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 2018:

  • Wednesday November 21 – Monday November 26 –  Closed for Thanksgiving re-opening Tuesday November  27
  • Tuesday December 25 – Closed for Christmas

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

Latest Posts

  • Thanksgiving break.

    November 16, 2018: Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and though we’ve mentioned it in our email newsletter, I wanted to post a reminder that we’ll soon be closing for a Thanksgiving break. In years past, we’ve been open for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, major shopping holidays that have always been good for business. Last year we closed ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Fibre Company Acadia.

    November 14, 2018: We’re delighted to announce that Fibre Company Acadia is back in stock! Acadia is a DK weight blend of merino, alpaca, and slubs of silk. The silk takes the dye differently than the other fibers, giving most colorways a rustic, tweedy appearance, which belies its luxuriously soft hand. Our supply of this special yarn had dwindled, ... [more]

  • Swans Island colorwork kits.

    November 12, 2018: As the holidays approach, we meet more and more folks seeking presents for the knitters in their lives. With the gift-giving season in mind, we’ve put together some new kits featuring yarn and patterns from Swans Island. Each kit features a colorwork pattern and all the yarn to complete it. They’d make great gifts for ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Tempo.

    November 09, 2018: November is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for our featured sample until the end of the month. This month’s sample is “Tempo,” a two-color cowl knit with Shibui Maai. Maai is a DK weight blend of alpaca and merino, soft and lofty due ... [more]

  • New Late Bloomer yarn bowls.

    November 06, 2018: Our friend Frumet brought a brand new batch of ceramic yarn bowls over the weekend. Frumet is a local potter who makes beautiful functional pieces here in the Triangle, and we’ve been stocking her buttons and yarn bowls for a few years now. Yarn bowls are designed to hold your ball of yarn as you’re ... [more]

  • Fibre Company Trunk Show: the Borrowdale Collection.

    November 04, 2018: We’re so excited to announce that we’ve just received a Trunk Show featuring Fibre Company Lore. Come by the shop to see the Borrowdale Collection! Lore is the newest yarn from Fibre Company, a woolen spun, DK weight, 100% Romney lambswool. It has a rustic look and texture at home in hard-wearing, workaday garments, and is sturdy ... [more]

  • Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: November.

    November 02, 2018: 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. November has begun, and that means a new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last. November’s Pop Up! Club colorway was inspired by dyer Veronica’s memory of ... [more]