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 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

  • Handwoven.

    May 27, 2017: The latest issue of Handwoven is here! Handwoven is a magazine for weavers, and those interested in becoming weavers. It features projects and tutorials along with articles on weaving traditions from around the world and throughout history. This issue is all about finishing techniques for all kinds of projects and all kinds of looms. Look ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Classy mini-skeins.

    May 24, 2017: Dream in Color Classy mini-skeins are back in stock! 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. It’s fun to see a mix of new colors and old favorites with each shipment, and even more fun to arrange them ... [more]

  • Making No. 3: Dots.

    May 22, 2017: Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! Let’s take a look inside No. 3, whose theme is dots. Making is a bi-annual magazine for knitters and crocheters, yes, but also for embroiderers, sewists, bakers, felters, dyers, quilters – all manner of makers. Since yarn is our focus here at the shop, ... [more]

  • BT Yokes Trunk Show!

    May 19, 2017: Our walls are newly decorated with a Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show! Visit us by Sunday, May 28th, to see the BT Yokes collection in all its glory. BT Yokes is primarily a collection of pullover sweaters, though there are a couple of cleverly shaped cowls in the group. All of these pieces are informed by ... [more]

  • Hello, Brooklyn Tweed Vale.

    May 17, 2017: We’re happy to announce that Brooklyn Tweed’s newest yarn is here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! Meet Vale. Vale is a lace weight Rambouillet wool, with 450 yards on each 50 gram skein. Like all Brooklyn Tweed yarns, Vale is entirely sourced, spun, and dyed in the US, reflecting the company’s steadfast allegiance to domestic ... [more]

  • New colors from Isager.

    May 15, 2017: Some yarn companies create new colors for their existing lines each season, or each year. Isager has never done it that way, instead sticking with a tried-and-true color palette for each yarn that truly has a personality, a voice all its own. Every now and then, however, Isager surprises us with a few new shades, ... [more]

  • Meet Sandy Barnes of Shibui!

    May 12, 2017: One of the best things about our annual trip to market is meeting with the talented, fascinating folks behind the yarns we love. We’re not attending market this year, so we’re especially delighted to bring that experience to our very own shop with an exciting event: Sandy Barnes of Shibui is coming for a visit ... [more]