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

Shop Hours
Tues, Wed, Fri,  10 am - 4 pm
Thursday 10am - 6 pm
Saturday. 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday noon - 4 pm



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, you 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 ($35), 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:

  • Portuguese Knitting Workshop - Details >> July 22, 2017
    From: July 22, 2017 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Portuguese Knitting

    Instructor:  Teresa

    This is a technique class to learn the basic one-colour, Portuguese knitting stitches (k, p, inc, dec). There is no class project. This is a great technique especially if you find that you suffer from hand fatigue/pain when you knit.

    Materials:  Please bring a worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles for your yarn. I don't recommend novelty yarns while learning. My preference is a circular needle (16" - 24" cable). You are welcome to bring a Portuguese knitting pin, if you have one, but it is not necessary. 

    Class limit: 5 students
    The course is now full. Please call the shop (902-422-9276) to be added to the waiting list.

    Location: Dartmouth Yarns, 122 Portland St., Dartmouth
    Cost: $20 (bring your own yarn & needles)

  • Introduction to Drop Spindle - Details >> July 23, 2017
    From: July 23, 2017 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Intro to Drop Spindle

    Instructor:  Teresa

    Have you ever wanted to try spinning your own yarn?  Now is the time to try. You will need a drop spindle and Corriedale top. Spinning with a spindle is a great stepping stone to the spinning wheel and it is portable. Learn about spinning fibres and spinning terms while you begin to create your own handspun yarn.

    Materials: Drop spindle and 100g of Corriedale wool top.  Top is unspun wool that has been "combed" so the fibres are going in the same direction.  Rather than looking like a big pile of fluff or a thick slab of fluff, it will look like thick, soft ropes of fibre.  Corriedale is a breed of sheep that makes wool that is easier to spin than other wool that has short fibres or is slippery.  Dartmouth Yarns has spindles and Corriedale top in different colours for you, so just ask.

    Maximum enrollment: 5

    Location: Dartmouth Yarns, 122 Portland St., Dartmouth
    Cost: $20 (bring your own spindle & top)