Yarn Retreat
August 18-20, 2023

Pine Mountain State Resort Park
1050 State Park Road
PinevilleKY 40977

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!

Relax & Unwind
This is your weekend! We have special activities planned, but they are totally optional. Participate or don't - it's up to you!
Lodging
Lodging is not included in the retreat fee.
Make your lodging reservations directly with Pine Mountain State Resort Park online at this link or by calling (606) 337-3066, extension 1. (Note that the online system is sometimes glitchy and doesn't show all accommodations, so you may want to call if you are not seeing what you want online.)
Use group code 2830 to receive our special discount.
The group code is valid Thursday 8/17/23 through Monday 8/21/23.
Many participants choose to extend their getaway by a day or 2!

These rates are per ROOM per night, not per person.

Lodge Room

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.

$99.95/night
2-Bedroom Cottage

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).

$119.95/night
1-Bedroom Cabin

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.

$99.95/night
Note: There are a lot of stairs at this venue, and not many handicap-accessible rooms.
Optional Knit Along
Traveling Knitter's Yarn Pouch

This fun little project bag is knit mostly in stockinette stitch and includes a lot of short rows. The repetitive nature of this pattern makes it the perfect project for learning how to do short rows.

The pattern is written for wrap and turn short rows, but our lessons will include instructions for 3 more short row techniques. Experiment with all 4 styles of short rows in this project and choose your favorite!

WHAT’S IN THE KIT

The kit includes 1 skein of Hinkston Handmade self striping yarn in either fingering or sport weight. Choose your color when you arrive at the retreat. 

You must purchase the $3 pattern at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/traveling-knitters-yarn-pouch.

You will also need a 24″ circular needle, size US 2 or whatever size you normally use for knitting socks, and standard knitting notions. You can use a longer circular needle if you use the magic loop method of knitting in the round. (Magic loop instructions are included in the KAL lessons.)

Note: With fingering weight yarn, most English style knitters will use a US size 1 or 2 needle for this project. Most Continental style knitters will use a US size 0 or 1 needle. If you choose the sport weight yarn, you could go up a needle size or 2.

Price: $34.00

BONUS!

Receive 1 free month in the Knit Along Club to access the Traveling Knitter’s Yarn Pouch 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.

Don't Take Our Word For It!
Here’s What Other People are Saying about the Retreat:
Awesome!

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.

Judy Lynn Dennis
Friendly, Helpful People

“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.”

Robin Estes
Inspiring!

“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!”

Sue Jared
So Relaxing

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.

Lisa Ferron
Yarn Retreat
August 18-20, 2023
Limited to 50 people
Sign up today!

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:

  • Use of conference room facility to socialize with a fantastic group of yarn-loving knitters, crocheters, spinners, and occasionally weavers
  • Meals: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast & dinner, and Sunday breakfast
  • Free WiFi in the lodge
  • Door prizes
  • Mini market with independent hand dyers

The retreat fee does NOT include:

  • Your lodging. Make your lodging reservations directly with Pine Mountain State Resort Park online at this link or by calling (606) 337-3066, extension 1. Use group code 2830 to receive our special discount. (Note that the online system is sometimes glitchy and doesn’t show all accommodations, so you may want to call if you are not seeing what you want online.)
    The group code is valid Thursday 8/17/23 through Monday 8/21/23 so that you can take advantage of our discount and extend your vacation if you’d like.
  • The optional knit along. Add the KAL to your cart if you’d like to participate.
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Registration Form

Customer Information

Each participant must register separately

Select Your Products

Products
Qty
Price
Yarn Retreat
1
$269.00
KAL for August 2023 Retreat
1
$34.00

Order Summary

If you've added yarn to your order, be sure the shipping (below) is set to "Local Pickup" so that you are not charged a shipping fee.

Product
Total
1
Yarn Retreat
Yarn Retreat × 1
$269.00
Subtotal $269.00
Total $269.00

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I bring my spouse or non-yarnie friend?

    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.

  2. Do you have any special COVID policies?

    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.

  3. Are you offering any classes?

    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.

  4. Can you accommodate my food allergies or restricted diet?
    Yes! We eat in the full-service restaurant at the Park. They can work with you on any special dietary needs. For more information, call the Park at (606) 337-3066.

  5. Are pets allowed? 
    Pine Mountain State Resort Park allows pets for an additional fee. However, pets are not allowed in our conference room. 

  6. Is WiFi available?
    The Park has free WiFi in the lodge, but not in the cabins and cottages. Both the restaurant and our conference room are in the lodge.

  7. What happens after I pay my registration fee? 
    You will immediately receive a confirmation/receipt email. About a week before the retreat you will receive an email with important retreat information, including a packing list, directions to the Park, and schedule for the weekend. You do not need a ticket or confirmation email to get into the retreat. Once you register, we have you on our list. 🙂

  8. 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, which can be applied to a future retreat.

  9. I have questions… Who can I talk to?
    Email, call, or text Beth at info@knitalongclub.com or (423) 218-2238.
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