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!


Our storefront is temporarily closed to walk-in visits due to rising COVID-19 cases in our area, but we’re here answering the phone  and handling pickups from Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Please call or email us with any questions, place orders online for local pickup or shipping, and take good care of yourselves!

Holiday closures:

  • March 27, 2021 – 1st Seder Passover

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

Latest Posts

  • Haven + Silk Cloud + Helix!

    January 14, 2021:   Shellie Anderson’s “Helix” has been a popular project here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop lately, a simple hat made elegant with the use of truly luxurious fibers. To make “Helix,” you’ll need 1 skein each of Shibui Haven and Shibui Silk Cloud, yarns that are known for their softness. Together they are an extra ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Brooklyn Tweed Dapple.

    January 11, 2021: Dapple was one of the brand new yarns we brought in last year, Brooklyn Tweed’s first departure from wool – a DK weight blend of organic cotton and merino. It’s been popular here at our shop, so we jumped as soon as BT had more in stock. Delighted to report that we now have a ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Cascade 220 Fingering.

    January 08, 2021: We’ve been busy restocking for the new year ahead, filling in on yarns whose numbers had dwindled. Cascade 220 Fingering is one such yarn, an economical fingering weight wool that we’re delighted to have back in stock! Cascade 220 Fingering: fingering weight 100% wool 275 yards/50 g $5.25 each What to make with Cascade 220 ... [more]

  • By Hand Lookbook No. 14: Hudson Valley.

    January 05, 2021: 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. No. 14 is all ... [more]

  • New year’s eve.

    December 31, 2020: What are you working on as 2020 comes to an end? Anne and I have closed up shop for the day, and we’ll be closed tomorrow, Jan. 1, as well. Now’s the time for rest, year-end contemplation, and knitting, of course – here’s a peek at our current projects. Anne has been busy stitching for ... [more]

  • Andorra + Tweed Silk Cloud.

    December 27, 2020: We recently replenished our supply of Kelbourne Woolens Andorra, a bouncy sport weight blend of merino and highland wool with a dash of mohair. Kelbourne Woolens Andorra: sport weight 60% merino wool, 20% highland wool, 20% mohair 185 yards/50 g $12 each Not long ago, I put together some color combinations for a knitter interested ... [more]

  • New colors in Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering.

    December 24, 2020: A recent order from Ewe Ewe brought three new shades of Fluffy Fingering! Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering: fingering weight 3 ply, worsted-spun, smooth 100% superwash merino wool 145 yards/50 grams $10 each Like all Ewe Ewe yarns, Fluffy Fingering is tightly plied for excellent stitch definition, and comes in a range of solid colors from ... [more]