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 foot traffic. We wish everyone health and safety, and hope there’s comfort in stitching in the meantime. Please email us with any questions, place orders online 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.


Holiday closures:

  • 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!

Latest Posts

  • Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 15: Open.

    August 08, 2020: The fifteenth installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside. Yes, Ann Shayne and Kaye Gardiner are now Modern Daily Knitting, a welcome name change that they wrote about on their blog. MDK’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme, knitting technique, or designer. ... [more]

  • Cocoknits Needle Gauge.

    August 06, 2020: Cocoknits’ new needle gauge is now in stock! This compact and cleverly designed gadget is beautiful and practical, a rainbow stack of connected discs for sizing knitting needles between sizes US 0 – 15. Julie Weisenberger, knitwear designer and founder of Cocoknits, was inspired by a jeweler’s tool for sizing diamonds. It’s made of PLA, ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Kelbourne Woolens Scout.

    August 04, 2020: Mills around the world have been closed or working at lower capacity due to COVID-19, causing delays in shipping and short supply on some of our favorite yarns. Kelbourne Woolens Scout is one such yarn, but after months of waiting, we are delighted to have it back in stock! Kelbourne Woolens Scout DK weight 2ply, ... [more]

  • Eat & Knit, by Marianne Isager & Camillo’s Kitchen.

    August 01, 2020: When we’re not talking about yarn, Anne and I often chat about food as we work – we both love to cook and share intriguing recipes. Thus, we find Marianne Isager’s new book especially enticing – let’s take a look inside Eat & Knit! Eat & Knit is a collaboration between knitwear designer Marianne Isager ... [more]

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Glass Art.

    July 30, 2020: The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! Each month, we’ll receive 21 skeins of KPPPM in a limited edition color dyed especially for a select group of local yarn stores that carry Koigu. Our most recent shipment from Koigu is Glass Art, another playful variegated colorway. These special skeins are predominantly silver gray, streaked and spotted with whimsical pops ... [more]

  • Sale Spotlight: Kauni Effektgarn.

    July 28, 2020: Everything in our shop is 15% off during July, our Annual Inventory Sale! All month, I’ll be shining a spotlight on the yarns we have in stock – today, let’s look at Kauni Effektgarn! Kauni Effektgarn: sport weight 2 ply, self-striping 100% wool 440 yards/100 grams – sold in 140, 150, and 160 gram balls ... [more]

  • Sale Spotlight: Brooklyn Tweed Vale.

    July 25, 2020: Everything in our shop is 15% off during July, our Annual Inventory Sale! All month, I’ll be shining a spotlight on the yarns we have in stock – today, let’s look at Brooklyn Tweed Vale! Brooklyn Tweed Vale: lace weight 2 ply, worsted-spun 100% Rambouillet wool 450 yards/50 grams $15 each Like all Brooklyn Tweed ... [more]