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.
- Sunday, April 21, 2019 – Closed for Easter
Where to park? The parking garage next to Weaver Street Market is open to the public, free of charge!
January 21, 2019: Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. January’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Smooshy with Cashmere is the featured yarn this month, dyed in a limited edition speckled and variegated colorway. ... [more]
January 18, 2019: Pom Pom’s newest book is aimed at new knitters – let’s take a peek inside Knit How! It’s exciting to see a fresh learn-to-knit book, one that’s as enticing and beautifully designed as books and magazines for more experienced knitters. Knit How begins with the fundamentals of knitting: casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. ... [more]
January 16, 2019: Meet the cocoknits Accessory Roll! This cleverly designed notions case has four compartments for storing whatever little things need storing. Made of durable, washable paper, the cocoknits Accessory Roll should soften with age, and develop something of a leather-like texture. It’s compact when rolled, spacious and accessible when unrolled, and sturdy enough to throw into ... [more]
January 14, 2019: Over 60 pounds of Malabrigo yarn arrived this week! This sizable order filled and brightened our cubbies of Rasta, Rios, Mecha, Caracol, and Mechita. Malabrigo is a beloved Uruguayan yarn company known for vibrant hand-dyed color and soft, squishy merino wool. These pleasing qualities make their yarns some of the most popular in our shop, ... [more]
January 11, 2019: A new Shibui Sample of the Month arrived in tandem with our current Shibui Trunk Show! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for our featured sample until the end of the month. January’s Sample of the Month is Shellie Anderson’s “Aalto,” a graceful poncho with thoughtful shoulder shaping for a flattering fit. Though it ... [more]
January 09, 2019: Two new magazines arrived last week, as if to say, “It’s time to knit ourselves some yellow sweaters!” This issue of Knitscene features a tutorial on correcting lace mistakes and a bundle of brightly colored garments, like this chevron striped top in Malabrigo Mechita. Vogue Knitting is focused, meanwhile, on cable knitting, and Meg Swansen’s ... [more]
January 07, 2019: The Shibui FW18 Trunk Show arrived early, much to our delight! This collection features many of our favorite Shibui yarns, including Birch, Cima, Drift, Lunar, Maai, Pebble, Silk Cloud, and their newest yarn, Echo – all of which will be 10% off during the trunk show. The patterns are pleasingly named for influential female writers – “Angelou,” “Sontag,” ... [more]