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:

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

We’re Hiring!

Latest Posts

  • Seasonless: Patterns for Life, by Karen Templer + Amirisu.

    September 26, 2023: A new book has arrived to inspire your knitting this fall and beyond – let’s look inside Seasonless: Patterns for Life ($28), by Karen Templer + Amirisu! You may recognize Karen Templer’s name from her years of slow-fashion blogging, or from Fringe Supply Co., where she used to sell wildly popular project bags. She’s a ... [more]

  • New colors in Malabrigo Rios + Arroyo!

    September 22, 2023: We’re excited to share a dozen new colors in Malabrigo Rios, and another dozen new colors in Arroyo! These soft and smooth superwash merino yarns are favorites around here, and their cubbies were both looking empty before last week’s shipment arrived. This new Rios palette is Zodiac themed, with a colorway for each sign. Malabrigo Rios: ... [more]

  • Pom Pom Quarterly: Autumn 2023.

    September 19, 2023: The latest issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here! This Autumn 2023 issue is guest edited by Candice English, of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers in Montana. English brings a fresh perspective to PPQ 46, along with her distinctive aesthetic, drawing from both her Indigenous roots and life in the American West. Bobbles, colorwork, cables and fringe ... [more]

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Azurite.

    September 15, 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]

  • Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest, by Lotta H. Löthgren.

    September 12, 2023: The latest book from Laine Publishing is here – let’s look inside Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest ($45), by Lotta H. Löthgren. Lotta H. Löthgren is a writer, knitwear designer, dyer, and yarn shop owner living in a small village in Sweden, a setting that inspired this enchanting collection of essays and knitting ... [more]

  • Brooklyn Tweed + Chroma.

    September 08, 2023: Jacqueline Cieslak’s latest pattern, “Chroma,” immediately caught my eye, with its bold color blocking and cute pockets. I was pleased to see that “Chroma” is knit with none other than Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, one of my favorite sweater yarns. In Cieslak’s words, Shelter “has a soft and squishy but slightly rustic hand, and knits up into incredibly ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Malabrigo Caprino.

    September 05, 2023: Our supply of Malabrigo Caprino dwindled to almost zero during our Annual Inventory Sale – we are so happy to have this yarn back in stock! Malabrigo Caprino: DK weight hand-dyed, variegated, speckled, and semi-solid colorways 80% merino, 20% cashmere 159 yards/50 g $18 each Like all Malabrigo yarns, Caprino comes in a variety of ... [more]