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:

  • Sunday, April 21, 2019 – Closed for Easter

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

Latest Posts

  • Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 10: Downtown.

    March 19, 2019: The tenth installment of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide series is here! Let’s take a peek inside. Ann Shayne and Kaye Gardiner’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme or knitting technique. The theme of this tenth Field Guide is Downtown, celebrating urban spaces in humorous essays and striking designs by featured designer, ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Stoa.

    March 17, 2019: March 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 until the end of the month. This month’s sample is Anne Ginger’s “Stoa,” a flared ribbed scarf. The pattern is available for free when you buy Shibui Echo here at our shop. ... [more]

  • CoopKnits Socks Yeah! DK: Volume 1.

    March 14, 2019: Rachel Coopey’s latest book is here – let’s look inside CoopKnits Socks Yeah! DK: Volume 1. This is a collection of sock patterns knit with CoopKnits Socks Yeah! DK, a soft and sturdy blend of superwash merino wool and nylon designed with heavier weight socks in mind. Coopey’s sock designs are colorful and cozy, making ... [more]

  • Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: March.

    March 12, 2019: Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. March’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 ... [more]

  • Hello, Malabrigo Quinteto.

    March 10, 2019: This week brought another enormous Malabrigo order to our shop, two heavy boxes bursting with vivid hand-dyed color. It was packed primarily with bags of Rios, Sock, and Washted, but we snuck in a little something new, too. Meet Quinteto! Quinteto is a pack of five speckled colors in Mechita, Malabrigo’s fingering weight, single ply, ... [more]

  • Kelbourne Woolens Perennial Trunk Show!

    March 07, 2019: Another Trunk Show is here to decorate our walls for a while, featuring garments knit with Kelbourne Woolens Perennial! Perennial is a light fingering weight blend of superwash merino, Suri alpaca, and nylon, a combination that’s both soft and sturdy, suitable for all kinds of projects. The Trunk Show features sweaters for babies and adults ... [more]

  • Pom Pom Quarterly: Spring 2019.

    March 05, 2019: The Spring 2019 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! The theme of this issue is Botanicals, one expressed in crocheted garments, knitwear, and in writing.   Columnist Anna Maltz shares thoughts on plant-based fibers like cotton and linen, the likes of which are put to use in some of this issue’s ... [more]