Maine Knitting Cruises

Knitters knitting away on the J&E Riggin

Fun and crafty knitting cruises in 2018!

Knitting Getaway, June 13th – 16th:

Mim

Join Mim Bird this June for a 4-day/4-night knitting getaway where you will learn to “Be the Boss of Your Socks”!

You don’t need a pattern to knit socks. Really.  On this cruise, you will learn how to intuitively create a top down sock the way our foremothers did it.  Using observation of anatomy and a couple of simple counting tricks, socks will magically roll off your needles.  And once you know how to make your own basic sock recipe, you’ll be planning variations before you’ve even finished this first pair.

As always, you can follow along with the planned itinerary, or do your own thing. The actual instruction for socks will be in short bursts as we take time to put into practice what we’ve just learned before moving to the next phase. That will give everyone the chance to do whatever they like in the interim. Bring whatever projects you’d like to work on, or anything you need help with. Mim loves to help get projects over the rough patches, and she hasn’t been stumped yet!

Mim Bird is the owner of Over the Rainbow Yarn, where she teaches an array of classes from basic to advanced knitting and crocheting. Mim has participated in many Maine-knitting adventures and she is ready to show you how to design your own creation with your hand dyed yarn. She can also help you with any other knitting questions on any project you wish to bring with you. This will be her fifth adventure on the Riggin and she says, “I love the Riggin, her captains and crew so much. And the knitters are always so much fun. I can’t wait to be back.” You can follow Mim’s knitting life by going to  www.overtherainbowyarn.com and subscribing to her newsletter.

June 13th – June 16th knitting getaway & fiber experience w/Mim Bird
$803 per person, all-inclusive

Reserve your space on this exciting sailing & knitting adventure.

 

Knitting Vacation June 17th – 20th:

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 and mitten journey.

Join Bill for a 4-day/4-night knitting cruise. What better project to knit on a boat than a hat or mitten? Hats and mittens 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.

As always, you can follow along with the planned itinerary, or do your own thing. The actual instruction be in short bursts as we take time to put into practice what we’ve just learned before moving to the next phase. That will give everyone the chance to do whatever they like in the interim. Bring whatever projects you’d like to work on, or anything you need help with. Bill is happy to help get your projects over a rough patch.

June 17th – 20th knitting vacation w/ Bill Huntington
$803 per person, all inclusive
Reserve your space on this exciting sailing & knitting adventure.

For more information on Bill Huntington and Hope Spinnery visit www.HopeSpinnery.com

 

Knitting Cruise September 3rd – 8th:

Margaret Radcliffe

This year’s 6-day/6-night knitting cruise w/Margaret Radcliffe will focus on “Maggie’s Top Knitting Tips.” After a professional knitting career spanning a decade and four successful knitting books, Maggie has a huge store of knowledge to share.  From cast ons to bind offs, working pattern stitches and reading charts, shaping and finishing, measuring gauge and fixing mistakes, she’ll share her favorite knitting tips and tricks to make your knitting flow smoothly and every project a success. As always, bring your questions, problems, and ideas because Maggie’s always happy to help and to mentor you along the way, wherever your knitting takes you.

As always, you can follow along with the planned itinerary, or do your own thing. Bring whatever projects you’d like to work on, or anything you need help with. Maggie is happy to help get projects over the rough patches!

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 The Knowledgeable Knitter.

September 3rd – 8th knitting cruise w/Margaret Radcliffe
$1,163 per person; all-inclusive
Reserve your space on this exciting knitting adventure.

For more information on Margaret Radcliffe, her books & patterns visit www.MaggiesRags.com

 

Knitting Cruise Dates

2018

June 13 – 16, 4 days, $803 
with Mim Bird

June 17 – 20, 4 days, $803
with Bill Huntington

September 3 – 8, 6 days, $1,163
with Margaret Radcliffe

Non-knitting spouses and friends are warmly invited to join in… there is plenty for anyone to do, see and eat.

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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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.”

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Knitting by Ben Krebs