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:

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

  • Laine Magazine, No. 15.

    September 23, 2022: The newest issue of Laine Magazine is here with a fresh new look, and two covers to choose from! Laine Magazine is a publication out of Finland, a knitting and lifestyle magazine with a love of natural fibers as its focus, and a reputation for beautiful designs and artful photography. This autumn issue is packed ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Fibre Co. Acadia!

    September 20, 2022: We’re delighted to announce that Fibre Co. Acadia is back in stock! Fibre Co. Acadia: DK weight 60% merino, 20% alpaca, 20% silk 145 yards/50 g $16 each Acadia has long been a favorite yarn in our DK weight section, especially for projects where softness is key and some drape is welcome. The silk slubs takes ... [more]

  • Back in stock: Zauberwolle.

    September 16, 2022: We refilled our baskets of Zauberwolle this week – check out all the new colors! Schoppel-Wolle Zauberwolle: sport weight marled, self-striping 100% merino wool 273 yards/100 g $23 each Like other Schoppel-Wolle yarns we’ve carried, Zauberwolle is a marled yarn that slowly changes from one color to the next several yards at a time, so that ... [more]

  • Dream in Color Pop-Up Club: September 2022.

    September 13, 2022: Dream in Color’s Pop Up Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tucson-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. September’s new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last! Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere: fingering weight 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon 400 yards/100g $34 ... [more]

  • Pom Pom Quarterly: Autumn 2022.

    September 09, 2022: The latest issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here! Abundance is the theme of this Autumn 2022 issue, expressed in plentiful cables, colors, and textures, all of which are showcased beautifully in the magazine’s new large format. I spotted a few familiar yarns in this issue – Olivia Szepanik’s “Winnow” cardigan makes good use of ... [more]

  • What to knit with BT Tones Light?

    September 06, 2022: Brooklyn Tweed’s new yarn, Tones Light, is already turning heads here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. What to knit with this colorful stuff? Here are some ideas! Jared Flood designed two new patterns especially for this yarn, “Shadow Stripe Pullover” and “All Ways Hat.” Because Tones Light can easily substitute for Loft or Peerie, there’s a world ... [more]

  • WestKnits MKAL 2022!

    September 04, 2022: We know many of you are fans of designer Stephen West and often participate in his annual Mystery Knit-Alongs – it’s that time of year again, and “Twists & Turns” is the pattern-to-be. It calls for 3 colors of fingering weight yarn: 780 yards of a Main Color, 780 yards of a Contrast Color, and 390 ... [more]