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:

August 7-15 closed for vacation

Sept 27 second day of Rosh Hashanah

Oct 4-5 Yom Kippur

Nov 23-26 Thanksgiving break

Dec 24 Christmas

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

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: Tapestry.

    August 05, 2022: 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]

  • The Nordic Knitting Primer, by Kristin Drysdale.

    August 02, 2022: We’re excited to have a new book on the teacart here at the shop – let’s take a look at Kristin Drysdale’s Nordic Knitting Primer! Drysdale is a designer known for colorwork patterns inspired by her Scandinavian heritage. This is her first book, a step-by-step guide to Scandinavian colorwork, with patterns for all ages and ... [more]

  • New colors in Brooklyn Tweed Dapple!

    July 29, 2022: Dapple is Brooklyn Tweed’s DK weight blend of organic cotton and merino, a soft and fluffy yarn that’s been very popular around here. We’re delighted to report that three new colors just arrived! Brooklyn Tweed Dapple: DK weight woolen-spun, tonally dyed 60% merino wool, 40% organic cotton 165 yards/50 g $14 each Dapple is tonally ... [more]

  • Colorwork tams.

    July 26, 2022: It’s been a few years since I knit Sandy Blue’s “Autumn Tam,” but it’s still getting plenty of attention here at our shop. This intricate colorwork hat is knit with 10 shades of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, the fingering weight wool in this showstopping display. What I remember most about knitting this “Autumn Tam” is how ... [more]

  • New colors in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter!

    July 22, 2022: We’re excited to have 12 new shades of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter here at our shop! Brooklyn Tweed Shelter: worsted weight woolen-spun, 2 ply 100% Targhee-Columbia wool 140 yards/50 g $15.50 each Shelter is Brooklyn Tweed’s first yarn, and one of the most well-loved – a worsted weight, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia wool, sourced, dyed, and spun entirely ... [more]

  • Koigu Collector’s Club: The Pond.

    July 19, 2022: 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. Koigu KPPPM: fingering weight hand dyed, variegated 100% superwash merino wool 175 yards/50 g $15.50 each This month’s special colorway is The Pond, a vibrant ... [more]

  • New colors from Neighborhood Fiber Co.!

    July 15, 2022: Our most recent order from Neighborhood Fiber Co. was full of vibrant colors, speckles, and variegated shades, brightening our NFC Studio Sock cubby considerably! Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock: fingering weight hand-dyed machine washable 100% organic merino wool 400 yds/4 oz $32 each Studio Sock is perfect for knitting socks, of course, but also great ... [more]