2018 Spring and Fall Island Knitting Retreats on San Juan Island, WA

Spring: April 15-20 or 20-25         Fall: October 7-12, 14-19, or 21-26

I particularly love doing these retreats and sharing the beauty of the island where I am so fortunate to live. San Juan Island is closer to British Columbia’s Vancouver Island than it is to mainland USA, and those of us who live here consider it paradise. Our new retreat home for 2018 is the serene and sparkling Island Inn at 123 West, about a minute’s walk from the ferry. We’ll even be able to spend one morning cruising on the interisland ferry, circling amongst the four ferry-served islands while I teach. And Island Wools, our local yarn shop, is just a two-minute walk, if you suddenly need something.

Our new gathering space looks out on neighboring islands and on into the wild blue yonder. Imagine sipping your morning coffee and watching the sun rise over Brown Island, painting the sky like a beautiful rose-gold skein of cashmere! As always, afternoons will be free for exploring the island. You can stroll about the village or the waterside park, visit the Whale Museum, wander the network of docks and fantasize about life aboard, walk along quiet forested roads, or rent a bike and intimately explore the island’s byways. Or savor a sweet afternoon nap in your ultra-soft sheets! There are alpaca farms, hiking trails, beaches, an outdoor sculpture museum, harbor seals, and more. There is bountiful time to learn lots of knitting techniques, get plenty of one-on-one instruction, make new friends, relax, and make yourself at home on a beautiful island. What I teach shifts from year to year, but I always welcome any projects you want to explore or have help with. I welcome anyone who loves to knit, even if you knit dishcloths year in and year out, you are a knitter and we understand one another and share a kindred well of goodness. For full information about the retreats, including the registration form and how to reserve a spot, download *Cat’s 2018 IKR Brochure. To learn about the variety of lodging choices, download The Island Inn Room Guide for Cat’s 2018 Retreats.