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, September 29, 2019 – Closed for Rosh Hashanah
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 – Closed for Yom Kippur

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

Latest Posts

  • Pom Pom Quarterly: Autumn 2019.

    September 14, 2019: The Autumn 2019 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! The patterns and colors in this issue are inspired by the coast – ocean waves, sand and pebbles, shells and sailor’s knots. As ever, there are a variety of knitting techniques on display in this issue – stripes and stranded colorwork, ... [more]

  • Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: September.

    September 12, 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. August’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! This month, dyer Veronica has painted the colors of autumn on Dream in Color’s aptly-named Smooshy with ... [more]

  • New colors in Malabrigo Rios.

    September 10, 2019: Malabrigo recently released a bunch of new colors in their beloved worsted weight superwash merino, Rios. Meet the Tribeca collection! Rios is beautifully hand-dyed in rich, memorable colors, soft and springy in the hand, and machine-washable, no less. A superwash worsted weight wool is a versatile kind of yarn, good for garments and accessories alike. We’ve ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Lyon.

    September 07, 2019: September 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 “Lyon,” a versatile poncho knit with Shibui Pebble. Pebble is a lace weight blend of 48% recycled silk, 36% wool, ... [more]

  • Hello, Shibui Nest.

    September 05, 2019: Shibui’s newest yarn has arrived! Meet Nest. Nest is a DK weight blend of 75% fine highland wool and 25% alpaca, with 175 yards on each 50 gram skein. At first glance, Nest looks like a marled yarn, but a closer inspection reveals an unusual structure, where one fluffy ply is criss-crossed by two thinner ... [more]

  • Hello, Brooklyn Tweed Sample of the Month!

    September 03, 2019: We’re delighted to announce that starting in September, we’ll have a new Brooklyn Tweed sample on display each month! We’ve been working with Kel at Brooklyn Tweed to put together a schedule of garment and accessory samples that showcase a wide variety of techniques and styles in the full range of BT yarns, from lace ... [more]

  • Hello, BC Garn Bio Balance.

    August 31, 2019: We’re delighted to announce that our first new yarn for the fall season has arrived! Meet Bio Balance, from BC Garn. BC Garn is a family-owned, ecologically-minded yarn company out of Denmark. Many of their yarns are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), so we feel confident that they are produced safely and ... [more]