Have a Yarn

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia


Evening Knitting Group Turns to Sunday Afternoons!

We're moving our Thursday evening knitting group to Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm starting
Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Join us for social knitting and get some inspiration while you're at it!

Classes/Events Spring 2014

Register early to secure your spot!

Please note: payment is due with registration for all classes. 50% of course fee will be withheld for all cancelations with less than 24 hours notice.

Fair Isle Knitting -$40
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, lunch break, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Topics to be covered include: choosing the right yarn and colours, stranded knitting, steeks (cutting your knitting), and working from a graph. Taught by Heather Tunnah

Lucet Braiding - $10 
Saturday, April 27, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Come to class with a pre-purchased Lucet and a variety of cords, strings, & yarns of natural and/or synthetic fibres that are relatively smooth or firmly spun. We will experiment with each. 
Lucet braiding makes a firm four sided cord that can be used for drawstrings, shoe strings, netting macrame, decorative edging and added to creative stitchery for raised surface features.

Lace Knitting with Shirley Scott - $65
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 10 am to 1 pm, lunch, 2 pm to 5 pm
Take your lace knitting up a notch with Shirl the Purl!

This day-long class on lace knitting will include the topics of: best yarns for lace knitting, how to work from charts, special lace increases & decreases, how to use "lifelines," special stretchy lace cast off, blocking with wires, tiles & pins, shaping triangular shawls using eyelets, spit splicing to join yarns, & creating beaded edgings the easy way.

Shirley Scott is the author of Canada Knits: Craft and Comfort in a Northern Land and the designer of some of Have a Yarn's most popular patterns such as Shirl's Mittlets and Aran Mittens to Felt both published by Cabin Fever. Shirley currently resides in Newfoundland.

Introduction to Double Knitting - $35
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
An introduction to the fascinating technique of double layer knitting: learn to double knit with one & two colours, hold yarn in both hands, & do double knitting decreases.

Fix it! - $30
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
This is the class that gives you confidence! - Nancy Wilson, class participant
Fix holes, even out tension, pick up dropped stitches, un-knitting and more! Discover quick fixes to common mistakes - a great class for those who have started knitting recently or for those who are stumped on a problem. Bring your questions with you!

Cast On, Cast Off New! - $35
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Anchor your work with exactly the right technique! Learn a variety of firm, stretchy, and all purpose cast ons and cast offs.

World Wide Knit in Public Day - Free!
Saturday, June 21, 2014
A fun day of knitting, good company, and prizes! Stay tuned for details.


UFO Day - Saturday, February 1, 2014

We had a great time on Saturday finishing up UFOs! What's a UFO, you ask? It's an Un-FInished Object - you know those projects you have that linger without the motivation to finish?

The sun was shining, the cider was hot, the company was good, and best of all, lots of progress was made on some of those lingering projects. Thanks to all who attended!



World Wide Knit in Public Day 2013

We had a great World Wide Knit in Public Day this year. We met on the Bandstand in Mahone Bay on Saturday, June 15th. We had a record 39 people knitting together!

Thanks to all who participated! You are what makes this event great year after year!



Tuesday Afternoon Knitting Group

Join us Tuesday afternoons at 1:00pm for knitting and tea. Knit and chat with fellow knitting enthusiasts. Bring your knitting and a chair!