The retreat starts Friday night with a trunk show of my designs and Vermont wine tasting. Over the next two days I’ll teach three sessions covering the skills needed to knit my Grand View Gansey. These skills include the channel island cast on, diamond and twisting cables. They’ll all be condensed into a pair of fingerless mitts so that by the end of the weekend you will have completed a mitt (or two) and learned all the skills necessary for the Gansey. In between classes I’ll be available for knitting assistance as well as joining in for other retreat activities.
September sits on the cusp between summer and autumn and is a perfect time to experience the rolling countryside and small family farms of Vermont. Besides knitting time, the retreat will include a nature walk with me and Kim. Knitters will also be welcome to visit the farm animals and the fiber studio on site. Off site activities include antiquing, horseback riding, farm visits, dining at chef owned restaurants, and attending a country fair in Tunbridge, Vermont.
To see the details and register for the retreat head over to Grand View Farm’s site! Grand View is a small B&B so this will be an intimate retreat, but we also have some spots available for day students.