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.

Upcoming closures:

  • Thursday, July 4, 2024
  • Thanksgiving week: Nov. 26 – 30, 2024
  • Christmas: Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2024
  • New Years’ Day: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2025

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

  • “Stole” in Isager Merilin.

    July 19, 2024: For over a decade now, Theresa Gaffey’s “Stole” has been a popular project here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. Years ago, Anne knit one in Isager Alpaca 2 that still regularly catches the eye of knitters seeking a soothing, repetitive project. Now, she’s making a narrower “Stole” with a different Isager yarn, Merilin. Simplicity is part ... [more]

  • Show and tell: lovely lace.

    July 16, 2024: Another round of show and tell is in order! The theme of this bunch is lace. First up is Bailey’s most recently completed shop sample, a “Tolsta Tee” knit with Brooklyn Tweed Dapple. This plush blend of organic cotton and merino wool works up beautifully at this open gauge, which, combined with the eyelet rows, ... [more]

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Wedding Season.

    July 12, 2024: 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]

  • Show and tell: colorwork sweaters.

    July 09, 2024: Time for another round of show and tell, this time featuring colorwork projects! Here’s Aubrey’s “Halibut,” a striking pullover knit with Kelbourne Woolens Cricket and Isager Silk Mohair held together throughout. This was her second sweater and her very first colorwork project! Pattern by Caitlin Hunter. Liz came in with two incredible colorwork projects to ... [more]

  • Hand carved shawl sticks.

    July 05, 2024: New shawl sticks! These rounded, tri-colored shawl sticks are hand carved by Gary Fleischauer of Natures Wonders in Ontario. He uses a variety of woods for these pins, including lilac, magnolia, maple, plum, peach, bubinga, padauk sapwood, canary wood, cherry, and more. Look for these shawl sticks with the notions here at HYS!

  • Annual Inventory Sale!

    July 02, 2024: July is here, and that means it’s time for our Annual Inventory Sale! From July 2 – 31, everything in the shop is discounted by 15%. If you’ve had your eye on a special skein, or have been planning a big project or two, now is the time to take the leap! Pick up a ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Malabrigo Mecha.

    June 28, 2024: We got a sizable order from Malabrigo this week, a beloved Uruguayan yarn company known for vibrant hand-dyed color and soft, squishy merino wool. Malabrigo Mecha: bulky weight single ply hand-dyed 100% superwash merino wool 131 yards/100 grams $16.50 each Mecha is soft and smooth, with that doughy look that single ply yarns can have. ... [more]