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:

  • Wednesday July 4 – Closed for holiday
  • 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

  • New colors in Malabrigo Mechita.

    May 20, 2018: This week brought us a big box of Malabrigo Mechita in nine brand new speckled colorways! Mechita is a single ply superwash merino in a fingering weight, with a generous 420 yards on each 100 gram skein. Suitable for sweaters, shawls, scarves, cowls, mitts, baby things and lightweight hats, Mechita has great potential. In fact, it’s ... [more]

  • K (Knit), by Helga Isager.

    May 17, 2018: Helga Isager’s newest book is here! K (Knit) aims to encourage new knitters to grow their skills, and features elegantly simple designs in Isager yarns, mostly sweaters with a few accessories. Each one is named for a stitch that’s prominent in the pattern; a cabled pullover is named “C6 (Cable 6),” for example, and a ... [more]

  • Shibui Limited Edition Color: Petal.

    May 14, 2018: Shibui has just released their first-ever Limited Edition Color, and we’re delighted to have it on our shelves now! Petal is the shade, a bright pink that’s just right for the season. Petal comes in nine of Shibui’s yarns: lace weight Lunar, Pebble, Cima, and Silk Cloud, fingering weight Reed and Staccato, sport weight Twig ... [more]

  • Shibui Trunk Show: Spring/Summer 2018.

    May 10, 2018: Our walls are newly decorated with an exciting Shibui Trunk Show! We’ll have 8 garments from their Spring/Summer 2018 pattern collection on display here at the shop until Sunday, May 20th, 2018. Earlier in the Spring, Shibui released three new colors, Bone, Shore, and White, and the whole show is knit up in a combination ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Dynamic Trio.

    May 09, 2018: May 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 “Dynamic Trio,” by Joji Locatelli, an asymmetric triangular shawl in three colors, decorated with chevrons and garter stitch stripes. This “Dynamic Trio” ... [more]

  • Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits.

    May 07, 2018: Two new magazines arrived this week, fresh issues of Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits. Lace is a theme of this most recent issue of Vogue, with a feature from Meg Swansen on the subject and lots of garments and accessories in openwork patterns. This leafy top is knit with Fibre Company Luma, a DK weight blend ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Vivacious 4ply.

    May 04, 2018: Last week brought an enormous shipment from Fyberspates, bursting with bags and bags of Vivacious 4ply. Vivacious 4ply is a high twist, superwash merino wool in fingering weight. Each 100 gram skein has 399 yards, enough for a pair of socks or mitts, a hat, scarf, or shawlette. We restocked all the colors we’ve ever had ... [more]