Maine Knitting Cruises
|June 11 - 14, 2021 w/ Mim Bird||4 days||$955|
|July 12 - 15, 2021 w/ Bill Huntington||4 days||$979|
|September 6 - 11, 2021 w/ Margaret Radcliffe||6 days||$1234|
|June 16 - 20, 2022 w/ Mim Bird||5 days||$984|
|June 21 - 25, 2022 w/ Bill Huntington||5 days||$984|
|September 4 - 10, 2022 w/ Margaret Radcliffe||7 days||$1272|
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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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, Bill Huntington, and Maggie Radcliffe have been teaching with us for years and these popular knitting retreats fill up fast!
Knitting Getaways with Mim Bird
Sail with Mim Bird this June for a 4-day/4-night knitting getaway where you will learn “Beyond the Basics” – skills that define the intermediate knitter and how to apply them. Plus there will be a bonus brioche class for those that are stumped by this fabulous pattern. More details on the 2021 trip to come.
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 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 Vacation with Bill Huntington
This year spinning and knitting guru Bill Huntington, of Hope Spinnery, a wind-powered fiber mill, will guide you on a colorful journey with color work on hats and mittens.
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.
Knitting Retreat with Maggie Radcliffe
In 2021, it’s all about the pattern stitches for this 6-day/6-night knitting retreat w/Margaret Radcliffe! Knits and purls, knitting-below, slipped stitches, yarn overs and lace, and cables. Each day of the cruise we’ll focus on a different suite of pattern stitches. Learn the techniques, get hands-on practice, and enjoy seeing (and fondling!) Maggie’s samples. Maggie will help you understanding pattern instructions and charts, provide tips and tricks for working pattern stitches more easily with fewer mistakes, and mentor you in designing small projects to put your favorite new pattern stitches to use.
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. For more information on Margaret Radcliffe, her books & patterns visit www.MaggiesRags.com