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.


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

Please note – effective April 20, 2015, the on-street parking limits of 3 hours will begin to be enforced.

Latest Posts

  • New from Harmony Farm Candles.

    April 28, 2017: We are delighted to announce the newest addition to our gifts section here at the shop: a brand new scent from Harmony Farm Candles, custom made for the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! Harmony Farm Candles is run by our friend Erin in nearby Mebane, North Carolina. She hand-pours her candles in small batches using 100% US-sourced soy ... [more]

  • Vogue Knitting.

    April 26, 2017: The latest issue of Vogue Knitting is here! Look inside this issue of Vogue for summer knitting patterns and inspiration, and especially for lace garments. This issue also includes features on the revitalization of the UK wool industry and the knitting tradition of Sanquhar, Scotland, a region famous for its intricate colorwork mittens. Meg Swansen shares one Sanquhar-inspired cowl, and ... [more]

  • Crete.

    April 24, 2017: Anne recently completed her “Crete,” a beautiful warm-weather accessory you’ll find hanging on our wall here at the shop. “Crete” is worked with two yarns: Shibui Twig, a sport weight blend of linen, recycled silk, and wool, and the brand new Shibui Lunar, a lace weight blend of merino and silk. This stockinette bias scarf begins ... [more]

  • Little Looms.

    April 21, 2017: A special issue of Handwoven Magazine has arrived! Let’s look inside Little Looms. Little Looms is all about weaving on rigid heddle looms, pin looms, inkle looms, and others. It features patterns and project ideas for all of these little looms, along with articles on choosing yarns and designing woven art. Come by the shop ... [more]

  • Triangle Yarn Crawl.

    April 19, 2017: The Triangle Yarn Crawl is a self-guided tour of local yarn shops, where yarn-lovers get together and hop from one shop to the next, shopping, entering raffles, and seeing the full breadth of available fibers. They happen just once a year, and the time has come again: the Spring 2017 crawl is coming up this weekend on April 22nd ... [more]

  • Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 3: Wild Yarns.

    April 17, 2017: The second installment of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide series is here, and going fast! 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 first two featured musings on stripes and fair-isle knitting, respectively, but this third is all about ... [more]

  • Inspired by Islay.

    April 14, 2017: Kate Davies’ newest book is now on our shelves. Let’s take a peek inside Inspired by Islay. Kate Davies is a knitwear designer and writer who I very much admire, for her traditional-looking, smartly-crafted patterns as well as her academic approach to textiles. Her books are always good reads as well as good knits, putting ... [more]