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:

Thursday July 4, 2024

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

  • “Baa-ble Hats” in Brooklyn Tweed.

    December 05, 2023: Donna Smith’s “Baa-ble Hat” has been charming knitters since it was first published for Shetland Wool Week back in 2015. We’ve seen it knit up in many different yarns over the years, but lately, our favorite recommendation is Brooklyn Tweed. Nancy knit this “Baa-ble Hat” with Brooklyn Tweed Imbue Worsted, a soft and smooth merino wool. ... [more]

  • A Little Book of Moon-Inspired Shawls, by Pauliina Kuunsola.

    December 01, 2023: The latest book from Laine is here! Let’s page through A Little Book of Moon-Inspired Shawls ($22), by Pauliina Kuunsola. Pauliina Kuunsola is a knitwear designer and tech editor who works as a senior editor at Laine Publishing. Inspired by the colors and textures of nature, the night sky and mystic realms, Kuunsola designed nine ... [more]

  • Pom Pom Quarterly: Winter 2023.

    November 28, 2023: The penultimate issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here! We are so sad to hear that they’re closing up shop after the Spring 2024 issue comes out in January; PPQ has been an inspiring resource for so many years. In the meantime, this new Winter 2023 issue is full of artful and intriguing knits in ... [more]

  • Show and tell: openwork.

    November 22, 2023: As you may have read in our most recent newsletter, the shop will be closed for our usual Thanksgiving break from November 22 – 27. Feel free to place online orders or email inquiries during that time, but know that we won’t be monitoring our inbox until we’re back in the shop on November 28! ... [more]

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Ammonite.

    November 21, 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]

  • Hello, Sandnes Garn Tynn Silk Mohair!

    November 17, 2023: Another new yarn from Sandnes Garn! Meet Tynn Silk Mohair. Sandnes Garn Tynn Silk Mohair: lace weight 57% mohair, 15% wool, 28% silk 233 yards/25g $14 each Tynn Silk Mohair is soft and shiny, lightweight with a fluffy texture, and often used in tandem with heavier yarns. It pairs beautifully with other Sandnes Garn yarns, of ... [more]

  • Amirisu, Issue 27.

    November 14, 2023: The final issue of Amirisu is here! Amirisu is a knitting magazine based in Japan, each issue filled with articles, interviews, and patterns from designers all over the world. This is the last issue of Amirisu as we know it, though they will continue to publish pattern books and online content in a similar vein. ... [more]