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!


Our storefront is temporarily closed to walk-in visits due to rising COVID-19 cases in our area, but we’re here answering the phone  and handling pickups from Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Please call or email us with any questions, place orders online for local pickup or shipping, and take good care of yourselves!

Holiday closures:

  • March 27, 2021 – 1st Seder Passover

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

Latest Posts

  • Back in stock: Shibui Haven.

    February 24, 2021: We’re delighted to have a fresh supply of Shibui Haven after a recent restock! This decadent DK weight merino/cashmere blend has been mighty popular for Shellie Anderson’s “Helix” hat – we’ve lost track of how many of you are out there making one, or coming back for a second! We’ve got all your favorite colors ... [more]

  • Strands of Joy, by Anna Johanna.

    February 21, 2021: Anna Johanna’s Strands of Joy is here! This beautifully produced hardcover book boasts 20 fresh colorwork patterns, worked seamlessly from the top down. Laine is the publisher, known for the lush photography of their popular knitting and lifestyle magazine, which we were thrilled to welcome back with a new issue in December. Johanna uses a ... [more]

  • New colors in Kelbourne Woolens Andorra!

    February 18, 2021: We’re delighted to have five new colors of Kelbourne Woolens Andorra! Kelbourne Woolens Andorra: sport weight 60% merino wool, 20% highland wool, 20% mohair 185 yards/50 g $12 each Andorra is a bouncy sport weight blend of merino and highland wool with a dash of mohair. It’s a wooly, lustrous 2-ply with a medium twist, ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Plystre Project Pouches.

    February 15, 2021: We’re delighted to have Plystre Project Pouches back in stock! Plystre is a small company based in Oslo, Norway, that focuses on creating effortless, functional bags for knitters. They’re made from sturdy 100% cotton canvas, lined with the same, and close up securely with a zipper. The wrist strap is made of leather, sure to age ... [more]

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Boudoir and Vintage Valentine.

    February 12, 2021: The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! 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. This month, we got a second special yarn in a new colorway – meet Koigu Othello! Koigu Othello: super bulky weight 100% merino wool 95 yards/100g ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Brooklyn Tweed Arbor.

    February 09, 2021: We’re delighted to have a fresh batch of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor on our shelves! Brooklyn Tweed Arbor: DK weight 100% Targhee wool 145 yards/50 g $14.50 each This shipment brought us eight of the most popular shades of Arbor, a few pops of color and lots of neutrals. You can see all of the colors ... [more]

  • Knitting Needles & Chopsticks, by Marianne Isager and Jens Rahbek Hansen.

    February 06, 2021: Marianne Isager’s new book is another intriguing mix of recipes and knitting patterns, like Eat & Knit before it. Let’s take a peek inside Knitting Needles & Chopsticks! Knitting Needles & Chopsticks is a collaboration with Danish-Japanese chef Jens Rahbek Hansen, featuring Japanese recipes along with scarves and shawls knit with all manner of Isager yarns. ... [more]