Happy Canada Day!

Posting date: 1 July 2024

We want to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude for your continued support. Your love for our yarns and your loyalty mean the world to us.

Important Announcement:

Please note that our store will be closed for vacation from July 12 to July 27. We’ll be taking a much-needed break to recharge and come back with even more inspiration and beautiful yarns for you.

If you need to stock up on yarn, please make your purchases before July 12 to ensure you have everything you need while we’re away.

Summer Yarn Sale:

Our summer yarn is on sale at 20% off! Don’t miss this opportunity to grab your favorite yarns at a discount. Stock up now and enjoy crafting during our vacation period.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. We look forward to serving you again after our vacation.

Thank you and enjoy your Canada Day celebrations!


Season’s Greetings and Store Updates: A Heartfelt Message to Our Amazing Community

Posting date: 22 December 2023


Wishing our beloved community of crafters a season brimming with joy, warmth, and creative inspiration!  As we reflect on the year gone by, our hearts are filled with gratitude for each and every one of you who has made Creative Yarns a vibrant hub of creativity.

We are genuinely thankful for the wonderful projects, stories, and connections that have unfolded in our store. The passion and talent you bring are the true magic that transforms yarn into masterpieces.

This holiday season, may your days be filled with the warmth of handmade treasures, the laughter of loved ones, and the joy that comes from pursuing your creative passions. As we approach the end of the year, we extend our warmest wishes for a happy and healthy New Year filled with exciting new projects and possibilities.

We’d like to inform our fantastic community that our store will be taking a short break from December 24th to January 1st. This pause allows our team to recharge and prepare for another year of bringing you the best in yarn and crafting supplies. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

Looking ahead, we are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to welcome you back in 2024, ready to assist you with all your creative endeavors. Until then, cherish the moments, embrace the holiday spirit, and we can’t wait to see you and your fabulous projects in the coming year!

Thank you for being a vital part of our journey. Wishing you a Happy Holidays and a fantastic New Year filled with endless possibilities!

Unveiling Festive Delight at Creative Yarns!

Posting date: 1 December 2023

Tis the season to immerse ourselves in the warmth of holiday joy, and at Creative Yarns, we’re thrilled to invite you into our cozy haven of all things festive!

In our cherished annual tradition, Nina decorated a Christmas tree with 25 mini knitted socks, each one hiding a delightful surprise – a sweet chocolate treat to add an extra touch of sweetness to the season.

Starting today and continuing until Christmas, the first customer of the day will be gifted one of these charming sock ornaments, along with a delectable chocolate nestled inside. Fear not if you’re not the first in line – we’ve ensured an ample supply of festive joy for each and every one of our cherished customers!

Curious to explore the enchantment? Head over to Creative Yarns and be part of the magic. Let the countdown to Christmas joy begin!

Wishing you a season filled with warmth, laughter, and the joy of handmade treasures.

Black Friday Extravaganza at Creative Yarns!

Posting date: November 23, 2023.

Announcing Black Friday at Creative Yarns! 

Get ready to unravel the excitement because Black Friday is just around the corner, and we’ve got something special in store for you! Join us on Friday, November 24, 2023, and Saturday, November 25, 2023, for an exclusive in-store Black Friday Sale at Creative Yarns.

Yarn Galore at Unbelievable Prices! 

We’re thrilled to offer a fantastic 20% off on ALL yarn in the store! Yes, you heard it right—whether you’re into vibrant colors, luxurious textures, or specialty fibers, now is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite yarns. Treat yourself or find the ideal gift for the yarn enthusiast in your life.

Dive into Savings with 50% Off on Selected Yarn! 

But wait, there’s more! We’re turning up the excitement with a spectacular 50% off on selected yarn. This is your chance to explore new textures, experiment with different blends, and add some extra flair to your projects—all at half the price!

The Perfect Time for Holiday Crafting! 

As we approach the festive season, there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by creating handmade gifts and decorations. Our Black Friday Sale provides the perfect opportunity to fill your yarn stash and kickstart your holiday crafting projects.

Visit Us In-Store for Exclusive Deals! 

