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!


Delayed opening, Thursday, January 27:  1:30 –  5:30 pm

Now open for drop-in shopping from Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm!

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Masks are required and we will limit occupancy to 5 shoppers at a time; read more about our in-store shopping policies here. Thanks for your cooperation!



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

Virtual Knitting Classes! Though we’re not currently offering classes at the shop, we are pleased to have partnered with Pam Grushkin, a nationally recognized designer and teacher, to offer Virtual Knitting Classes with Pam Grushkin™Head to her website to check out the current class offerings and enroll, using our special coupon code for 10% off: HillsboroughYarn-NC-10


Latest Posts

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Fjord.

    January 25, 2022: 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. KPPPM is a fingering weight superwash merino, hand-dyed in vibrant colors by mother/daughter team Maie and Taiu Landra on their farm outside of Toronto, Canada. ... [more]

  • Avena.

    January 21, 2022: Jennifer Steingass is a designer known for her colorwork yoke sweater patterns, and her latest has been popular here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. “Avena” calls for worsted weight yarn in three shades – one main color and two contrast colors that are similar in value – but we’ve already met several knitters who are ... [more]

  • Show and tell!

    January 18, 2022: Back with more show and tell! Here’s another batch of completed projects made with yarns from our shop. If you follow us on Instagram, some of these may look familiar – let’s take a closer look at these beautiful knits. Here’s Peggy’s “Kith,” a striped shawl knit with Tukuwool Fingering. Her bold choice of contrast ... [more]

  • HYS Color Club: Peerie + Dipyramitts.

    January 14, 2022: HYS Color Club members just got their very first project! Inside the bag, there are 2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Peerie to knit a pair of “Dipyramitts,” by Emily Greene. We included a color wheel, too! Greene’s clever colorwork hand warmer pattern includes options for fingerless mitts, mittens, or convertible mittens. Of course, you can ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Malabrigo Washted.

    January 11, 2022: We’re delighted to have a fresh supply of Malabrigo Washted! Malabrigo Washted: worsted weight single ply hand-dyed 100% superwash merino 210 yards/100g $15.95 each Washted is a worsted weight, superwash merino, with 210 yards on each 100 gram skein, and it’s hand-dyed in rich variegated colors. It’s a lot like Malabrigo’s popular Rios yarn, except ... [more]

  • Handcraft, by Helga Isager and Jóna Thórunnardóttir.

    January 07, 2022: We’re delighted to have a beautiful new book from Isager – let’s take a look at Handcraft! From designers Helga Isager and Jóna Thórunnardóttir, Handcraft is an elegant hardcover book of mittens and gloves. It includes a basic pattern for mittens and another for gloves, then offers different edgings, stitch patterns, yarn combinations, and other variations ... [more]

  • Meet Rios Solidos!

    January 04, 2022: Malabrigo is known for their vibrant hand-dyed colorways, so we were intrigued to hear they were coming out with a line of solid colors in Rios. The weight, yardage, fiber content, gauge, and texture is the same as ever, but the colors are industrially dyed, so there’s no need to alternate skeins! Malabrigo Rios Solidos: ... [more]