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 2018:

  • Sunday, April 1 – 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, Semilla.

    March 18, 2018: Earlier in the month, we welcomed BC Garn to the fold here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. We now stock two yarns from this Danish company; Loch Lomond got a proper introduction on the blog, and now it’s time to meet Semilla. Semilla is a 100% organic wool. This means it’s been certified by the ... [more]

  • Marie Wallin’s Shetland.

    March 15, 2018: Happy to report that Marie Wallin’s Shetland is back in stock! This exquisite book is full of intricate fair isle designs in a kaleidoscopic array of colors, all knit with the quintessential Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. Wallin is a British designer known for her rich colorwork designs, inspired by traditional fair isle knitting, but applied to modern, ... [more]

  • Hello, Shibui Fern.

    March 13, 2018: Shibui’s newest yarn is here! Meet Fern. Fern is a sport weight organic cotton, with 232 yards on each 50 gram skein. Unlike Rain, Shibui’s DK weight cotton, Fern is matte rather than lustrous, and brushed for extra softness. Like all Shibui yarns, Fern is designed to be used on its own or mixed with ... [more]

  • Amirisu, Issue 15.

    March 10, 2018: The latest issue of Amirisu is here! Amirisu is a bilingual knitting magazine from Japan, each issue filled with patterns, articles, and interviews. Amirisu provides a glimpse into the textile and knitting culture of Japan, though fiber artists and knitwear designers from around the world are featured. Texture is the theme of this issue, and color ... [more]

  • New from Shibui.

    March 08, 2018: We just got a huge order from Shibui, full of new yarns, patterns and colors! Their newest yarn is Fern, a sport weight organic cotton, which comes in a wearable range of neutrals with a few pops of color. New to us is Reed, a replacement for (and improvement upon) their now-discontinued Linen. Reed is ... [more]

  • Hello, Loch Lomond.

    March 06, 2018: Loch Lomond is one of the newest yarns here at the shop, a colorful tweed from BC Garn in Denmark. Loch Lomond is a 2-ply wool, a loosely-plied yarn with tweedy flecks whose label suggests needles between US 6 and 8 for a gauge of 4.5 stitches per inch. With 170 yards per 50 gram ... [more]

  • New from cocoknits.

    March 02, 2018: Cocoknits is the brainchild of Julie Weisenberger, a knitwear designer and purveyor of high quality tools for knitters. She’s carefully developed notions that are as nice to use as they are to look at. Last week brought two brand new products from cocoknits: a metal cable needle designed to pair with the Maker’s Keep, and T-pins ... [more]