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.

We will be closed on Sunday, April 16th, 2017

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

Please note – effective April 20, 2015, the on-street parking limits of 3 hours will begin to be enforced.

Latest Posts

  • Back in stock: Shibui Twig.

    March 22, 2017: Spring is here, and at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, that means favorite lightweight yarns must be restocked. With this change of season in mind, we recently more than doubled our supply of Shibui Twig. Twig is a slightly textured blend of 46% linen, 42% recycled silk, and 12% wool. Each 50 gram skein has 190 yards, ... [more]

  • Cocoknits Sweater Workshop.

    March 20, 2017: Designer Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits is well known for her cleverly-designed notions as much as for her knitting patterns. Her first book was just published, and we are excited to have it here at the shop. Take a peek inside Cocoknits Sweater Workshop! In this book, Weisenberger presents her system for custom, tailored sweaters knit seamlessly ... [more]

  • Handwoven.

    March 17, 2017: The latest issue of Handwoven magazine is here! This issue focuses on Scandinavian weaving traditions and design. As ever, Handwoven offers a mix of articles and projects for a variety of looms, from rigid heddle looms like our Schacht Cricket to 8 shaft floor looms. Come by the shop to pick up a copy of Handwoven and ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Isager Alpaca 2.

    March 15, 2017: Isager Alpaca 2 is a staple here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. Year in, year out, we aim to have every available color on the shelf in the fingering weight section, for there is a steady demand for this fuzzy blend of merino and alpaca. A big box of the stuff arrived yesterday, bringing some ... [more]

  • Pom Pom Quarterly: Spring 2017.

    March 13, 2017: The Spring 2017 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here! Every issue of Pom Pom is beautifully produced by people that clearly understand the appeal of the magazine as physical object. The paper is soft, sturdy, and matte, the photographs beautifully-taken, the patterns compelling. Pom Pom Quarterly is for knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, sewists, and cooks, too ... [more]

  • Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show!

    March 10, 2017: We are delighted to announce that our first-ever Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show has arrived! From now until March 19th, 2017, we’ll have eight garments from the Brooklyn Tweed archives on display, and we’re offering BT yarns at a 10% discount. As soon as we became a Brooklyn Tweed stockist in January, we began planning a ... [more]

  • Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook.

    March 08, 2017: Here is a book you have probably seen already, one that you may even own already, for we’ve sold out and reordered it many times since its initial publication last October. It was selling quickly enough that I waited to buy my own copy until our supply steadied, so though I’ve admired it for months, I’ve ... [more]