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 walk-in visits. Please call or email us with any questions, place orders online for local pickup or shipping, 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.
- Saturday, September 19, 2020 Rosh Hashanah
- Wednesday – Monday, November 25 – 30, 2020 Thanksgiving break
- Friday, December 25, 2020 – Christmas
- Friday, January 1, 2021 – New Year’s Day
Where to park? The parking garage next to Weaver Street Market is open to the public, free of charge!
September 22, 2020: Malabrigo Rios is back in stock! We recently received a big box of some of our favorite colors, along with a couple we hadn’t seen before. The photos below show every color we have on our shelf right now, but place your orders quickly if there’s something here you’re interested in – Rios is one ... [more]
September 18, 2020: Back when we were open in the usual way, our Sale Trunk was a special place where discontinued yarns would pop up at deep discounts. The selection changed frequently, and you never knew what treasures might be found there at 30% – 40% off. Now that we’re closed to walk-in visits due to COVID-19, we’re ... [more]
September 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]
September 15, 2020: The Dream in Color Sock-It Club is back! This time around, each limited edition skein of Smooshy comes with a 100-yard mini skein for coordinating heels and toes. $36 each, order while supplies last! September’s colorway is autumn in a skein, a variegated mix of plummy brown, golden yellow, and silver gray, with a semisolid ... [more]
September 12, 2020: Since we closed our doors to walk-in visits back in March, we’ve seen a lot less of our community, and though it’s the right thing to do in terms of safety, we sure miss seeing all of you! We also miss the inspiring works-in-progress and finished projects you’d bring in for show and tell. Fortunately, ... [more]
September 10, 2020: As I created colorways for Isager Spinni and Highland Wool over the past couple of weeks, I found myself paging through an older book by Helga Isager, Amimono: Room 606. It’s a stylish collection of garments and accessories inspired by Danish modernist design and architecture of the 1960s, and makes use of a variety of Isager yarns. ... [more]
September 08, 2020: As soon as we saw Shibui Haven, another DK weight merino/cashmere blend came to mind – Malabrigo Caprino. Though these yarns have gauge, fiber content, yardage, and texture in common, they have such different looks simply because of how they’re dyed. Malabrigo Caprino: DK weight hand-dyed, variegated, speckled, and semi-solid colorways 80% merino, 20% cashmere ... [more]