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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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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Knitted Knockers

Knitted Knockers

We distributed all but a couple of our Knitted Knocker kits on Saturday. Those are in the shop and can be yours for the asking.  We also have lots of free copies of the pattern and more Ultra Pima yarn for purchase.  One skein will make, probably, 2 pair, depending on the size you make. TIP: if you plan to make a size larger than cup size B, you will likely need to use 8" dpns; or 5 dpns, instead of 4; or a long circular to hold the number of stiches. We are a drop-off site for finished knockers.  You don't need to stuff them; we mail them all flat in a package and they stuff them before they are distributed.  No real timeline for finishing; you can knit up a pair when you need a break from another project.  If you knit socks, you will knit up a pair of knockers in no time.  If you are new to knitting on dpns or need a little help with any part of the pattern, there are tutorial videos linked on the Knitted Knockers of Canada website at www.knittedknockerscanada.com​.  If you want some hands-on assistance, drop in the shop this Thursday evening between 5:30-7:00 and I'll be happy to help you get started.  We'll also provide enough Ultra-Pima for a pair of knockers and a copy of the pattern.

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Ombré Quintet

Ombré Quintet

Thanks to everyone who was so patient with our wonky receipt printer yesterday.  The issue has been resolved.

Isn't this cowl lovely? Designed by Wendy S. Baker, the Ombré Quintet pattern is available, free, on Ravelry.  I love the transition between colours.  It is worked in a fingering yarn, but would be outrageous done in dk (Pure Wool dk) or worsted (Cascade 220) to make a larger piece. (Photo by designer.)

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Beautiful, Embraceable You

Beautiful, Embraceable You

Ami has made a beautiful scarf/cowl and, graciously, shared a picture with us.  She started with shimmery, colourful Drake yarn. Just one skein made the Embraceable Cowl/Scarf (pattern available on Ravelry).  The stitch pattern texture is perfect for highlighting the variation in the yarn. Ami used 12.5mm needles (instead of 15mm size called for in the pattern).

We love to see your finished projects. E-mail us your photo or post to our Facebook page.  

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Margate Hood

Margate Hood

The Margate Hood is a great project to knit to help refugees and neighbors in need stay warm this winter.  It has all the key characteristics: it's easy, used big yarn for a fast finish, designed for flexible wear, and it is really warm and snuggly. Thanks to Cat Montgomery for this project suggestion. The pattern is a free download from Lion Brand Yarns and can be found on Ravelry here.

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Plain Vanilla

Plain Vanilla

We have sooooo much sock yarn in the store, a sock pattern suggestion, or two, might be just the ticket.  The Plain Vanilla Socks pattern by Keri McKiernan is downloadable here.  A plain sock pattern is perfect for busy, self-striping yarn.  Have a solid or semi-solid sock yarn, try something with a bit more challenging, like Monkey Socks by Cookie A., available for purchase from Ravelry or free from Knitty.com here. Photos by the designers.

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Quick-Knit Project 1

Quick-Knit Project 1

Our first Quick-Knit Project is the In the Groove Hat, available as a free download here.  This hat takes a single skein of Cascade Lana Grande.  Through Sun., Nov. 8, Lana Grande is 10% off--just say "I'm in the groove!"

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I love to knit necklace…

I love to knit necklace…

I Love to Knit, designed by Flo Smith, is free until October 1. This is a beautiful, beaded lace decoration for your DIY Knitcessories needle necklace from Addi.  Get the pattern here and get the necklace needles in the shop (we have 2 lengths in both bamboo and turbo tips). Photo by Setpem on Ravelry

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Scottish Ale, anyone?

Scottish Ale, anyone?

Here is an opportunity to start some serious aran sweater knitting.  Scottish Ale, by Cheryl Beckerich Knits, is a free Ravelry download until the end of September!  I got my copy today and am thinking how great this would look on my husband. Cascade Eco Wool or Eco+ is perfect for "manly" projects.  Get your copy of the pattern while it's free and let's get started.  This could be a big project.

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Twilight Scarf or Stole

Twilight Scarf or Stole

The Twilight Scarf is an inviting wrap with a touch of mystery and glamour. It is a simple accessory--either a long scarf or a wider shoulder wrap--that combines the halo and warmth of mohair with the shine and lightness of silk. The Twilight is knit lengthwise in four-or-more colours of a light mohair-silk blend (we used Rowan Kidsilk Haze) and one varigated color in a heavier yarn (we used Noro Silk Garden aran-weight).  Download the .pdf pattern with our compliments here, or check in the shop this weekend (beginning August 15) to see the perfect little kits we have put together for you.  The kit has just what you need: the easy to follow, colour pattern; one skein of Silk Garden; and 4 half-skeins (approximately 12.5g each) of Kidsilk Haze in specially selected, coordinated colors.  The kit is available for just $44.95.

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