Maine Knitting Cruises

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Dates Price
June 16 - 20, 2022 w/ Mim Bird $984
September 4 - 10, 2022 w/ Margaret Radcliffe $1272
June 14 - 18, 2023 w/ Mim Bird $994
September 3 - 9, 2023 w/ Margaret Radcliffe $1282

All prices are listed per person and include lodging, meals, and shore excursions. 

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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Knitting Bag by Jocelyn Schmidt

Fun and crafty knitting retreats!

Knitters of all levels join us for special knitting getaways.  Spouses and non-knitters are welcome too!  Don’t be shy.  Our instructors Mim Bird and Maggie Radcliffe have been teaching with us for years and these popular knitting retreats fill up fast!

Knitting Getaways with Mim Bird


You’re going to invest a lot in your knit piece. Starting and ending well can make all the difference. Join Mim Bird on this  4-day/4-night cruise to learn Casting On and Binding Off. There’s so much more to know than the Long Tail and thumb Loop, or the Standard Knit Two Pass Over methods. Want something a little stretchier, or firmer? Need to work with a slippery yarn? We’ll add a dozen Cast On and Bind Off options to your skill set so you’ll be ready to make all your edges worthy of the beautiful knit piece you’re creating.

As always, you can follow along with the planned itinerary, or do your own thing. The actual instruction 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 former owner of Over the Rainbow Yarn, where she taught 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.”

Knitting Retreat with Maggie Radcliffe

Margaret Radcliffe

In 2022, it’s all about finding solutions to your knitting problems on this this 6-day/6-night knitting retreat with Margaret Radcliffe! Learn how to fix all sorts of things that can wrong: too long, too short, too tight, too loose, twisted stitches, dropped stitches, cables crossed the wrong way, changes in dye lots, shoulders that sag and borders that flare… Learn to analyze what went wrong & approaches to fixing it. Get hands-on practice, and enjoy seeing (& handling!) Maggie’s samples!

As always, you can follow along with the planned knitting 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 almost 60 years, a designer for 35, and a teacher for more than 30, Maggie is the author of four popular knitting books: The Knitting Answer Book, The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, Circular Knitting Workshop, and The Knowledgeable Knitter. For more information on Margaret Radcliffe, her books & patterns visit