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!

Temporary Closure, beginning March 16, 2020:

In light of COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close the shop to walk-in visits. Please call or email us with any questions, place orders online for local pickup or shipping, and take good care of yourselves!


We’re here answering the phone from Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.


Holiday closures:

  • Wednesday – Monday, November 25 – 30, 2020 Thanksgiving break
  • Friday, December 25, 2020 – Christmas
  • Friday, January 1, 2021 – New Year’s Day

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

Latest Posts

  • HYS Hat Club: Quarter 2!

    December 01, 2020: The HYS Hat Club continues, and we’re opening it up for Quarter 2 signups! HYS Hat Club is a subscription of thoughtfully curated hat projects for knitters, pairing yarns and patterns to keep you entertained all year long. Each quarter includes three hat projects (one per month), and a few other surprises along the way. ... [more]

  • Show and tell: HYS Hat Club!

    November 22, 2020: Before we get into today’s show and tell, a reminder: the shop is closed for a Thanksgiving break from November 25 – 30. We’ll be back in the shop for phone calls, emails, and pickups on Tuesday, December 1. Feel free to place orders during our closure, but know that we won’t be monitoring our ... [more]

  • Fair Isle Weekend, by Mary Jane Mucklestone.

    November 20, 2020: It’s been a long wait, but Mary Jane Mucklestone’s new book has finally arrived! In Fair Isle Weekend, Mary Jane Mucklestone takes us on a virtual trip to Shetland. This beautifully produced hardcover book features 8 colorwork designs, a steeking tutorial, and a few essays on life and knitting traditions in Shetland. Laine is the publisher, known ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Plystre Project Pouches.

    November 18, 2020: We’re delighted to have Plystre Project Pouches back in stock! Plystre is a small company based in Oslo, Norway, that focuses on creating effortless, functional bags for knitters. They’re made from sturdy 100% cotton canvas, lined with the same, and close up securely with a zipper. The wrist strap is made of leather, sure to age ... [more]

  • Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 16: Painterly.

    November 15, 2020: The sixteenth installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside. MDK’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme, knitting technique, or designer. The legendary designer Kaffe Fassett is back for his second Field Guide – let’s take a look inside Painterly. Painterly is ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Knit How.

    November 13, 2020: We’re delighted to have our very favorite learn-to-knit book back in stock – Pom Pom’s Knit How! Since we’ve all been encouraged to stay home during the pandemic, we’ve noticed an increase in new knitters, looking to dig into a new hobby. Knit How is a fresh book for knitters just getting started, one that’s as ... [more]

  • Amirisu, Issue 21.

    November 11, 2020: A new issue of Amirisu is here! Amirisu is a knitting magazine based in Japan, each issue filled with articles, interviews, and patterns from designers all over the world. This issue features designs by Sari Norlund, Orlane Sucche, Dianna Walla, and more. Flipping through this issue, I spotted three patterns calling for Brooklyn Tweed yarns ... [more]