Dartmouth Yarns
..because it's always sweater weather in Nova Scotia!
122 Portland St.
Dartmouth
Nova Scotia B2Y 1H8
(902) 422-YARN
Shop Hours
Tues, Wed, Fri,  10 am - 4 pm
Thursday 10am - 7 pm
Saturday. 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday noon - 4 pm
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Love Bunny

Love Bunny

We posted a picture of Valentine before I made the head and asked if anyone could guess what animal I was making.  If you guessed "Bunny", you were right. This little fellow has skills--he stands up all by himself. Our love bunny is crocheted in Eco Wool with a 3.75mm crochet hook to make the stitches very tight (the better to hold the stuffing in).  Valentin Love Bunny pattern, designed by Anisbee Anisbee, is a free Ravelry download. Our next version will be crocheted in Ultra Pima, and then maybe sock yarn, and then...

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Vanier V-Neck Tunic

Vanier V-Neck Tunic

I just started the Vanier V-Neck Tunic, designed by Jennifer Ozses, in Cascade Ultra Pima.  It's a free download from Ravelry & perfect for a new crocheter.  I'm using Dusty Blue with just a few stripes of Lavender I had in my stash from last year.  This would be fantastic over a tank and yoga pants. (I just discovered the incredible comfort of wearing stretchy yoga pants all day, every day. I do like a longer top with them--my only concession to public horror at seeing me in yoga pants.) I'll share a picture when there is something more to see--I mean of the Vanier top, not me in the yoga pants. (photo by the designer)

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Early Bird Specials this Week

Early Bird Specials this Week


Early Bird Specials on New Yarn Arrivals

Boxes and boxes of new yarn is scheduled to arrive in the shop tomorrow. All of the new arrivals will be 10% off regular price through Friday.  We'll get the boxes open and the yarn on the shelves as fast as we can. We will post to Facebook & Twitter & Instagram as soon as each line is ready to go.

What is coming in, you ask? Let's just say I've had socks on my mind recently.

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DY Online

DY Online

We are thrilled to announce our beta release of Dartmouth Yarns Online.  Our goal is to provide all the pleasures of a visit to your favourite local yarn shop--that would be Dartmouth Yarns, of course--with the convenience of online shopping.

The site is fully operational, but "beta" means we are still adding products and features. We need your input and suggestions to help us get everything just right.

Boxing Week specials continue on DYOnline through January 2.  In addition, with the code SHIPFREE entered at check-out, you will receive free shipping on your order over $25 through Jan. 2.  But there's more...provide us with comments or suggestions about DYOnline in the final check-out window, and we'll email you a 10%-off coupon code for online shopping Jan. 3 - Jan. 31!

Find Dartmouth Yarns Online via our website, DartmouthYarns.com. Click on the banner link Shop Dartmouth Yarns Online Now (in red) on the homepage or follow the link on the Products page. This will take you directly to DYOnline (see the image above). To view products available (so far), click on a Featured Product image, click on a category from the menu bar at the top or on the left side of the page, or click the magnifying glass at the very top right to start a search for a particular item.

For now, Perqs are not earned on DYOnline purchases, neither can filled Perqs cards or gift cards be redeemed. We are working on both of these issues, and we appreciate your patience.

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Shop Home for the Holidays

Shop Home for the Holidays

Winter chill is in the air and snow is on the ground. Come to Downtown Dartmouth and visit your "yarn home" this weekend. We'll welcome you with open arms and 15% off on every item in the shop! Start something glamorous, or comfy, or adventurous and feel good about getting a deal at the same time!  Only through Sunday, so don't delay!

See here for our Perqs and Returns Policies.

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Affenstark Sock Yarn

Affenstark Sock Yarn

Treat your hands (and feet) to the softness of jojoba and aloe impregnated yarn.  Austermann adds a little something wonderful to Affenstark sock yarn, and we think you'll like it.  Affenstark sock yarn is our Yarn of the Week through Sunday, Nov. 20.  Choose your colour and get 15% off on yummy sock yarn this week.

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Kureyon YOW

Kureyon YOW

Kureyon, from Noro, is Yarn of the Week through Sunday, Nov. 13.  Did you know that Kureyon is the Japanese pronunciation of "crayon"?  Kureyon is all about the colors!  100% wool, aran weight, perfect for mittens, hats, garments, and felted projects.  Give Kureyon a try for a wet-felted, knit or crocheted, tote, handbag, bowl, slippers, needle-roll, or mitts.  Kureyon is 15% off through Nov. 13 and so is every Noro pattern book!

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YOW Magnum

YOW Magnum

Yarn of the Week is Cascade Magnum.  This is huge yarn (approx. 2 st/in) in a huge skein (250g) and knits or crochets fast and furious.  Both solids and previously discounted paints are 15% off through this Sunday!  Psst--Drop-Stitch Cowl (available on Ravelry) is the secret for high-volume gift knitting!

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YOW Magnum

YOW Magnum

Yarn of the Week is Cascade Magnum.  This is huge yarn (approx. 2 st/in) in a huge skein (250g) and knits or crochets fast and furious.  Both solids and previously discounted paints are 15% off through this Sunday!  Psst--Drop-Stitch Cowl (available on Ravelry) is the secret for high-volume gift knitting!

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I Love Yarn Day…

I Love Yarn Day…

I love, you love, we all love yarn! Saturday, Oct. 15, is the official I Love Yarn Day!  We invite every yarn enthusiast--knitters, crocheters, hookers, spinners, weavers, and others--to "stitch-it-forward" by teaching someone the craft you love this weekend. We are always excited about spreading yarn love. Come in the shop on Saturday to taste (with your needles or hook, of course) a few of our newest arrivals and enter to win a free project kit featuring Alpaca-Merino. Drawing will be held at end-of-day Saturday. Come love some yarn and enter to win!

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