Please note COVID-19 Vaccinations are required for all 2023 Retreats
Registration opens Jan 1 2023!
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Please join us in 2023 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
Materials for weekend projects
Tour of Green Mountain Spinnery Yarn Mill/Shop
Cost per person: $1050*
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, 2023
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
Tanis Gray Chang believes that we are stronger together. When we respect each other, listen, learn, and educate, we can lift each other up and thrive as humans. All are welcome here, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, fiber/material choice, or crafting style.
A graduate of RISD, Tanis lives in Northern VA with her Mechanical Engineer husband and two children. She has been in the creative field for many years, including roles at Martha Stewart, HBO, Focus Features, Hungryman Productions, and as the Yarn Editor at Vogue Knitting/Sixth & Spring and co-editor of Knit.1. She has worked on projects with Warner Brothers, Lucasfilm, Tim Burton, and Disney.
With over 650 published knitting designs in her portfolio, her work has been featured in many major publications and books worldwide. Tanis had her own regularly-featured TV spot on PBS' Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell and has taught multiple online Fair Isle classes for Craftsy. It is her goal to help anyone who wants to learn how to knit accomplish their fiber goals. She is also a firm believer in using bright colors in knitting and wholeheartedly agrees with Ru Paul, who said, “Life is about using the whole box of crayons.”
Tanis is an avid quilter, cross stitcher, photographer, enjoys Sashiko, bargello, hiking, Sudoku, cycling, jigsaw puzzles, baking, bread making, sewing with her kids, crewel work, and spoon carving.
Description: Freaked over Fair Isle? Curious about stranded colorwork techniques? Intimidated by multiple strands of yarn in multiple colors? Not sure how gauge works or how to trap those floats? This is the workshop for you! In my most popular workshop, we’ll cover basic Fair Isle knitting techniques for English, Continental and Combination knitters, tackle common issues, proper technique, color theory, how to trap floats, how to read charts, combat puckering, Fair Isle history, and setting good stranded colorwork knitting habits. We will also learn Latvian braids going in both directions. We’ll put all these techniques into practice while working up a debuting cowl pattern designed exclusively for this retreat!
Experience Level: No previous colorwork experience necessary
Skills required: Ability to knit and purl in the round
Skills Covered: Stranded colorwork knitting techniques in English, Continental, and Combination methods, how to read stranded colorwork charts, how to trap floats, color dominance and its importance, blocking and finishing techniques, basic color theory, how to tell the difference between the types of colorwork.
Yarn is provided.
Description: Take your cable game to the next level by knitting 2-colored cables! The Palace in Wonderland Cowl is packed with technique. Learn the provisional cast-on with two colors, 2-colored cables, chart reading, kitchener stitch with two colors, cabling without a cable needle, and blocking. It’s a cable game changer!
Experience Level: Advanced Intermediate
Skills required: Basic cabling techniques and ability to read a chart
Skills Covered: Cabling with two colors in the round, crochet chain provisional cast on, blocking and finishing techniques, cabling without a cable needle, kitchener stitch with two colors
Homework: With waste yarn and crochet hook, chain 140. Be careful not to chain too tightly.
· 2 Highly contrasting shades of Worsted weight yarn (yarn used is Kim Dyes Yarn Cannoli Worsted), 400 yds each color (yarn provided)
· Size US 9 (5.5mm) 24” circular knitting needles
· Stitch Markers
· Sticky Notes
· Tapestry Needle
· Worsted weight waste yarn
· Size G Crochet Hook
· Copy of pattern will be supplied in class