Class Details

Thursday, Sept. 15 –
Saturday, Sept. 17th, 2022

We’re so excited for our third annual Knit Camp at The Coast retreat! 

You’ll find class details (including homework) below. Your class handouts and schedule/itinerary will be available through your Retreat Dashboard.

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Thursday, September 15th - VIP Only

Short Rows 

DESCRIPTION: Short rows are a very handy way to add shaping to your knitting in both conventional and unexpected ways. Use them to turn a heel on a sock, better tailor a garment to your shape, or add unexpected twists and turns to accessories. In this class, we’ll discuss the mechanics of short rows, try out different short row techniques, and think about when and where to use them.
 
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced beginner 

TECHNIQUE REQUIREMENTS:
Basic knitting skills, decreasing

SUPPLIES:
Smooth, non-haloed, light-colored worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles.

HOMEWORK:
With the yarn and needles listed above, students should cast on 24 stitches and work about an inch (2 cm) in stockinette prior to class, ending ready to work a RS row. Do not break yarn.

 

Instructor: Bristol Ivy

Bristol Ivy

Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer, teacher, and author from Bangor, Maine. Her work has been published with PomPom Magazine, amirisu, Quince & Co., Making Magazine, and her own eponymous pattern line. She has taught at such events as Squam Art Workshops, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, and Vogue Knitting Live, as well as yarn shops worldwide. Her recent books, Knitting Outside the Box and Knitting Outside the Box: Drape and Fold, both with PomPom Press, explore her lifelong commitment to breaking rules and finding beauty in unexpected places. When not knitting, she’s sewing, running, watching far too many British murder mysteries, and baking a mean loaf of oatmeal honey bread.

Friday, September 16th - All Knit Camp Members

All current members of Knit Camp get to attend all

Friday classes and activities – no registration required.

Intro to Pop Knitting: Exciting Color Techniques for Projects That POP

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to embellish your knitting with bright twists, braids, and other bursts of colorful texture using “pop knitting” techniques with our very own Marie Greene of Olive Knits (retreat pattern designed by Marie included)
 
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced beginner

TECHNIQUE REQUIREMENTS (helpful but not required): 
Students should already have basic knitting skills, including cast on, bind off, purl, knit, increasing and decreasing.

HOMEWORK:
Prior to class, please choose your beanie size and knit to the point indicated in the homework so you are ready to learn the new techniques we will cover in the workshop. Click here for printable version.
 

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
Baby (Todder, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)

Finished Head Circumference
14 (16, 17.3, 18.7, 20) in/35 (40, 43.3, 46.7, 50) cm

Gauge
24 st and 30 rounds in stockinette stitch, blocked

Directions:

With US Size 2 (2.75mm) circular needle and MC, cast on 84 (96, 104, 112, 120) st using cable cast-on method. Do not join in the round yet.

Row 1 (RS): [K2, p2] rep bet brackets to end of row, pm, join to work in round.
 
Next Round (Ribbing): [K2, p2] rep bet brackets to end of round
 
Repeat the ribbing round until ribbing measures 2 (2, 3, 3.5, 3.5) inches/5 (5, 7.5, 9, 9) cm from cast-on edge (for a folded brim).
 
Knit 3 rounds.
 
 
SUPPLIES:
  • 1 skein – Fingering weight | Treasure Goddess Treasured Yak Toes Sock Yarn* (or similar) | 70% superwash merino wool, 20% yak, 10% nylon | 437 yards/400 meters in 100 grams (The color of my sample is Sultry Sapphire* – solid or tonal color, fiber content can vary – it doesn’t have to include yak or nylon)
  • 1 mini – Fingering weight | Superwash merino wool (or similar)* | About 65 yards (The color we are using is cream/bare*. I recommend using a color that has dramatic contrast from the one you’re using for the main color)
  • US Size 2 (2.75mm) 16 in/40 cm circular needles
  • US Size 2 (2.75mm) DPNs (to close crown)
  • US Size 0 (2 mm) – OR – US Size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs – 5” (12.5 cm) length is ideal
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
  • Good lighting and readers (if you need them)
    * Included in VIP Swag boxes

Instructor: Marie Greene

Marie is our fearless Knit Camp leader, best-selling author of Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks, Knit Shawls & Wraps in 1 Week and Knit a Little. She’s also the founder of Olive Knits and Library House Press. Her cheerful, upbeat personality and engaging style make learning a delight! She packs her classes with joy, laughter and OODLES of knitting tips you’ll use again and again.

Marie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband (and two aloof kitties). She loves Mondays, coffee, true crime, cooking and gardening.

You probably already know all about Marie, but you can read her full bio here.

Intro to Intarsia

DESCRIPTION: Intarsia is a knitting technique that uses separate lengths of yarn for each color in a row or round. In this class, we will create a series of swatches using intarsia, and discuss the many ways this knowledge can benefit your work (even when you’re not working in multiple colors)! You’ll leave the class with a better understanding of the technique, along with swatches demonstrating each technique.

SKILL LEVEL:
Advanced beginner

TECHNIQUE REQUIREMENTS:
Students should already have basic knitting skills, including cast on, bind off,
purl, knit, increasing and decreasing.

HOMEWORK:
None

SUPPLIES:
3-5 partial skeins of different colors of yarn, all worsted weight, circular or straight knitting needles appropriate for the yarn you have selected, scissors, tapestry needle, optional sticky notes or magnetic board to help keep place on charts, and the usual knitting bag filled with treasures.

