2020 Knitting Cruise
Sail away with us for adventure and knitting with well-known instructor and designer, Sivia Harding, 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, Sivia Harding will lead you and your fellow nautical knitters on an adventure through a series of three classes over three days. Known for her stunning designs that have been found in a variety of publications and on knitting websites, as well as her classes at fiber fests, Sivia will be leading this year’s nautical knitters on a voyage through a wonderful variety of knitting techniques and patterns.
Revel in the beauty of Harmonia’s Rings: Moebius and More, in which you will learn how to knit up a cowl with elements reminiscent of ancient architecture using Cat Bordhi’s Moebius cast-on. Then participate in the Short Row Stripes Workshop: Rainshadow Scarf to learn all the ins and outs of two different short row methods, including some lace and beading instruction, which can be used to create a gorgeous garter stitch scarf. Finally, no Nautical Knitting cruise would be complete without a bit of knitting history – learn all about mending and darning traditions, and their modern uses and interpretations in Decorative Mending: More Than Making Do! 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!