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!

Temporary Closure, beginning March 16, 2020:

In light of COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close the shop to walk-in visits. Please call or email us with any questions, place orders online for local pickup or shipping, and take good care of yourselves!


We’re here answering the phone from Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.


Holiday closures:

  • Wednesday – Monday, November 25 – 30, 2020 Thanksgiving break
  • Friday, December 25, 2020 – Christmas
  • Friday, January 1, 2021 – New Year’s Day

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

Latest Posts

  • Anniversary Sale!

    October 20, 2020: As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, October marks the 14 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! This year has been an unusual one, to say the least – the pandemic has dramatically changed the way we do business. Safety has to come first, ... [more]

  • New colors in Berroco Ultra Wool DK.

    October 17, 2020: We recently got a big bundle of new colors from Berroco in yarns across their line of machine-washable wools – Ultra Wool DK, Ultra Wool (worsted weight), and Ultra Wool Chunky. Today, I’m sharing new colors, project ideas, and color combinations in Ultra Wool DK – let’s take a look! Berroco Ultra Wool DK: DK ... [more]

  • Dream in Color Sock-It Club: October.

    October 15, 2020: The Dream in Color Sock-It Club is back! This time around, each limited edition skein of Smooshy comes with a 100-yard mini skein for coordinating heels and toes. $36 each, order while supplies last! October’s skein sets are wild and bright, a mix of neons and jewel tones with streaks of speckled white. Smooshy is ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Malabrigo Sock.

    October 13, 2020: We recently got a fresh supply of Malabrigo Sock to fill out our selection! Malabrigo Sock: light fingering weight hand dyed, variegated and semi-solid colorways 100% superwash merino wool 440 yards/100g $19.50 each This soft, machine-washable merino wool is dyed in the vivid multicolor and semisolid colorways we’ve come to expect from Malabrigo. Sock is ... [more]

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Lemon Orchard.

    October 10, 2020: 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. Koigu KPPPM: fingering weight hand dyed, variegated 100% superwash merino wool 175 yards/50 g $15.50 each Our most recent shipment from Koigu is Lemon Orchard, another ... [more]

  • Cody + Arroyo + The Shift.

    October 08, 2020: We’re so pleased to have a new bundle of Malabrigo Arroyo in stock! Malabrigo Arroyo: sport weight hand-dyed 100% superwash merino wool 335 yards/100g $18.40 each Unpacking and arranging the Arroyo had me daydreaming about Andrea Mowry’s “The Shift” again, thinking about what other sport weight yarns would play well with Arroyo in this slip ... [more]

  • Dream in Color Pop-Up! Club: October.

    October 06, 2020: 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. October’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere: fingering weight 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon 400 yards/100g $34 ... [more]