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Please join us in 2021 for a beautiful fall weekend in the foothills of the Vermont Green Mountains with our instructor Alison Green. 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. 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...
3 full breakfasts (included in cost of room)
3 yoga sessions plus during class stretches
Daily knitting workshops with Alison Green
Materials for weekend projects
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 are non-refundable.
Payment in full September 15, 2021
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
Alison Green has worked for Berroco for seven years, but she has a long history with the yarn world! She got her start working in a yarn store, then worked with a yarn company before striking out on her own as an independent designer and technical editor. She joined the Berroco Design Team in 2014 and is currently the Design Department Manager. That title doesn't really encapsulate all that Alison does—she's their technical guru, pattern manager, yarn wrangler, and so much more! She's also a prolific designer and part-time, quasi-reluctant model.
Annesa Hartman has taught yoga on and off throughout Southern Vermont for the past 18 years. She completed a 3-month Anusara-inspired yoga teacher certification program under the guidance of internationally acclaimed yoga teacher, Todd Norian, E-RYT 500. She also has a B.A in Dance and in her younger, spry years owned a dance and aerobics studio in Seattle, Wa. Over the last 15 years she has enjoyed choreographing for numerous community theater productions; teaching novice, eager actors, and musicians in the art of movement. She looks forward to guiding some flow-like, stress-relieving, and restorative yoga sessions to help knitters stay “ache” free in their knitting pursuits.
This workshop will give you the opportunity to try a variety of cable patterns, progressing from simple to fancy. You will gain confidence working from cable charts and "reading" your knitting. Different styles of cable needles will be discussed, and cabling without a cable needle may also be covered at the end of the workshop as time and participants' skill levels allow.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Materials required: medium-weight yarn with a smooth texture, and appropriate needles for your yarn; one or more cable needles.
Lace Knitting 101
This workshop will give you the opportunity to try a variety of lace patterns, progressing from simple to more complex. Lace patterns will be presented as both charted and written instructions, with an emphasis on working from the charts and "reading" your knitting. We will also practice fixing common lace knitting mistakes.
Materials required: medium-weight yarn and appropriate needles for your yarn.
Two-Color Brioche Knitting
Brioche knitting is all the rage! For good reason, as this technique makes a wonderfully squishy fabric which is reversible. In this workshop, we will learn the technique first on some practice swatches before casting on for a cowl. Multiple cowl patterns are available, one which uses only the basic two-color brioche stitch pattern, and can be made any length. Or if you find you are able to quickly master the techniques and want to try a fancier cowl, try the Lygia pattern (shown).
Materials: approximately 260 yards each of two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn (for a long cowl such as Lygia, or about 130 yards each color for a shorter cowl). Be sure that there is plenty of contrast between the two colors, e.g. one light and one dark color. Size 8 circular needles, 32" length for long version, 16" for short version. Project Yarn will be provided.
2classes for $5 off 2 classes
3classes for $10 off 3 classes
4classes for $30 off 4 classes