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

  • Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 26: Moss.

    February 20, 2024: The twenty sixth installment of the Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide series is here! MDK’s series of Field Guides are pocket-sized booklets focused on a particular theme, knitting technique, or designer. This newest Field Guide features designs by Hélène Magnússon – let’s take a look inside! Magnússon is a designer known for putting a new spin ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Fibre Co. Cumbria Worsted.

    February 16, 2024: Pleased to report that our Fibre Co. Cumbria Worsted cubby is full again! Fibre Co. Cumbria: worsted weight 60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair 236 yards/100 g $22 each Cumbria is a soft and sturdy worsted weight yarn, composed of soft white merino blended with the dark gray masham and a bit of ... [more]

  • Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show!

    February 13, 2024: Come by the shop for a Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show from February 13 – 24! It’s been a mighty long time since we’ve hosted a Trunk Show, where a designer or yarn company lets us borrow their knit samples to display here at the shop. This collection features a mix of garments and accessories in ... [more]

  • Hello, Isager Eco Soft!

    February 09, 2024: We love all things Isager here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, and are excited to bring a new Isager yarn into the shop – meet Eco Soft! Isager Eco Soft: aran weight 56% alpaca, 44% cotton 137 yards/50 g $9.50 each Eco Soft’s construction is a little unusual – undyed alpaca fiber is blown into ... [more]

  • Mittens of Latvia, by Maruta Grasmane.

    February 06, 2024: An older title found its way to our teacart recently, the table near the shop entrance where the newest books and yarns are usually displayed. Though it’s not a new release, we’re newly aware of it, and enchanted by it, as well – let’s look inside Mittens of Latvia, by Maruta Grasmane ($40). This hefty ... [more]

  • Isager Archives Knit-Along!

    February 03, 2024: Join us for an Isager Archives Knit-Along! We are beyond excited for Isager’s forthcoming collection, Isager Archives. Inspired by the designs of Åse Lund Jensen from the 1960’s and 1970’s, a group of Danish knitwear designers have created new patterns for Isager yarns – Anne Ventzel, Lene Holme Samsøe, My Favorite Things Knitwear, PetiteKnit, Other Loops, ... [more]

  • Show and tell: Bailey’s samples.

    February 02, 2024: Since Bailey began working here at the shop, her hands have been busy knitting samples. Anne and I love seeing the patterns, designers, and color combinations she selects, and so does everyone who comes to the shop for inspiration! If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you’ve already seen Bailey’s “Static Mittens” in Sandnes ... [more]