Spring 2018 Weaving for Knitters Retreats on San Juan Island in Friday Harbor

Sixty-two curious knitters helped launch my four new island weaving retreats last spring. And as I post this on June 20, I am in San Jose, California with another group of knitters who became weavers just yesterday, as we move into day two of a Weaving for Knitters Retreat. The enthusiasm and gleeful discovery that weaving is so easy to learn (in every case, my students have been warped and weaving by lunch of the first day) is inspiring and contagious and opens whole new vistas for knitters. They’ll all return home to discover their stash looks entirely different, because weaving welcomes odds and ends in a way that knitting cannot. It takes me only minutes to teach our new weavers how to knit off of any edge or surface of weaving, and how to seam two panels (you don’t need a wide loom, we use 15-inch rigid heddle looms). To learn much more, look through the *2018 Weaving PDF*, and email me with any questions, or to reserve a spot for yourself (and perhaps a friend). Come join the fun!

(The throw shown here is warped with 2 skeins of multi-color sock yarn and the weft is two skeins of blue worsted weight—see what your stash can become?)