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Lancaster Knitter's Retreat 2019


LKR2019 will be held at the beautiful Amish View Inn in Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania April 26 – 28, 2019.  We are so pleased to welcome Michelle Hunter and Andrea Wong as this year’s featured teachers!  The Retreat takes place in an inspiring, rural setting and in the good company of knitters from near and far.



Michelle Hunter teaches knitting, designs, and is well known for her knitting education website, ‘Knit Purl Hunter.’   Her books, Building Blocks, Building in Color, and Building with Lace, are skill building series designed to progress the knitter through the major knitting principles.  The Best of Knit Purl Hunter book is a collection of 25 of her favorite designs.   

Andrea Wong is well known as an expert teacher of the Portuguese style of knitting.  A resident of Ohio, Andrea teaches at venues around the country and designs and publishes patterns as well.  Knitting in the Portuguese style offers knitters a new way to tension yarn and is an ergonomically friendly technique. 

Arrive Friday evening and meet the teachers and your fellow knitters during a casual knitting reception in the Great Room at Amish View Inn
On Saturday attend Michelle Hunter’s course ‘Spice Up Your Knitting’ and learn ‘Two Color Portuguese Knitting’ with instructor Andrea Wong. (additional details below). The Saturday evening banquet will be followed by an engaging talk.

Sunday morning, join us for The Knitting Salon.  This can be thought of as ‘a cultural hub, responsible for the dissemination of interesting and arcane information, and sociability.'  We'll spin a yarn or two, share songs, ideas and projects, and learn from each other!  Participate in our Hand Knit Runway, enjoy special guests, live music, and fun! 


Spice Up Your Knitting

Students will elevate their knitting with the use of fun and high impact novelty stitches.  The stitches are easy to execute and may be incorporated into any project.  Stitches covered include Irish bobbles, loop stitch, butterfly stitch, smocking, stubble stitch, crown stitch, drop stitch and more.  Examples and practical applications for each stitch are provided in the workshop.  Class is suitable knitters comfortable with the knit and purl stitches and basic shaping.

 Two Color Knitting Portuguese Style

Students will learn how to work two colors per round using the Portuguese Style of Knitting. If they have never learned this style, they are still welcome to the class. Students should have some familiarity with stranded knitting.  Learn to purl and how to control tension with both the right and left hands while running the yarn through knitting pins.  Adventurous knitters may add third and fourth colors! 



Registration &                          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  

Free Time                                  4:00 - 6:30
  …enjoy shopping at LYS
  …knitting in the Great Room with live music
  …taking a break

Banquet & Talk                           6:30 - 9:00   

The Knitting Salon                    8:30 - 11:30
coffee bar
& refreshments all morning


The cost includes Friday night reception, two Class sessions, Saturday lunch, a banquet dinner, and the Sunday Knitting Salon.  Tea, Coffee and refreshments will be available throughout the weekend. No refunds after March 1, 2019.

You are responsible to book your own lodging. There are many hotels and inns in the area.  All classes and included meals will take place at Amish View Inn.  A block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate for this event at the Amish View Inn & Suites. Please CALL Amish View Inn and mention Lancaster Knitter's Retreat to receive the special rate:  1 (866) 735-1600.