Wool & Wine Knit Retreat November 2021 - Registration
Wool & Wine Knit Retreat November 2021 - Registration
Wool & Wine Knit Retreat November 2021 - Registration
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Wool & Wine Knit Retreat November 2021 - Registration

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November 12th - 14th, 2021 - 6th Annual!
Isaiah Tubbs Resort, Prince Edward County

This is STEP #1 where you can register & pay for the weekend Wool & Wine Knit Retreat - November 12th, 13th & 14th, 2021. When you finish here you need to go to to the next step of picking your classes, follow this link.

It is required that you are double vaccinated in order to attend and that you agree to wear your mask at all times that you are in the buildings with the group. When at dinner and in your own room a mask will not be necessary.

I have never been more excited for our Knit Retreat!!! Luckily I was able to invite Kate Atherley and Fiona Ellis to teach for our weekend get away. Both ladies have taught at our Knit Retreat before and are both double vaccinated as well as myself!

Read more about them in the description below.

Workshop/Class details are near the bottom of this page.

$725 per person includes shared room, all meals, three classes, and of course some knitting swag and lots of door prizes to win! To register and pay for the weekend follow the link here.

Please note, there will be a $100 fee for cancellations before October 1st, 2021. After October 1st, 2021 no refunds will be available.

Kate Atherley is Knitty.com’s Managing Technical Editor, and a seasoned designer and teacher of all things knitterly. Known for her attention to detail in her patterns and her classes, she regularly teaches at stores and events across North America, including Interweave YarnFest and Vogue Knitting Live. Her work has appeared in many books and magazines. An expert instructor, Kate has over a decade of experience teaching at local yarn shops, guild gatherings, retreats, and large-scale events. Technique classes are a lively mix of discussion, demonstration, and hands-on practice, with individual attention and guidance provided. All classes include high-quality handouts.

Books by Kate:
Custom Shawls for the Creative and Curious Knitter Abrams (Sept 2020), ISBN 978-1419743979
The Knitter’s Dictionary: Knitting Know-How from A to Z Interweave (Oct 2018), ISBN 978-1632506382
Knit Mitts: Your Handy Guide to Knitting Mittens & Gloves Interweave (Oct 2017), ISBN 978-1632504920
The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns: Learn to Write Patterns Others Can Knit Interweave (Apr 2016), ISBN 978-1632504340
Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet Interweave (Aug 2015), ISBN 978-1620337752 Beyond Knit and Purl Cooperative Press (Nov 2011), ISBN 978-1937513030

Fiona Ellis’s career is certainly one about escapism. After pursuing a sensible career in laboratory work for textile production and colour cosmetic formulation, Fiona escaped from career-captivity in the early 1990’s to pursue fashion design at De Montfort University. She graduated with a degree specializing in Knitwear design. Fiona then founded her independent design business, selling designs to major fashion houses in New York, Paris and London. Her contacts in New York helped her to add design for the independent knitter to her repertoire. This led to her published patterns in major print and on-line magazines, and two successful books published by Random House. Fiona helps people escape from the mundane and bring creative design sensibilities to their knitting.

 

Itinerary

FRIDAY

Arrival anytime after 2 pm at MacDonald Hall at Isaiah Tubbs Resort. Rooms will be designated at the time of registration.

Dinner is at 6 pm at the Restaurant on the Knoll on the Isaiah Tubbs property down by the lakeside.

After dinner at 8 pm, we will all meet back at MacDonald Hall where 

SATURDAY

Breakfast 8 am - 8:45 am at the Restaurant on the Knoll on the Isaiah Tubbs property down by the lakeside. 

Saturday Morning Workshops 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Choose one)

Introduction to Brioche Knitting with Kate Atherley: For Brioche novices, covering the skills for single-color and two-color brioche, flat and in the round, and how to read patterns. By the end of the class, students will have started a 2-color brioche scarf.


Lunch 12:30 pm at the Restaurant on the Knoll on the Isaiah Tubbs property, down by the lakeside.

Saturday Afternoon Workshops 2:00 pm - 5 pm (Choose one)

Smart Strategies for Garment Knitting by Kate Atherley: A deep dive on garment knitting. How to choose a garment pattern that suits your body type and determine which size to make, how to choose yarn, how to get gauge and tweak fit with alterations and adjustments.

Supplies:

 

 

Shaping The Silhouette and Decorative “Fully Fashioning”
Required Skills: Intermediate – Advanced level

In this workshop Fiona will focus not only on the methods of increasing and decreasing stitches used to change the shape of a piece, but also how these stitches can be used to create decorative effects within the fabric itself.

Supplies: 
• ball of med weight light coloured yarn and appropriate needles
• appropriate needles
• graph paper and a pencil
• Usual knitting paraphernalia.

Homework: none

 Dinner 6 pm at the Restaurant on the Knoll on the Isaiah Tubbs property, down by the lakeside.

Fashion Show & Tell - 8 pm at the MacDonald Hall - This is your chance to show us what you have created and show it off! Wear your spiffiest knitted creation so you can model it or you can also just bring a couple of hangers or just hold it up if you are feeling shy. We can always try and get a couple of ladies who don't mind strutting their stuff to wear the garments to show them off for you.



SUNDAY

Breakfast 8am  at the Restaurant on the Knoll on the Isaiah Tubbs property, down by the lakeside.

 

Sunday Morning Workshop 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Choose one)

 

Soxpertise with Kate Atherley (the queen of sock knitting!): Improve Your Sock Knitting
A wide-ranging survey of sock topics: fit, reinforcement, different constructions and different methods of working them, yarn choices, etc. One key demonstration is how to improve gusset pickup and avoid holes in top-down heel flap socks. Class always begins with an opportunity for students to ask questions, to focus the discussion.

 

Fractured Fair Isles with Fiona Ellis:
Required Skills: This class is aimed at an intermediate level knitter.

As demonstrated in her book Inspired Fair Isle knits Fiona proves that Fair Isle patterns don’t have to be repeated all the way across a row or even be symmetrical. In this workshop you will explore this idea as you work on a sampler of patterns suitable for making into a small bag.

Supplies:
• 5-7 part balls (a few yards each) of differently coloured yarn in a medium weight
• appropriate sized needles
• graph paper & pencil
• Usual knitting paraphernalia

Homework: none

 

Rooms to be vacated by 11 am

Lunch 12:30 pm at the Restaurant on the Knoll on the Isaiah Tubbs property, down by the lakeside.

Departure following lunch