29 March 2010

join the knitters' retreat...

from the Mendocino Yarn Shop website:

Spring Knitters' Retreat
April 22 - 25

Thursday afternoon through Sunday noon
"Designers on Designing"

Meet 3 local knitwear designers - Pamela Allen, Lenora Shepard and Sandra McIver. Pam designs hats and children's patterns. She will talk about color and fibers and how she uses both in her designing. Lenora has written a pattern for a beautiful sideways knit cardigan with oriental overtones. She used variegated yarn - Noro's Silk Garden - as her inspiration. She will talk about using the sideways technique, shaping for fit and intarsia. Sandra is writing a book based on her design for a very unique sweater. It is knitted circularly, with lots of drape, and can be worn in many ways. Sound intriguing? Sandra has attended Cat Bordhi's seminar for designers and recently spent time with Jared Flood and other well respected designers who all loved her book. It will be published soon - so we will be the first ones on our block to get a chance to see the designs and to knit one. All of the designers are glad to help you get started on whichever project you choose and answer questions about their patterns. Even if you have no aspiration to write your own pattern, you will have a new appreciation for how it is done.

Cost: $350 double, $450 single (1 available). Cost includes all meals (except Sat night), lodging, and materials provided by the designers.

We will be staying at an ocean view vacation rental home in the Pt. Cabrillo area. Come ready to relax, knit, eat, meet other knitters and experience the beauty of the Mendocino Coast!

Retreat is limited to 12. Please e-mail questions or your reservation to yarnshop@mcn.org or call 888-530-1400 and ask for Annelle.

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