January 25-27, 2019
at the historic Aladdan Hotel
in Kansas City, MO
Imagine cozy hearths, happy yarn companions and helpful classes. Add a few happy hours, healthful food and hilarious late night capers. And don't forget a delightful Yarn Market, door prizes and divine runway shows. What do you have? The Studio's Annual Winter Retreat. You don't want to miss it!! The Retreat promises to be a weekend full of all things yarn, learning and hanging out with folks who share our passions for our crafts.
l.STUDIO RETREAT PACKAGE INCLUDES:
5 meals: Friday Dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch & banquet, Sunday break-fast
Designer and Student Fashion Shows
Yarn Market, including yarn not yet available in the Studio
Continuous beverage service at Hotel all weekend
New This Year - Pajama Party on Saturday Night
Assorted planned (and spontaneous!) fun activities with old friends and new$230 per person Download Brochure
The Historic Aladdin Hotel 1215 Wyandotte St, KCMO 64105 This beautifully restored Art Deco hotel in downtown Kansas City is on the National Register of Historic Places and features a hip design and vintage style as well as upscale amenities. You can earn and use IHG points at this hotel.
Rates per room per night
1 Q or 1 K Bed
2 Queen Beds
Call 877-224-2870 and refer to the block: Knitting Workshop; with Block Code: KWZ
or visit https://book.passkey.com/go/dd0140e0 to make reservations.
These rates are good through January 5, 2019, at noon.
Valet Parking available for $18/day at the hotel. You may also park in the Municipal Auditorium Garage which is across the street.
There is an underground passageway to the hotel. Street parking and private lots are also in the area.
Get creative - carpool, park & ride, Uber/Lyft or drop off. There are many ways to get there. Guest Instructor - Sarah Peasley
Sarah is a designer, teacher, and technical editor. She teaches at local yarn shops and guilds, for regional and national conferences, and on Craftsy. Sarah's passion is making knitting accessible to everyone. She is known for the patience and humor with which she teaches, for the relevance and detail of her class notes, and for her ability to instill confidence and provide her students with a wide range of lasting skills.
Sit with Sarah at Dinner on Saturday Night
(limit 8 people)
Friday Afternoon/Saturday Afternoon (2 session class) 1:00-4:00
Fern & Feather Pullover - Monta
Using worsted weight yarn, this sweater works up quickly. The yoke is knit in stranded color work, then short row shaping is added to the back of the sweater to shape the shoulders and neckline. Optional, gentle waist shaping is included. Pattern
Reading Your Knitting - Sarah Peasley (90 min) 1-2:30
Have you ever taken the time to LOOK at your knitting? Which way do your stitches face? Are you on the right side or the wrong side? How many rows have you worked? Did you remember to decrease in the previous row? Let’s SLOW DOWN and learn the anatomy of a stitch, then study the fabric below the needles. Sarah has some tricks to help you discover what you’ve done and where you are, and to keep track going forward. In no time at all, you’ll be a smarter, more confident knitter!
Cast-On Party - 3:30-5:00 Be among the first to meet our guest instructor, Sarah Peasley. Everyone will get started on a Mystery Cowl pattern. See supply list to have the right supplies.
Saturday Morning Classes ~ 9:00 - noon
No Sew Set-In Sleeves
- Sarah Peasley
Are you tired of trying to figure out how to sew in a set-in sleeve? Have you ever tried to design one from scratch? Those bell curves and ratios can drive you nutty! Learn how to design an armhole to fit YOUR body, then pick up and knit a perfect set-in sleeve from the top down with very little math, and no unsightly seams! Armhole shaping variations, alternative stitch patterns, and sleeve decrease calculations will also be discussed.
Finessing the Flexi Flip
- Lynn Haffner
We have these really cool new needles that allow you to knit in the round with these 2 needles. No more dpns poking you and no more loops getting out of hand. Lynn will introduce them to you and coach you through a hat (Beloved Aran) project. Tips and tricks to the flexi's make this class a winner. Pattern
- Cindy Craig
Who's up for it? Stranded knitting and cables at the same time. This will be one of those pieces that causes people to stop you on the street. It is truly, truly awesome. You will work with charts, discuss color dominance in
stranded knitting, be introduced to 2-handed color knitting and how to plop a cable in the middle of all this. Pattern
Saturday Afternoon Classes ~ 1:30-4:30
- Sarah Peasley
Double knitting is pure magic. Using one method, a piece worked flat opens up as if it had been knit in the round. Using another method, the image created on the front of the fabric will appear in reverse image on the back. Learn both methods to create a small bag and a two-sided coaster, while practicing appropriate cast-on, bind-off, and chart-reading techniques.
Salt Water Taffy Wrap- Cindy Craig
This pattern uses stacked increases and decreases to create the wavy colorwork. This means that it is very elastic and has no strands on the wrong side. This is a great intro to this technique if you have never tried it. Pattern
Sunday Morning Classes ~ 9 - noon/1:00
Simple Sweater Design
- Sarah Peasley (4 hours) 9-1
Designing a sweater from scratch? It’s easier than you think! Learn the basics of creating your own pattern from a gauge swatch and a few simple measurements (don’t worry — only one actual body measurement will be taken!). Plan a garment that fits the way you want it to, using a yarn that you love. You’ll write patterns in class for a simple sleeveless shell or vest and a dropped-shoulder cardigan. Some experience knitting from a pattern will be helpful, but not necessary. This class is intended for advanced beginners who are curious about modifying an existing pattern or creating their own.
- Lynn Haffner
After the Beekeeper Cardigan KAL, anything "Bee" is top on the charts. This one delivers beauty and style. These tiny cables intertwine to create beautiful dimension. You will learn to read from charts and how to cable without a cable needle. Pattern
Little Bird Mittens
- Jessica Kerrigan
Start your mittens with Latvian Braid and move into stranded knitting on the cuff. Alternate charts will be available as well as blank graph paper to chart your own design. Pattern
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