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 to foot traffic. We wish everyone health and safety, and hope there’s comfort in stitching in the meantime. Please email us with any questions, place orders online and take good care of yourselves!


We’re here answering the phone from Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.


Holiday closures:

  • 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: New Day.

    June 04, 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. Our most recent shipment from Koigu is New Day, a rich variegated colorway. These special skeins are streaked with orange, rust, brown, and gray, with highlights ... [more]

  • Sale of the Week: Fibre Co. Lore!

    June 01, 2020: We’ve decided to keep our doors closed through the month June, though we’re still virtually open for online orders. As we have done throughout April and May, we’ll have a special sale each week – 15% off a featured yarn, our Sale of the Week! Our next Sale of the Week is 15% off Fibre Co. Lore, from June ... [more]

  • Berroco Projects of the Week

    May 29, 2020: Berroco’s 123 DropShip program continues, with new featured projects every week! This program allows you to order any Berroco yarn from us, even those we don’t usually carry, and Berroco will ship them directly to you. This makes a much wider variety of yarns available through our shop, and the price for shipping is just ... [more]

  • Hello, Amano Mayu Lace.

    May 27, 2020: Meet the very newest yarn here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop: Amano Mayu Lace! Amano Mayu Lace is a luxurious lace weight yarn, as soft and smooth as its fiber content suggests – royal alpaca, cashmere, and silk. These fibers provide drape alongside buttery softness, making Mayu Lace perfect for delicate lace scarves and shawls. ... [more]

  • Sale of the Week, Virtual Trunk Show: Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2019!

    May 22, 2020: Though we’re keeping our doors closed during May, we’re still virtually open for mail orders, and we want to offer something fun during this uncertain time. Throughout May, we’ll have a special sale each week – 15% off a featured yarn, our Sale of the Week! Another trunk show has arrived from Brooklyn Tweed – the Fall 2019 collection ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Tukuwool Fingering.

    May 20, 2020: We recently restocked Tukuwool Fingering, a Finnish yarn that has become a favorite around here in the few short years we’ve carried it. Tukuwool Fingering is a woolen-spun, fingering weight blend of Finnsheep and Finnsheep-Texel wool, sourced and produced entirely in Finland. It’s a little toothy, but soft enough for next-to-skin wear, depending upon one’s preferences; ... [more]

  • By Hand Lookbook No. 12: London.

    May 17, 2020: The latest volume of By Hand is here! By Hand is a series of lookbooks where each issue focuses on a city or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they call home. This issue is all ... [more]