Dartmouth Yarns
..because it's always sweater weather in Nova Scotia!
122 Portland St.
Nova Scotia B2Y 1H8
(902) 422-YARN

Fall & Winter Shop Hours
Tues-Fri,  10 am - 6 pm
Saturday. 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday noon - 4 pm

Closed Mondays



Choose the class or classes you want, and register from the comfort of your own computer!

Class Policies:  Classes meet in the Dartmouth Yarns shop at 122 Portland St., Dartmouth. Class enrollment is limited to give each student plenty of attention.  If your desired class is filled, we will be happy to add you to a waiting list.

Payment of all class fees is required to hold your seat in a class.  You may receive a full refund for any class registration cancelled prior to 72 hours before the first class meeting. We are sorry, but class fees are non-refundable within 72 hours of the first class meeting. In the unfortunate event that a class is cancelled by us due to low enrollment, all class fees will be refunded, with our sincere apologies. If unforeseen weather or illness requires that a single class meeting be rescheduled, students will be notified promptly and the class rescheduled.

Please make sure you read each class description fully to see skill level and material requirements. Some classes may include the cost of key materials. You will need pencil and paper, a blunt-tipped darning needle, and scissors for all classes. All materials are, of course, available for purchase in the shop & students receive a 10% discount on items purchased for class. Please feel free to call us at 422-YARN or, better yet, stop in to talk about any of the classes.

Private and semi-private knitting lessons are available by appointment. Time is priced by the hour ($40), but you can opt to schedule your time in increments of 30 minutes to help you with particular techniques or with tricky bits of a knitting project. The personalized attention available during private lessons can help you learn more and progress faster than in regularly scheduled group classes.  Bring a friend to learn with you and split the cost (semi-private).  Call the shop to discuss topics and schedule. Group lessons can also be scheduled, on demand, for groups of 4-6 students of any age.  (Please note, we do our best to accommodate all requests, but we are limited by the availability of instructors.)

Upcoming Classes:

  • Painting with Wool

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    October 22, 2017
    From: October 22, 2017 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Painting with Wool--An Autumn Breeze

    Create a fall scene, An Autumn Breeze, using the method of wet felting.  You will be given step-by-step instructions on how to create your felted masterpiece.  This workshop is a relaxing and creative activity for both beginners or experienced felters.  

    Instructor: Janice Brydges.  Please visit Art at the Coop (artatthecoop.com) to see more of Janice's artwork. You can contact her by email at JaniceBridges@gmail.com with questions about the workshop

    Materials:  Class kit (wool & pre-felt, $10) plus the following household items:  beach sized towel,  squirt bottle to hold water, large piece of bubble wrap, a large bowl or pail.  This workshop will involve getting wet hands and fun participation so you may want to wear an apron.

    Maximum class size: 6 students

    Location: Dartmouth Yarns, 122 Portland St., Dartmouth
    Cost: $40 (+ $10 material fee)

  • Easy-Peasy Socks (2 meetings)

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    October 29, 2017
    From: October 29, 2017 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm


    Are you ready to take the plunge and become a maker of socks? Learn to knit socks the easy way, using double-pointed needles (DPNs), cuff-to-toe, with an afterthought heel.  In Meeting 1, we will introduce you to knitting-in-the-round with DPNs.  After a short cuff, you will learn to make the heel placeholder and begin knitting the foot.  Your homework will be to continue knitting the foot to the beginning of the toe decreases. Meeting 2 will focus on narrowing and grafting the toe closed, then returning to finish the sock heel.  We will make a full-sized sock in class using worsted-weight yarn.

    Meetings:  Sundays, October 29, 1:00-4:00, & Nov. 5, 2:30-4:00

    Instructor:  Kate

    Skill level: Advanced beginner-intermediate, students should be comfortable with all basic knitting skills, including knit & purl, increasing & decreasing, and following patterns.  No experience knitting with DPNs is expected.

    Materials:  100g Cascade 220 superwash (medium or light colour is best), set of double-pointed needles size 3.75-4.5mm or size to get a nice tight gauge of about 24 st/4", large tapestry needle, stitch markers.

    Maximum enrollment:  5 

    Location: Dartmouth Yarns, 122 Portland St.
    Cost: $45 (bring your own yarn and needles)