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9555 Nall Ave., Overland Park KS 66207

Sun 12-4   MWFS 10-5   TTH 10-6


February 7-9, 2020

Hampton Inn and Conference Center
Gardner, KS

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.

Goody Bag
5 meals: Friday Dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch & banquet, Sunday breakfast
Designer and Student Fashion Shows
Yarn Market, including yarn not yet available in the Studio
Continuous beverage service at Hotel all weekend
Pajama Party on Saturday Night
Assorted planned (and spontaneous!) fun activities with old friends and new

$245 per person

Hampton Inn
Gardner. KS

This hotel is newly constructed. The modern style and finishes are new and fresh.
You can relax near the indoor pool or in one of the many gathering places.  Earn and use Hilton Honors points at this hotel.

Rates per room per night

king or 2 queens

Call 913-856-2100 use group code KCK
or visit

Guest Instructor - Olga Buraya-Kefelia

The daughter of a professional tailor, Olga Buraya-Kefelian (aka Jazzyknits) acquired an understanding of clothing construction at a young age. That understanding has evolved into Olga’s imaginative yet versatile knitwear designs that balance a love for texture with a minimalist approach. Her designs evolve from technique-driven elements that provide her students with a greater learning experience and impeccably finished knitwear. In addition to publishing her own designs, Olga is a contributing designer, author, and co-author of numerous titles. Learn more at

Sit with Olga at Dinner on Saturday Night (limit 8 people) 

2 session Class
Friday Afternoon ~ 12:30 - 3:30 & Sunday Morning ~ 9am - noon



Freeform Knitting - Alie Scholes

Work unbound by patterns and yet still successfully knit or crochet a project. With just a range of simple stitches and only a few basic techniques, anyone can create lovely and useful household objects and eye-catching wearable art. This class will focus on a purse. The class fee includes the purse form and lining.   Pattern 



Friday Afternoon Classes
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Lynn Haffner

Mosaic knitting! This is a great way to play with combining colors and is a simple technique for even newer knitters to try out! If you can slip sts, knit and purl - then you can do Mosaic knitting!

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Anthology - Monta Morris 

Anthology is a recipe pattern for a hat or a cowl. Just follow the instructions, we’ve done the math for you. Pick from more than 100 pretty motifs and cast on now!

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Friday Afternoon Classes
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm



Cast-On Party Olga Buraya-Kefelia 
Be among the first to meet our guest instructor, Olga. Everyone will get started on a Mystery Pattern. See the supply list to have the correct supplies.

Saturday Morning Classes
9:00 am - noon

3D knitwear, the Hisho Shawl - Olga Buraya-Kefelia

Learn the specifics of a slip stitch technique as well as tab cast on and I-cord bind off as you knit this unique 3D textured shawl. Discover how to organize the colors of your Hisho to customize it to your liking to achieve various color effects.

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Exploration Station
 - Cindy Craig 

This top-down semi-circle shawl begins with my favorite Westknits shortcut rows and yarn overs followed by two-color brioche ribbing, slipped stitches, stripes, and finally a beautiful chevron border. Choose 4 colors of yarn and enjoy the playful knitting journey!

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- Kim Dominic

This pattern is inspired by the Northern Lights of Alaska. You will learn to knit with 2 yarns at one time (stranded knitting), and how to read a chart. What a fun beanie for the cold days of winter. 

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  Saturday Afternoon Classes
2 pm - 5 pm

3D Knitwear - Kune-Kune Shawl/Cowl
- Olga Buraya-Kefelia

Olga presents her 3D design philosophy to reveal a slightly different angle of knitwear and putting your existing knitting skills into a novel path while creating this 3D textured Kune-Kune Shawl or Kune-Kune Cowl. Learn not just how to make it but also how to adapt it and shape it to your liking.. 

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Untangled - Carol Eddington

This Aran weight shawl flies off of the needles! Select 2 contrasting colors and let the texture do the rest of the work! Brioche, bobbles, garter, and eyelets make for a fun knit that you don’t want to set down; resulting in a super squishy shawl to wrap up in all winter long! 

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- Lynn Haffner

NUA is a triangular shawl worked bottom-up in a twisted rib pattern with biased stripes of lace eyelets and twisted ribbing all over the body. Both, easy to work on and to wear, NUA may become one of your favorite shawls to snuggle into.

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Sunday Morning Classes
9 am - noon

Modular Knit Shawl - Asanagi - Olga Buraya-Kefelia

This adventurous beginner class is based on Asanagi Wrap design and is worked in modular technique. In this class you will learn the theory of modular knitting and create this stunning ombré wrap of scalloped patterning with yarn of your choice. But what is more, you will learn numerous vital techniques as a knitter which will be crucial for your future skill set. Many of the tricks and tips and customization suggestions taught during this class will prove to be a lot of fun!

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Frieze Shawl
- Carol Eddington

This cozy shawl features a quick and fun to knit stitch pattern that may look complicated but is easy to work since it is created by using the mosaic technique: slipped-stitches, only one colour at a time & one little trick… Friese is an elongated, asymmetrical triangular shawl with a curved top edge. You’ll start knitting with just a few stitches at one tip, then work your way across to the opposite edge creating the triangular shape by increasing/decreasing at the edges. It is finished with an i-cord bind-off.

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Freeform Knitting Cont. - Alie Scholes