Knitter’s Nest is a warm and welcoming yarn shop in Powell River, B.C. With a focus on Canadian and ethically sourced products, we carry a wide array of yarns, knitting needles, stitch markers, project bags and other crafting supplies. Here are some of the brands we’re proud to offer.
Ancient Arts Yarns
Ancient Arts Yarn creates artisanal, hand-dyed yarns inspired by nature, art and life. Based in Calgary, their yarn bases are ethically sourced, milled and processed. In a range of stunning colourways, they’re individually hand-dyed using environmentally conscious practices.
Spanning six generations, Berroco is a Rhode Island-based company offering a range of yarns from countries including Brazil, France, Italy, Italy and Switzerland.
Briggs & Little
Canada’s oldest woollen mill, Briggs & Little has more than 160 years of experience making 100% Canadian wool yarns. Located in York Mills, N.B., they have been producing yarn since the 1800s! Still a family-run business, there are currently three generations of Littles working at the mill.
Cascade Yarns is on a mission to provide high-quality yarns at affordable prices. Founded in the late 1980s, it remains a family-run business based in Seattle with a focus on importing premium yarns from South America.
Specializing in fine yarns and accessories from around the world, Estelle Yarns has been importing and distributing to Canadian yarn stores for more than 40 years.
B.C.-based Fidley Dyeworks is an adventure in colour. Kate dyes all of her yarn by hand in small batches.
Foxtrail Fibre Arts
Toronto-based dyer Véronique Baril sources sustainable merino wool from New Zealand for her company, Foxtrail Fibre Arts. In producing her vibrant, hand-painted yarns and tops, Véronique considers the environmental impact of every stage of production.
Lichen and Lace
Hand-dyed in Sackville, N.B., Lichen and Lace yarns are “inspired by the quiet beauty of nature.”
Beloved for its extreme softness and beautiful range of hand-dyed colours, Malabrigo is a family-run company located in Uruguay and Peru.
Celebrating the beauty of nature is what Noro yarns are all about. Inspired by the variability of the sea, mountains, flower and trees, the Japanese company excels at showcasing the allure of natural fibres in all the colours of nature.
Borgo de’Pazzi is an Italian yarn producer based in Tuscany. Whether bright or neutral colours, their natural fibre yarn comes in beautiful palettes.
Juniper Moon Farm
At Juniper Moon Farm in Virginia, Susan Gibbs spins yarn from her flock of fine wool sheep and Angora goats. In addition, Susan curates a line of thoughtfully sourced yarns featuring fibres from Argentina, Italy, Nepal and Peru.
By knitters, for knitters, Kelbourne Woolens is for lovers of craft. Founded in 2008, Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn set out to create a line of yarns crafters would reach for again and again.
With a broad range of colours and immense softness, Universal Yarn has been offering high-quality yarns for more than a decade.