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I’m so excited to announce that for our Beatrix Potter knitting retreat in June, we will be working with Erin and Helder Herdwyck Farm to have Herdwick wool for attendees to knit with! I’m waiting to get some samples of the yarn to work it up into samples. – Teacher Donna Druchunas

The Project

We’ll be making a project inspired by Beatrix Potter. Our project will be knitted “muffatees” similar to the ones Old Mrs. Mouse knit in the Peter Rabbit books. We will learn slip-stitch knitting techniques from traditional knitting.

Beginners to Expert knitters welcome.


The romantic accommodations are furnished with fine antiques and four-poster beds with luxurious linens, yet also have all the modern conveniences, such as flat-screen televisions, wi-fi, courtesy phones, and individual climate controls.

Dog friendly in restricted areas.

Vermont Summer Knitting Retreat 2019 2We’ll be making a project inspired by Beatrix Potter. Our project will be knitted “mufetees” similar to the ones Old Mrs. Mouse knit in the Peter Rabbit books.

We will learn slip-stitch knitting techniques from traditional knitting as well as from innovative knitting designers such as Faina Goberstein and Britt-Marie Christoffersson. Amazing textural patterns can be made in one, two, or three colors while knitting only one color in each row!

Beginners to Expert knitters welcome.

Students should know how to cast on, bind off, knit, and purl, and should have completed several projects.

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Make a $175 deposit today.

$435 workshop fee PLUS lodging. A deposit today holds your spot in the retreat. $175 deposit is non-refundable.

Lodging starts at $180 – $209 per night (4 nights) double occupancy. Please be aware you must stay at Phineas Swann B&B to attend this retreat. Many extras included.

Please call the B&B first to see what rooms are available and their cost, first, before making deposit. Then make a workshop deposit with us. You are welcome to bring a fellow knitter to bring down costs. Double occupancy. Spouses, friends, & partners can lodge with you and attend the retreat outings (dinners, visit to farm, shopping, etc).

Call Darren or Lynne at Phineas Swann:
(802) 326-4306. Tell them you are attending the 2019 Summer Knitting Retreat in June.

Do not use their online reservation system. Rooms have been blocked out for the entire B&B.

Vermont Summer Knitting Retreat Schedule


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


Vermont Summer Knitting Retreat 2019 3Traveling to Montgomery, Vermont

The closest airports are Burlington, Vermont (1hr 15min drive), Manchester, New Hampshire, (4hrs drive) or Montreal, Canada (1hr 40min drive)

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.

Driving by car to Montgomery Center, Vermont

Burlington, Vermont (1hr 30min)
Montreal, Canada (2hrs)
Boston, Mass (4hrs)
New York City (7hrs)

Lodging Reservations

* Call Darren or Lynne first for reservations at (802) 326-4306 for room availability. Then make your deposit here for your retreat workshop.
* Lodging starts at $209 per night double occupancy.
* Rooms & Suites are available.
* In room dog friendly
* Sharing a room with other knitters, spouses, partners available. Split the costs.

Workshop fees & deposits:

$435 (USD) Includes handouts, misc supplies, knitting surprises, yarn, mailings, teacher fees, door prizes, and use of the facilities. Lodging is extra.

* Phineas Swann B&B reservation is paid separately from your workshop fee.
* Workshop Balance due ($260) 6 weeks before retreat starts on or before April 20th, 2019
* Limited to 15 people, 1 teacher
* Workshop deposits are transferable & DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
* Your deposit is transferable to another knitter.
**In the unfortunate event that Sheep to Shawl should have to cancel a class for any reason, all fees, including deposits, will be fully refunded in a reasonable time. We reserve the right to include a substitute teacher in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

***The costs of any travel arrangements you may have made will not be reimbursed.
Please be sure you know your cancellation fees for your airlines or lodging.

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Rural Vermont

Phineas Swann B&B is located near the Jay peak ski resort in Northern Vermont. There are many outdoor activities as well as site seeing, walks, fishing (on the property of the B&B). You will be visiting small town USA in rural Vermont. Montgomery, Vermont located in north central Vermont has a full service grocery store, gas stations, museums, restaurants, a bike (sport) shop, pizza, and banks/bank machines.

More info can be found here.