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.

Holiday closures:

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019 – Closed for Independence Day
  • Sunday, September 29, 2019 – Closed for Rosh Hashanah
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – Closed for Yom Kippur

Where to park? The parking garage next to Weaver Street Market is open to the public, free of charge!

Latest Posts

  • Out With the Old – Discontinued Shibui Sale!

    June 17, 2019: While we’re always disappointed when well-loved yarns are discontinued, the bright side is that it means exciting new yarns are coming. We recently learned that Shibui is discontinuing production of Birch and Maai, and though we’re sad to see them go, we’re pleased to announce a sale to see them off! We’re starting summer with ... [more]

  • Laine Magazine, No. 8.

    June 14, 2019: A beautiful new issue of Laine Magazine just arrived – let’s look inside issue No. 8. Laine Magazine is a publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers as its focus, and a reputation for beautiful designs and tantalizing photography. Inside this issue of Laine, you’ll find lovely things ... [more]

  • New colors in CoopKnits Socks Yeah! DK.

    June 12, 2019: This week brought five new colors in CoopKnits Socks Yeah! DK. Socks Yeah! DK is a thicker version of CoopKnits Socks Yeah!, from designer Rachel Coopey. Both yarns are smooth, tightly plied blends of superwash merino and nylon, which make them perfect for sock-making, as the name suggests. But soft, easy-care DK weight yarns have ... [more]

  • Pom Pom Quarterly: Summer 2019.

    June 10, 2019: The Summer 2019 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! Tessellation and repeated motifs are the theme of this issue, which features a cover sweater knit with Shibui Pebble. Pom Pom is a beautifully designed magazine, thoughtfully put together by writers and editors who clearly love printed matter as much as ... [more]

  • By Hand Lookbook No. 9: Nova Scotia.

    June 07, 2019: 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. The focus of this ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Gradient.

    June 05, 2019: June is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! Shibui sends us a new sample to share with you every month, and we offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for that featured sample while it’s here. June’s Shibui Sample of the Month is “Gradient,” knit with four shades of Shibui ... [more]

  • Amirisu, Issue 18.

    June 03, 2019: A new issue of Amirisu is here! Amirisu is a knitting magazine based in Japan, each issue filled with articles, interviews, tutorials, recipes, and patterns. I spotted both of Brooklyn Tweed’s fingering weight yarns in this issue – colorwork patterns in Peerie and Loft. Amirisu provides a glimpse into the textile and knitting culture of ... [more]