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!


Our storefront is temporarily closed to walk-in visits, but we’re here answering the phone  and handling pickups from Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Please call or email us with any questions, place orders online for local pickup or shipping, and take good care of yourselves!

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

Latest Posts

  • By Hand Lookbook No. 15: Rhode Island.

    May 14, 2021: The latest volume of By Hand is here! By Hand is a series of lookbooks where each issue focuses on a city or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they call home. No. 15 is all ... [more]

  • Laine Magazine, No. 11.

    May 11, 2021: Laine Magazine is back with their 11th issue! Laine Magazine is a publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers as its focus, and a reputation for beautiful designs and tantalizing photography. Issue 11 features patterns from an amazing group of designers, the likes of Gudrun Johnston, Paula Pereira, ... [more]

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: April Showers and Snow Tulips.

    May 08, 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. This month, we also got a special color in Koigu Othello, a super soft, super bulky yarn! Koigu Othello: super bulky weight 100% merino wool ... [more]

  • Reed and Pebble, Grass and Stone.

    May 05, 2021: “Grass and Stone” is a brand new pattern by Elizabeth Elliott, a bias-knit scarf with subtle part-row stripes of single and doubled yarn at each end. The yarns are Shibui Reed and Pebble, the first a linen chainette and the second a tweedy blend of recycled silk, merino, and cashmere. Reed brings drape and Pebble ... [more]

  • 52 Weeks of Shawls.

    May 02, 2021: We are delighted to announce that Laine’s new book is here, 52 Weeks of Shawls! This 260+ page tome includes 52 patterns for knitting shawls, scarves, and cowls, an astonishingly large collection, and a lovely one. You can see them all on Ravelry, a virtual way to browse the book; the list of designers is ... [more]

  • New colors in Brooklyn Tweed Dapple!

    April 29, 2021: Dapple is Brooklyn Tweed’s first departure from wool, a DK weight blend of organic cotton and merino that’s been a hit here at our shop. We’re delighted to report that two new colors just arrived! Brooklyn Tweed Dapple: DK weight woolen-spun, tonally dyed 60% merino wool, 40% organic cotton 165 yards/50 g $12.75 each Dapple ... [more]

  • Making No. 11: Dawn.

    April 26, 2021: Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! The theme of Issue No. 11 is dawn and new beginnings, a theme that’s explored in knitting, crochet, sewing, dyeing, quilting, and weaving – projects for makers of all kinds! Contributors include Kristine Vejar, Susan B. Anderson, Paula Pereira, Ocean Rose, Yamagara, and others. ... [more]