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.

Holiday closures 2018:

  • Wednesday July 4 – Closed for holiday
  • Thursday November 22 – Sunday November 25 –  Closed for Thanksgiving
  • 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

  • Brooklyn Tweed Peerie Trunk Show!

    June 22, 2018: We are delighted to announce that a new trunk show from Brooklyn Tweed is here to spend a couple of weeks at our shop. Come by before July 8 to see garments and accessories from the Peerie Collection! This little group is knit all in Peerie, Brooklyn Tweed’s newest addition, a fingering weight merino yarn ... [more]

  • Cottons, old and new.

    June 19, 2018: Summer begins this week, and summer weather is well underway. Hot days like these find many of us reaching for cool plant fibers, rather than fuzzy wool. With that in mind, we’ve restocked several of our best-selling cotton yarns and added a couple of new ones, too. Cascade Ultra Pima and Ultra Pima Fine are ... [more]

  • Best.

    June 17, 2018: Last week, IndyWeek announced their Best of the Triangle for 2018, and we are so proud to report that once again, we’ve been named Best Yarn Store! This is our third year in a row winning the title Best Yarn Store in the Triangle, and we truly feel honored. We’re looking forward to another year of bringing ... [more]

  • Hello, addi FlexiFlips.

    June 15, 2018: We’re thrilled to have a fresh bouquet of addi FlexiFlips here at the shop! These new needles from addi offer an alternative to double points or magic loop for small-circumference knitting. They come in tubes of three 8″ needles, and the basic strategy is to divide your total stitch count in half between two needles, then ... [more]

  • New summer scents from Harmony Farm Candles.

    June 12, 2018: Each season brings a new selection of tempting scents from Harmony Farm Candles, and three just arrived at the shop to ease us into summer. Harmony Farm Candles is run by our friend Erin in nearby Mebane, North Carolina. She hand-pours her candles in small batches using 100% US-sourced soy wax, with no added dyes. Their scents are ... [more]

  • More new kits from Dream in Color.

    June 10, 2018: Our newest batch of Dream in Color Classy mini-skeins is hard to miss, in three large overflowing baskets right in front of you as you walk into the shop, a stack of “Technicolor Cowl” kits just beside them. What you might not see as readily is another little display of new kits from Dream in ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Classy mini-skeins.

    June 07, 2018: Dream in Color Classy mini-skeins are back in stock, and how! Dream in Color only occasionally produces these 50-yard mini-skeins of their worsted weight superwash wool, Classy, and the color selection is different every time. This order of mini-skeins is our biggest yet, boasting an astonishing 63 colors! Some are highly variegated, some are semi-solid, ... [more]