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.

We will be closed on the following dates in 2016:

  • Sunday, Oct 2 –  Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown
  • Thursday, Nov 24 – Thanksgiving
  • Sunday, Dec 25 – Christmas


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

Please note – effective April 20, 2015, the on-street parking limits of 3 hours will begin to be enforced.

Latest Posts

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    Hello, Fibre Company Tundra.

    September 25, 2016: Meet the newest yarn here at the shop, and the star of our current trunk show: Fibre Company Tundra. Tundra is not a new yarn for the Fibre Company, but it’s one we haven’t had in stock before. This smooth and lustrous yarn is composed of 60% alpaca, 30% merino, and 10% silk. Most of ... [more]

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    Tundra Collection Trunk Show!

    September 22, 2016: A new Trunk Show has arrived to inspire and delight Hillsborough Yarn Shoppers! Come by soon to see the Tundra Collection and Tundra: Elements. The Tundra Collection features hats, cowls, and other winter accessories knit in the soft, luxurious, and brand-new-to-the-shop Fibre Company Tundra. (More on that soon!) None of these garments require more than ... [more]

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    New colors from the Fibre Company.

    September 21, 2016: Unpacking shipments is an exciting part of my work at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. Even if it’s not a new product I’m aching to take home myself, it’s always fun to see what’s in the box, and admire and sort colorful bags of yarn. That said, when the box holds something I do plan to take ... [more]

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    Show and tell: Isager.

    September 18, 2016: Time for more show and tell! Many of the knitters and crocheters who start their projects here at the shop bring them back when they’re done to show us their work, one of the most interesting and gratifying parts of our job as yarn-shopkeepers. When I’m able, I like to photograph those projects to share ... [more]

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    Shibui Sample of the Month: Stole 2.0 colorways.

    September 16, 2016: Our September Shibui Sample of the Month is on display at the shop til September 30th, and we’re offering the Shibui yarns for this project at 10% off throughout the month! Theresa Gaffey’s “Stole 2.0” looks great in these cool neutrals with a pop of “Pollen,” but there are so many more options as far ... [more]

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    Hello, Shibui Drift.

    September 14, 2016: Meet Shibui’s newest yarn, Drift! Drift is a worsted weight blend of 85% extra fine merino wool and 15% cashmere, and it’s just as soft as its fiber content suggests. Drift knits up between 4.5 and 5 stitches per inch on a US 8, a heavier gauge than we’re used to seeing from Shibui. Like ... [more]

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    Show and tell: sweaters.

    September 11, 2016: For me, there’s something very special about sweaters. I love making them because the process changes every few inches–different stitch patterns, needle sizes, new shaping, parts, and pieces keep it interesting throughout. Here are some of the finished sweaters we’ve seen at the shop recently, all of whom started life as skeins of yarn on ... [more]