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

  • New buttons from Late Bloomer Pottery.

    August 17, 2017: Frumet of Late Bloomer Pottery came for a visit this week, and brought along a fresh supply of buttons. Frumet is a local potter who makes beautiful functional pieces here in the Triangle. We keep a supply of her yarn bowls in our Gifts section here at the shop, along with a little basket of ceramic buttons. ... [more]

  • Hello, Isager Jensen Yarn.

    August 15, 2017: A brand new yarn has arrived from Isager in Denmark! Meet Jensen Yarn. Jensen Yarn is named for Danish knitwear designer Ase Lund Jensen, the subject of Marianne Isager’s latest book. It’s a DK weight wool sourced and spun entirely in Denmark, with about 275 yards on each 100 gram skein. Jensen Yarn is smooth ... [more]

  • CoopKnits Socks Yeah! Trunk Show.

    August 12, 2017: Yet a third trunk show has arrived this month: eleven socks from Rachel Coopey’s CoopKnits Socks Yeah! Volume One. This collection features patterns for Coopey’s own yarn, CoopKnits Socks Yeah!, a hard-wearing, machine-washable blend of superwash merino wool and nylon. The book is sure to keep any sock-knitter interested, with techniques from lace and cables to colorwork ... [more]

  • Brooklyn Tweed Vale Trunk Show!

    August 10, 2017: We are delighted to announce that a new trunk show from Brooklyn Tweed is here to spend a couple of weeks at our shop. Come by before August 20th to see the Vale Collection! The Vale Collection features five garments: four popular lace patterns from the Brooklyn Tweed archives that have been revised for Vale, and ... [more]

  • Ase Lund Jensen.

    August 08, 2017: Marianne Isager’s newest book is here, and it is a beauty! Let’s look inside ALJ: Ase Lund Jensen – a Danish knitwear designer. As its title suggests, ALJ is a tribute to Danish knitwear designer Ase Lund Jensen, a pioneer in textile arts from the late 1950’s until her death in 1977. Jensen recognized a talent ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Envoy.

    August 05, 2017: August 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 featured sample is “Envoy,” by Shellie Anderson, a triangular garter stitch scarf. The pattern is free when you purchase Shibui yarns for the project here at our shop. ... [more]

  • Hello, Fibre Co. Arranmore Light.

    August 03, 2017: We’re excited to announce that the newest yarn from Fibre Company is here: meet Arranmore Light! A thinner version of the popular Arranmore, Arranmore Light is a DK weight tweed, composed of 80% merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% silk. Both Arranmore yarns are spun in a mill that traces its roots to the tweed industry ... [more]