2019 Knitting Cruises
Nautical Knitting with Mary Scott Huff
We had such a great time with everyone last year on our knitting cruise, and so we are partnering again with the Schooner Zodiac in 2019 to do it again!
Sail away with us for adventure and knitting with well-known author, designer, and teacher, Mary Scott Huff and Northwest Yarns. Feel the wind in your hair as you breezily knit through this three-day, two-night sailing adventure through the San Juan Islands, with a stop in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.
In this year’s cruise, Mary Scott Huff will lead you and your fellow nautical knitters on an adventure through a series of three classes over three days. Learn all about the history and practice of stranded colorwork in Fearless Two-Color Mittens, in which you will learn all about essential two-color stranded knitting techniques and the history of Norwegian Selbuvotter mittens. Then get creative in Mad Hatters, as you learn how to create your very own charted colorwork motifs, which you will then use to design your own personalized hat. Finally, no colorwork series would be complete without learning all about steeking in Eek! Steeks!, a technique frequently used in colorwork sweaters to create cardigans. Echo Mae and Heather Seevers, the Cephalopod Sisters of Northwest Yarns, will also be sailing on this cruise to introduce you to the region’s vibrant fiber arts scene, culture, and history.
This cruise is the perfect opportunity to escape your day-to-day routine, and set a course to knitting and adventure. In addition to taking classes, socializing and knitting, passengers on this cruise will also help crew the ship! Prepare to become a member of the Zodiac crew as you haul rope, raise the sails, and crew the ship’s sailing stations. You will also have an opportunity to learn the basics of navigating, steering the ship and standing watch. By the end of your trip, you will come away with new knitting inspiration and nautical skills!
Sign up now for this adventure cruise and regale your friends and family with sailing yarns for years to come. We can’t wait to see you on the ship!