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.

Other dates we will be closed:

Thursday – Sunday, Nov 23 – 26: Thanksgiving break

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

Latest Posts

  • Dream in Color Pop up! Club, part 2.

    October 17, 2017: We’re happy to announce that we’re participating in Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club 2017-18! That means that every two months from August to February, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. Our October shipment features BFL Sock, a fingering weight blend of bluefaced leicester ... [more]

  • Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 11 Trunk Show!

    October 14, 2017: 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 October 22nd to see the Wool People 11 collection! Wool People is an annual collaboration between Brooklyn Tweed and a variety of independent knitwear designers from around the ... [more]

  • Hello, Brooklyn Tweed Quarry.

    October 12, 2017: Since we first got Brooklyn Tweed yarns in stock back in January, there’s been one missing piece in our selection. We began with Shelter, Loft, and Arbor, then got Vale as soon as it came out. We’re delighted to announce that the one BT yarn we waited for is now on our shelves. Meet Quarry! ... [more]

  • Anniversary party and sale!

    October 10, 2017: As you may remember from years past, or may have seen in our most recent email newsletter, this October marks the 11 year anniversary of the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. The shop has grown and changed since Anne first opened in 2006, but always with the goal of bringing the best natural fiber yarns, tools, publications, and classes to ... [more]

  • Shibui Sample of the Month: Riverine.

    October 07, 2017: October is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for our featured sample til the end of the month. This month’s featured sample is “Riverine,” by Theresa Gaffey, a stockinette and garter stitch wrap knit on the bias. Three Shibui yarns are used in this design, ... [more]

  • Laine Magazine, No. 3.

    October 05, 2017: Last week, we welcomed another beautiful new issue of Laine Magazine. Laine Magazine is a relatively new publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers and handicraft as its focus. Inside Laine, you’ll find a mix of knitting patterns, articles, recipes, profiles on fiber artists, and a travel guide ... [more]

  • Amirisu, Issue 14.

    October 03, 2017: The latest issue of Amirisu has arrived! Amirisu is a bilingual knitting magazine from Japan, each issue filled with patterns, articles, and interviews. Amirisu provides a glimpse into the textile and knitting culture of Japan, though fiber artists and knitwear designers from around the world are featured. This issue turns its attention to London, providing a ... [more]