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AffiKNITy Retreat: Sept 8 – 11, 2022
Knit, Learn, Laugh, Repeat
We are returning to the most beautiful place on earth! I hope you can join me, and an amazing group of teachers, at Sebasco Harbor, Maine for AffiKNITy.
I wanted to create a special weekend where every knitter feels welcome. Whether you’ve been knitting for 2 months or 20 years, whether you’re traveling alone or with a group of friends, whether you like to be in class all day or have a ton of free time . . . this is the retreat for you.
Please join me for three days of knitting, laughing, learning, and spending time with like-minded people in one of the most beautiful places on earth — Truly HEAVEN!
I hope to see you there!
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Welcome to AffiKNITy, the Knitting Retreat You Customize!
Let’s look at what’s new:
I’m so glad everyone had such a good time at the first retreat. There were three requests that I heard loud and clear, so I’m excited to tell you what’s new:
More free time to relax and hang out with other knitters:
This year we will have more free time built into your schedule AND a nightly knit night from 9:00 – 10:30 pm so you can hang out in the main room and knit with fellow attendees. Find out more in the schedule below.
A longer marketplace—more needles, notions, and gift items:
We will have SIX vendors located in the Clipper for our TWO-DAY marketplace!! That’s right, when you’re not in class you can pop by the market as many times as you like. Sometimes we need to see things more than once or get ideas for projects from other knitters, and this will allow you to shop without feeling rushed. Everyone will have free time on Saturday afternoon to enjoy! AND you’ll get to know the vendors in presentations during the weekend. Meet our vendors below.
A package for newer knitters (or knitters coming back to brush up their skills):
This year we are adding a third package, the Gauge Swatch: perfect for new knitters or knitters who just want to brush up their skills but have always dreamed of attending a knitting retreat. See the full descriptions below.
Meet the Teachers
I’m so thrilled to be joined by Cecelia Campochiaro, Bristol Ivy, Gudrun Johnston, and special guest Diane Ivey of Lady Dye Yarns.
Meet the Vendors
We have three amazing yarn vendors. Every attendee will get a retreat pattern in every yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery, Lady Dye Yarns, and Starcroft Yarns.
This year not only do we have an amazing bag vendor, Three Bags Full, the one and only Jennie the Potter, but we also have the wonderful local yarn store, One Lupine.
Your Package Options
Customize it all! You will be able to pick from THREE class packages and build your own schedule choosing the times and class style that fit your needs—first come first served, so register as soon as it opens to get your first choices. Choose a little or a lot—it’s up to you. Everyone will be together in the evenings for knitting, games, fashion shows, and fun.
Some knitters want three days of education: that’s the Full Hank. Some knitters want to take a class and have plenty of hang-out time: that’s the Mini Skein. AND then there are the new knitters or knitters who just want to brush up their skills but have always dreamed of attending a knitting retreat: for them—the Gauge Swatch.
You Choose It All — How Registration Works
1) Choose Class Package
Some knitters want three days of education, some knitters want to take a class and have plenty of hang-out time, and some knitters want to build their skills. That’s why we offer THREE different class packages.
- Full Hank
3 classes, one from each guest teacher (see the brochure for class details)
- Mini Skein
1 class from one guest teacher (see the brochure for class details)
- Gauge Swatch
4 skill building sessions with Patty. No need to pick anything, you’ll automatically be enrolled in all 4 one-hour sessions (see the brochure for class details)
All knitters will be together for meals, evening events, talks and mini sessions, marketplace and knit night.
2) Choose Class Style and Time (Full Hank & Mini Skein Only)
Everyone learns at their own pace, so we are offering three different class styles. In addition, you can choose when you take classes because each teacher will present their class four times.
In the detailed schedule, you’ll see that each instructor teaches one “Relaxed,” one “Mixed,” and two “Loaded” sessions.
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This class will spend a bit more time on fundamentals as we take our time to explore the class content. Perfect for both the newer knitter or the knitter who wants a more relaxed class pace.
A little something for everyone! This class will be for mixed levels. It will dig a bit deeper than the relaxed group. Perfect for knitters of different skill levels who are traveling together, or for the newer knitter who doesn’t mind jumping right in.
This class will be chock-full of goodies. We’ll be taking a deep dive into the class topic, and we may even get into extra credit tricks. Perfect for the knitter who wants to gobble up all the ideas or the knitter who doesn’t mind observing new things (even if they are more advanced).
Schedule at a Glance
There are classes during the day, and crazy fun at night. Whether you pick the Full Hank or Mini Skein, you will still have lots of time to just relax, hang out, knit, and enjoy all that Maine has to offer.
Thursday, Sept 8
- We’ll kick off our weekend with wine, snacks, and games — and of course, PRIZES!
Friday, Sept 9
- Our guest teachers will hold a class session in the morning and the afternoon. Patty will hold her skill building session in the morning and afternoon, AND the marketplace is in the Clipper all day. In the evening we’ll have our fashion show and there will be a professional photographer on hand!
Saturday, Sept 10
- After lunch we’ll have the teacher market, sweater try-on, and day TWO of the Marketplace!! The evening brings us the Lobster Bake, teacher Q&A, and more surprises.
Sunday, Sept 11
- Before we say goodbye, we’ll have our farewell lunch and be treated to a talk from the creative mind of Diane Ivey. After the talk, we’ll have a final round of fabulous raffle prizes to take the sting out of saying goodbye.
Full detailed schedule and class descriptions in the brochure.
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Location: Sebasco Harbor Resort
We will spend 3 days in the stunning Sebasco Harbor Resort in Maine. They’ve offered us a great group rate for the retreat and have extended it three days before AND after, so make a vacation out of it!
If you’ve never been to coastal Maine, you are in for the treat of a lifetime!
Registration opens in March. For everyone in the newsletter group, you will get a code for early bird registration. Once we fill up, you will automatically get added to the waitlist.
Make sure to have your choices for class package and schedule (listed in the brochure) before registration opens. You will be able to register yourself and a guest on our secure booking site. Because there are so many housing options, package prices do not include housing.
A $300 non-refundable deposit will be due at registration, and the balance will be automatically charged on June 1.
Full Hank: $995 — 3 classes, one from each guest teacher, all meals (including Lobster Bake!), drink tickets, lectures and mini sessions, evening events, fashion show, goodie bag, 3 + retreat patterns, and the marketplace. Can also attend any of Patty’s Skill Builders.
Mini Skein: $845 — 1 class from a guest teacher, all meals (including Lobster Bake!), drink tickets, lectures and mini sessions, evening events, fashion show, goodie bag, 3 + retreat patterns, and the marketplace. Can also attend any of Patty’s Skill Builders.
Gauge Swatch $795 — 4 one-hour skill builder sessions with Patty, all meals (including Lobster Bake!), drink tickets, lectures and mini sessions, evening events, fashion show, goodie bag, 3 + retreat patterns, and the marketplace.
Wool Winder (non-knitting companion) $550 — all meals (including Lobster Bake!), drink tickets, evening events and marketplace.
No refund will be given after June 1, 2022, unless your space can be filled. Then you will receive a full refund, minus the deposit of $300.
The registration fee does not include housing because there is such a wide range of price options. You will find everything from a simple hotel room to cabins to luxury suites.
Room prices range from $99 for a share to $369 for a private suite, and everything in between! Make sure you book your room quickly as the block does fill up.
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Hope to see you there!
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