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, April 21, 2019 – Closed for Easter

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

Latest Posts

  • Hello, Shibui Vine.

    March 21, 2019: Meet Shibui’s newest yarn, Vine! Vine is a unique combination of 41% paper, 31% cotton, and 28% silk. The texture is notable, too – a flat yarn wrapped in lustrous, overlapping threads. Vine is in the DK weight section, though the suggested gauge ranges from 4.5 – 5 stitches per inch. I knit a swatch ... [more]

  • Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 10: Downtown.

    March 19, 2019: The tenth installment of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside. Ann Shayne and Kaye Gardiner’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme or knitting technique. The theme of this tenth Field Guide is Downtown, celebrating urban spaces in humorous essays and striking designs by featured designer, ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Stoa.

    March 17, 2019: March 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 until the end of the month. This month’s sample is Anne Ginger’s “Stoa,” a flared ribbed scarf. The pattern is available for free when you buy Shibui Echo here at our shop. ... [more]

  • CoopKnits Socks Yeah! DK: Volume 1.

    March 14, 2019: Rachel Coopey’s latest book is here – let’s look inside CoopKnits Socks Yeah! DK: Volume 1. This is a collection of sock patterns knit with CoopKnits Socks Yeah! DK, a soft and sturdy blend of superwash merino wool and nylon designed with heavier weight socks in mind. Coopey’s sock designs are colorful and cozy, making ... [more]

  • Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: March.

    March 12, 2019: Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. March’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Smooshy with Cashmere is the featured yarn again this month, dyed in a limited edition variegated colorway, streaked ... [more]

  • Hello, Malabrigo Quinteto.

    March 10, 2019: This week brought another enormous Malabrigo order to our shop, two heavy boxes bursting with vivid hand-dyed color. It was packed primarily with bags of Rios, Sock, and Washted, but we snuck in a little something new, too. Meet Quinteto! Quinteto is a pack of five speckled colors in Mechita, Malabrigo’s fingering weight, single ply, ... [more]

  • Kelbourne Woolens Perennial Trunk Show!

    March 07, 2019: Another Trunk Show is here to decorate our walls for a while, featuring garments knit with Kelbourne Woolens Perennial! Perennial is a light fingering weight blend of superwash merino, Suri alpaca, and nylon, a combination that’s both soft and sturdy, suitable for all kinds of projects. The Trunk Show features sweaters for babies and adults ... [more]