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

  • Making No. 7: Desert.

    April 22, 2019: Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! Desert landscapes are the theme of this issue, which features projects for making of all kinds – quilting, embroidery, sewing, weaving, macrame, cooking, needle felting, and, yes, knitting! I spotted plenty of familiar names in the knitting department – designers like Bristol Ivy, Susan ... [more]

  • The Weekender KAL: casting on.

    April 19, 2019: Our informal Weekender KAL is underway! 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 just over a week, and we’ve both cast on, worked the bottom hems, and begun knitting the body of the sweater. I’m ... [more]

  • Alchemy kits.

    April 17, 2019: Our Roadside Beanie Kits aren’t the only new kit in the shop – we’ve also made up kits featuring Alchemy yarns and patterns, designed and lovingly hand-dyed by designer Gina Wilde. These are truly unique yarns made of luxurious silk, sometimes blended with merino wool, sometimes with an added metallic sparkle. The lacy “Simple Shibori ... [more]

  • Roadside Beanie kits.

    April 15, 2019: The shop is buzzing with excitement about the “Roadside Beanie,” Shetland Wool Week’s featured pattern for 2019. Nancy will be teaching a class on it, and we’ve just made up kits in several colorways with Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. The pattern shows the hat in four different Shetland yarns, including one in Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. I’ve ... [more]

  • New marls in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter and Loft.

    April 12, 2019: Brooklyn Tweed just released two new marled shades in Shelter and five in Loft, and we’re delighted to have them here at the shop! “Marled” means that each ply of the yarn is a different color, making a candy cane twist of the two. They knit up looking flecked and pleasantly irregular, and if the two colors ... [more]

  • The Weekender KAL: swatching.

    April 10, 2019: As you may have read in our most recent email newsletter, Anne and I have fallen in love with Andrea Mowry’s “The Weekender.” It’s been a popular pattern since it came out in late 2017, but somehow neither of us was compelled to cast on for it until recently. Maybe it’s because we’ve seen so ... [more]

  • Back in stock, show and tell: Shetland Spindrift.

    April 08, 2019: The appetite for Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift and colorwork knitting in general seems to be growing, if our frequent Jamieson’s orders are any indication. This weekend brought another big box of Shetland Spindrift our way, a classic fingering weight 2-ply shetland wool. We usually keep around 110 colors in stock, an awe-inspiring selection that we display ... [more]