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!


The shop will be closed Tuesday, December 11, 2018, due to hazardous roads and wintry weather. Stay safe and warm!

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

We are closed on Mondays.

Holiday closures 2018:

  • 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!

Latest Posts

  • Snow, show and tell, and new colors from Kelbourne Woolens.

    December 10, 2018: The shop was closed yesterday for inclement weather, and with the snow quietly falling as I write and the roads remaining hazardous, we do not plan to open the shop tomorrow. As ever, if you’re planning a trip to our shop and have any question about the weather, do check our website before you head ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Madison.

    December 07, 2018: November 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. December’s sample is “Madison,” a tubular ribbed scarf designed to look like a sweater sleeve. The pattern is free when you purchase the yarn to make ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Binkwaffle bags.

    December 05, 2018: We’re so happy to have a fresh supply of Binkwaffle bags on our shelves! Binkwaffles are colorful, reversible, dumpling-shaped project bags. They’re made primarily from US-made fabrics, a detail we were pleased to learn from their new tags. Knitters and crocheters love them because they’re both functional and whimsical. Our most recent shipment boasts a ... [more]

  • Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show: Early Fall 18.

    December 03, 2018: Our latest Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show just arrived, featuring garments and accessories from their Early Fall 18 collection! Designs in this group were inspired by origami, and feature geometric texture patterns in BT’s worsted-spun yarns, Vale, Peerie, and Arbor. All three of these yarns boast sharp stitch definition, ideal for showing texture and lace.   Seeing these garments close ... [more]

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Giving.

    November 30, 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]

  • Making 2019 Wall Calendar.

    November 28, 2018: The Making 2019 wall calendar is here, and so lovely! Each month has a beautiful watercolor of a fiber animal or plant alongside a plant used for natural dyeing. This would be a welcome gift for any knitter, spinner, dyer, or fiber-lover this holiday season. Come by the shop to pick one up!

  • Pom Pom Quarterly: Winter 2018.

    November 26, 2018: The Winter 2018 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop! Pom Pom is a beautifully designed magazine, carefully put together by writers and editors who clearly love printed matter as much as they love knitwear. This issue is guest edited by none other than Norah Gaughan, who was also featured in ... [more]