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!

Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5:30pm,
Saturday 10am – 5pm,
Sunday 1pm – 5pm.

We are closed on Mondays.

Holiday closures:

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019 – Closed for Rosh Hashanah
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – Closed for Yom Kippur

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

Latest Posts

  • Limited Edition colors in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor!

    July 18, 2019: Something new has arrived from Brooklyn Tweed – two limited edition colors in Arbor! Brooklyn Tweed Arbor is a 3-ply DK weight yarn composed of 100% Targhee wool. Like Brooklyn Tweed Vale and Peerie, it’s worsted-spun, and skein-dyed in solid colors at the organically-certified Saco River Dyehouse in Maine. These two shades bring a welcome pop of ... [more]

  • Show and tell: Brooklyn Tweed Quarry.

    July 16, 2019: Time for another round of show and tell! These projects were all knit with Brooklyn Tweed Quarry. Quarry is Brooklyn Tweed’s heaviest yarn, a Targhee-Columbia wool that’s loftier than most bulky weights on account of its woolen-spun, loosely-plied structure. Many knitters who have worked with it describe its texture as “doughy” or “spongey,” which may ... [more]

  • Show and tell: colorful shawls.

    July 14, 2019: We love seeing what folks are making with yarn from our shop. When we choose the yarns we want to carry, test driving them in swatches and discussing their qualities, we’re thinking always of how our clientele might use them. Our knitters and crocheters come up with projects even lovelier than we can foresee, however ... [more]

  • Strange Brew.

    July 11, 2019: We’re delighted to have Tin Can Knits’ Strange Brew back in stock! Our first batch sold out quickly, before I even had a chance to talk about it here on the blog – today I’ll amend that. Let’s take a look at Strange Brew, a colorwork knitting book that intends to embolden knitters to design! ... [more]

  • Show and tell: Shibui.

    July 09, 2019: Time for another round of show-and-tell! I’m always collecting photos of the beautiful finished pieces knitters and crocheters bring in to share with us, garments that started their lives as HYS yarns. Going over recent photos, I spotted project after project made with Shibui yarns, proving once again that they’re some of the best-loved yarns ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Spectrum.

    July 07, 2019: Happy to report that we’ve received a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We usually offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarns featured in our monthly sample, but during July, everything is 15% off – even better! This month’s featured sample is “Spectrum,” by Shellie Anderson, a rectangular wrap with sheer stripes. The pattern is free when you purchase ... [more]

  • Brooklyn Tweed Holiday 18 Trunk Show!

    July 04, 2019: We are delighted to announce that a new trunk show from Brooklyn Tweed is here to spend a couple of weeks at our shop. Come by before July 21 to see garments and accessories from the BT Holiday 18 collection! The forward-thinking among you may already be planning your holiday gift-knitting. Knitting takes time, after ... [more]