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:

  • 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, Kelbourne Woolens Perennial.

    February 14, 2019: Kelbourne Woolens’ new yarn is here! Meet Perennial. Perennial is a light fingering weight blend of superwash merino, Suri alpaca, and nylon. Each 100 gram skein boasts 497 yards, enough for a pair of socks or mitts, a cowl, hat, or small shawl. The women of Kelbourne Woolens have designed this yarn to be something ... [more]

  • Hello, Kate Davies Àrd-Thìr.

    February 11, 2019: We’re thrilled to announce that Kate Davies’ new yarn is here! We’ve long been admirers of Davies’ writing and knitwear design, and keep a variety of her books in stock here at the shop. Since she started her own line of yarn a few years ago, we’ve longed to carry it, but she sells directly ... [more]

  • Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: February.

    February 08, 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. February’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 Washted.

    February 06, 2019: A brand new yarn from Malabrigo has arrived! Meet Washted. Washted is a worsted weight, superwash merino, with 210 yards on each 100 gram skein, and it’s hand-dyed in rich variegated colors. It’s a lot like Malabrigo’s popular Rios yarn, except that Washted is single ply where Rios is plied. The downside of single ply yarn ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Half and Half Cowl.

    February 04, 2019: February 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 the Churchmouse “Half and Half Cowl,” a simple ribbed cowl with a slit halfway up to create an opening over the shoulder. ... [more]

  • Handy, indeed.

    February 01, 2019: As I mentioned in my recent post on By Hand Lookbook No. 8, we recently restocked Ann Budd’s essential yardage estimator, the Knitter’s Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements. If you’ve ever walked into the shop, fallen in love with a skein of yarn and asked us, “Is this enough for a scarf?” then you’ve probably seen Anne ... [more]

  • By Hand Lookbook No. 8: Colorado’s Front Range.

    January 30, 2019: 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, yarn companies, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they call home. The focus of ... [more]