Have a Yarn

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia



Classes/Events 2014

Introduction to Double Knitting - $35
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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!

Introduction to Sock Knitting - $50
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 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.

Finishing Techniques - $35
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Take your knitting to the next level with a few finishing and pre-finishing techniques! Topics to be covered include: knitting to gauge, sewing seams, weaving in ends, blocking, shaping shoulders with short rows, three needle bind off and more!

One Day Knit-A-Long - $30
Meet Beans the Cat! This plump little cat is quick and easy to make. Makes a great kids' toy or filled with wool or cat nip makes a fun cat toy. Techniques to be covered include: using DPNs, increases (knit in front and back of stitch), i-cord, hand sewing, and more.
Materials needed: 4mm double pointed needles (or long circular for magic loop if preferred)


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.


World Wide Knit in Public Day 2014

Thanks to all who came this year! We had a wonderful group of 26 knitters who joined us on Saturday, June 21, 2014 for knitting, good company and cake! It was a little chilly on the Bandstand but beautiful in the sun!


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!