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.

Other dates we will be closed:

Saturday, September 30: Yom Kippur

Thursday – Sunday, Nov 23 – 26: Thanksgiving break

Where to park? The parking garage next to Weaver Street Market is open to the public, free of charge! We especially recommend it during construction on Churton Street in downtown Hillsborough, when it will be safest to access our shop through the back door. Read more about that on our blog, and give yourself some extra travel time on your next visit to Hillsborough!

Latest Posts

  • By Hand Lookbook No. 4: Puget Sound.

    September 23, 2017: The latest volume of By Hand is here! By Hand is a series of lookbooks, a magazine of sorts, where each issue focuses on a place or region. The subject matter is the makers of that community, the designers, hand-dyers, yarn companies, and fiber artists that both shape and draw inspiration from the place they call ... [more]

  • New fall scents from Harmony Farm Candles.

    September 21, 2017: Each season brings a new selection of tempting scents from Harmony Farm Candles, and three just arrived at the shop to ease us into fall. Harmony Farm Candles is run by our friend Erin in nearby Mebane, North Carolina. She hand-pours her candles in small batches using 100% US-sourced soy wax, with no added dyes. Their scents ... [more]

  • Show and tell: toys.

    September 19, 2017: Every day, we are greeted by knitters and crocheters starting new projects, stopping by for yarns, tools, patterns, and inspiration. Many of them also come in with projects they’ve just finished, which is something really special to see; what was once just an idea is now realized. When folks are willing and I’m able, I ... [more]

  • Hello, Tukuwool Fingering.

    September 16, 2017: We are especially excited to announce our newest yarn: meet Tukuwool Fingering! Anne and I have been particularly excited about this one. So far this fall, we’ve brought in new yarns from companies we already work with, companies who have become like old friends over the years. Tukuwool is not only a new yarn but ... [more]

  • Shibui Fall/Winter 2017 pattern collection.

    September 14, 2017: Shellie Anderson is the in-house designer for Shibui, the mind behind the simple, elegant garments the company is so well known for. Each season, we look forward to seeing what she’s been working on and the Fall/Winter 2017 season is no exception. Let’s take a look at the new Shibui pattern collection! One of the ... [more]

  • New colors in Fibre Company Tundra.

    September 12, 2017: Last week brought four new colors in the Fibre Company’s fluffy Tundra, a super soft blend of alpaca, merino, and silk. Thusfar, all the glorious shades of Tundra have been solid, sometimes flickering with a bit of hand-dyed variation. We were surprised and excited to find two new speckled shades in last week’s box, each ... [more]

  • Hello, Shibui Birch.

    September 09, 2017: Our newest fall yarn is here! Meet Shibui Birch. Birch is a single ply 100% extrafine merino wool yarn, soft as cashmere, dyed in 14 of Shibui’s signature colorways. Each 50 gram skein boasts 262 yards, an especially large number for a sport weight. With a suggested gauge of 26-28 stitches over 4 inches, Birch ... [more]