Have a Yarn

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia



Classes/Events Winter 2015

Introduction to Double Knitting - $35
Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm DATE CHANGED
Take a stab at the fascinating technique of double layer knitting! Learn to double knit with one and two colours, knit and purl with both hands, and do double knitting decreases. Come try what everyone's talking about!

UFO Help Day - free!
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
The long evenings of winter are a great time to get to those knitting projects that we've set aside for the summer and through the busy Christmas season. We're hosting a day dedicated to UFOs - Unfinished Objects. Drop by and get the motivation and/or the help you need to see your knitting projects through to the end.

Introduction to Sock Knitting - $50
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (including a lunch break)
Have a Yarn is a haven for sock knitters looking for a colourful stock of sock yarn. This day-long class will guide you through the steps of knitting a basic cuff down sock including long-tail cast on, heel flap and heel turn, picking up gusset stitches, and the star toe.

Sock 911 - $20
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
It only takes one pair to make people fall in love with hand knit socks. Don't throw out all your hard work when a toe appears through the end or when they turn threadbare underneath. Learn a fool proof way to pick up stitches when ripping your work back. Angela will show you a way to salvage the good and cut away the bad.
Materials: a worn out sock

A Weekend with Lucy Neatby

We were lucky to have Lucy Neatby at Have a Yarn for the weekend on November 15 &16, 2014

Saturday morning was Double Up & Around for people interested in learning double knitting. Then in the afternoon the experienced double knitters got their turn in Double Knitting for the Addicted. Sunday morning was focused on finishing techniques in Gilding the Lily and the afternoon was rescue techniques in A Phoenix from the Ashes.



Handmaiden Meet & Greet and Yarn Tasting

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came to our Handmaiden Meet & Greet and Yarn Tasting! We had a fabulous afternoon of sampling yarns and talking fibre and colour. A very special thanks to Jana from Handmaiden for joining us here on a Sunday afternoon and sharing her beautiful yarn with us.
Lots of great deals on Handmaiden yarns.
The Fleece Artist side of the Yarn Tasting.
It was wonderful to see so many people at the shop on a sunny Sunday!
Each cup in the Yarn Tasting had a small ball of Handmaiden or Fleece Artist yarn and needles in it for customers to sample knit with.
Many yarns were sold by the 100g to make for excellent savings.


Knitting Groups - Tuesday and Sunday

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