Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta


70% Superwash ExtraFine Merino / 20% Silk / 10% Cashmere

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

Just arrived from Lykke!

Handcrafted wooden shawl pins made in India; available in Mango Wood or Rosewood

Scissors with curved points - Check out the ones decorated with Sheep!

Packages of 3 darning needles with bent tips to make weaving in ends much easier!

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta


Journey Shawl Yarn Kit

Kit Selection: Kit 1

The Journey Shawl by Caroline Sommerfeld

Featured in Vogue Knitting Fall 2020: The Makers!

This shawl is very personal for me as it’s a retrospective of my knitting career and my career as a dyer! The stitches used in this shawl symbolize my various interests in knitting including texture, lace, cables, and stranding. I chose to use the ones that I personally enjoy the most, with each block and section representing a different time period in my knitting, and the various techniques I’ve learned along the way. The shawl also symbolizes who I am as a dyer since I prefer to work with primary colours in natural tones. Black and brown are included in this shawl as they are important to a dyer in achieving subtle and beautiful colours. The yarn I chose is one I designed myself, and together with the techniques and colours I used, this shawl brings both ancient and modern sheep together in a design that uses both old and new styles of knitting! It’s meant to be my tribute to a life time of knitting and colour, and is intended to feel like a big warm hug when you wear it. - CS

All Vogue photos ©Jack Deutsch.

Please choose from the following kit options all on our Lascaux Fine yarn base:

Kit 1: Contains 250 grams each of  Night and Classic Blue, and 100 grams each of Heart, Brass Tacks, and Irish Linen. (Shown in Vogue photos).
Kit 2: Contains 250 grams each of Fortuitous and Beaujolais de Chenas, and 100 grams each of Dune Grass, Pebble, and Cypress Tree.
Kit 3: Contains 250 grams each of Dark Roast, and Cinnamon, and 100 grams each of Hearthside, Denim 1, and Wheat.

Please note that this kit only includes the yarn.  The pattern is only available in the Vogue Knitting winter issue, available in stores and online now.

Lascaux Fine / Lascaux Fine 50's
25% Manx Loaghtan/75% Punta Arenas Wool
Lascaux Fine 50’s – 175 meters / 192 yards per 50 gram / 1.75 oz skein
Lascaux Fine 100 – 350 meters / 385 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein

Gauge: 25 – 30 sts / 4 inches (10 cm) US 1.5 – 2.5 or 2.5 - 3.0 mm

While we make every effort to represent colour accurately, they may vary slightly when viewed on different monitors.

Dyed-to-Order:  Please note that with dyed-to-order yarns you will need to allow up to 2 - 3 weeksfor us to dye and ship your yarn. In addition, while we strive for consistency, due to the hand dye process variations may exist between (and with some colourways within) dye lots. Therefore it is important to order sufficient yarn for your project, and if a uniform result is preferred we suggest alternating skeins. We hope that you will value and appreciate the beautiful and unique creations of the hand dye process and are always happy to assist you in working with hand dyed yarns!

Ancient Arts Yarn can be purchased
through several different options:

  • Place an order through this website
  • Come visit our store at 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB
  • Order over the phone at 403-454-5663
  • Visit a local yarn shop that stocks Ancient Arts Yarns.
    A list of shops can be found under the stockist menu above.

Need help choosing the right yarn for your next project? Including questions on:

  • Choosing the right yarn base
  • Colour choices
  • Calculating yarn requirements

Please contact us at 403-454-5663 or email us at to get started.

Order Changes

If you need to make changes to your order before you receive a shipping notice, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll do our best to accommodate any changes you need. We can be reached by email at
or phone at 403-454-5663.

Combining Orders

To save on shipping costs, you can combine your orders. To do so, please contact us by email at
or by phone at 403-454-5663. If your order has not yet shipped, we can combine it with another order and refund to you any shipping costs may be saved by

Shipments to United States

  • Shipped by USPS or UPS
  • Please note that only USPS will deliver to US PO Boxes
  • Tracking numbers provided on all shipments
  • All brokerage and duty paid by Ancient Arts, you will incur no additional cost to receive your order

Shipments to Canada

  • Shipped by Canada Post, ICS Courier, Purolator and UPS
  • Please note that only Canada Post will deliver to PO
  • All brokerage and duty paid by Ancient Arts, you will incur no additional cost to receive your order

Shipments to International (Outside
Canada & USA)

  • Shipped by USPS and Canada Post.
  • Tracking number available to most destinations
  • You are responsible for any additional brokerage, duties or taxes that may be incurred on import into your country. We cannot change or reduce the amount on your commercial invoice or change the description to gift.

We offer a 60-day return and exchange policy from the date of shipment. To be eligible for a return or exchange yarn must be in original condition with label intact and be scent and smoke-free. Please note that shipping fees are non-refundable. Refunds will be issued to the original payment method used for the purchase.

Please contact us by email at or by phone at 403-454-5663 to arrange return.

Phone: 403-454-5663


Studio: 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB, Canada