2023 Knitting Cruise

Nautical Knitting with Michele Lee Berstein

July 31st - August 2nd, 2023


Sail away with us for adventure and knitting with well-known instructor, designer, and writer Michele Lee Bernstein 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, Michele Lee Berstein 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, classes, and her book Brioche, Knit, Love, Michele will be leading this year’s nautical knitters on a voyage through a wonderful variety of knitting techniques and patterns.


Have you been meaning to learn brioche knitting? This is your chance! Learn how to knit brioche with Michele's Whale Watch Cap & Cowl, perfecting your technique over your three days in the San Juans. Make some wristlets in Herringbone Braids and Beyond, and explore new stitches and techniques in YO? YO! Fun and Fancy Stitches. 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!



Sign Up Now for the 2023 Nautical Knitting Cruise with Schooner Zodiac & Northwest Yarns