WE’RE GOING TO MADRID!!

Madrid

This is a special pre registration invite for my top fans only. 

Mark your calendars for February 13 – 20, 2025! Join us for an unforgettable journey, blending the art of knitting with the vibrant beauty of Spain.

So Much More Than a Knitting Retreat

AffiKNITy Madrid is an exclusive 7-night knitting experience that offers an amazing opportunity to explore and knit in charming and vibrant Madrid – a center for arts and culture, culinary delights, and a love of knitting! Enjoy 7 nights at the fabulous Only You Boutique Hotel with your experienced English and Spanish speaking guide. As well as the fabulous Love Yarn Madrid Festival!

Just like AffiKNITy Scotalnd, we wanted to make it Madrid special. Sure, we’ve got incredible workshops and fiber-related activities galore, but we’re also going on a mix of exclusive experiences that even non-knitters will LOVE! That means that you can bring your partner, friend, or spouse (I’m bringing my husband David, who past AffiKNITy attendees may remember) and they’ll also have an incredible time!

Picture this: Wine tasting, exploring Madrid, Don Quixote Adventure including the famous Windmills, Belmonte Castle and Museo Casa Dulcinea del Toboso, a morning in Toledo, visiting the world famous El Rastro Market, Flamenco show, a Tapas cooking class and MORE!

*For those who want to wait for AffiKNITy to return to the US, please note that our next US event will be in April of 2025!

HOW THIS WORKS:

  • Fill out the form below if you’d like to be sent an registration link. You will be asked if you are traveling alone, with a non knitting companion or with a knitting companion (Act fast as space is limited to 24-26 spots)
  • I will start sending out registration links on Monday May 20
  • You will have one week to register & pay to secure your spot, after that I go to the next person on the list. That DOESN’T mean you won’t be able to book, but I’m only sending out 25 links at first.

IMPORTANT: If you are traveling with someone, you’ll need to give their name and email in your application. I will email them their registration link. BOTH people have to register. 

In the first week of June:

  • The registration will then open to the newsletter subscribers.
  • IF there’s any space left, registration will open to the public in mid June 

Itinerary Highlights:

CLICK HERE for detailed itinerary, including suggested itinerary fun for non-knitting companions (scroll to the bottom)!

We are staying 7 nights at the luxury Only You Boutique Hotel

Day 1 – Welcome to Madrid:

  • Arrive at Hotel & explore the Madird
  • Visit Miss Kits
  • Welcome dinner with fellow travelers

Welcome brunch and Dinner Included

Day 2 – Madrid Love Yarn Festival day 1:

  • Attend the amazing Love Yarn Festival.
  • Each attendee get’s to pick out one class (on day 2 or 3)
  • Meet in the evening for cocktails and dinner

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 3 – Madrid Love Yarn Festival day 2 :

  • Enjoy your second full day at the festival. Shop or take a class.
  • Relax and enjoy exploring

 Breakfast Included

Day 4 – El Rastro and more!

  • If you want to visit one last time to the festival, this is your chance
  • Explore the amazing El Rastro market
  • Visit the world famous Museo del Traje de Madrid (Costume Museum)

 Breakfast  Included

Day 5 – Palace, Cathedral and TAPAS

  • Class with Patty!
  • Visit the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Explore La Almudena Cathedral
  • Hands on Tapas cooking (and eating) class

 Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 6 – WoolDreamers & Don Quixote

  • Guided tour of the yarn making at WoolDreamers (and a gift!)
  • Lunch, tour and wine tasting at Mont Rega
  • Visit Museo-Casa Dulcinea Del Toboso
  • Marvel at the Castillo De Belmonte

Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 7 – Toledo:

  • We will travel to the city of Toledo
  • Explore on your own and enjoy the winding medieval streets, visit the Gothic Cathedral, museum and fortress.
  • Buy MANCHEGO CHEESE
  • And then we return to Madrid

Breakfast Included

Day 7 (cont) – Our Final Spanish Evening!

  • Farwell dinner
  • Corral de La Moreria Flamenco Show

Farewell Dinner & Show Included

Day 8 – We say Goodbye . . . or until next time

  • Will it be Ireland, Sheltland Islands, Scotland, who knows!

* Not a knitter but want to join the fun? No worries – this retreat is open to everyone! We’ve got some recommended plans for non-knitters, allowing you to explore on your own (see the last page of full itinerary here)

Included in This Tour:

  • Transfers on arrival and departure (Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport)
  • Luxury transport with an experienced English-speaking driver
  • Accredited English-speaking guide
  • 7 Nights luxury accommodation at Only You Boutique Hotel
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome Brunch
  • Welcome Drinks Reception
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Flamenco Show
  • Exclusive Tapas class with drinks and dining
  • Don Quixote Adventure including the famous Windmills, Belmonte Castle and Museo Casa Dulcinea
  • del Toboso
  • Exclusive Mont Reaga Vineyard tour and wine tasting
  • Yarn store visits
  • Morning in Toledo
  • Visit to El Rastro Market
  • Entry into the following: La Almudena Cathedral, Royal Palace of Madrid, Museo de Traje, Museo Casa
  • Dulcinea del Toboso, Belmonte Castle

Workshops & Knitting/ Fibre Related Activities Included in This Tour:

  • Patty Lyons Knitting Workshop
  • Entrance to Love Yarn Madrid and access to all social and market places
  • 1 workshop at Love Yarn Madrid chosen by you
  • Shuttle Service to and from the Knitting Festival
  • Wooldreamers Artisan Yarn Makers exclusive tour
  • Fun at local yarn stores!

In addition to all the other knitting fun, Patty will be presenting an exclusive retreat pattern that we can all work on during our trip!

(Wool and patterns are included workshop with Patty, just bring your own needles and sizes will be advised)

Pricing:

13 – 20 February 2025 – Price €4,885.00 per person sharing (single + €1540.00) 200 discount for non-knitters

NOTE: retreat will be charged in the currency of your country.

Optional, pre and post tour packages:

Pre Tour Arrangements (Optional/Additional)

1 xPre-Nights at Only You Boutique Hotel (subject to availability)

Per person sharing in a Twin/ Double room – Euro 213.00

Supplement if single room is required – Euro 183.00

Not Included in this tour:

  • Travel to and from Madrid
  • Items of a personal nature such as wines, drinks, phone calls, etc.
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Tips & Gratuities

Important Notes:

  • Once I send your registration link, you will have 1 weeks to complete the booking and pay the deposit before we go to the next person on the list. Again –  That DOESN’T mean you won’t be able to book, but I’m only sending out 25 links at first.
  • Please refrain from purchasing flights or other travel until the tour is confirmed!
  • For those looking for a roommate, we will have a thread set up on our Ravelry group and Facebook group.