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.
Where to park? The parking garage next to Weaver Street Market is now open to the public, free of charge!
January 21, 2017: Our January Shibui Sample of the Month is one of our own, that’s always on display here at the shop. While it’s the featured sample, we’re offering Shibui Cima for this project at 10% off! This “Mix No. 23” is knit in a relatively low-contrast combination of Ivory and Ash, though it still shows well due to the thickness ... [more]
January 19, 2017: Brooklyn Tweed yarns are now available at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! We’re starting with Shelter, Loft, and Arbor, and introducing each one on the blog this week. Today, meet Arbor. Brooklyn Tweed Arbor is a 3-ply DK weight yarn composed of 100% Targhee wool. It’s Brooklyn Tweed’s newest yarn, and their biggest departure from what has so far ... [more]
January 16, 2017: Brooklyn Tweed yarns are now available at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! We’re starting with Shelter, Loft, and Arbor, and introducing each one on the blog this week. Today, meet Loft. Brooklyn Tweed Loft is a fingering weight, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia wool. Loft is named for one of its best qualities, and like Shelter, it’s somewhat delicate, but ... [more]
January 14, 2017: Brooklyn Tweed yarns are now available at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! We’re starting with Shelter, Loft, and Arbor, and introducing each one on the blog this week. Today, meet Shelter. Brooklyn Tweed Shelter is a worsted weight, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia wool, sourced, dyed, and spun entirely in the USA. Woolen-spun yarns are lofty and somewhat delicate, ... [more]
January 12, 2017: If you’ve read our newsletter and blog carefully over the past couple of weeks, you know we’ve had something big in the works. Our excitement and anticipation are so great that it’s been near impossible to keep the surprise under our hats, but the surprise has now arrived, in eight huge boxes. I’m delighted to announce ... [more]
January 09, 2017: Every so often we find ourselves running low on books or patterns from Schoolhouse Press, and when it’s time to reorder, Anne and I love checking their website for a new book or pattern that we might bring in along with our old favorites. We had run out of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s classic “Adult, Baby and ... [more]
January 07, 2017: The shop was closed today for inclement weather, and as the snow quietly fell this morning, Anne texted me some knitterly show-and-tell from her friend Sherri. A snow day is a good one for show-and-tell; let’s take a peek at some of the recently-completed projects that started their lives as yarns here at the Hillsborough ... [more]