Scottish Highlands Knitting Retreat Vermont

Take a knitting Autumn Vacation in Vermont

October 18th, 19th, & 20th 2019

Up to 20 students | 1 teacher
Workshop Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

  • Arrive: Oct 17th, 2019 Thurs. Evening
  • Leave: Oct 21st, 2019 Mon. morning
  • $435 for workshop PLUS your lodging costs.
    More info below
  • To attend this knitting retreat, you must stay at Highland Lodge.
  • Your teacher, Designer Donna Druchunas
  • Quaint rooms, cabins, & suites available
  • As of April 2019, 7 spots still available

2019 Scottish Highland Knitting Retreat - Highland Lodge 1At the Scottish Highlands knitting retreat in Vermont, we’ll explore the rich history of knitting throughout Scotland with tie-ins to the stories and fashions of the Outlander TV show. Our project will be a quick-to-knit shawl that Claire would cherish, with techniques and design elements that reflect the true history of the talented knitters of Scotland.

We will be making something similar to this photo.

Beginner to experts welcome.

Scottish Highlands Knitting Retreat Schedule
Inspired by the Outlander TV Show

Meals

Breakfasts are included with Highland Lodge reservation.
Dinner and  lunches are on your own. Restaurant & Bar is on site. Other restaurants are a 25-30 minute drive.

Schedule

Thursday
2-5 PM check in
Arrival and settle in at the Highland Lodge
5-6 PM – Meet & greet in the living room.
6-7:30 pm – Dinner on your own.
8-9:30 PM – Relax and knit with the group or spend time on your own to get ready for tomorrow’s classes.

Friday
7:30 AM – 9 AM – Breakfast in the main dining room.
10 AM – 12 Noon – Morning workshop session: Morning workshop session: History of knitting in Scotland slide show. Different ways to cast on for a triangular shawl. Cast on for your project.
12 Noon – 2 PM – Lunch on your own.
2 PM – 5 PM – Afternoon workshop session: Different ways to shape triangular shawls. Begin knitting and shaping on your project
Break
6 PM – 7:30 PM – Lodge restaurant is open for dinner. Sit with the group or on your own.
8 PM – 9:30 PM – Knit with others in the living room or retire to your room to relax.

Saturday
7:30 AM – 9 AM – Breakfast in the main dining room.
10 AM – 12 Noon – Morning workshop session: Learn the pattern stitches for your shawl. Continue knitting to the main body of your shawl.
12 Noon – 2 PM – Lunch on your own.
2 PM – 5 PM – Possible Afternoon excursion to Ball and Skein studio.
Break
6 PM – 7:30 PM – Lodge restaurant is open for dinner. Sit with the group or on your own.
8 PM – 9:30 PM – Knit with others in the living room or retire to your room to relax.

Sunday
7:30 AM – 9 AM – Breakfast in the main dining room.
10 AM – 12 Noon – Morning workshop session: Learn how to work an attached border for your project. Begin knitting.
12 Noon – 2 PM – Lunch on your own.
2 PM – 5 PM – Possible Afternoon excursion to Cloverworks Farm.
Break
6 PM – 7:30 PM – Dinner on your own.
8 PM – 9:30 PM – Final Q&A session & show & tell with Donna Druchunas.

Monday
7:30 AM – 9 AM – Breakfast in the main dining room.
Checkout is 11 AM. Depart the lodge for a day or tourism or you can head home if needed. If you need an extra day at the lodge, please notify staff at reservation time.

Your teacher will be on-site and will be available for questions anytime.
Schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. We reserve the right to bring in a substitute teacher if needed.

2019 Scottish Highland Knitting Retreat - Highland Lodge 2Visit that old time Vermont village in Northern Vermont. The Highland Lodge has a very interesting history. Old antiques fill the halls of the lodge as well as the rocking chairs on the porch overlooking the lake to practice your knitting.

Rooms, suites, & all season cabins available. Bring that special someone with you and enjoy some downtime and a wonderful fall vacation in REAL Vermont.

Rooms start at $130 a night double occupancy (4 nights). Look below for special pricing.

Highland Lodge is located in rural Northeast Vermont. Walking trails, fishing, biking, 

A deposit today holds your spot in the retreat. Refundable only if you or we fill your spot when you cancel. Workshop deposits are non-refundable. $435.00 workshop fee PLUS lodging.

Lodging starts at $130 per night (4 nights) double occupancy. Please be aware you must stay at Highland Lodge to attend this retreat. 9% Tax & gratuities not included.

Request a room for this retreat when making your workshop deposit. Rooms, suites, & all season cabins available. Deposits for lodging collected in April 2019. 1/2 deposit of total cost of room or cabin.

2019 Scottish Highland Knitting Retreat - Highland Lodge 3Airports

Driving by car to the village of Montgomery, Vermont.

Burlington, Vermont (1:30 hrs)
Montreal, Canada (2:25 hrs)
Boston, Mass (3:30 hrs)
New York City (6hrs)
Portland, Maine (3:30 hrs)
Baltimore, Maryland (8:40 hrs)
Cleveland, Ohio (11hrs)

Train

Amtrak stops in Waterbury, Burlington and Montpelier Vermont, each about two hours away by car.

At this time we can not provide transportation to and from the Airport or Train stations.


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