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 July 4 – Closed for holiday
  • Thursday November 22 – Sunday November 25 –  Closed for Thanksgiving
  • 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

  • Pom Pom Quarterly: Summer 2018.

    May 27, 2018: The Summer 2018 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here! The theme of this issue is stripes, and the garments within show how many possibilities lie in this simplest of patterns. Paula Pereira’s “Herrera” top is knit with Shibui Reed, a fingering weight linen perfectly-suited to roomy, lightweight summer garments. Pom Pom columnist and designer Anna ... [more]

  • West Highland Way.

    May 24, 2018: Delighted to announce that Kate Davies’ newest book is here! West Highland Way is a stunning collection of patterns and essays inspired by the Scottish long-distance walking route it’s named for. Landmarks along this route are marked with musings from Davies and a garment inspired by said landmark. “Còinneach,” a favorite cardigan of mine, is ... [more]

  • Show and tell: Hitofude.

    May 22, 2018: Amy has now taught her “Hitofude” cardigan class three times at our shop, and has just begun a fourth. With an unusual construction and a repetitive lace motif, Hiroko Fukatsu’s “Hitofude” is a gracefully draped garment that many knitters have been drawn to. So far, we’ve seen five finished garments come out of these classes, ... [more]

  • New colors in Malabrigo Mechita.

    May 20, 2018: This week brought us a big box of Malabrigo Mechita in nine brand new speckled colorways! Mechita is a single ply superwash merino in a fingering weight, with a generous 420 yards on each 100 gram skein. Suitable for sweaters, shawls, scarves, cowls, mitts, baby things and lightweight hats, Mechita has great potential. In fact, it’s ... [more]

  • K (Knit), by Helga Isager.

    May 17, 2018: Helga Isager’s newest book is here! K (Knit) aims to encourage new knitters to grow their skills, and features elegantly simple designs in Isager yarns, mostly sweaters with a few accessories. Each one is named for a stitch that’s prominent in the pattern; a cabled pullover is named “C6 (Cable 6),” for example, and a ... [more]

  • Shibui Limited Edition Color: Petal.

    May 14, 2018: Shibui has just released their first-ever Limited Edition Color, and we’re delighted to have it on our shelves now! Petal is the shade, a bright pink that’s just right for the season. Petal comes in nine of Shibui’s yarns: lace weight Lunar, Pebble, Cima, and Silk Cloud, fingering weight Reed and Staccato, sport weight Twig ... [more]

  • Shibui Trunk Show: Spring/Summer 2018.

    May 10, 2018: Our walls are newly decorated with an exciting Shibui Trunk Show! We’ll have 8 garments from their Spring/Summer 2018 pattern collection on display here at the shop until Sunday, May 20th, 2018. Earlier in the Spring, Shibui released three new colors, Bone, Shore, and White, and the whole show is knit up in a combination ... [more]