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...

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!



'Shirley's Picks'

February 2014 - Now in! - Cascades 'Pacific' - a lovely yarn for many projects; a good stock now in the studio in several different colours... 100 gram skeins in a blend of 40% Superwash Merino and 60% Acrylic.




Welcome to the Studio

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.

Discounts! - Shipping is FREE on any order within Nova Scotia, OR of $75.00 and over!  Sorry, Canadian orders ONLY.

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

Yarns & Accessories:

Our Studio mascot, Sophie


●  Lang

●  Cascade

●  King Cole


●  Needles

●  Yarn Winders

●  Delicate Wash Soap


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Our motto:  No sweater is complete without dog hair!

Bulk Deal! - Shipping is FREE on any order of $75.00 and over!
Canadian orders only.

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Knitting News!

February 2014 -


King Cole Cone Yarns - for machine knitting now available - a special 'Anti-Tickle' formulation in a 4ply soft merino 'Superwash' wool. 


See pricing & colour details on our Shopping page...






Kits - Kits now available! - 'Shirley's Own' Pattern's - for 'Infinity Scarves' so easy & so versatile.


A unique classic open-work pattern, using a butter-soft blend of Alpaca & Merino wools in a natural, un-dyed shade.  Just $20 for wool & pattern - shipping is FREE within Nova Scotia, $10 shipping for the rest of Canada!  





Easy to knit open-work pattern...




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!