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

  • Show and tell: for the home.

    February 21, 2019: Time for another round of show and tell! I love to take photos of finished projects when folks bring them into the shop to share with us, and to share them here on our blog. I always seem to have a backlog of photos, thanks to the many productive knitters, crocheters, and weavers who frequent ... [more]

  • Laine Magazine, No. 7.

    February 19, 2019: A beautiful new issue of Laine Magazine just arrived – let’s look inside issue No. 7. Laine Magazine is a publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers and handicraft as its focus. It’s only a couple of years old, but it already has quite a following, and a ... [more]

  • Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 12 Trunk Show!

    February 17, 2019: We are delighted to announce that a new trunk show from Brooklyn Tweed is here to spend a couple of weeks at our shop. Come by before March 3rd to see the Wool People 12 collection! Wool People is an annual collaboration between Brooklyn Tweed and a variety of independent knitwear designers from around the ... [more]

  • 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]