Knit for Fun Retreats

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Knit for Fun Retreats

Take a break from your busy life and join us for a long weekend of carefree fun! Ranging from 40 to 120 participants (depending on the venue), Knit For Fun Retreats offers a few days of learning, camaraderie, and above all, fun and surprises!

There are two domestic retreats each year—one at the end of April and one at the end of September. The exact dates depend on the availability of venues; all retreats fall over a weekend.

There is also one retreat each year in Canada. The dates for that retreat vary.

Each retreat will feature at least two instructors—two or three that I handpick to complement the classes I teach, as well as myself. Between the three (or four) of us, you’ll have lots of opportunity to learn new and exciting knitting techniques in a beautiful, relaxed setting.

What You Can Look Forward To

The retreat begins Thursday afternoon with check-in (nametag, room assignment, and a swag bag filled with fun surprises), followed by opening-night festivities.

Classes will be held in three-hour sessions in the mornings and afternoons of Friday and Saturday (and possibly Sunday morning) and will be limited to 24 students each. Your package will include three classes—at least one with each instructor. You’ll also get one free three-hour period for relaxing, exploring, shopping, or just having fun. For those of you who are “class junkies,” there may be an option to purchase an extra class in lieu of the free period, provided space is available.

An optional full-day (six-hour) intensive class will also be available from each instructor before official check-in on the first day of the retreat. Those participating in this extension class who would like to arrive on Wednesday will have to make individual reservations for lodging (at the group rate). Lunch will be provided.

A marketplace will be open at least one evening of the retreat where you’ll find yarn and other knitting “necessities.”

Lodging, special class materials, meals (including vegetarian and gluten-free options), beverages, and snacks will be provided throughout the retreat. In other words, you’ll be fully taken care of.

During registration, you’ll choose the classes in order of your preference for each instructor. Once the classes have been assigned, you’ll be notified of the yarn, needles, and notions you’ll need to bring as well as homework, if applicable.

Transportation

You will be responsible for your transportation to and from the event venue. We will provide information for a shuttle or van service from the nearest airport, when available.

General Retreat Schedule

Day One (Thursday)
3:00 pm: Check in, grab your swag bag, and let the fun begin
5:30 pm: Happy hour
6:30 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Introductions, general announcements, and more fun

Day Two (Friday)
7:30 am: Breakfast
9:00 am: Class begins
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm: Class begins
6:30 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Knitting and fun with friends

Day Three (Saturday)
7:30 am: Breakfast
9:00 am: Class begins
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm: Class begins
6:30 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Knitting and fun with friends

Day Four (Sunday)
9:00 am: Brunch or additional classes (larger retreats will have classes Sunday morning)
11:30 am: Departures for the smaller retreats
2:00 pm: Departures for the larger retreats

Optional Full-Day Extension (Day One–Thursday)
9:00 am: Class begins
12:00 pm: Lunch (included)
1:30 pm: Continuation of morning class
5:30 pm: Join the arriving guests

Contact

knitforfunretreats@gmail.com

Past Retreats

May 2016 – Park City, UT