The yarn retreat is by far our most popular event. If you desire to spend time with your yarn-loving tribe, this is the place! Attending the retreat will give you the chance to:
That isn’t all there is to do at the retreat center, however! There are also plenty of opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing, and bird watching. And door prizes! Grab your yarn and unwind with us!
These rates are per ROOM per night, not per person.
Lodge rooms are in the same building as the conference room and restaurant. Each room has 2 double beds or a king size bed and a private balcony.
Each two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage has a fully-furnished kitchen and a private porch or deck that is surrounded by woodland, a short walk or drive from the main lodge. Each bedroom has two queen beds (total of four beds).
Each 1 bedroom cabin has a double bed, full bath, fully-furnished kitchen, and private porch or deck. The cabins are a short walk or drive from the main lodge.
Meet Gnancy and Gneville. Gnancy likes to read The Fellowship of the Rings while sipping mead. Gneville can’t sit still and enjoys rugby and Quidditch.
Gorgeous twisted stitch cables trace elegant patterns all over the hat and body. And the pattern includes a number of tricks to keep the sewing to a minimum.
These gnomes make great Santas, too! Use Christmas colors and surprise your friends and family with adorable St. Nicks this Christmas!
The kit includes 2 skeins of Malabrigo Rios (white and a color you will choose at the retreat), the pattern, poly pellets, poly fill, and a stocking to hold the poly pellets and keep them from escaping.
You will also need US 4 and US 5 needles for knitting small circumferences in the round (either magic loop method, 2 circulars, or DPNs) and standard knitting notions.
You will have enough yarn to make at least 2 gnomes. Therefore, you’ll have enough yarn to trade with other participants to make multi-colored gnomes. We will have a scale available to portion yarn out equally.
Receive 1 free month in the Knit Along Club to access the Here We Gnome Again lessons, which will teach you everything you need to know to complete this pattern. It’s a great way to try out the Knit Along Club!
If you would like to participate in the KAL at the retreat, please add it to your cart when you register for the retreat below.
Learn to dye plant-based yarns in two hands-on classes over the weekend. Experience the fun of color play and color mixing as Paige teaches you the complete process of yarn dyeing, from start to finish.
You’ll leave the workshop with 1 skein of yarn that you dyed yourself and the knowledge to dye more at home.
Friday 2 pm – Class 1:
1 – Pre-wash yarn
2 – Learn about tools, mordant needed, dyes and mixing dyes
3 – Discussion on various dying techniques
4 – Custom dye your own skein of yarn (yarn will sit overnight)
Saturday 10 am – Class 2:
1 – Learn how to properly rinse, wash and soak out dyes
2 – Final rinsing of yarn
3 – Hang yarn to dry
Depending on weather and dry time, pick up dry yarn Saturday evening or Sunday morning.
Pre-registration is required to ensure enough kits are created. If you would like to participate in the Yarn Dyeing workshop, please add it to your cart when you register for the retreat below.
I needed time away to relax, laugh, and enjoy my craft. I enjoyed the knit along and I like the relaxed schedule that allows you to take time to do other interests, like hiking and swimming. I particularly enjoyed having girl-time and meeting like-minded crafters who taught me new techniques to improve my skills.
“The thing I liked best about the retreat was all the friendly, helpful people. Also loved the ease of going from our room to the dining room and conference room. The park resort was very pleasant and clean.”
“As usual, the weekend was simply wonderful. What a blessing it is to be able to spend time with friends that enjoy the same hobby that I enjoy. And it’s always exciting to meet new friends. Show and Tell is one of my favorite parts of the retreat. These ladies are so creative and always inspire me to try a new project that’s a little harder than the one I just finished. I love a challenge!”
I haven't missed one yet - I always make time for it. So relaxing. No schedules, no pressure. Just a wonderful stone porch, my knitting and friends.
The retreat officially starts at 10am on Friday, though people arrive throughout the day. The retreat ends at 3 pm on Sunday. The retreat fee includes:
The retreat fee does NOT include:
Yes! Friends and family are welcome to join you. They do not have to pay the retreat fee and can share your room and eat meals with you. Your meals are included in the retreat fee. Any guests you bring will have to pay for their own meals. We ask that guests NOT hang out in the conference room with us because there are only enough seats for retreat participants.
We do not. If you are more comfortable wearing a mask, wear one. If not, don’t. We expect all participants to respect the decisions of other participants – even if they don’t agree with them.
This is a relaxing weekend retreat. Therefore, we do not ordinarily offer classes. However, we occasionally offer a small class for an additional fee. If we do, we will alert you by email before the retreat. We also offer an optional knit along. If you sign up for the knit along, you will have access to the online lessons for it.
What is your refund policy?
We understand that circumstances sometimes change and you may have to cancel. Because we have numerous expenses to cover even before the retreat starts, we have the following cancellation policy:
If you cancel at least 8 weeks before the retreat, we’ll refund all but $10 of your retreat fee. We’ll refund half of the retreat fee for cancellations done 4-8 weeks prior to the retreat start date. Within the last 4 weeks, we do not do refunds.
In the unlikely event we cancel the retreat due to circumstances beyond our control (pandemic, national disaster, horribly bad weather, etc.), we will refund all but $30 of your registration fee.