The Loop

Local yarn shop (LYS)
1557 Barrington St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z7
Ravelry patterns are available to purchase in this shop

Coronavirus pandemic: Information for customers

It is very difficult to describe the feeling of locking up your shop after the last day of regular business for an unknown period. At the best of times, small business ownership is fraught with uncertainty. But this is something new and strange. In a sense, though, there’s comfort in knowing that we’re all in it together. Every one of us. We know that you know this, because of all the support and kindness you have shown us over the last several days. For that, a heartfelt thank you to all of our regular customers, and to the new and soon-to-be makers who included us in their plans for the long stretch of home-time ahead. As one door closes (albeit temporarily), another one opens: we are working steadily on getting The Loop’s web store ready for you, and are hoping to have it live by the end of the week. It’s been a steep learning curve, and there will no doubt be glitches, but we are polishing it up... "Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises." -Elizabeth Zimmerman


Shop hours may be affected by Coronavirus. Please call ahead!

Monday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday - Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Wheelchair access yes
Seating available yes
Free wireless yes

The Loop is a modern, bright and cheerful space in the heart of historic downtown Halifax. Specializing in natural fibres from near and far, the Loop carries a carefully-selected range of beautiful yarns and tools for handknitting and crochet, fibre for spinning and felting, as well as some cross-stitch and embroidery supplies. Drop in for friendly advice, take a workshop, or schedule a private lesson.

Shop staff



Brands that have been purchased at this shop.

  • ArtFil
    last stashed Mar 2020
  • Aspen Grove Farm
    last stashed Jan 2020
  • Berroco
    last stashed Jan 2020
  • Cascade Yarns ®
    last stashed Feb 2020
  • Celtic Raven Fibres
    last stashed Oct 2019
  • CoopKnits
    last stashed Dec 2019
  • Erika Knight
    last stashed Dec 2019
  • Estelle Yarns
    last stashed Feb 2020
  • Fiddlesticks Knitting
    last stashed Jul 2019
  • Fleece Artist
    last stashed Jan 2020
  • Garnstudio
    last stashed Jan 2020
  • Good Fibrations
    last stashed Dec 2019
  • Hand Maiden Fine Yarn
    last stashed Jan 2020
  • HiKoo® by skacel
    last stashed Aug 2019
  • Hypothesis Yarns
    last stashed Feb 2020
  • Illimani Yarn
    last stashed Jan 2020
  • Juniper Moon Farm
    last stashed Mar 2020
  • Knitting Fever
    last stashed Nov 2019
  • La Maison Tricotée
    last stashed Jul 2019
  • Lichen and Lace
    last stashed Mar 2020
  • Log House Cottage
    last stashed May 2019
  • RavensWood Fibre Co.
    last stashed Sep 2019
  • Schoppel-Wolle
    last stashed Apr 2019
  • Sirdar
    last stashed Jan 2020
  • Sugar Bush Yarns
    last stashed Jan 2020
  • Sunnyside Ellen
    last stashed Dec 2019
  • Sweet Paprika Designs
    last stashed Jan 2020
  • Trailhead Yarns and Fibre
    last stashed Mar 2020
  • Urth
    last stashed Jan 2020
  • Yvieknits Yarn
    last stashed Jan 2020
  • Zwerger Garn
    last stashed Feb 2020