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!



Now open from Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm!

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Masks are required; read more about our in-store shopping policies here. Thanks for your cooperation!

Upcoming closures:

Tuesday July 4 – Independence Day

Saturday September 16 – Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday – Monday November 22-27 – Thanksgiving break


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

Payments?  We are no longer accepting cash or checks; all credit cards and Apple Pay accepted.

Virtual Knitting Classes! We are pleased to have partnered with Pam Grushkin, a nationally recognized designer and teacher, to offer Virtual Knitting Classes with Pam Grushkin™Head to her website to check out the current class offerings and enroll, using our special coupon code for 10% off: HillsboroughYarn-NC-10


Latest Posts

  • Hello, Kelbourne Woolens Skipper.

    June 09, 2023: Meet the latest from Kelbourne Woolens, a soft, versatile cotton in 16 colors! Kelbourne Woolens Skipper: sport weight 4ply 100% unmercerized Tanguis cotton 137 yds/50g $8.50 each When developing their first 100% cotton yarn, the Kelbourne Woolens team was thoughtful in selecting Tanguis cotton from Peru, an economical and environmentally friendly choice. Tanguis cotton was ... [more]

  • Textured Knits, by Paula Pereira.

    June 06, 2023: The latest book from Laine is Paula Pereira’s Textured Knits ($50), an enticing collection of 20 garments and accessories. Paula Pereira’s love of texture is clear from the designs she’s published on Ravelry and those we’ve seen in Laine Magazine, Pom Pom Quarterly, Amirisu, and Making over the years. This beautifully photographed book is full ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Isager Japansk Bomuld.

    June 02, 2023: Our most recent Isager order included a bundle of Japansk Bomuld, a lustrous lace weight cotton tape. Isager Japansk Bomuld: lace weight flat tape 100% cotton 344 yards, 50 g $15 each Japansk Bomuld has been around for about five years, but remains one of the most unique plant fiber yarns in our shop. The ... [more]

  • Mouche & Friends: Seamless Toys to Knit and Love, by Cinthia Vallet.

    May 30, 2023: Cinthia Vallet’s charming debut book is here – let’s page through Mouche & Friends: Seamless Toys to Knit and Love ($34). This delightful collection includes instructions for 12 knitted toy animals, along with pleasingly intricate garments and accessories for each. Cinthia Vallet’s toy-making process is unique and totally seamless, and she walks you through the techniques ... [more]

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Nightshade.

    May 26, 2023: 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. KPPPM is a fingering weight superwash merino, hand-dyed in vibrant colors by mother/daughter team Maie and Taiu Landra on their farm outside of Toronto, Canada. ... [more]

  • Making Memories: Timeless Children’s Knits, by Claudia Quintanilla.

    May 23, 2023: The latest book from Laine Publishing is here – let’s look inside Making Memories: Timeless Children’s Knits, by Claudia Quintanilla! Making Memories: Timeless Children’s Knits ($43) is a sweet collection of 25 baby and children’s knits, sized from newborn to 10 years. Inside you’ll find cardigans, pullovers, socks, mittens, and blankets, often shown in multiple colors ... [more]

  • Hello, Sandnes Garn Sunday!

    May 19, 2023: Meet our newest arrival, Sandnes Garn Sunday! Sandnes Garn Sunday: fingering weight 100% merino wool 257 yards/50g $10 each Anne has carried some things from Sandnes Garn since opening the Hillsborough Yarn Shop back in 2006, but PetiteKnit has brought this classic Norwegian yarn company back to our attention. What to knit with Sunday? Anne ... [more]