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.

Other dates we will be closed:

Wednesday – Monday, Nov 22 – 27: Thanksgiving break

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

Latest Posts

  • Happit.

    November 20, 2017: We’re delighted to have Kate Davies’ newest book on our shelves! Happit is a small collection of shawls and cowls, paired with a couple of essays by Davies, whose writing about knitting and history is as impressive as her design work. Several of these designs call for yarns we stock here at the shop. “Fantoosh,” ... [more]

  • Thanksgiving break.

    November 17, 2017: Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and though we’ve mentioned it in the past few email newsletters, I wanted to post a reminder that we’ll soon be closing for a Thanksgiving break. In years past, we’ve been open for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, major shopping holidays that have always been good for business. This year, ... [more]

  • Making 2018 Wall Calendar.

    November 15, 2017: The Making 2018 wall calendar is here, and so lovely! Each month has a beautiful drawing of a particular breed of sheep alongside a plant used for natural dyeing. Many of these sheep breeds are unfamiliar to us – how we wish we could represent them all in yarns on our shelves! We did see ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: “Viewpoint.”

    November 13, 2017: November is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for our featured sample til the end of the month. This month’s featured sample is “Viewpoint,” by Anne Ginger, a versatile 2-color scarf/shawl knit with Shibui Pebble held doubled throughout for a plush, lightweight fabric. “Viewpoint” is ... [more]

  • New from Cocoknits.

    November 10, 2017: Cocoknits is the brainchild of Julie Weisenberger, a knitwear designer and purveyor of high quality tools for knitters. She’s carefully developed notions that are as nice to use as they are to look at. Her foam Stitch Stoppers are the best point protectors we’ve seen, and since they first appeared last year, they quickly replaced any ... [more]

  • Knitting Comfortably.

    November 08, 2017: Another new book has arrived at the shop, a little different from our usual fare. This book is composed neither of patterns nor personal essays nor pretty knitting pictures. Rather, Knitting Comfortably is a book about the health of our hands and bodies, written by a physical therapist who happens to be an expert knitter. We’d ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Harmony Farm Candles.

    November 06, 2017: As the weather finally starts to cool down and the leaves change color, we are now truly feeling that fall is underway. It’s a time for stitching, to be sure, and evenings with yarn in our hands are often accompanied by flickering candles in scents that evoke the season. Our friend Erin is the maker behind ... [more]