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.


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

Latest Posts

  • Shibui Fall/Winter 2017 Trunk Show!

    December 12, 2017: A new Trunk Show has arrived to decorate our walls, Shibui’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection! These garments are designed by Shellie Anderson, Shibui’s in-house designer, the mind behind the simple, elegant garments the company is so well known for. Many of these feature two different yarns held together throughout, creating unique color and fiber combinations. There ... [more]

  • Knit Wit, Issue 7.

    December 09, 2017: The latest issue of Knit Wit is here! Knit Wit is a magazine for anyone interested in textiles and fiber arts. Pick it up to read about artists and makers, hear their stories, and see lush photos of their work and how they do it. Knit Wit is published biannually, with a “Cold” and a ... [more]

  • Cocoknits Maker’s Keep.

    December 07, 2017: This week, an eagerly-anticipated shipment arrived from cocoknits – a box full of Maker’s Keeps! Cocoknits has reimagined their signature Knitter’s Keep as the Maker’s Keep: a silicone slap bracelet with a magnetic face, designed to keep your tools close at hand as you knit. It used to come at a higher price, with a ... [more]

  • Pom Pom Quarterly: Winter 2017.

    December 05, 2017: The Winter 2017 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here! Patterns in this issue are inspired by geometric and geologic forms, which these designers have interpreted using a variety of techniques. The beautiful cover sweater is made with Isager Highland, and the graphic hat below is made with Brooklyn Tweed Arbor. Pom Pom columnist Anna ... [more]

  • Kelbourne Woolens Pop Collection Trunk Show!

    December 02, 2017: We’re pleased to present our latest Trunk Show: Kelbourne Woolens’ Pop Collection, featuring Fibre Company Arranmore Light! Kelbourne Woolens is our US distributor of Fibre Company yarns, and as such, they often develop pattern collections for those yarns. The Pop Collection is what they dreamed up this season for Arranmore Light, inspired by fashion, music, and youth ... [more]

  • Hello, West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply.

    December 01, 2017: I’m happy to announce that a new sock yarn has found a home here at the shop! Meet Signature 4ply, from West Yorkshire Spinners. West Yorkshire Spinners is a yarn company in the UK, and like Baa Ram Ewe, their focus is on producing high quality yarns from British wool, and revitalizing the textile industry in ... [more]

  • Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 5: Sequences.

    November 29, 2017: The fifth 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 here is sequences, drawing on the inspired work of designer Cecelia Campochiaro. Like the Field Guides before it, this ... [more]