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The Lancaster Knitter's Retreat will be held at the beautiful Amish View Inn in Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania May 20 -22, 2016.  This is an opportunity to gather together in an inspiring, rural setting with excellent teachers and in good company.  We hope you will join us!

    Click HERE to register today!

Arrive Friday and join us for a wine and coffee reception and an evening of knitting in the Great Room at Amish View Inn

On Saturday, attend Lorilee Beltman's 'Vertically Stranded Colorwork,' and Candace Eisner Strick's  new course 'Backwards Cable Knitting.'  A Saturday evening banquet will be followed by an engaging talk with Candace Eisner Strick. 

Sunday morning, Lorilee and Candace will help us host The Knitting Salon.  A Salon can be defined as 'a cultural hub, responsible for the dissemination of good manners and sociability.'   We'll spin a yarn or two, tell a few jokes, maybe even share a song to inspire you and your knitting.   Bring your knitting, come see and be seen, and let's learn and laugh and knit together.
  Lorilee Beltman

Vertically Stranded Colorwork
Explore various ways that color can be added when contrast stitches climb vertically from round to round. These techniques do not inhibit the elasticity of the fabric. We’ll play with simple zigs and zags, colorful cables, lines between lace, and purl-only columns that look like caterpillars. We’ll explore its sketchy history- it is used in Rovaniemi knitting, as a substitute for duplicate stitch in argyle, and it even appears in a Japanese stitch dictionary.  After class apply the coloring techniques to existing patterns worked in the round.

Prerequisites:  Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting.

  Candace Eisner Strick

Backwards Cable Knitting
Ever wanted to turn a cable more frequently than the directions call for, but that turning comes on a wrong side row? There's nothing to it when you know how to knit backwards! Lost your cable needle in the couch cushions? No sweat; turn all those cables without a cable needle. Need to shape on a wrong side row? No problem. Learn some basic maneuvers backwards. It's nothing but pure fun!

Prerequisites:  Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting.


Wine & Knitting                      7:00 PM until...


Registration/Coffee                 8:00 - 9:00  
Class 1                                       9:00 -12:00  
LUNCH                                    12:00 - 1:00  
Class 2                                       1:00 - 4:00  
Knitting in the Great Room      4:30 - 6:00
   --live music featuring "THE KNITPICKERS"        
Banquet & Talk                          6:00 - 9:00   


The Knitting Salon                    10:00 -1:00
coffee bar all morning

Lancaster Knitter's Retreat 2016    $ 295.00

This cost includes Friday night reception, three Class sessions, Saturday lunch and a banquet dinner.  Coffee and refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.

A block of rooms has been reserved for this event at the Amish View Inn & Suites. You are responsible to book your own lodging. All classes and meals will take place at Amish View Inn.  You must reserve your rooms at Amish View Inn by April 15, 2016 to ensure a rate of $192.00 +tax per night/double occupancy. Other rates are available, mention the block 'Lancaster Yarn Shop' to get these special rates.  Of course, there are many other hotels and inns in the area, and you are free to stay anywhere you would like.

    Click HERE to register today!

No refunds after March 31, 2016.