Remember, these incredible deals are available exclusively in-store, so mark your calendar and make your way to Creative Yarns, (1213 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough, Ontario) on Black Friday and Saturday.






Exciting Trunk Show Featuring Val Fibres at Creative Yarns!

Posting date: November 10, 2023.


Mark your calendars because something extraordinary is coming to Creative Yarns! Join us for a captivating trunk show on November 18, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm at our store located at 1213 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough.

Meet Val Fibres: A Local Indie Yarn Dye Studio

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve invited Val Fibres, a remarkable local indie yarn dye studio, to showcase their handmade yarns. Valeria, the passionate dyer behind Val Fibres, will be joining us to share her unique and vibrant creations. Her artistic journey is an exploration of color, texture, and the wonders of the natural world.

About Val Fibres: Dreaming in Color and Texture

Val, the heart and soul behind Val Fibres, describes herself as someone who’s always dreaming in color, texture, and yarn. Her inspiration knows no bounds, often finding beauty in the most unexpected places. Nature, with its vibrant beauty, serves as her ultimate muse. Val draws inspiration from the lush colors of flowers, the soothing hues of lakes, and the captivating gradients of sunrises and sunsets.

In her own words: “It’s my way of capturing the beauty of the world and sharing it with fellow yarn enthusiasts.”

Event Details:

  • Date: November 18, 2023 (Saturday)
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Location: Creative Yarns, 1213 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough, Ontario

What to Expect:

  • Exclusive Yarn Showcase: Explore and indulge in the exquisite collection of handmade yarns by Val Fibres.

  • Meet the Dyer: Valeria will be present to share her creative process, inspiration, and the story behind each skein of yarn.

  • Community Gathering: Connect with fellow yarn enthusiasts, share your projects, and be part of the vibrant Creative Yarns community.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of handmade yarns and connect with the talented Valeria from Val Fibres.

Save the date, and we can’t wait to see you there!





Li’l Red KettleHead Trunk show

Posting date: September 28, 2023.

We are thrilled to announce an event that will surely knit its way into your hearts! Our yarn store is buzzing with excitement as we prepare to host the much-anticipated Li’l Red KettleHead Trunk Show, featuring the incredibly talented Paula Main.
Date: October 14, 2023.
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Location: Creative Yarns store, 1213 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough.
Paula Main, the creative mastermind behind Li’l Red KettleHead, is returning to our cozy corner, bringing with her a kaleidoscope of hand-dyed yarns and a treasure trove of knitting inspiration. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
Here’s what you can expect at the Li’l Red KettleHead Trunk Show:
  • Stunning Hand-Dyed Yarns: Paula’s hand-dyed yarns are well known for their vibrant colors and exquisite craftsmanship. Whether you’re a seasoned knitter or just starting your yarn journey, her yarns offer endless possibilities for your next project.
  •  A Plethora of Samples: Prepare to be inspired! Paula will be showcasing an array of knitted creations made with her hand-dyed yarns. From cozy sweaters to intricate shawls, these samples will ignite your creativity and spark new project ideas.
  • Expert Guidance: Paula herself will be on hand to answer your questions, offer knitting tips, and share her wealth of knowledge. Whether you need assistance with a pattern or simply want to chat all things yarn, she’s here to help.
  •  Exclusive Shopping: Of course, you’ll have the opportunity to shop Paula’s stunning yarn collection right here in our store. Take home the perfect skeins for your next masterpiece.
  •  Fun and Community: Join fellow yarn enthusiasts, share stories, and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of knitting. It’s a chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion.
Mark your calendars and spread the word! The Li’l Red KettleHead Trunk Show is an event for yarn lovers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, there’s something for everyone.
Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the event date. Follow us on Instagram @creative_yarns to be the first to know about special promotions, giveaways, and more exciting details.
We can’t wait to welcome Paula Main and all of you to our yarn haven. Let’s knit, purl, and create beautiful memories together at the Li’l Red KettleHead Trunk Show!
See you there!



Royal Yarn Sale at Creative Yarns

Posting date: May 5, 2023.

