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 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]
January 04, 2019: Meet Navia Uno, one of the newest yarns here at our shop. Navia is a family-run yarn company from the Faroe Islands, specializing in traditional Faroese wool. Their yarns are now distributed in the US by our friends at Kelbourne Woolens, who traveled to the Faroe Islands earlier in the year and wrote a bit ... [more]
January 02, 2019: Brand new from Berroco, meet the newest member of the Ultra Wool family – hello, Ultra Wool Fine! Like Ultra Wool and Ultra Wool DK before it, Ultra Wool Fine is a 100% superwash wool that’s soft, sturdy, and economical. Ultra Wool Fine is a fingering weight, perfect for fine-gauge garments and accessories for adults ... [more]
December 31, 2018: 2018 was a big year for us here at the shop, full of exciting new yarns, books, tools, projects, and classes. We won the title of “Best Yarn Store” in the Triangle for the third year in a row, celebrated our twelfth year in business, and worked every day toward our goal of bringing the best quality yarns and information to the wonderful ... [more]