Knitting & Yoga Adventures 
by PeaceTree

Treat yourself to the best time of the year. Your time.

Treat yourself to the best time of the year. Your time.

Treat yourself to the best time of the year. Your time. Treat yourself to the best time of the year. Your time.

Knitting by the Sea

May 28-31 2020, this is a rescheduled date

Join us, along with Instructor Denise Bayron, for a long weekend of fresh sea air, beautiful sunsets and beaches in one of America's most historical & quintessential seaside fishing villages, Rockport, Massachusetts in Cape Ann.

 

Denise's many accomplishments include a nod to her CardiZen design in the New Yorker. The same pattern was nominated in the Mason Dixon Knitting Bracket 2019, Cardigan category. Her Grace Pullover was published in the April 2019 issue of Laine Magazine. She also has a pattern, the Indoorsy Tunic, featured in Making Magazine, No.8/Forest. She is currently teaching at Vogue Knitting Live in Austin, New York, and other venues throughout 2020.  You can also find her on Instagram @bayronhandmade and on her website, bayronhandmade.com.


Scroll down for class descriptions.  


We will enjoy our craft together while making new friends in the beautiful seaside historic art-deco mansion,The Yankee Clipper Inn. 


Daily yoga sessions will take place each morning in a sun-filled room with broad views across the lawn to the water. We will enjoy a delicious menu by the Yankee Clipper Inn Chef prepared just for us to suit every palette.


This is the perfect opportunity to try something new in a beautiful and special setting.

 

Included in the cost of the retreat... 

*Welcoming reception

*3 full breakfasts 

*2 lunches

*3 evening meals at The Yankee Clipper Inn

*3 yoga sessions

*Daily knitting workshops with Denise Bayron

*Yarn for weekend project

*A special gift


Cost per person: $975*

Deposit due at time of registration: $300

*Returning participants receive a $50 discount
* Returning Participants bring a friend new to K&YA and both of you receive an additional $50 off for you and $50 for your friend

All deposits and payments are non-refundable.

Registration will begin December 1, 2019

Final Payments will be invoiced and due March 1, 2020


 *Room cost is not included--please The Yankee Clipper Inn directly to reserve your room after your registration is accepted



Denise Bayron of Bayron Handmade wearing her Hatdana Cowl.

Denise Bayron of Bayron Handmade wearing her Hatdana Cowl.

Classes

Descriptions

 

LEVEL UP TO INTERMEDIATE KNITTING - LEARN 10 NEW SKILLS 


In this class, students will learn 10 intermediate knitting skills that will improve the quality and finishing of their work. We will create a tiny mock-up of the Hatdana pattern as a tool to learn the skills listed below. This pattern yields a unique, versatile and practical accessory that can be worn as a hat, a bandana, a headwrap, and a cowl. It is a single-skein project designed for worsted and fingering weight yarns. 

Students will receive a class curriculum. We will refer back to the curriculum throughout the class to ensure we meet the expectations set below. Students will learn: 

● How to creatively edge knit fabric so that it lays flat and doesn’t roll 

● Which increase to use, when, why, and how to make it 

● Managing multiple stitch markers 

● Working cables without a cable needle 

● How to insert a lifeline 

● Knitting in the round using Magic Loop 

● How to work an Invisible Sewn Bind Off that mimics a Tubular Bind Off without grafting 

● How to weave in a tail in ribbing for an invisible finish 

● How to work a duplicate stitch 

● How to create tassels and attach them to your knitting 

TECHNIQUE REQUIREMENTS / CLASS LEVEL Students must know how to knit / purl, cast on and bind off. Adventurous beginner to intermediate. 

HOMEWORK: None 

SUPPLIES TO BRING 

● 1 skein of worsted weight yarn (Provided)

● Corresponding circular needles (US 5 / 3.75mm suggested) on 32” or longer cable for magic loop 

● 4 small, plain stitch markers 

● 1 Crochet hook that matches the size of the knitting needles 

● Darning or Tapestry needle 

● Waste yarn 

● Yarn Snips 

● A sense of humor and willingness to collaborate 



MAKE A MODERN WALL HANGING using Knitting, Crochet and Macrame


In this class, we will make a wooly wall hanging that blurs the line between the fiber arts. If you enjoy lace knitting but

are intimidated by tiny needles and fine lace yarn, in this class we will learn intermediate lace knitting skills using

bulky yarn and larger needles. We will attach the knitting to a macrame hoop using crochet techniques and attach the

fringe with macrame knots. The result will be a modern macrame-style wall hanging that you can proudly display in

your home and make as gifts.

Students will receive a class curriculum. We will refer back to the curriculum throughout the class to ensure we meet

the expectations set below. Students will learn:

● The German Twisted Cast-On

● Which increase and decrease to use and why

● How to strategically place increases and decreases to shape fabric

● How to mirror lace for symmetry

● Contrast and compare several lace patterns to determine how each is constructed

● How to attach the knitting to the hoop using a basic crochet stitch

● How to make basic macrame knots

If time allows, students will also learn:

● How to wet splice natural yarns to join a new ball

● How to invisibly join a new ball of yarn when using synthetic fibers

TECHNIQUE REQUIREMENTS / CLASS LEVEL

Students must know how to knit / purl, cast on, and bind off. Intermediate knitting. Absolute beginners welcome for

macrame and crochet.

HOMEWORK:

None

SUPPLIES TO BRING

● One skein of superbulky wool (100% animal fiber will work best for class techniques) Provided

● US 13 / 9mm needles on a 32” / 80cm cable. Circular needles are recommended for this project, but long

straight needles will work too.

● USM / 9mm crochet hook Buy crochet hook here.

● One 14” Metal Macrame Hoop Buy hoop here.

● Stitch markers including one locking st marker

● Darning or Tapestry needle

● Waste yarn

● Yarn Snips

● A sense of humor and willingness to collaborate


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