As the nation prepares for the coronation of King Charles III, we at Creative Yarns are excited to announce a special sale in honor of the occasion. This Saturday May 6, 2023 all yarn in royal colors will be available at a discount of 15% off, exclusively in-store.
Whether you’re a seasoned knitter or just starting out, there’s never been a better time to stock up on high-quality yarn at an unbeatable price. From rich purples and regal blues to deep reds and elegant golds, we have a wide selection of yarns in colors fit for royalty.
But don’t wait too long to take advantage of this incredible deal – the sale is only available in-store on the day of the coronation, so mark your calendars and be sure to stop by early to snag your favorite royal shades before they’re gone.
As always, we will be on hand to answer any questions and help you find the perfect yarn for your next project. And with our commitment to sustainability and ethical sourcing, you can feel good about your purchase knowing that it supports both our local community and the wider world.
So come celebrate the coronation of King Charles III with us at Creative Yarns this Saturday, and take advantage of our exclusive sale on all royal-colored yarns. We can’t wait to see you there!



LOCAL YARN STORE DAY at Creative Yarns

Posting date: April 28, 2023.

Local Yarn Store Day is here and we’re celebrating it in a big way! On Saturday, April 29th, 2023 we’re offering a special SALE on all yarn produced in Ontario, Canada. Enjoy your 15% off on brands like Trailhead Yarns, Zen Yarn Garden, Rhichard Devrieze and more.

This is a great opportunity to show your support for local businesses and get some amazing yarn at discounted price. We invite you to visit our store (1213 Ellesmere rd, Scarborough, Ontario) to take advantage of this limited time offer. 



New! Sock Yarn from Dream in Color Yarn.

Posting date: 28 March 2023

We’ve recently expanded our selection of sock yarn! Creative Yarns is now carrying Smooshy by Dream in Color Yarn.  

Inspired by the richly textured hues found in nature, the colorways of Dream in Color are hard to beat. Beautifully saturated solids and gorgeously painted multicolors will elevate your craft to the next level.

Smooshy Sock Yarn is a bouncy, squishy fingering weight superwash merino and nylon blend that holds up wonderfully in socks and wears well in accessories and garments. Size is approximately 420 yards/ 4 ounces. 85% superwash merino wool, 15% nylon.

Just because it’s called sock yarn doesn’t mean you have to knit socks with it!

Last minute Christmas gift ideas

Posting Date: 21 December 2022


Oh no! It’s this time of the year again. Christmas is in a couple of days and if you still didn’t prepare gifts for some of your loved ones (or probably yourself), we are here to help you to find out some ideas of last minute Christmas gifts for crafters.

Let’s start with the easiest one – Gift Certificate. You can purchase one at Creative Yarns and put any amount of money. You will definitely be safe with a gift certificate, and your loved ones will get whatever they want. 


You can’t be wrong with giving yarn to your craft friends. We have a beautiful selection of the finest quality yarns. Check out our online store to explore all options.

The next idea is a knitting needles set. Look how cute is it! We have several options from different brands. They all go with a case that is so convenient for keeping them on place.

Hope these last minute Christmas gifts ideas will help you to find out the best present for your loved ones. 

Our working hours this Holiday: 

December 24 – 27 : closed

December 28 – 30: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

December 31: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

January 1 – 2: closed


Happy Holidays!

Holiday hours

Posting date: 21 Dec 2022


Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holidays! May this holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.

Our Holiday hours this year are:

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, 3 Jan.

See you soon!



Posting date: 24 Nov 2022



Don’t miss our Black Friday Sale! 

All yarn in store 20% – 50% off.

All yarn at creativeyarns.ca 20% off with discount code BLACKFRIDAY22. 

Sale is in effect from Friday November 25, 2022 to Sunday November 27, 2022. 



New! Yarns from Knitting for Olive.

Posting date: 24 October 2022

We’re delighted to start carrying some beautiful new yarns from Knitting for Olive,  a small, mother-and-daughter Danish yarn company.  They are knitters and knitwear designers first, so their yarns come from their own love of high-quality, natural fibres that are environmentally friendly, cruelty-free, and easy to work with.

