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:

  • Thursday November 22 – Sunday November 25 –  Closed for Thanksgiving
  • Tuesday December 25 – Closed for Christmas

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

Latest Posts

  • Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show: Fall 17.

    April 22, 2018: A Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show has made a temporary home here at the shop. It’s such a treat to see these designs in person after admiring them online! These garments and accessories make up Brooklyn Tweed’s Fall 17 pattern collection, a group of designs rich with texture. As ever, I’m especially drawn to the colorwork patterns ... [more]

  • Hello, Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 01.

    April 20, 2018: We are delighted to announce that Brooklyn Tweed’s newest yarn has arrived! Ranch 01 is a worsted weight, limited edition, ranch-specific Rambouillet yarn, which means every fiber in these skeins was sourced from a single flock of sheep living on Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, CA. Brooklyn Tweed has always sought to highlight single breed ... [more]

  • Local Yarn Store Day.

    April 17, 2018: We’re looking forward to the first ever Local Yarn Store Day, this Saturday, April 21st! LYS Day is about celebrating brick-and-mortar yarn shops and appreciating all that they offer. Here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, we are proud of our selection of high quality yarns, books and tools, our talented teachers, and our customer service. ... [more]

  • Show and tell: colorwork sweaters.

    April 15, 2018: Two blog posts full of colorwork knitting just aren’t enough – here’s a third, with a focus on sweaters. Here Margie models her “Townes” pullover, knit with a clever combination of speckled Malabrigo Mechita and a few solid and heathered shades of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. Emily’s first adult-sized colorwork sweater is a perfect fit and ... [more]

  • Show and tell: colorwork accessories.

    April 12, 2018: Time for another round of show and tell! Colorful knitting projects are popular around here – I had enough colorwork hats to fill a recent blog post, and now I’m back with other colorwork accessories. Is a stuffed chicken an accessory? Whatever category it belongs in, Amy’s “Fancy Hen” is adorable, and beautifully knit. In ... [more]

  • Show and tell: colorwork hats.

    April 10, 2018: We love to see finished projects that started life as yarn on our shelves, and when I’m able, I love to photograph them and share them here on the blog. It’s been a busy spring so far, full of exciting new yarns, books, and magazines, all of which keep this blogger busy. Meanwhile, jaw-dropping projects keep ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Comfort Zone.

    April 06, 2018: April is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for our featured sample til the end of the month. This month’s sample is “Comfort Zone,” by Elizabeth Smith, a striped garter stitch wrap with a ribbed edge. “Comfort Zone” is knit with four shades of ... [more]