Maine Knitting Cruises

Knitters knitting away on the J&E Riggin

Three fun and crafty knitting cruises in 2016!

Knitting Getaway June 8th – June 11th:

Mim Bird - Over The Rainbow Yarn

This 4-day/4-night knitting getaway offers you a unique fiber experience with Mim Bird of Over the Rainbow Yarn (Rockland Maine’s LYS).

Details coming soon!

Mim learned to knit when she was seven years old, and started teaching when she was nine.  She learned from her great-grandmother how to darn, mend, re-knit and otherwise keep knitwear usable and attractive for many years.  This is her third time teaching on the Riggin and she is looking forward to sharing some fun in the sun and helping you keep your knitted things with you for a life time.

June 8th – June 11th knitting getaway & fiber experience w/Mim Bird
$779 per person, all inclusive
Reserve your space on this exciting sailing & knitting adventure.

For more information on Mim Bird and Over the Rainbow Yarns visit



Knitting Vacation June 24th – 27th:

Bill Huntington

This year spinning and knitting guru Bill Huntington, of Hope Spinnery, a wind-powered fiber mill, will lead you on a fabulous hat journey.

Join Bill for a 4-day/4-night knitting cruise. What better project to knit on a boat than a hat? Hats are the perfect gift (start Christmas gifts early this year) for a loved one or yourself, a great project to make a statement and the best part – this is a project you can start and finish on a 4-day trip. Bill will have all his patterns and yarns available for purchase. We’ll have discussions about sizing and adjusting patterns to individual needs as well as develop new patterns as we sail. Perhaps we’ll create a new design for the Riggin. Bring your own WIP or yarn to start a new project.

June 24th – 27th knitting vacation w/ Bill Huntington
$679 per person, all inclusive
Reserve your space on this exciting sailing & knitting adventure.

For more information on Bill Huntington and Hope Spinnery visit


Knitting Cruise September 5th – 10th:

Margaret Radcliffe

This year’s  6-day/6-night knitting cruise w/Margaret Radcliffe will focus on color. Details coming soon!

A knitter for 50 years, a designer for 35, and a teacher for almost 25, Maggie is the author of two best selling books –  Knitting Answer Book and Circular Knitting Workshop. She has also written The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, and her most recent book The Knowledgeable Knitter was released in September 2014.

September 5th – 10th knitting cruise w/Margaret Radcliffe
$1005 per person; all inclusive
Reserve your space on this exciting knitting adventure.

For more information on Margaret Radcliffe, her books & patterns visit


Knitting Cruise Dates


June 8 – 11, 4 days, $779 
with Mim Bird

June 24 – 27, 4 days, $679
with Bill Huntington

September 5 – 10, 6 days, $1005
with Margaret Radcliffe

Interested in putting together your own knitting or crochet cruise? Have a knitting group you’d like to travel with? The Riggin is available for sailing &  knitting charters.

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52 Skeins

52 Skeins - A Maine Knitting Cruise Giveaway

In honor of the Year of the Sheep (from which fabulous fiber is derived) we are celebrating with a year long (and weekly) giveaway – 52 Skeins.

Each week, for 52 weeks, a hand-spun/hand-dyed fiber artist will be featured and a skein of their beautiful yarn/fiber will be given away via our Facebook page. Our grand prize giveaway, one year from now (February 2016), will be a 52 skein stash valued at over $1,300.

Week 33: Good Karma Farm

Good Karma Farm is a full-time working farm located in Belfast along the coast of Maine. The farm raises alpacas and Icelandic sheep for both fiber and breeding. Each skein of their worsted weight yarn is made from 60% wool and 40% alpaca and has been all locally sourced, processed, spun and hand-dyed and described as it stretches like merino but soft and squishy like alpaca.

Shop & visit Good Karma Farm online

Find Good Karma Farm  – on Facebook, on Instagram

To enter to win go to the Maine Knitting Cruises Facebook page

A) leave a comment
B) tag a friend for an extra entry
C) share the post for an extra entry.

Be sure to “Like” the page so we can see your share for the extra entry and so that if you win we can contact you. Weekly winners will be announced on the same post every Thursday. It is the winner’s responsibility to message with your contact information to receive your yarn. All weekly winners will be entered to win the 52 Skeins stash on February 19th 2016.

Heard on the Docks…

“Bill is an excellent teacher & mentor in the best sense of these words – so respectful of all the different styles of people that came. His depth of knowledge is incredible and he is so laid back and patient with my questions.”


Knitting by Ben Krebs