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:

Saturday September 30 – Yom Kippur

Thursday – Sunday  Nov 23 – 26 – Thanksgiving break

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

  • Dovestone Smallholding Trunk Show!

    July 22, 2017: We were delighted to receive our latest trunk show early – come by the shop between now and the end of August to see the Dovestone Smallholding Trunk Show! Ella Austin’s Dovestone Smallholding is a book of stuffed toys knit with Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK, a soft and beautiful blend of British wools. We ... [more]

  • New prints from Binkwaffle.

    July 20, 2017: We’re so happy to have three new prints from Binkwaffle on our shelves! Binkwaffles are colorful, reversible, dumpling-shaped project bags. Knitters and crocheters love them because they’re both functional and whimsical. Usually we order a random assortment of whatever fabrics Holly has on hand, but when we heard that she was debuting new prints, we ... [more]

  • Show and tell: lace.

    July 18, 2017: We always love to see what you’re making with HYS yarns, and I love to take photos of your finished pieces to share here on the blog. Sifting through the many delightful show-and-tell photos I’ve accumulated, I noticed a group of projects with a technique in common: lace. Margaretta has a fondness for lace-knitting, and has completed ... [more]

  • Show and tell: Bradway shawls.

    July 15, 2017: Earlier in the year, Katherine taught a class here at the shop on Shannon Cook’s “Bradway,” a striped triangular shawl knit with three shades of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. Her sample has been hanging at the shop ever since, a striking combination of “Truffle Hunt,” “Fossil,” and “Almanac.” It’s always fun to see the variety of color ... [more]

  • Hello, Koel Magazine.

    July 13, 2017: Another new magazine has arrived at the shop to enchant and inform: meet Koel Magazine. Pronounced “cool,” Koel is exactly that, a stylish quarterly publication out of Singapore. It’s all about home decor made with yarn crafts, from crochet and knitting to macrame, weaving, latch hooking, and embroidery. Inside, you’ll find patterns and instructions for ... [more]

  • Scissors.

    July 11, 2017: We are serious about keeping all kinds of needles, hooks, tools, and other notions in stock here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. We like providing options for different kinds of stitch markers, cable needles, row counters and the like, because we know from experience that having the right tool for the task at hand can ... [more]

  • Hello, Knit Wit.

    July 08, 2017: We’re excited to announce the arrival of yet another new magazine: meet Knit Wit! Knit Wit is a magazine for anyone interested in textiles and fiber arts. Pick it up to read about artists and makers, hear their stories, and see lush photos of their work and how they do it. Knit Wit is published ... [more]