Happy New Year!

Baxter Knits hopes all our friends & customers had a peaceful Holiday season and look forward to seeing you in 2019.


Winter Yarns

Watch our Facebook page for regular updates on new yarn & accessory arrivals; winter's a great time to snuggle up indoors and tackle new projects!





Shirley's Socks are on Etsy, but stock is always limited!

Virtual Studio Tour


2018 - We DOUBLED our stock for the 2018 fall & 2019 winter season.  Take a look at our selection in the video at right; please note sound is muted.

logo copyright the Fleece ArtistLast year Nova Scotia producer FLEECE ARTIST created 'Wanderlust Islands', a fresh offering for discerning knitters, inspired by beautiful islands from around the world.

A limited edition "Woolie Silk", 70% Superwash Merino, 30% Silk. HERE TILL IT'S GONE!

Hand Maiden fine yarn. One of a kind. Hand dyed in Canada. 100g Skeins

 From Fleece Artist in Halifax, NS - Canada's 150th National Parks Collection.  In honour of Canada's 150th Birthday, they have curated a collection highlighting 13 of Canada's National Parks, one for each Province and Territory.  100% Merino Wool, Superwash, Machine Washable. 125g skein, 4 MM needles, Hand Dyed. Worsted weight.  A beautiful Merino Wool Yarn, well worth a visit to my Studio!  Ask about 'Sable Island", NS...

Flotte Socke yarn... Bright new sock colours... Wool-Free Bamboo Comfort...


Welcome to

the Studio!

We're easier to find - Watch for our colourful new sign by the driveway under the Canadian Flag...

Shirley Baxter Knits is a home-based businesses, a retailer of the finest quality yarns, needles and accessories.  The studio is a fulfillment of Shirley's ambition to sell fine knitted products and of her passion for yarns.  You'll enjoy visiting a knitting shop where the pace is unhurried and so much more welcoming than just another yarn store in a mall.  This quite yarn shop is both well stocked and welcoming...

Her unique designs and knitwear are available for purchase at truly wonderful prices.

Needles - The Studio also carries extensive inventory of bamboo and maple knitting needles - straight, circular, double-pointed & crochet hooks.

Suffering from arthritis? Knitting, whether hand or machine knitting, is a wonderful exercise for problem fingers, good mental therapy, and relaxation for stress. Have patience - time to practice.

Shirley's Studio - peaceful surroundings & plenty of parking; click for a map and driving directions.


●  Opal

●  Regia

●  Patons

●  Comfort

●  Wendys

●  Classic Elite

●  Fleece Artist

●  Briggs & Little


●  Needles

●  Yarn Winders

●  Delicate Wash Soap

click for our full lines...

New yarns arriving monthly;

Watch our Facebook page for the latest.

We specialize in Sock Yarns!




About Shirley

Shirley has a real passion for knitting, which began at an early age, when she learned the craft from her grandmother.

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, she is today an avid machine and hand knitter. She enjoys using a variety of yarns with different textures & colours.



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We'd love to see photos of your latest projects!

Ask Shirl! 

Got a knitting question you'd like answered?  Just drop Shirley a line by email or through Facebook and she'll do her best to answer it for you!





Studio Staff...

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Kind Comments on Facebook...


'It is wonderful to find a knitting person who is so helpful and cares about her customers like Shirley. Couldn't knit without her. Top quality products, great service and a nice lady to talk with who is so knowledgeable about hand and machine knitting.' - Annalise Edwards


'For my first visit to the shop I think it is A+! Shirley has a little of everything for every person. I will definitely be back!' - Patsy Langdon Gorveatte