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:
- 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!
September 21, 2018: The Hillsborough Chamber is sponsoring events in Hillsborough on Sundays, and we’re participating with a book sale on Sunday, September 23rd. All in-stock books will be discounted by 25%, making this a great time to indulge in an exciting new publication, or pick up an older title that escaped notice the first time around – we have ... [more]
September 19, 2018: This fall, Shibui introduced a new yarn, Echo, but they also added two new colors to nearly every line of yarn they make. Deep Water is a blue green shade, leaning more towards blue than Fjord or Cove, two similar colors from Shibui. Dusk is a slippery color, looking navy in some lights and purple or ... [more]
September 17, 2018: For some years now, we’ve carried knitting and crochet patterns from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, a lovely yarn shop in Washington State. Their designs are known for being user-friendly and elegantly understated, the better to show off good quality yarns. Anne’s latest “Easy Folded Poncho” has had many knitters reaching for that particular Churchmouse pattern, ... [more]
September 14, 2018: Shibui’s new yarn is here! Meet Echo. Echo is a DK weight blend of 48% fine merino wool and 52% silk noil, where each ply is only one of those fibers. The two strands of silk noil stand out against the merino for a slightly marled look, just a bit of texture in the knit ... [more]
September 10, 2018: September 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 “Graphique,” a small striped kerchief knit with Shibui Fern. It’s worked in the round, from the center out, in a stripe pattern ... [more]
September 08, 2018: A new month has begun, and with it comes the next installment of the Koigu Collector’s Club! 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 ... [more]
September 06, 2018: We’re happy to announce that our first new line of yarn for autumn has arrived, from one of our favorite purveyors – meet Lore, from the Fibre Company! Lore is a woolen spun DK weight yarn, composed of 100% Romney lambswool. It’s somewhat robust for a DK weight, knitting up comfortably between 5 and 5.5 ... [more]