The last yarn shop that I made it to while in Canada was The Loop in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This was the last, somewhat frantic, stop in Halifax before we had to get back onboard. I made quick work of shopping, though, which shouldn’t surprise my husband by now, and found something lovely!
I’m not very familiar with Halifax but having a big Citadel in the middle of the city helps with navigation. Our tour stopped at the Citadel and then, on the way back, the driver said he could drop us downtown to shop. I could tell we were close to The Loop, so we hopped out.
The Loop is on the corner of Barrington and Blowers and was super easy to find. If you’re shopping in town, this is an easy walk between you and pier. On the way back, we walked along the boardwalk, wishing we had more time to spend there. It looked so lovely! What a great city!
The Loop had a large selection of yarns. I was excited to see Lichen and Lace, Celtic Raven, Opal, HiKoo, Erica Knight, Good Fibrations, Trailhead Yarns, CoopKnits, Noro, and Juniper Moon.
The skein I walked out of the door with was Hand Maiden. I don’t think I knew that Hand Maiden was a Canadian dyer. As it was, I was delighted to buy more local yarn while in Nova Scotia. Since I had purchased yarn at The Mariner’s Daughter this same day, I limited myself to one skein at The Loop.
The shop owner was very nice and chatted with me the entire time I perused the store. I love meeting friendly yarn store owners!
If you are in Halifax and doing a city tour, The Loop will be easy to incorporate into your day. And you won’t regret it! I already wish I had bought more Hand Maiden while in the store!
1557 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Go support this lovely yarn shop!