 

Instructor: Kyle Kunnecke

Seattle designer Kyle Kunnecke has a not-so-secret passion for colorwork. Through his fiber workshops he provides inspiration to his students; exploring the skills necessary to continue their personal knitting journeys. His patterns are published in numerous knitting books and magazines, by yarn companies, and under his label, Kyle William. He leads workshops at national and international events, including TNNA, TKGA, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and Loch Ness Knit Fest. His book, Urban Knit Collection: 18 City-Inspired Knitting Patterns for the Modern Wardrobe (Interweave, 2016) showcases projects that utilize the techniques he loves to share with his students.
 
 

Easy Crochet Edges for Knitters

DESCRIPTION: Want to add a crocheted edging to your knit fabric to help combat that pesky curling? Or maybe just for some extra pizzazz? Join me to learn about and practice different crocheted edgings including single crochet, crab stitch, shell, picot, and more! Bring knit or crocheted swatches and accompanying yarn with appropriate hooks to practice your favorite stitches!
 
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced beginner, some crochet experience recommended.

TECHNIQUE REQUIREMENTS: Basic knitting skills

HOMEWORK & SUPPLIES:
Click here.

 

Instructor: Connie Lee Lynch

Connie Lynch

Connie Lee Lynch is a published Crochet Designer and Fiber Artist as well as a CYC Certified Crochet Instructor through the Craft Yarn Council. She has been designing since 2009 and teaching since 2013, delighting in exploring texture and color inspired by nature and other scenery that surrounds us, sharing it with students and makers worldwide. As an Army wife, Connie moves with her family every few years, constantly finding new inspiration wherever she travels and sprinkling her love for the fiber arts behind her as she goes!
 

Saturday, September 17th - VIP Only

Knit 2 Socks In 1

DESCRIPTION: Do you want to learn how to knit a sock, but are an ultimate knitting beginner? Or can you knit socks with your eyes closed and need a new challenge? In this class, you will learn Safiyyah’s forever sock method. It’s a sock method that requires zero knowledge of short rows, instep increases, heel flaps, heel turning, and other sock jargon while still getting to knit two socks at a time that fit perfectly! 
 
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced beginner

TECHNIQUE REQUIREMENTS:
Basic knitting skills

HOMEWORK:
None

SUPPLIES:
Click here.

 

Instructor: With Safiyyah Talley from Drunk Knitter

Safiyyah is an author, knitwear designer, teacher, blogger and podcaster that works out of her home in scenic Indiana, USA. When she is not knitting, Safiyyah either spends her free time hiking with her photographer husband, her toddler son Beau, and chocolate lab, Arya, or enjoying the rural Indiana landscape with her two cats and angora rabbit.
 

Introduction to Double Knitting

DESCRIPTION: Discover how to knit two layers of fabric simultaneously to create reversible colorwork designs. With no floats to worry about, your work will stay tidy and stretchy too. You can even use this technique to knit a simple tube on straight needles!

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TECHNIQUE REQUIREMENTS:
Knit, purl, & slip. Experience working with 2 colors at once a plus but not required. 

HOMEWORK:
None

SUPPLIES:
  • 50 yards each of 2 colors of worsted weight yarn
    US 6-7 / 4-4.5mm needles
  • (Optional) Second set of needles the same size or slightly smaller
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
 

Instructor: Carissa Browning

Carissa Browning

Carissa lives and knits in the Dallas, Texas area, where she has accepted the futility of stitching cozy woolen sweaters and has perhaps overcompensated with an abundance of handknitted socks. She can now last three months without wearing the same pair twice.
 

Mixed Media Collage

DESCRIPTION: Part archiving, part storytelling, and part mad science – collage is so much more than cutting images out of a magazine and gluing them onto a piece of paper. Using old letters, scraps of wallpaper, discarded paper, ephemera, and material scavenged from discarded books, we will create eclectic and contemporary collages.
 
SKILL LEVEL: No experience necessary.

HOMEWORK:
Gathering supplies. Click here for inspiration. 


SUPPLIES:
Click here.

Instructor: Dayna Collins

Dayna shows her art in four Pacific Northwest galleries. Her work can be seen in several published books, including Art for Everyone, Oil and Cold Wax, Art Abandonment, The Mixed-Media Artist, and Cold Wax Medium.
 
 

VIP All Access Pass Includes

Thursday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 17th, 2022

If you want ALL the extras you can register for the VIP 3-Day All Access pass, which includes:
 
  • Thursday Afternoon Retreat Kick-Off, Behind the Scenes Interview, VIP Mixer & Camp Pajama Party
  • All day Friday activities/classes
  • All day Saturday activities/classes
  • 7 Classes from leading experts + Virtual Shopping Event with Retreat Sponsor Makers’ Mercantile
  • Saturday Retreat Finale with Mr. Olive Knits and the Olive Knits team – and your fellow Campers on Zoom

PLUS!

Our mini-Vendor Marketplace with special offers from some of our favorite small businesses – find some new FAVES!

Daily virtual coffee chats and parties – because HELLO, FUN.

If you were able to snag a retreat SWAG BOX, it will be delivered to your doorstep ahead of the retreat. We keep the swag box secret until you receive it, but here are a few hints:

  • Yarn for one of the class projects
  • Special treats to enjoy throughout the event
  • Little luxuries that make you feel pampered and special 
  • Handy tools to keep in your knitting bag
  • AND MORE!

All Classes, Coffee Chats & Evening Parties are recorded so you can access them for 45 days following the retreat. It’s a great way to catch any activities or classes you missed during the retreat.