Registration for the Great Guild Getaway is now open to everyone. You can find all the details and buy tickets here. Deadline is March 1, 2017. You do not need to be a Guild member to attend.
Join us for a long weekend of knitting, good company, and beautiful Minnesota scenery at our annual knitting retreat at Camp Knutson! The Getaway is Friday, March 17th - Sunday March 19th. (If you want even more time away to knit, you can also add on Thursday, March 16th.)
Room fee includes lodging for two nights (single or double occupancy, twin bed/s), five total meals, a goodie bag with custom-dyed Three Irish Girls retreat yarn & accompanying pattern by design contest winner Elise Frederick, events like knitting trivia, and of course, ample knitting time.
Add-on activities and extras include a Thursday night stay, dyeing classes with Three Irish Girls, massages, a St. Patrick’s Day Irish themed yarn tasting, and a beer tasting.
You'll find all the details and costs in the registration email.
If you tried to get a room at the Marriot over the weekend and found all the group rate ones sold out, we are happy to say that the Marriot now has more rooms at our rate. Book now as we can't guarantee they won't sellout.
If you are planning on arriving on Wednesday or staying over on Sunday night, please email Shelley at email@example.com. She can help you get the group rate for the extra days as well.
Minneapolis Marriot Northwest 7025 Northland Drive Brooklyn Park MN 55428
Call 1-877-303-1681 for hotel reservations, mention the Knitters’ Guild and Yarnover for the group rate.
Online hotel reservations at the group rate are available here.
They will be teaching "Couture Finishing for Crochet & Knitting." This class will cover a number of techniques to help you create wearables with a professional finish.
They will also be teaching "Stitch & Click: Photographing your Fibers." This hands-on class will show you that even without fancy photography equipment you can use tools at hand to take beautiful photos of your work.
The title of their talk on Sunday will be “Fiber to Fashion to Photography: a sneak peek inside the design studio of the Shibaguyz.” Learn more here!
Haven't renewed or joined yet? You can update your registration here. Early registration for those who paid their dues by December 31 starts Saturday, January 7 at 8 a.m. General registration starts Saturday, January 14 at 8 a.m.
Theresa Schabes likes to bring out the thinking in her students -- teaching them a strong base of knitting techniques and empowering them to choose the best application for whatever project they may be working on.
Her designs have appeared in every major knitting publication and on Ravelry.
Theresa will be sharing her knitting expertise in two classes at Yarnover 2017: she will teach the tricks of plaid knitting with a variety of techniques: slip stitches, two-stranded intarsia, applied crochet chain, and surface weaving in "Mad for Plaid."
She will also teach "Color Made Easy: Working with Long Color-Changing and Gradient Yarns," where knitters will learn some of Theresa’s tips and tricks to working with color.
We are excited to have Laura Nelkin, an upstate New York-based designer, joining us for Yarnover 2017!
She received a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, and knitting has been her passion for years. In addition to knitting, designing and teaching, she loves doing yoga, gardening, cooking and sewing.
If beading is a favorite tool your knitting toolbox, or if you want to add it, Laura will teach two bead-based classes At Yarnover 2017.
In "Beading 101," knitters will learn a variety of methods to work with beads in knitting patterns.
In "Laden: An Exploration of Reversible Cables," knitters will work on a faux Mobius cowl pattern that includes heavy cables, a delicate lace stitch and bead work.
Learn more about Laura's classes and the other offerings of the weekend in the Yarnover brochure, and pay your membership dues to be able to register as soon as possible (January 7 at 8 a.m. for those who paid before December 31, and January 14 at 8 a.m. for those who paid after the New Year.)
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.