With many years experience behind her, Shirley has a wonderful touch in creating unique & fashionable clothing such as sweaters, ponchos, hats & all season-scarves.  Looking for something special for yourself or a friend?

Beginner Classes

Once you start, knitting can be a casual hobby or a life-long joy.  Ensure you start right with instruction from a professional; click to learn more about 'Baxter's Beginner Package'!

Machine Knitting

Not sure how to operate those complicated looking machines?  Shirley owns & uses several models of knitting machines; let her help you get a handle on this alternative to hand-knitting...

Welcome to the Studio!

Take a virtual walk around my Studio, fully stocked for winter. See more video on the Yarns page...

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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.

Our Studio mascot, Sophie


●  Lang

●  Patons

●  Wendys

●  Cascade

●  King Cole

●  Classic Elite

●  Fleece Artist

●  Briggs & Little

●  Rocaro Alpacas


●  Needles

●  Yarn Winders

●  Delicate Wash Soap

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Our motto:  No sweater is complete without dog hair!




- shipping is FREE on orders $50 AND OVER!



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Knitting News - September

SALE - EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!- until the end of September

Paton's Astra  Yarn - just $3.00 (tax included) per 50gm ball


SOCKS/SOCKS/SOCKS - Shirley's been experimenting with a new sock knitting machine, and she loves the results!


Available for August re-opening, zany socks in three lengths; see them on our Knitwear or Shopping pages...



About Shirley

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

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, she is today an avid machine and hand knitter. Her love of knitting and using a variety of yarns with different textures, learned to sketch her own unique designs, and create garments from her imagination. Ask her about creating a custom computer-designed pattern from your own photo or design!

Her projects include:
●  hats
●  vests
●  coats
●  socks

●  scarves

●  sweaters
●  ponchos & wraps
●  even knee high golf socks!



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!






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