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Knit Camp on The Coast 2020

Welcome to our inaugural Knit Camp Virtual Retreat! Our theme for 2020 is Knit Camp at The Coast. We’ll laugh, learn and knit together in our cozy virtual space, and we’ll pretend we have our toes in the sand while we do it!

What’s a virtual retreat? 

We’ll meet together in Zoom to share a cuppa, join virtual classes from our fearless leader Marie Greene and guest instructors (see below), we’ll have digital swag, midday yoga (especially for knitters) and MORE!

All activities will be recorded, so you can join us live or catch the replay later when you have time (or both!). 

There’s also an optional VIP upgrade package which includes extra activities and workshops – and a swag box delivered to your door.

Click here to learn more about each of the classes, including homework and supplies.

The Retreat

Save the date for Friday, September 25th – all day!

This event is FREE for current members of Knit Camp and will kick off bright and early (Pacific time zone) and run throughout the day. We’ll start with coffee and we’ll end with a cocktail/mocktail party. You’ll find all the links to access the retreat right on your Knit Camp dashboard when the time comes. 

The Retreat* includes:

  • Morning Coffee Kick-Off (Zoom)
  • Class: SECRETS OF YOUR LYS – A peek at the magic behind the scenes (and how to tap into it) with guest instructor, Sarah Keller
  • Class: REINFORCED HEELS FOR SOCKS – Don’t let your hand-knit heels get holey! with Marie Greene
  • Class: KEEPING CAMPERS HAPPY – How to keep your body happy (and flexible!) while you knit – including simple, gentle stretches (no experience needed) with guest instructor Marcie Leek
  • Class: CUSTOM SOCKS – How to create your own (top-down) socks to fit any feet with Marie Greene
  • Cocktail/Mocktail Party & Closing Ceremonies with the Knit Camp team
  • Digital swag (printables, recipes, class handouts and other fun resources to print from home)
  • Bonus Pattern! All participants who register will receive a bonus retreat-inspired sock pattern called “Beach, Please!”
  • Discounts from some of our favorite fiber retailers during the retreat weekend.

*This schedule is not final and may be adjusted before the final itinerary is posted.

Click here to learn more about each of the classes, including homework and supplies.

Registration is Now Closed

Everyone must register to attend.

Deadline for Standard registration was Sept. 22.

(If you want to learn about the optional VIP upgrade, keep reading below.)

Want More? Get the VIP Experience!

For those who want a little extra, there is an optional VIP experience for $149 (USD). Space is limited. The VIP experience includes:

  • All retreat events/perks on Friday, September 25th (everything listed above) – PLUS –
  • A box of exclusive retreat swag delivered to your door before the retreat begins (including a skein of retreat-exclusive hand-dyed yarn from Sew Happy Jane, perfect for our retreat socks!) – The swag box is a retail value of $75
  • Thursday evening (September 24th) Pajama Party and Mixer on Zoom


A full schedule of classes on Saturday, September 26th, which includes:

  • Coffee Kick-Off (Zoom) with the Knit Camp Team
  • Class: TWO-COLOR BRIOCHE – Learn the tricks of two-color brioche as you knit Hester’s Hat with guest instructor Lori Versaci (Note: Pattern must be purchased separately – it is not included)
  • Class: VIP LOUNGE STRETCH MINI-SESSION A little invigorating reprieve to rejuvenate you as you dive into more hours of knitting with guest instructor Marcie Leek
  • Class: STRANDED KNITTING: UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF LOCKED FLOATS – if you’ve ever looked at the back of stranded colorwork and were astonished to see NO FLOATS (and wondered how!?), you’ll love this workshop with guest instructor Kyle Kunnecke
  • Class: ENHANCE YOUR HANDKNITS WITH A KNITTING MACHINE – Go behind the scenes to see how you can use a knitting machine to seam and finish your hand knits (really!). You’ll never look at a knitting machine the same way again – with guest instructor, Heidi Hennessy
  • After-Party on Zoom!
Click here to learn more about each of the classes, including homework and supplies.

VIP Registration is closed 

Meet Our Instructors

Marie Greene

Marie is our fearless Knit Camp leader, best-selling author of Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks and Knit Shawls & Wraps in 1 Week, and founder of Olive Knits.

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

Heidi Hennessy

Heidi Hennessy has worked in the fiber industry for over a decade. She owns and operates Lux Adorna Knits, Heidi Hennessy Luxury Knitwear and is now taking her machine knitting expertise to the next level by offering online courses in her Knitting Machine School. She loves the great indoors, lives in a house full of men, and has an ungrateful rescue cat. As a Knit Camper herself, she is excited to virtually hang out with all of you campers at the retreat! 

Learn more at

Sarah Keller

Sarah Keller opened Knot Another Hat in 2005 with a dream of sharing her passion for yarn and knitting with customers, friends, and visitors, both locally and online. Fifteen years later she still has no self-control in casting on, lives to knit sweaters (more than any one Oregonian can wear in a winter), and delights in sharing stories and community with her customers near and far.  

Learn more at

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.

Marcie Leek

Marcie Leek is a certified yoga instructor from Seattle, Washington with over 500 hours of training and over 1,000 hours of teaching experience. She owns her own business, Nourishing Breath Yoga, and teaches weekly classes, currently via Zoom. Marcie is also an enthusiastic knitter and Knit Camper! After dealing with the pain and frustration of a “knitting injury” that led to months of recuperation, she created Yoga for Knotted Knitters, whose mission is to share resources and information with knitters and crafters that will keep them creating, healthy, and happy. She is super excited to be a part of the Knit Camp at the Coast virtual retreat and to teach you how and why to keep your body supple, flexible, and strong so you can maintain knitting longevity!

Lori Versaci

Lori Versaci, of VERSACIKNITS, is an independent knitwear designer, creating wearable, modern knits that explore shape, texture and construction since 2009. While sweaters have been the mainstay of her work, shawls, wraps and hats have been her main foray into working with color!

Lori works from studios in New Jersey and Maine and enjoys yoga, sailing and her four children, three dogs and husband (not necessarily in that order).

You can learn more about VERSACIKNITS on her blog, instagram, facebook or ravelry.