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!

Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5:30pm,
Saturday 10am – 5pm,
Sunday 1pm – 5pm.

We are closed on Mondays.

Holiday closures:

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019 – Closed for Independence Day

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

Latest Posts

  • Back on the shelf: Knitting Ganseys.

    May 22, 2019: Beth Brown-Reinsel’s Knitting Ganseys is back on our shelves! This classic book was revised and updated last year, and after selling out of two orders, we’re delighted to have a fresh stack of them on our teacart here at the shop. Originally published 25 years ago, Knitting Ganseys is a book of knitting history as well ... [more]

  • Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: May.

    May 19, 2019: Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club continues! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. May’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Smooshy with Cashmere is the featured yarn again this month, dyed in a limited edition variegated colorway, streaked with ... [more]

  • Shibui Limited Edition Color: Riviera.

    May 17, 2019: Shibui has just released a brand new Limited Edition Color, and we’re delighted to have it on our shelves now! Riviera is the shade, a bright teal that’s just right for the season. Riviera comes in eight of Shibui’s yarns: lace weight Lunar, Pebble, and Silk Cloud, fingering weight Reed and Staccato, sport weight Fern, ... [more]

  • The Weekender KAL: round and round, back and forth.

    May 15, 2019: Our informal Weekender KAL continues! Anne and I are knitting “The Weekender,” by Andrea Mowry, and invite you all to join us, casting on and working at your own pace. It’s been almost a month since I last shared our progress, and we spent most of that month going round and round on the bodies of ... [more]

  • Stitches, by Helga Isager.

    May 12, 2019: Helga Isager’s new book is here! Let’s look inside Stitches. Stitches is primarily a collection of garments, with a few accessories sprinkled in. Her focus in this book is on embroidery and embellishment, pointing out that both knitting needles and sewing needles make stitches. As in her most recent book, K (Knit), Isager includes a ... [more]

  • Hello, Bamboo Pop.

    May 10, 2019: We’re excited to announce that two new yarns have just arrived, well-suited to the warm weather of the season. Say hello to Universal Bamboo Pop and Bamboo Pop Sock! Both Bamboo Pop and Bamboo Pop Sock are smooth, soft, plant fiber yarns, composed of bamboo and cotton. Bamboo Pop is a DK weight, with a ... [more]

  • New Late Bloomer yarn bowls.

    May 08, 2019: Our friend Frumet stopped by this week with a brand new batch of ceramic yarn bowls. Frumet is a local potter who makes beautiful functional pieces here in the Triangle, and we’ve carried her buttons and yarn bowls for a few years now. Yarn bowls are designed to hold your ball of yarn as you’re ... [more]