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!


Now open for drop-in shopping from Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm!

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Masks are required and we will limit occupancy to 5 shoppers at a time; read more about our in-store shopping policies here. Thanks for your cooperation!

Holiday closures:

  • Closed for Thanksgiving break November 24 – November 29
  • Closed Christmas day December 25
  • Closed New Years day January 1


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

Virtual Knitting Classes! Though we’re not currently offering classes at the shop, we are pleased to have partnered with Pam Grushkin, a nationally recognized designer and teacher, to offer Virtual Knitting Classes with Pam Grushkin™Head to her website to check out the current class offerings and enroll, using our special coupon code for 10% off: HillsboroughYarn-NC-10


Latest Posts

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Autumn Burst.

    October 27, 2021: The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! Each month, we’ll receive 21 skeins of KPPPM in a limited edition color dyed especially for a select group of local yarn stores that carry Koigu. Koigu KPPPM: fingering weight hand dyed, variegated 100% superwash merino wool 175 yards/50 g $15.50 each This month’s special colorway is Autumn Burst, streaked with ... [more]

  • Show and tell!

    October 24, 2021: Back with more show and tell! Here’s another batch of completed projects made with yarns from our shop. If you follow us on Instagram, some of these may look familiar – let’s take a closer look at these beautiful knits. Pam has been busy making “Rainy Day Hats” with Pascuali Balayage – we love her ... [more]

  • Bluestockings, by Kate Davies & Nicole Pohl.

    October 21, 2021: An intriguing new book arrived at the shop not long ago, along with Inkling – let’s look inside Bluestockings, by Kate Davies and Nicole Pohl! Bluestockings is a book of history as well as knitting patterns, a celebration of the group of eighteenth-century learned women known as the Bluestockings in prose, images, and handknit socks. ... [more]

  • Anniversary Sale!

    October 17, 2021: October marks the 15 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, a milestone we’re proud to have reached! Anne’s goal has remained the same since she first opened the shop in 2006: to bring the best natural fiber yarns, tools, and publications to stitchers in the Triangle. By that measure, in my opinion, Anne has succeeded ... [more]

  • New colors in Malabrigo Mecha!

    October 14, 2021: We are thrilled to have brand new colors in Malabrigo Mecha! Malabrigo Mecha: bulky weight single ply hand-dyed 100% superwash merino wool 131 yards/100 grams $15 each These six shades are from Malabrigo’s Women on Screen collection, a palette of tonal pastels and low-contrast variegated colorways. Because it’s so soft and easily machine-washable, Mecha is ... [more]

  • Inkling, by Kate Davies.

    October 11, 2021: We’re excited to have two new books from designer Kate Davies! First, let’s take a look at Inkling. Inkling is a colorful collection of designs for hand knitting and inkle weaving, a craft Davies picked up after an inspiring residency. She found that learning a new skill reinvigorated her creative practice, and this delightful book ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Spindrift.

    October 08, 2021: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift is one of my very favorite yarns in the shop, a classic Shetland wool that comes in over two hundred colors! We don’t have every available shade here at the shop, but it’s a nice selection – we try to make sure there are plenty of lights, mediums, and darks in every color ... [more]