Knitting for Olive Merino is produced from Patagonian merino, where sheep are not subjected to mulesing. Pure Silk is spun from pure bourette silk (raw silk) produced from silk fibers collected from cocoons after the chrysalises are allowed to mature into moths and escape. Both yarns are spun and dyed in Italy using environmentally safe practices, and the finished yarns are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified, meaning that they are free from any harmful chemicals.

These are lovely yarns to work with. The quality of the yarn and beauty of the colours elevate simple designs to elegance and luxury.  We can’t wait to see what wonderful things our customers will make with these new yarns.

Knitting for Olive Merino yarns in rows, showing the range of colours.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posting date: 10 Oct 2022

We’d like to wish a very happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends and customers.  We hope that you have loved ones to spend it with, and plenty of good food to celebrate it with.

Fall is here, the autumn colours are breathtaking this year, and we are well into prime ‘knitting season’. The store has plenty of new yarns, new colourways in old favourites, and new pattern suggestions for you to dive into.  Whether you are knitting gifts for the coming holiday season, or warm, woolly garments for your own Fall and Winter, we have suggestions for all your knitting needs.

As a reminder, our winter hours are in effect:

  • Monday:      Closed.
  • Tuesday:      10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:     10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday:          10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:     10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:        Closed.

See you soon!


Pattern suggestion: Bibbe pullover

Posting date: 4 October 2022


Fall is officially here. The start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere was couple weeks ago and what is the best way to celebrate than to knit up an oversized pullover? Creative Yarns is here with a weekly pattern suggestion.  

Step one is to pick a nice pattern. Creative Yarns suggests Bibbe pullover by Meghan Kelly. It is an oversized dolman pullover worked in pieces from the bottom up. Increases are worked at the underarms to shape the sleeves. Short rows shape the shoulders. When working the front, the neck shaping is worked simultaneously with the short row shaping. pattern suggestion bibbe pullover

Step two is to pick a nice yarn. We decided to knit this beautiful pullover with Arranmore Light by The Fibre Company. It is woollen spun DK weight yarn. It is 80% merino wool, 10% cashmere and 10% sillk. Garments made with this yarn are light and warm at the same time. 

pattern suggestion arranmore yarn

Shibui Yarn – Clearance Sale

Posting date: 13 Jul 2022

A skein of soft, gray, tweedy yarn.A special offer for all lovers of Shibui yarns!  We love Shibui, too – beautiful solid colours in high-quality luxury fibres – but it’s time for us to clear out our inventory to make room for new products.

So, we’re having a clearance sale, with 20% off all Shibui yarn, while stocks last.  In-store, or online.

We carry:

  • Shibui Twig – a soft blend of linen/silk/wool; light, cool, and easy with a luxurius feel
  • Shibui Rain – mercerized cotton chainette; lustrous and fluid
  • Shibui Pebble – a tweedy silk/merino/cashmere blend with a cushy softness
  • Shibui Fern – organic brushed cotton in a cabled yarn; light, soft, and very easy to work
  • Shibui Echo – a lofty, textured silk/merino blend
  • Shibui Reed – a soft linen chainette with exquisite suppleness and drape

Summer hours

Posting date: 7 Jul 2022

Please note that the store will be closed on Saturday 9 July.

Our summer hours this year are:

  • Monday:      Closed.
  • Tuesday:      10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:     10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday:          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:     10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:        Closed.

See you soon!


Regular business hours

Posting date: 30 March 2022

Spring is on the doorstep, and we hope that you are also looking forward to more outdoor activities in the near future!   We are returning to regular business hours, and will be closed again on Sundays.  Our regular hours are:

  • Monday:      Closed.
  • Tuesday:      10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:     10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday:          10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:     10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:        Closed.

See you soon!


Sunday Opening Extended

Posting date: 5 January 2022

Happy New Year!  We wish you all a joyful New Year, full of possibilities and (hopefully soon) free of COVID and all the disruption it has caused.

Sunday opening hours have been very popular this winter, and so we are extending them.   Our opening hours are currently:

  • Monday:      Closed.
  • Tuesday:      10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday:     10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday:          10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:     10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:        11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

See you soon!