge and delight ... [more]

  • The Koigu Collector’s Club: Ballet.

    March 23, 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. Ballet is the most solid shade we’ve yet seen from Koigu, whose skeins are normally streaked and speckled with all kinds of colors. This gently variegated ... [more]

  • Virtual Trunk Show: Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 13!

    March 21, 2020: Our latest trunk show from Brooklyn Tweed arrived just before we decided it was safest to temporarily close the shop to walk-in traffic. Anne and I are still coming into the shop to fill mail orders, so we get to enjoy these gorgeous garments, but we are truly sorry that most of you have missed ... [more]

  • Temporary closure in light of COVID-19.

    March 18, 2020: Below is a note that went out yesterday to our email newsletter subscribers. Not a subscriber? To stay in the loop, sign up in the sidebar on the right, here on our website!   We’re writing today to let everyone know that we’ve decided to temporarily close the shop to walk-in traffic. It’s been a ... [more]

  • Brooklyn Tweed Sample of the Month: Voe colorways.

    March 15, 2020: Gudrun Johnston’s “Voe” is our current featured sample from Brooklyn Tweed, and we’re offering BT Loft at 10% off throughout the month! This colorwork pullover is knit with three shades of Loft, a light, medium, and dark – Snowbound, Faded Quilt, and Old World, respectively. With 45 colors to choose from, it’s great fun to pick ... [more]