Please note COVID-19 Vaccinations are required for all 2023 Retreats
Registration opens Jan 1 2022!
Please join us in 2022 for a beautiful fall weekend in the foothills of the Vermont Green Mountains. It's the perfect place to treat yourself to fresh air, beautiful fall leaves and new friends before the holidays set in.
We'll stay in the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms where the rooms are beautifully furnished with antiques and quilts. The living room has an ever-present fire in the fireplace, snug sofas, overstuffed chairs, a fresh pot of coffee and bar to serve your favorite beverages every evening.
Also included in our weekend is the option of joining daily yoga sessions. These morning sessions will be active and invigorating but relaxing. It's the perfect opportunity to try something new in an easy fun setting.
A delicious menu has been created just for us with choices to suit any palate for our meals. Thursday and Saturday our evening meals will take place at the inn created by the Quechee Inn Chef and Friday night we will dine out at a nearby restaurant. Friday night out is subject to change and may take place at the Inn.
Included in the cost of the retreat...
Welcome reception with open bar and appetizers
3 full breakfasts (included in cost of room)
2 yoga sessions
Daily knitting workshops with Mary Annarella
Materials for weekend projects
Tour of Green Mountain Spinnery Yarn Mill/Shop
Cost per person: $1025*
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 $50 off for you and $50 for your friend
All deposits are non-refundable.
Payment in full September 15, 2022
or space will not be guaranteed.
*Room cost is not included--please contact The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms directly to reserve your room after your registration is accepted
The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm
Lyrical Knits is the creative endeavor of designer Mary Annarella. Mary started knitting as a college student when she really wanted a round-yoked, Icelandic pullover but couldn’t afford one. She bought some yarn from a tiny shelf of craft supplies at a local Woolworth store (remember those?) and practiced casting on using chopsticks since she’d forgotten to purchase needles.
Mary's knitting life got a lot of upgrades since those knitting-with-chopsticks days: Beautiful hand-dyed yarns are readily available; interchangeable needles rocked her world; and she's been publishing her own outstanding knitting patterns since 2010. She's a sweater girl who's passionate about helping knitters get a great fit, and loves designing accessories that play with geometry and fun, easy-to-knit construction. She takes particular delight in seeing knitters learn from her work to create something that makes them happy and keeps them warm.
We'll begin the class by casting on and practicing a few of the stitch patterns for the cowl. Then, we'll take a look at the construction of the cowl, and cast on for the project, giving us practice with 2 more of the stitch patterns.
Materials: 2 skeins of DK yarn in contrasting colors (these are for practicing), 16 or 24" circular needles in a size that gives you 19 sts/4" in stst with the yarn, a crochet hook.
You will find special yarn in your Swag Bag for the Cowl Pattern! AND wait til you see that cowl!
Please bring DK practice yarn from home.
Materials: a skein of DK or light worsted weight yarn, 16 or 24" circular needles in a size that gives you 20-21 sts/4" in stst with the yarn. Gauge isn't critical for the workshop, but be sure to use a needle that at least gives you a gauge that's close to what's listed.
Homework: With your yarn, CO 36 sts.
In this class, we'll make sample mini shawls of several different shawl shapes: A triangle, an asymmetrical triangle, an asymmetrical triangle with 2 bias sections, a semicircle, and a crescent shape--special attention will be given to Mary's method of the garter tab CO for crescent shawls.
Materials: a skein of DK or light worsted weight yarn (can be the same as from the short row class), 16 or 24" circular needles in a size that gives you 20-21 sts/4" in stst with the yarn and a locking stitch marker. Gauge isn't critical for the workshop, but be sure to use a needle that at least gives you a gauge that's close to what's listed.